Tender for Background and Integrity Checks Panel

Tender for Background and Integrity Checks Panel

PIDG Ltd is seeking proposals on behalf of the PIDG Companies in respect of the appointment of a panel of companies to provide background and integrity reports.

United Kingdom-London: Research consultancy services

2019/S 127-310666

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Private Infrastructure Development Group
6 Bevis Marks
London
EC3A 7BA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Samantha Meen
E-mail: smeen@infracoafrica.com
NUTS code: UKI31
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.pidg.org/
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.pidg.org/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Voluntary, government owners require compliance to OJEU process

I.5)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Background and Integrity Checks Panel

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73210000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

PIDG Ltd is seeking proposals on behalf of the PIDG Companies in respect of the appointment of a panel of companies to provide background and integrity reports. PIDG Companies commission two types of background and integrity reports:

(i) as part of its recruitment process, PIDG Companies undertake pre-employment screening on their senior hires; and

(ii) as part of the customer due diligence process on project.

PIDG is looking to appoint a panel of companies for each area (see below) to provide background and integrity reports for a period of 12 months with an option to renew the agreement for 3 extensions for a further 12-month period.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Pre-employment screening Panel

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73210000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Content of reports

These will primarily be a desktop review with limited in-country source inquiries, save as required to provide the information required pursuant to the scope of work.

— professional and personal background inquiries,

— verification of qualifications (where possible) and experience,

— political exposure,

— regulatory and compliance checks against international sanctions watchlists,

— general reputational issues which would impact the decision to appoint the candidate,

— details of any anti-bribery/corruption or ethical issues (past or present) with which the candidate has/may have been involved,

— details of any legal proceedings (past or present) relating to the candidate including civil, felony, misdemeanour and multi-jurisdictional criminal record checks,

— details of other directorships of the candidate,

— searches of the candidate against public registers,

— a report as to the suitability of the candidate to be appointed,

— would there be a reputational risk for in appointing the candidate?, and

— is there any other reason why the candidate should not be appointed?.

There may be additional specific questions for some reports.

Countries

Across the PIDG, personnel are currently based in the following countries (note that candidates may be based in other jurisdictions and PIDG may open new offices):

— UK,

— Kenya,

— Singapore,

— Senegal.

Timing

Please note that we typically require a report 2 weeks from appointment for review and comment by the relevant PIDG Company, before the report is finalised shortly thereafter.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There is an option to renew the agreement for 3 extensions for a further 12-month period each.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

PIDG is funded by several governments including the Secretary of State for International Development of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Africa Panel

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73210000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Content of reports

The scope of work would involve conducting human contact and desktop searches in respect of the following issues:

— reputational issues (past and present),

— legal proceedings (past and present) including civil, felony, misdemeanour and multi-jurisdictional criminal record checks,

— fraud, bribery, corruption or money-laundering allegations/issues (past and present). This includes a brief profile of the commercial footprint and overall reputation in the market place of each company’s key principals, with a focus on any negative allegations that they have been involved in. Please also include if any payments have been made to government officials for any aspect of the business,

— ethical issues (past and present),

— source of wealth,

— regulatory and compliance checks against international sanctions watchlists,

— independent confirmation of the registration status, management, and ownership structure of each of the companies. This includes whether any of the companies have unnamed or hidden beneficial owners,

— if any of the subjects (or any of their directors/shareholders) have any political connections or party affiliations which we should be made aware of? If any of these individuals politically exposed persons?,

— how did the subject come to acquire any licences required, including any business license the company is required to operate? We want to be sure that the licence/permit was obtained legitimately (and without allegations of bribery/corruption),

— whether any of the subjects have made any political or charitable donations/contributions,

— whether any of the subjects have any financial difficulties of which we should be made aware, e.g. significant debts, and

— if there is any other reason why we should not invest in the project?.

There may be additional project specific questions for some reports.

Countries

Pursuant to its investment policy, PIDG will operate predominantly in lower income countries as listed in the DAC List of ODC recipients. PIDG also invests in fragile and conflict-affected countries.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There is an option to renew the agreement for 3 extensions for a further 12-month period each.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

PIDG is funded by several governments including The Secretary of State for International Development of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Asia/LevanPanel

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73210000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Content of reports

The scope of work would involve conducting human contact and desktop searches in respect of the following issues:

— reputational issues (past and present),

— legal proceedings (past and present) including civil, felony, misdemeanour and multi-jurisdictional criminal record checks,

— fraud, bribery, corruption or money-laundering allegations/issues (past and present). This includes a brief profile of the commercial footprint and overall reputation in the market place of each company’s key principals, with a focus on any negative allegations that they have been involved in. Please also include if any payments have been made to government officials for any aspect of the business,

— ethical issues (past and present),

— source of wealth,

— regulatory and compliance checks against international sanctions watchlists,

— independent confirmation of the registration status, management, and ownership structure of each of the companies. This includes whether any of the companies have unnamed or hidden beneficial owners,

— if any of the subjects (or any of their directors/shareholders) have any political connections or party affiliations which we should be made aware of? If any of these individuals politically exposed persons?,

— how did the subject come to acquire any licences required, including any business license the company is required to operate? We want to be sure that the licence/permit was obtained legitimately (and without allegations of bribery/corruption),

— whether any of the subjects have made any political or charitable donations/contributions,

— whether any of the subjects have any financial difficulties of which we should be made aware, e.g. significant debts, and

— if there is any other reason why we should not invest in the project?.

There may be additional project specific questions for some reports.

Countries

Pursuant to its Investment Policy, PIDG will operate predominantly in lower income countries as listed in the DAC List of ODC recipients. PIDG also invests in fragile and conflict-affected countries.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There is an option to renew the agreement for 3 extensions for a further 12-month period each.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

PIDG is funded by several governments including The Secretary of State for International Development of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 31/07/2019
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 01/08/2019
Local time: 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Private Infrastructure Development Group Ltd
London
United KingdomInternet address: https://www.pidg.org/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

The Private Infrastructure Development Group Ltd
London
United KingdomInternet address: https://www.pidg.org/
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

The Private Infrastructure Development Group Ltd
London
United KingdomInternet address: https://www.pidg.org/

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

01/07/2019

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