Foreign economic aid-related services Mozambique

Foreign economic aid-related services Mozambique

The Department for International Development (DFID) seeks an experienced service provider to implement a pilot programme to evaluate a demand side intervention to increase the utilisation and quality of institutional deliveries in rural Mozambique.

UK-East Kilbride: foreign economic-aid-related services

2012/S 212-350590

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: Jim McIntyre
East Kilbride
Telephone: +44 1355843349

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:

Demand Side Pilot to Increase Institutional Deliveries for Women and Girls in Rural Areas.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social 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)

Despite improvements in maternal mortality rates the number of women and neonates that die during and immediately after childbirth remains unacceptably high in Mozambique. One of the factors contributing to this is the proportion of births attended by health personnel. The proxy indicator for this, the institutional delivery rate has stagnated at 55 % since 2008. In rural areas this is 44 %. Most interventions to date have focused on supply side interventions. However, many of the barriers lie outside of the health system (e.g. transport). The Department for International Development (DFID) seeks an experienced service provider to implement a pilot programme to evaluate a demand side intervention to increase the utilisation and quality of institutional deliveries in rural Mozambique. This pilot will test whether demand side interventions are an effective way to increase institutional deliveries, when used to complement supply-side interventions. The pilot will also focus on the quality of services delivered. The expected outcomes of the scheme will be: a) increased access to, and improved quality of, maternal and neo-natal health services in the intervention areas; b) improved understanding of the barriers to access maternal and neonatal health services and c) increased evidence on the efficacy and equity of demand side financing schemes in increasing access to a package of safe delivery services. If successful the pilot can be scaled up and contribute to the achievement of MDG 4&5.
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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 30 (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:

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
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
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As stated in prequalification questionaire.
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 overall methodology (design and implementation) and approach to work with relevant stakeholders. Weighting 25

2. Quality and availability of personnel / expertise proposed. Weighting 20

3. Readiness to embark on the implementation phase once approved. Weighting 15

4. Quality of proposed management strategy. Weighting 10

5. Methodology for monitoring use and quality of services and value for money of intervention. Weighting 10

6. 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

11.12.2012 – 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 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 interest stage. When required, pricing must be in sterling and payments under the contract will be made in sterling. The contract will be governed by English law. DFID reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not award a contract. 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. 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 can be met. If required, the initial contract period of up to 30 months might be extended for a further 12 months.

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

Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
G75 8EA 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:31.10.2012