Tender for Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Programme

Tender for Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Programme

TDDAP will be the UK’s main instrument, alongside a 16m GBP Public Health England (PHE) programme, to prevent and respond to future disease outbreaks.

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

2018/S 079-176701

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for International Development
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Susan Lynch
Telephone: +44 1355843620
E-mail: S-Lynch@dfid.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM95
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://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: International Development

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Programme (TDDAP)

Reference number: PO 8266

II.1.2)Main CPV code

75211200

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

TDDAP will be the UK’s main instrument, alongside a 16m GBP Public Health England (PHE) programme, to prevent and respond to future disease outbreaks. It will support the reform priorities of the global health community, and Her Majesty’s Government (HMG), incentivising effective coordination between partners. The Supplier will deliver targeted support across programme component outputs 2, 3, 4 and 5 in six focal countries that have high vulnerability to disease outbreaks and lack the investment to meet the needs. The objective of the supplier in the focus countries is to strengthen health systems and institutions to prevent outbreaks and epidemics of deadly communicable diseases. It will achieve this by delivering the following outputs:

1) African countries have improved adherence to IHR standards.

2) Better governance and accountability of public health systems.

3) Improved data and evidence.

4) Provision of an emergency response mechanism should a pre-crisis situation arise.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 57 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75211200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM95
Main site or place of performance:

Uganda, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon and three countries from the following: Niger, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Mauritania, Mali and up to 20 sub-Saharan African countries.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

DFID is seeking a Supplier to deliver a 20 month contract for Technical Assistance (TA) of up to 18m GBP with an Emergency Response Mechanism Fund (ERM) of up to 20m GBP until March 2020 for the Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa (TDDAP) Programme.

The timeframe may be extended to March 2022 resulting in a 44 month contract for up to 18m GBP TA and 20m GBP ERM Fund.

Suppliers will be required to provide costs for both a 20 month Contract of up to 18m GBP TA and up to 20 GBP ERM Funds, and a 44 month Contract of up to 18m GBP TA and up to 20 GBP ERM Funds as a 44 month contract will be issued if approval for the extended timeframe is secured before contract award.

There is also provision to increase the financial limit by a further 19m GBP (9m GBP TA and 10m GBP ERM) dependant on need, securing the required approvals and performance of the Supplier.

The 20 GBP — 30 000 000 GBP ERM Funding will be approved from the Africa crisis/DFID contingency reserve as required and will be included in the Contract Financial Limit, however, depending on the need, funding may be channelled via the MOU or the TA Supplier contract. The estimated value includes all applicable taxes, and tenderers should include all applicable taxes in their tenders. The Emergency Response Mechanism Fund will be included as part of the TA OJEU process to ensure cohesion of the programme. This will only be triggered if a public health emergency requires additional resources (especially at the community level) to curtail the threat. Management and co-ordination of the Emergency Response Mechanism, including identifying, sourcing, undertaking due diligence, contracting and managing local and regional suppliers that will engage at a community and sub-national level.

Please note that the estimated value of 57m GBP, inclusive of all extension options, represents a maximum, and DFID expects that competitive tenders based on the full Terms of Reference (Volume 3 of the ITT Pack) will come in at a lower level.

Delivery will be in 6 focus countries – Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda and Burundi with a further 2 focus countries to be proposed as part of the tender process from Rwanda, CAR, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

Overall TDDAP Outputs 2-5 will be delivered by the Supplier with WHO AFRO delivering component 1 and contributing to a joint logical framework.

A payment by results model will be used for effective implementation of the TDDAP programme and will link to achievement of agreed KPI’s and milestones. Key Performance indicators will link delivery of targets to an agreed payment schedule.

A DFID Standard Service Contract will be awarded. A rapid response mechanism will be included to implement the ERM Fund.

Break points and scale up/down provided for in ToR and contract clauses to allow flexibility to respond to emerging needs (including the rapid response Emergency Response Mechanism).

To ensure cohesion between the TA and Emergency Response Mechanism, maximise VfM through economies of scale and reduced management costs and ensure that the higher need/higher risk countries are not left behind, the tender will not be split into lots.

Overall results under the combined efforts of the programme, as detailed in the log-frame, will be:

Impact.

Reduced impact of communicable disease outbreaks and epidemics on African populations.

This not only includes results in terms of lives saved, and limiting transmission to other countries, but also covers economic impacts.

Outcome.

African health systems and institutions strengthened to prevent outbreaks and epidemics of deadly communicable diseases.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical — Quality of Team / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Technical — Methodology and Approach / Weighting: 33
Quality criterion – Name: Technical — Innovation / Weighting: 7
Quality criterion – Name: Technical — Emergency Response Mechanism / Weighting: 5
Cost criterion – Name: Commercial / Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 57 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 20
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

DFID is seeking a Supplier to deliver a 20 month contract for Technical Assistance (TA) of up to £18m with an Emergency Response Mechanism Fund (ERM) of up to 20m GBP until March 2020 for the Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa (TDDAP) Programme.

The timeframe may be extended to March 2022 resulting in a 44 month contract for up to £18m TA and 20m GBP ERM Fund subject to securing approval.

Suppliers will be required to provide costs for both a 20 month Contract of up to 18m GBP TA and up to 20 GBP ERM Funds, and a 44 month Contract of up to 18m GBP TA and up to 20 GBP ERM Funds as a 44 month contract will be issued if approval for the extended timeframe is secured before contract award.

There is also provision to increase the financial limit by a further 19m GBP (9m GBP TA and 10m GBP ERM) dependant on need, securing the required approvals and performance of the Supplier.

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: no
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

List and brief description of conditions:

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
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 402-369629

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

Date: 29/05/2018
Local time: 14:00
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29/05/2018
Local time: 14:00

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

Gerry O’Connor, Department for International Development
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Gerry O’Connor, Department for International Development
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20/04/2018

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