Tender for Burma Enterprise Opportunity Facility

Tender for Burma Enterprise Opportunity Facility

The facility will have two primary roles: provision of advice, technical assistance and capacity building; and issuing calls for proposals for innovative new projects.

United Kingdom-East Kilbride: Foreign economic-aid-related services

2015/S 159-292605

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Procurement
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
Contact point(s): Nicola McDonald
East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7469105894
E-mail: nicola-mcdonald@dfid.gsx.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: DFID Supplier Portal
Contact point(s): Nicola McDonald
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: DFID Supplier Portal
Contact point(s): Nicola McDonald
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: 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:

Burma Enterprise Opportunity Facility.

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: 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)

DFID aims to help create a better governed, more peaceful & prosperous Burma that uses its increased wealth to reduce poverty and vulnerability, and build the human capability to take up opportunities within Burma and the region more broadly. Economic development is a major part of DFID’s offer in Burma as reflected in DFID Burma’s Operational Plan up to March 2016. Burma’s transition away from a military government has been accompanied by some economic reform. This has the potential to launch an economic transformation in Burma that could underpin sustainable poverty reduction by increasing productivity in agricultural, industrial and service sectors, and through movements of labour from lower productivity work to higher productivity work. To achieve this, Burma will need to reform across a range of areas. As part of DFID’s efforts to help reform in these areas, DFID has developed a new business case, ‘Business for Shared Prosperity in Burma’, for work up to 31 December 2020. This programme aims to improve economic opportunities for poor people in Burma by unlocking the potential of business by working in five areas:
The regulatory and institutional environment for doing business; Financial sector; Infrastructure — financing and policy; Trade; and Inclusion and responsible business. DFID wishes to seek the services of a supplier to implement one of the delivery mechanisms of the Business Case, the Burma Enterprise Opportunity Facility. The facility will have two primary roles: provision of advice, technical assistance and capacity building; and issuing calls for proposals for innovative new projects that contribute to the objectives of the programme. We also envisage it will have a secondary role of assuming programme management on behalf of DFID for the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business. DFID expects the supplier to be in place by the 1st of April at the latest and the contract will last until December 2020, with a 6 month inception phase. There will be two break points in the programme, one after the inception phase and one at the point of the third annual review in August 2018. At these break points, DFID reserves the right to stop, scale up or re-contract the facility. This is a Competitive Procedure with Negotiation as the nature of the services cannot be established with sufficient precision to permit the award of the contract using the Open or Restricted procedure. After evaluation of the submitted pre-qualification questionnaire, a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 suppliers will then be invited to tender. A further shortlisted group of suppliers will then be invited to negotiation.

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 25 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: DFID may, in agreement with the Supplier, extend the BEOF contract beyond the 2020 end date, for up to 2 additional years. This would be subject to agreement through a contract amendment between DFID and the Supplier, and subject to good performance by the Supplier over the course of managing the BEOF. Any extension would be based on a needs assessment by DFID and based on satisfactory performance by the Supplier.

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. All prices must be quoted in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in GBP. DFID reserves the right to annul the process and not award the contract. DFID does not provide advance funding therefore suppliers will be required to pre-finance all programme activities before claiming reimbursement in arrears.

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 Liability.

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

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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) yes

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: As stated in Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

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. Personnel. Weighting 30

2. Methodology. Weighting 30

3. Commercial. Weighting 40

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:

7293

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

18.9.2015 – 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

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

Expressions of interest should be submitted via the DFID portal https://supplierportal.gov.uk/selfservice/. Draft Terms of reference and background documents can also be found at this website address. Prices quoted must be in Sterling and all payments under the contract will be made in sterling. The contract will be governed by English law. DFID reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not award the contract. 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. Where circumstances require further extensions beyond the original contract duration/agreed extensions DFID will consider doing so by means of the negotiated procedure where necessary conditions are met.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Gerry O’Connor
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
G75 8EA East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Gerry O’Connor
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
G75 8EA East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.8.2015

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