Economic Dialogue on Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh

Economic Dialogue on Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh

To increase the dialogue on economic reforms, and support the Government of Bangladesh to make pro-poor economic policies, DFID will invest in research/evaluation where clear gaps in evidence have been identified and develop partnerships with those with proven ability to influence economic policy and respond to selective requests from GoB to help implement economic reforms.

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

2014/S 184-324871

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

DFID
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: maureen-scott@dfid.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Economic Dialogue on Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other 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)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress over the past two decades, lifting millions out of poverty and sustaining expanding levels of economic growth. It has achieved this in spite of major internal and external challenges — global economic downturns, natural disasters and periods of political uncertainty — which have tested the resolve of the Bangladesh economy. To increase the dialogue on economic reforms, and support the Government of Bangladesh to make pro-poor economic policies, DFID will invest in research/evaluation where clear gaps in evidence have been identified and develop partnerships with those with proven ability to influence economic policy and respond to selective requests from GoB to help implement economic reforms. As part of the Strengthening Economic Systems in Bangladesh Programme, DFID — Bangladesh would like to commission a programme of economic dialogue on Inclusive Growth. DFID-Bangladesh would like to commission a programme of research, outreach and dissemination on Inclusive Growth that embodies both short-term policy dialogues as well as longer term thematic policy relevant research. The contract will be issued for 3 years. Suppliers are invited to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire and, where appropriate, a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 suppliers will then be invited to the second stage.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75211200

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Possibility to extend up to 2 years. Any extension will be based on a review of overall performance of the programme and supplier at the end of the original term.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (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

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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5

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 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:

6923

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

no

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

24.10.2014 – 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

English.

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

Duration in months: 36 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of 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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Gerry O’Connor
DFID, Abercrombie House
G75 8EA East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23.9.2014