Programme for Leadership and Excellence: India

Chevening Gurukul Fellowship Programme for Leadership and Excellence: India

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders.

United Kingdom-London: Administration services

2016/S 155-281317

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
For the attention of: Wormleighton Craig
SW1A 2AH London
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2070081467
E-mail: Craig.Wormleighton@fco.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.gov.uk/fco

Address of the buyer profile: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/

Electronic access to information: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Chevening Gurukul Fellowship Programme for Leadership and Excellence: India.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK London.

NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers 2 types of awards — Scholarships and Fellowships. Chevening India programme is now the largest in the world. We offer up to 130 fully funded scholarships and fellowships. The scholarships are for 1 year Master’s in any subject at a recognised UK University. The fellowships offer specifically designed courses aimed at mid-to-senior level professionals from India who are looking to expand their knowledge and expertise in their specific field of work. The programmes are tailored short courses which run for 8-12 weeks at a designated UK university.
Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. Numbering over 44 000 worldwide, Chevening Alumni are an influential and highly regarded group. They have an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership across a wide range of fields including politics, business, the media, civil society, science and technology, and academia.
The primary objectives of the Chevening India programme are:
To promote Indo-UK political, economic and commercial interests;
To increase knowledge of and respect for British Institutions and values;
To forge lasting ties with India’s future leaders, opinion formers and decisions makers in politics, government, business, journalism, science and technology and civil society.
Further information can be found in the Invitation To Tender documents hosted on the Authority’s proprietary e-Procurement portal, BravoSolution.

https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

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II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75100000, 79990000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots

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:

Chevening Gurukul Fellowship Programme for Leadership and Excellence: India.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 725 000 and 800 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

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

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: South Asia Journalism Programme

1)Short description

Since its inception in 2012, the Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship Programme (SAJP) has delivered three pioneering Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship Programmes.
We are now seeking contract tendering for three programmes in FY 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19. We are proposing a multilateral programme involving seven countries in South Asia:
Nepal, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan to participate along with Pakistan and India. The programme is aimed at mid-career journalists from these seven countries with the next programme due to start in January 2017.
The programme is fully funded by the FCO Chevening budget.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75100000, 79990000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 200 000 and 1 750 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

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

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Financial Services

1)Short description

The UK is the world’s largest exporter of financial services and has developed professional qualifications and educational infrastructure, particularly in niche areas such as risk management, actuarial sciences, investment management and financial regulation. The UK is eager to be India’s partner of choice as it seeks to scale up financial sector capabilities, particularly strengthening links between the UK and Mumbai and New Delhi as key financial centres.
Objectives:
Proposed overall goals of the course are:
— To build expertise in specialist skills such as risk management, actuarial sciences, investment management and financial regulation which will increase the talent pool in the Indian market and provide a fillip to growth in the sector.
— To expose individuals to international financial markets and regulatory systems which will enhance openness and reduce resistance to change.
— To promote cross border cooperation in financial regulation by developing mutual appreciation of regulatory systems and encourage sharing of best practice.
— To promote and increase acceptance of UK professional qualifications in the financial sector through the awarding of completion certificates from the UK host provider to successfully completed fellows.
— To facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience and to provide a platform to encourage cross-border engagement and networking amongst applicants from across the world.
— To build long lasting positive relationships between talented professionals in the financial sector in India and the UK.
On completion of the fellowship, it is anticipated that participants will return to their professional positions of influence and continue engagement with the UK to strengthen cooperation between the 2 countries in their field of work. The fellowship will offer fellows a high-quality professional development opportunity which will provide specialist skills to encourage innovation and help improve industry capability in India. Fellows will also gain an appreciation of the value of cost-benefit analysis of financial regulation and leave with a positive impression of the UK.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75100000, 79990000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 1 200 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

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

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See tender documentation available from https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

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

See tender documentation available from https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

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

See tender documentation available from https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).

2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
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III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender documentation available from https:\\fco.bravsolution.co.uk
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III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender documentation available from https:\\fco.bravsolution.co.uk
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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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open

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

Envisaged minimum number 1
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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:

CPG/1334/2016

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

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

1.11.2016 – 12:00
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

English.

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 3 years.

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 intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
SW1A 2AH London
United Kingdom

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:

8.8.2016

 

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