Analytical Services for DECC

Analytical Services for DECC

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) wishes to appoint a contractor to provide analytical and administrative support to a new international climate finance initiative: the Global Innovation Lab.

United Kingdom-London: Analysis services

2014/S 049-081843

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
Kings Building, 16 Smith Square
For the attention of: Julia Ellis
SW1P 3HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000685276
E-mail: julia.ellis@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany
11055 Berlin
GERMANY

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Analytical and administrative support for the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UK

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)

Analysis services. The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) wishes to appoint a contractor to provide analytical and administrative support to a new international climate finance initiative: the Global Innovation Lab.
The Global Innovation Lab (the Lab) is a new public-private platform to develop innovative climate finance instruments and approaches. The UK (DECC) is leading the development of this initiative alongside the US and German Governments. The Lab will bring together a small number of senior private and public sector actors to design, stress test and pilot instruments and approaches targeted at catalysing private investment in to climate friendly, low carbon projects and infrastructure in developing countries.
The Lab will be high-level and high profile, with CEO /Ministerial representatives from both the public and private sectors, developed and developing countries (i.e. institutional investors, investment banks, development finance institutions, development banks, governments, project developers). The high level Lab members (the ‘Principals’) will be supported by Advisors. The Lab will start by considering a shortlist of proposals for climate finance instruments and, by the end of the selection process (9 months), will have developed the 2-3 best ideas into robust, ready-to-implement climate finance proposals that will have a transformational impact.
In order to develop robust proposals for climate finance instruments, the Lab will require expert analytical support, as well as administrative support to ensure efficient organisation and preparation of meetings. This tender is to procure the services of analytical and administrative support for the first 6 months of the Lab process.
We are looking for the highest quality of analytical work that builds on existing research, analysis and experience of climate financing projects. We are looking for a project team with deep expertise in international climate change, climate finance, climate and the development agenda, climate investment, barriers to mobilising private finance and the effectiveness of climate finance instruments, as well as expertise across mitigation, adaptation and international forestry policies.
The Contractor will carry out research and analysis to develop climate finance instruments, responding to questions raised by Lab Principals and Advisors. The Contractor should have the ability to conduct: literature reviews and desk-based research; research and interviews with stakeholders across different stages of project development (governments – donors and recipients, investors, delivery bodies, project developers); data analysis; consultation with specific experts or other analytical organizations and the preparation of high quality papers.
For the administrative role (the Lab Secretariat), we are looking for a Contractor with expertise and skills in the organisation and delivery of high level events (logistics, effective communications with participants and the preparation and circulation of papers, and meeting summaries) as well as expertise in communications in order to engage stakeholders and promote the Lab. The contractor should have the ability to effectively deliver one high level meeting in June and one advisor level meeting in the autumn, as well as a comprehensive programme of outreach and engagement.
The work between the Secretariat and the Analysis will overlap; for example in the preparation of papers and in outreach and engagement activities with stakeholders; effective and frequent coordination across the project team will be essential.
The Contractor will need to produce a detailed work plan and methodology demonstrating how they will deliver the work to the required timescale. This tender is to procure analytical and secretariat services for the Lab between May and October 2014, which will include preparation of the inaugural meeting of the Lab in June 2014, where the Lab will consider a long list of 10 -12 climate finance proposals, and a further Advisor-level meeting in autumn 2014 which will consider further analysis of a shorter list of proposals. It is envisaged that the work of the Lab will continue beyond the scope of this contract and conclude with a final meeting of the Lab (principals and advisors) in early 2015, where the Lab would endorse the top 2-3 instruments. We expect that another country will fund this work, and it is not included in this tender.
DECC and the German Government (The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety ) will jointly fund this phase, although this tender process and contract with the winning provider will be managed solely by DECC.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71620000 – DA27 – FG15 – DA11 – JA04

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots

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:

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) wishes to appoint a contractor to provide analytical and administrative support for the first phase of the Global Innovation Lab, which will include delivering:
— the inaugural meeting of the Lab in June 2014 at this meeting, where Lab members will consider a long-list of climate finance instruments (10 – 12), against selection criteria (both the list and criteria to be prepared by the Contractor).
— an advisor level meeting in autumn 2014, where Lab members will consider a shorter list of instruments that have been selected from the long-list and further developed, based on the guidance and questions of Lab members. The Contractor will have conducted deeper analysis of these instruments and developed analytical guidelines, methods and templates to aid Lab members.
In addition, the Contractor will need to develop and deliver an effective communications and outreach strategy for the Lab.
The Lab will already have been launched by the time this contract is awarded, and Lab Principals, Advisors and their roles will already have been established. A venue and invitations for the June meeting will also have been arranged.
It is envisaged that the work of the Lab will continue beyond the scope of this contract and conclude with a final meeting of the Lab (principals and advisors) in early 2015, where the Lab would endorse the top 2-3 instruments. We expect that another country will fund this work, and it is not included in this tender.
This contract is expected to run for 6 months with a possible extension of a further 3 months.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 350 000 and 450 000 GBP
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: 6 (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:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
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
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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:

780/03/2014
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 15.4.2014 – 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.4.2014 – 17:00
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
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GO Reference: GO-201435-PRO-5506013

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

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
Kings Building, 16 Smith Square
SW1P 3HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: julia.ellis@decc.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3000685276
Internet address: www.decc.gsi.gov.uk

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:

6.3.2014