Global Economic Governance Programme – DFID

Global Economic Governance Programme – DFID

DFID is planning to provide a new programme of support to South African partner organisations for research on a range of issues linked to global economic governance.

United Kingdom-East Kilbride: Project management consultancy services

2014/S 248-438987

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Department for International Development Procurement
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
Contact point(s): Procurement Register through DFID supplier Portal
G75 8ea East Kilbride
Telephone: +44 1355843762
Fax: +44 1355843762

Further information can be obtained from: All information and supporting documentation can be found on DFIDs supplier portal,, UNITED KINGDOM

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Global Economic Governance Programme.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: South Lanarkshire.

NUTS code UKM38

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

DFID is planning to provide a new programme of support to South African partner organisations for research on a range of issues linked to global economic governance. This reflects the UK’s ongoing policy priority to work with new actors on international development, including South Africa, to promote a better, more effective international and multilateral development system. It recognises that effective global economic governance is an essential part of eradicating global poverty. DFID’s investment in this area over the last 2 years has aimed to strengthen the voices of those with the greatest stake in effective pro-poor economic governance, including in the G20, the BRICS and other international fora. It has done so through generating new research relating to the global economic governance agenda, including rigorous analysis of policy options from an African perspective; facilitating new dialogue around this agenda between African policymakers, civil society and academia; and supporting a media and outreach programme to help inform effective policymaking and hold governments to account for the commitments they have made. A new phase of this work will build on these successes and focus clearly on the issues which have most potential to contribute to the achievement of a post-2015 development agenda, and which require innovative action to reach better solutions through regional and global fora. These may include research, dialogues and outreach on issues including global trade policy to support an open international trading system; the conditions for regional economic growth in Africa; improving domestic revenue mobilisation to support development; ensuring global financial regulation supports development in low income countries; and international action to help protect countries against financial and other shocks. The scope of the programme is currently being defined. Once selected, an implementing partner will have a major role in helping set the scope of the work and ensuring it represents the needs and interests of stakeholders including the Government of South Africa, other civil society and academic partners in the region, African and global business leaders, and other G20 members including the UK. It will be essential that such a programme be based on a partnership with an institution or institutions best placed to supply international-level expertise in this field, and with excellent existing relationships with relevant stakeholders.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72224000, 75211200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

The contract will be governed by English Law. Prices when required must be quoted in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in GBP. DFID reserves the right to annul the process and not award the contract. DFID does not provide advance funding, therefore, SP will be required to pre-finance all programme activities, before claiming reimbursement from DFID in arrears. DFID will be seeking to agree output/milestone based payment plan for this contract.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure


IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below 1. Quality of Personnel including team leader and senior project team members. This will include relevant qualifications, skills, expertise and knowledge of proposed personnel. (10)Demonstration of the proposed team’s capability and capacity in undertaking research and knowledge management-related activities with respect to global economic governance and international development (10)Demonstration and evidence of the organisation’s and proposed team’s understanding of the Terms of Reference and requirements under the contract. (5)Demonstration of the proposed team’s current established and effective relationships with stakeholders in the Government of South Africa, the South African and or wider African private sector, other African research organisations, and international institutions of global economic governance. (10) 2. Proposed approach to delivering the requirements of the Terms of Reference and programme outcomes which demonstrates appropriate use of evidence and innovation. This should include an approach to developing networks to facilitate dialogue and communication strategies across the programme (including adoption of media and outreach programmes). (15) Demonstration of the organisation and proposed team’s approach to establishing and maintaining strong and effective relationships with stakeholders in the Government of South Africa, the South African and or wider African private sector, other African research organisations, and international institutions of global economic governance in order to deliver programme objectives. (10)Proposed strategy for programme governance arrangements, including reporting to DFID, communications, risk management and financial management. (10)3. Commercial. Weighting 30 Competitiveness of fee rates in relation to the marketplace (15)Demonstration of and working examples of Value for Money on whole life costs. (8)Clear and effective financial plan, approach and methodology to deliver output based deliverables while ensuring the requirement will be delivered on time and in line with agreed costs highlighting any financial or other risks.(7).

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:


IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.2.2015 – 14:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates


IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the resulting contracts will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tenders, in line with the strategic priorities outlined in the ToR. Tender documents including draft terms of reference are available in our Supplier Portal. However, only Registered Suppliers can access these documents. Details on Supplier Portal and guidance to register can be found in: Expressions of interest should be via the DFID portal, using the PQQ guidance available. Programme staff should not be contacted directly.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Michael Ross
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
G75 8EA Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1355843762

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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