Service Manager for the Global Trade Programme
The FCO is intending to procure a Service Delivery Manager to provide a fully managed service.
United Kingdom-London: Business and management consultancy and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
King Charles Street
Telephone: +44 2070080932
NUTS code: UK
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Service manager for the global trade programme
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The FCO is intending to procure a Service Delivery Manager to provide a fully managed service. The service will include (but not limited to) management, research and advisory, portfolio management services.
This notice follows on from the PIN issued in January 2018, this notice starts the procurement activity.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
London, United Kingdom.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The cross-government Prosperity Fund was created in 2015 to remove barriers to economic growth in order to reduce poverty in recipient countries in line with OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Development Assistance Committee (DAC) criteria. As well as providing development assistance to contribute to a reduction in poverty in recipient countries, these reforms are expected to create opportunities for international businesses, including UK companies. The fund has a budget of 1 200 000 000 GBP from 2016 and 2022 to provide expertise and technical assistance to partner countries to improve the business climate, reduce barriers to trade, investment and economic growth and support necessary reforms.
The FCO-led Global Trade Programme is a flagship for the Prosperity Fund. With a budget of 150 000 000 GBP, it is the largest in the Fund and most ambitious in delivery scale and approach. The programme will help countries to identify and address non-tariff barriers to trade, open up their markets, and increase capability to trade with the rest of the world — including the UK.
The 150 000 000 GBP Global Trade Programme is designed to support MICs in building trade-related capacity. The GTP’s priority are: South East Asia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Turkey, South Africa and Turkey.
We are now intending to procure a Service Delivery Manager to provide a fully managed service. The service will include (but not limited to) economic research and advisory services of global trade related matters, management of the Global Trade Programme and Operating Services, Portfolio Management of suppliers responsible for delivering projects and interventions under the Global Trade Programme. Further details of the requirements will be discussed during the market engagement.
Further details can be obtained from within the full ITT pack, available via the FCO’s proprietary e-procurement portal, Bravo Solution, https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.
Registration is required to access and is FREE of charge. Once registered, please navigate to Project_1623/PQQ_526.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Annually for a further 2 years on agreement by both parties.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Interested potential providers can access the full Invitation To Tender Pack from the FCO’s proprietary e-procurement portal, Bravo Solution:
Registration to access the ITT is required, takes approximately 5 minutes and is FREE of charge.
Communication during the tender process must be carried out using the e-procurement portal’s messaging function within the project / itt shown above.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: