Fund Manager for the Biodiverse Landscapes Fund – Market Engagement

Fund Manager for the Biodiverse Landscapes Fund – Market Engagement

The FM will be required to administer delivery partner competitions on the Authority’s behalf.

Provision of a Fund Manager for the Biodiverse Landscapes Fund

Contract summary

 

Industry

    • Supervision of project and documentation – 71248000
    • Project management consultancy services – 72224000
    • Supporting services for the government – 75130000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£94,000,000

Procurement reference

tender_270760/960365

Published date

21 May 2021

Approach to market date

28 June 2021

Contract start date

1 November 2021

Contract end date

31 October 2033

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

At the 2019 UN General Assembly the Prime Minister announced a new £100m Biodiverse Landscapes Fund (BLF) to restore key landscapes and their ecosystems and support human development objectives in global biodiversity hotspots.

The Authority anticipates a requirement to appoint a Fund Manager (FM) to manage approx. £86.6m of Official Development Assistance (ODA) grant funding in 18 countries grouped into six landscapes, over a period of 9 financial years. The fund may be extended by a period, or periods, totalling 36 months.

The FM will be required to administer delivery partner competitions on the Authority’s behalf, manage and monitor the grants, co-ordinate BLF-wide learning, and provide ad-hoc and bespoke technical assistance, through a call-down facility.

The BLF will run over a period of 9 financial years with a budget of £100m.

The Authority is seeking expressions of interest from the market and is looking to undertake market engagement activity with suppliers. The Authority is looking for the markets comments on our specification (terms of reference) and response to our market engagement questionnaire.

The publication of this PIN represents the markets opportunity to support the Authority in refining our requirements prior to a planned competitive tender.

 

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Tom Redfearn

Address

DEFRA – DgC, Lateral House, 8 City Walk
Leeds
LS11 9AT
England

Telephone

07920053570

Email

tom.redfearn@defra.gov.uk

Website

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs