Evaluation Consultancy Services for DFID

Evaluation Consultancy Services for DFID

DFID seeks to appoint a Supplier to carry out the independent evaluation of all activities funded though the Carbon Market Finance (CMF) Programme.

United Kingdom-East Kilbride: Evaluation consultancy services

2014/S 144-259173

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for International Development
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road, Procurement
East Kilbride
E-mail: s-otiende@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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Evaluation of Carbon Market Finance (CMF) Programme.

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 UK has developed a Carbon Market Finance (CMF) Programme which is providing GBP 50m from 2013 to 2025 to increase the flow of international carbon finance to least developed and ODA eligible countries – with a focus on Africa – to support climate change mitigation and poor peoples’ access to clean energy and other poverty reducing technologies. CMF funds are used to: (i) Develop new and adapt existing business models so that purchase of emissions reductions from projects that use low carbon technologies in Least Developed Countries deliver community and household level results; including biogas, household solar and micro-hydro power; (ii) Support projects that test and demonstrate those models in practice, including purchasing emissions reductions and (iii) Influence the future carbon market so that it can use such models. The CMF is a joint DFID and DECC programme, with both Departments providing funding from their share of the UK Government’s International Climate Fund (ICF). CMF is a large, innovative programme which is being implemented through the World Bank (WB) Carbon Finance Unit (CFU) and its Ci-Dev Initiative. The initiative calls for a robust Evaluation to test programme assumptions and to ensure that the lessons from the programme are credible. The overall purpose of the evaluation is to contribute to global evidence on whether Carbon Markets are an effective way to deliver development benefits as well as emissions reductions.DFID seeks to appoint a Supplier to carry out the independent evaluation of all activities funded though the Carbon Market Finance (CMF) Programme. It is envisaged that there will be a formative evaluation early on in programme design (by end 2015/early 2016), a mid-term evaluation in 2019 and a final impact evaluation at the end of the programme (2025). The initial Evaluation Supplier will be appointed for a period of up to 10 years subject to performance, contracting and programme continuation.

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: 1 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: 12 month extension subject to supplier perfomance, on-going programme needs and availability of funding.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

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: 134 (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

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. technical. Weighting 70

2. commercial. Weighting 30


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

9.9.2014 – 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


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

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: