UKEF Finance Advisory Framework

UKEF Finance Advisory Framework

UK Export Finance are looking to establish a framework for the provision of Project Finance Advisers.

United Kingdom-London: Financial consultancy services

2018/S 116-264046

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Export Credits Guarantee
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK
I.2)Information about joint procurement


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

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

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


International Project Finance Advisory Framework

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Financial consultancy services. This Notice is to inform potential providers that the Export Credits Guarantee, trading as UK Export Finance (UKEF), are seeking the provision of Providers for a Project Finance framework. When required, Providers will need to perform risk analysis and provide general financial/structuring advice and financial modelling. The services will be provided in relation to actual or prospective project finance transactions in respect of which UKEF support has been requested. Projects could be in a variety of business sectors but predominantly involve Infrastructure, Petrochemicals, Oil and Gas, Metals and Mining and renewables.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

UK Export Finance (UKEF) are looking to establish a framework for the provision of Project Finance Advisers. For each new project, a scope of work will be agreed and a mini-tender will be competed using this Framework. The general scope for each project will be:

1) advice in relation to structuring and negotiating: provide advice and assistance regarding the structuring and negotiation of the financial terms and conditions of the project finance transaction, including the provision of recommendations for debt sizing, loan covenants, security structure and loan tenor, such that the Project can be considered for credit approval by UKEF;

2) assessment of the viability of the Project: assessment of the viability of the Project, with a particular emphasis on financial risks, in the form of an initial findings report and an updated final report;

3) the Initial Findings Report: a report setting out the Provider’s initial assessment of the financial viability of the Project, identifying issues that need to be addressed with the sponsors of the Project, or other parties, in order to make the Project financially viable. This will include sensitivity analysis with the project’s financial


4) the Final Report: a updated report produced in time for credit approval which gives the Provider’s final view of the Project and risks;

5) presentation of the Reports: the Provider shall make separate presentations to UKEF of its findings in respect of each of the Initial Findings Report and the Final Report at such time and place as requested by UKEF.

Further information can be found on in the Tender Documents.

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: 48
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: 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: 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

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

Section IV: Procedure


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: 5
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: 2018/S 097-221442

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

Date: 19/07/2018
Local time: 17:00
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/07/2018
Local time: 12:00
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

All tenders will be opened in parallel. The distribution and control of the opening will be managed by the UK Export Finance commercial team.

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

Export Credits Guarantee
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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:


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