Access to primary health care

Access to primary health care

DFID wishes to engage a Consortium Lead (CL) to lead on the design and implementation of a new programme called ASSP (Acces aux Soins de Sante Primaires) in DRC. UK-East Kilbride: foreign economic-aid-related services

2012/S 59-096303

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Access to primary health care.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related 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)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

DFID wishes to engage a Consortium Lead (CL) to lead on the design and implementation of a new programme called ASSP (Acces aux Soins de Sante Primaires) in DRC. ASSP will focus on supporting delivery of the DRC Ministry of Health minimum and complementary package of services in at least 30 health zones (to be identified in the design phase) and also deliver capacity building/health systems strengthening. The CL should bid with any technical partners necessary to deliver on 3 sub-projects within the programme:
(1) Operational research and impact evaluation;
(2) Family planning and reproductive health; and
(3) Empowerment and accountability.
Implementing partners for service delivery in the health zones will be selected during the design phase by the successful CL. The CL will be expected to conduct a needs assessment during the design phase, undertake detailed project design and implementation and select implementing partners. During the implementation phase the CL will manage sub-contracts of implementing and technical partners, provide strategic leadership to ensure that the programme delivers the expected results, provide quality assurance of implementing partners at health zone level and provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health centrally and at provincial/district level.
The project will be conducted in 2 distinct phases – a 2 month design/inception period starting in August/September 2012 followed by an implementation phase until the end of March 2018.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75211200, 85140000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (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. Prices are not required at the pre-qualification stage, however, when required prices must be quoted in GBP and all payments under the contract will be in GBP. DFID reserves the right to annul the process and not award the contract. DFID does not normally provide advance funding but we may do so for this procurement if the Consortium Lead can demonstrate that they do not have the capacity to pre-finance themselves. In full financial proposals we will expect to see any pre-financing costs clearly identified as a separate line.
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

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 the 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. Methodology. Weighting 20

2. Value for money. Weighting 20

3. Commercial. Weighting 20

4. Quality of partnerships. Weighting 17

5. Quality of personnel. Weighting 15

6. Financial management. Weighting 6

7. Environment. Weighting 2

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:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

20.4.2012 – 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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: null (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening 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

Completed pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQ) should be submitted via the portal, using the guidance available. Draft terms of reference can also be found at this website address. DFID staff should not be contacted directly. Following assessment of PQQs DFID will invite short listed applicants to submit full technical and commercial tenders and inform applicants not short listed that they are unsuccessful. There is the possibility of an extension of up to 2 years, subject to continuing needs and the satisfactory performance of the supplier. Where circumstances require further extensions beyond the original contract/extensions DFID will consider doing so by means of the negotiated procedure where necessary conditions can be met. From 1.4.2001 all UK development assistance has been untied which allows suppliers from anywhere in the world to bid for DFID contracts.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Department for International Development
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
G75 8EA East Kilbride

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:21.3.2012