Ethiopian Investment Advisory Facility

Ethiopian Investment Advisory Facility

The Department for International Development are seeking a service provider to administer a facility under a new programme the ‘Ethiopian Investment Advisory Facility’.

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

2015/S 151-278845

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
For the attention of: Paul Graham
East Kilbride
Telephone: +44 1355843909

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile: service

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

Ethiopian Investment Advisory Facility (EIAF).

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

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)

The OJEU Contract Notice will include the following short description:
The Department for International Development (DFID) are seeking a service provider to administer a facility under a new programme the ‘Ethiopian Investment Advisory Facility’. DFID are seeking an implementing partner to manage the facility. The facility is expected to be a large programme comprised of many subprojects and run by 1 service provider. The service provider will set up a Programme Management Unit (PMU), which will reside in Ethiopia to manage the facility and all its subprojects. The PMU will have access to a large pool of expertise that it can access depending on what is required for each subproject. Such approaches have already been successfully deployed elsewhere by DFID including the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF), the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) based in Southern Africa and the Centre for Inclusive Growth in Nepal.
The proposed Ethiopia Investment Advisory Facility will focus on improving the effectiveness of public investment in Ethiopia. It will consist of 4 main pillars: urban development, energy, trade, logistics and cross-cutting issues. Within each of these pillars, the common focus will be improving the effectiveness of public investment decisions and their implementation and removing impediments to structural transformation of the Ethiopian economy. The functions we expect from the implementing partner include, but are not limited to:
—Develop good relationships with relevant Government of Ethiopia counterparts in each of the focus areas,
—Identification and management of a large pool of consultants that can be drawn upon at short notice to fulfil requests for technical assistance from government,
—Delivery, management and quality assurance of technical assistance,
—Identification and promotion of lesson learning and synergies between sectors that can help the programme as a whole to add up to more than the sum of its parts.
Interested parties should register on the DFID portal and search for procurement reference ‘PO 7245’ to view all related documentation and should use the ‘Dialogue/ Clarification’ function on the DFID Portal to raise any initial questions.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

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


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 30 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will include options to extend for up to a further 2 years.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

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 must be quoted in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in GBP. DFID reserves the right to annul the process and not award the contract. DFID does not provide advance funding, therefore SP will be required to prefinance all programme activities before claiming reimbursement from DFID in arrears.

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: None.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to tender documentation.
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: yes

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

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. Quality of personnel. Weighting 34

2. Understanding of terms of reference and proposed methodology. Weighting 36

3. Commercial. Weighting 20

4. Value for money. Weighting 10

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

14.9.2015 – 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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14.9.2015 – 14:00
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

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 resulting contracts will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tenders in-line with the strategic priorities outlined in the ToR. Tender documents including draft terms of reference are available in our Supplier Portal. However, only Registered Suppliers can access these documents. Details on Supplier Portal and guidance to register can be found in: Expressions of interest should be via the DFID portal: using the PQQ guidance available. Programme staff should not be contacted directly. Following assessment of PQQ, DFID will invite shortlisted applicants to submit full technical and commercial proposals and inform applicants not shortlisted that they are unsuccessful. If circumstances require further extension beyond the original contract duration/agreed 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 fully 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

Michael Ross
Department for International Development, Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
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: