Evaluation of Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme

Evaluation of Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme

Department for International Development.

UK-East Kilbride: evaluation consultancy services

2012/S 28-045367

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
G75 8EA East Kilbride
Telephone: +44 1355843986
E-mail: S-Otiende@dfid.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Evaluation of Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme 2011-2015.
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)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme (AGEP) commenced in November 2011 and aims to empower 10 000 adolescent girls in urban and rural Zambia through acquisition of social, economic and health assets. The provision of safe spaces is an innovative approach to empowering girls. The impact of the programme is expected to be improved sexual and reproductive health for poor and vulnerable adolescent girls. The programme will be implemented in 3 phases: Inception phase (6 months), pilot phase (18 months) and scale-up phase (30 months). The programme includes a longitudinal study to monitor processes, outcomes and impact. While evidence suggests that the safe spaces approach builds a range of assets and has a positive effect on intermediate factors, the impact on girls’ empowerment or sexual and reproductive health outcomes is unknown. There is also little evidence which compares the safe spaces model with other programmes which empower girls to compare cost effectiveness. An Independent evaluation is required to conduct a series of evaluations to learning lessons directly from programme implementation, to assess impact and cost effectiveness related to different aspects of the safe spaces model. The evaluation will also compare the safe spaces model with other interventions related to empowering adolescent girls.
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): yes

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:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will run for a period of 41 months with the possiblity of an extention period of 12 months subject to needs and review recommendations to this effect.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 41 (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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
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. Methodology. Weighting 40

2. Personnel. Weighting 40

3. Commercial. Weighting 20

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

13.3.2012 – 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 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

Expressions of interest should be submitted via the DFID portal https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/ using the PQQ guidance available. Draft terms of Reference can also be found at the website address. DFID programme staff should not be contacted. Following assessment of expressions of interest, DFID will invite short listed applicants to submit full technical and commercial proposals and inform applicants not short listed that they are unsuccessful. Prices are not required at expression of ineterst stage. When required, pricing must be in Sterling and payments under the contract will be made in Sterling. The contract will be goverened by English Law. DFID reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not award the contract. From 1.4.2001 all UK development assisstance has been fully untied which allows suppliers from anywhere in the world to bid for DFID contracts. Where circumstances require further extensions beyond the original contract duration/agreed extensions DFID will consider doing so by means of the Negotiated Procedure where necessary conditions are met. Location of services is Zambia.

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

Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
G75 8EA East Kilbride
E-mail: l-ferguson@dfid.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1355843313

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: