Managing Agent of the Education Quality Improvement Programme in Tanzania

Managing Agent of the Education Quality Improvement Programme in Tanzania

EQUIP-T: a GBP 60 000 000 (Only GBP 50m will be managed through MA), four years programme to support the improvement of the quality of education in primary schools in Tanzania and specifically to increase learning outcomes, particularly for girls, to enable transfer to secondary education.

UK-East Kilbride: Foreign economic-aid-related services

2013/S 005-005736

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Procurement
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
For the attention of: Paul Gaffney
East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1355843426
E-mail: p-gaffney@dfid.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.dfid.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/

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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Managing Agent of the Education Quality Improvement Programme in Tanzania (EQUIP-T).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
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)
EQUIP-T: a GBP 60 000 000 (Only GBP 50m will be managed through MA), four years programme to support the improvement of the quality of education in primary schools in Tanzania and specifically to increase learning outcomes, particularly for girls, to enable transfer to secondary education. Focusing on approximately 20 local councils and supporting national institutions EQUIP-T will develop cost-effective and affordable school improvement models for national scale up by the Government. This will be demonstrated by:
— Improved teaching of early-grade reading and numeracy, resulting in more children being able to read with comprehension,
— More time on task for students, with more passing their examinations,
— More girls able to make the transition to secondary schools.
The programme will deliver:
— Better professional standards and strengthened capacity of teachers – management and leadership training – Greater girls participation in a more sustainable and conducive learning environment- Improved management and school support systems in districts, wards and regions- Enhanced accountability and transparency mechanisms – Robust evidence on learning generated and results effectively communicated. The Management Agent being sought will lead a consortium to deliver the programme and manage the majority of the financial resources available. The programme will be delivered under DFID oversight, in partnership with the Tanzania government and a number of civil society partners.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75211200

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: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
As defined in the ToR.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will span a period of 48 months, starting from May 2013 with a possible extension of upto 48 months subject to satisfactory performance, continued need and availability of funding. If circumstances require further extension beyond the original contract duration/agreed extensions, DFID will consider doing so by means of the negotiated procedure.
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: 48 (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 are not required at the PQQ stage, however, when required, prices must be quoted in GBP. All payments for the contract will be made in GBP Sterling. DFID reserves the right to annul the process and not award the contract. DFID does not normally provide advance funding but may do so for the fund element of this procurement if the Service Provider/Consortium Lead can demonstrate that they do not have the capacity to pre-finance themselves. In full financial proposals we will expect to see any pre-financing costs clearly identified as a seperate line.
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 liabilities.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Performance indicators specified in draft Terms of Reference.
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
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Set out in the PQQ Guidance note.
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

1. Methodology and Approach. Weighting 28

2. Adherence to ToRs. Weighting 21

3. Key Personnel and Institutional issues. Weighting 21

4. Commercial. Weighting 30

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:
6111
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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
10.1.2013 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
31.1.2013
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: 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

Additional Information: 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 contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. 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: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Work-with-us/DFID-portal/ Expressions of interest should be via the DFID portal, http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Working-with-DFID/Procurement/DFID-portal/ using the PQQ guidance available. Programme staff should not be contacted directly. Following assessment of PQQ, DFID will invite shortlisted applicants to submit full technical and commercial proposals and inform applicants not short-listed that they are unsuccessful. The contract will span a period of around 48 months. If circumstances require further extension beyond the original contract duration/agreed extensions, DFID will consider doing so by means of the negotiated procedure where necessary conditions can be met. From 1.4.2001, all UK development assistance has been fully untied which allows suppliers from anywhere in the world to bid for DFID contracts.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Lee Ferguson
DFID, Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
G75 8EA East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1355843

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:4.1.2013

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