DFID General Economic Development Framework

DFID General Economic Development Framework

DFID is seeking to establish a General Economic Development FA which can be accessed by other government departments.

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

2017/S 210-436297

Contract notice


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: Jim McIntyre
Telephone: +44 01355843649
E-mail: J-McIntyre@dfid.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM95
I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov/self-service
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov/self-service

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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


General Economic Development Framework (GEDF).

Reference number: PO 8126

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

DFID is seeking to establish a General Economic Development FA which can be accessed by other government departments.

DFID wishes to work with Framework participants who are committed to ensuring that the best technical development expertise is quickly and efficiently accessible to DFID staff/colleagues across the UK Government. The aim is to provide technical services that deliver economic development and poverty reduction outcomes for the UK’s development operations that maintain them at the forefront of international development best practice.

DFID’s economic development priority is to promote growth which creates more productive jobs and secures opportunities and benefits across society, including for women and girls and young people.

The full details of the services are in the terms of reference. It is anticipated that the framework agreement will begin June 2018 and operate for an initial 2 year period with the option for 2 further 12 month extension subject to ongoing need.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000 000.00 GBP

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: UKM95

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

General Economic Development Framework.

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

Value excluding VAT: 400 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 15
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Mandatory and discretionary exclusion, economic and financial standing, technical and professional ability, modern slavery act 2015 requirements, minimum insurance requirements, tenderers past performance, duty of care, international aid transparency initiative, acceptance of DFID terms and conditions, and DFID statement of priorities and expectations / code of conduct, as outlined in document ‘PO 8126 GEDF Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ) Supplier Information and Instructions’. A Tenderer must meet the selection criterion in relation to reliability namely that DFID must be satisfied that (i) the contracts on the list to be provided by the Tenderer have been satisfactorily performed in accordance with their terms or, (ii) where that has not occurred, the reason or reasons why that has not occurred in relation to any such contract, will not recur in the performance of the contract to be awarded. A Tenderer that fails to meet this selection criterion will not proceed further in this competition.

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

The Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement commenced by the publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition and in no circumstances will the authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.

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

Restricted 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: 15
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 174-313216

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

Date: 08/12/2017
Local time: 14:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 31/01/2018

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:

Procurement documents can be accessed through the DFID supplier portal (http://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/).

The recipients of the services will be DFID; additionally this service will be accessible for all process evaluation and independent monitoring of overseas development assistance (ODA) by other government departments (OGDs).

The other government departments (OGDs) are:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

Home Office,

Department of Health,

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs,

Department for Culture Media and Sports,

Office for National Statistics,

Ministry of Defence,

HM Revenue and Customs,

HM Treasury,

Department for Education,

Department for Work and Pensions,

Department for Transport,

Scottish Government,

Welsh Government.

This list of departments is not exhaustive and will change through the life of the framework.

It should be noted that DFID is seeking to establish the GEDF for individual procurements of over 5 000 000 GBP.

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:



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