Research Grant on African Agriculture

Research Grant on African Agriculture

WYG and Natural Resources Institute are pleased to launch the call for concept notes for the Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Research and Learning Programme in sub-Saharan Africa (SAIRLA) research opportunity.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2015/S 203-369041

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

WYG International
Arndale Court, Otley Road, Headingley
For the attention of: Laura Ulanowski
LS6 2UJ Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1623684534
E-mail: laura.ulanowski@wyg.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.wyg.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA34909

Electronic access to information: http://sairla.nri.org/research-call

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://sairla.nri.org/research-call

Further information can be obtained from: WYG International
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: sairla@wyg.com
Internet address: www.sairla.nri.org

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: WYG International
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: sairla@wyg.com

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: WYG International
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: sairla@wyg.com

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: Plc

I.3)Main activity

Other: research, agriculture

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

UK Department for International Development

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Research and Learning in sub-Saharan Africa: Research Grant.

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

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Sub-Saharan Africa.
NUTS code

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)

WYG and Natural Resources Institute (NRI) are pleased to launch the call for concept notes for the Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Research and Learning Programme in sub-Saharan Africa (SAIRLA) research opportunity.
SAIRLA’s research projects will generate new evidence and decision-making support tools to help decision makers create an enabling environment for poorer smallholder farmers, especially women and youth, to engage in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification.
The research grants will be funded by DFID and each will be awarded between 400 000 GBP and 750 000 GBP. Concept notes will be required to respond to 1 or 2 of the research questions specified, and to cover at least 2 priority countries. Applicants must include at least 1 African organisation in each country. In addition to completing the proposed research, successful applicants will be expected to participate in SAIRLA’s Learning Alliances to inform, generate, and share among shareholders and engage with decision makers.
Please find instructions on how to apply in the attached documents.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site athttp://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=164304

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 73110000, 73100000, 73200000, 73210000, 73300000, 79315000, 79311400, 03000000

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

II.1.8)Lots

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 and 750 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 45 (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:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

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

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: yes

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

19.11.2015 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref: 164304).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Andrew Murdoch — Commercial, Legal Advisor and Solicitor
WYG, Arndale Court, Otley Road, Headingley
LS6 2UJ Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: andrew.murdoch@wyg.com
Telephone: +44 1132192213

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Andrew Murdoch — Commercial, Legal Advisor and Solicitor
WYG, Arndale Court, Otley Road, Headingley
LS6 2UJ Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: andrew.murdoch@wyg.com
Telephone: +44 1132192213

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Andrew Murdoch — Commercial, Legal Advisor and Solicitor
WYG, Arndale Court, Otley Road, Headingley
LS6 2UJ Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: andrew.murdoch@wyg.com
Telephone: +44 1132192213

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.10.2015

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