IMPACT Programme Coordination Unit

IMPACT Programme Coordination Unit

DFID’s IMPACT (Investment Mobilisation for Prosperity and Catalytic Transformation) programme will foster the development of the market for impact investment in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia.

UK-East Kilbride: financial consultancy, financial transaction processing and clearing-house services

2012/S 129-214528

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

DFID Procurement
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road,
For the attention of: Nick Hyde
East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1355843252
E-mail: n-hyde@dfid.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.dfid.gov.uk

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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

IMPACT Programme Coordination Unit.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related 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)

DFID’s IMPACT (Investment Mobilisation for Prosperity and Catalytic Transformation) programme will foster the development of the market for impact investment in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia. The programme has 2 outputs: 1. Support to develop the market through research, training, measurement tools development and other market building initiatives to be managed by the Global Impact Investment Network (GIIN) 2. An investment Facility to be managed by CDC with funding available for technical assistance (TA) for investees. The programme will be managed by a Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) working alongside CDC and GIIN. This tender is for the PCU, which will be responsible for coordinating the programme activities, reporting and communicating on performance, monitoring and evaluation of the programme and disbursing funds to GIIN and to recipients of the Facility TA. It should be noted that DFID does not provide advances for the value of this contract and therefore the selected PCU Provider will be required to bear the financing of all activities referred to in the Terms of Reference before reimbursement will be made through monthly invoicing.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66170000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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:

The contract will be for 3 years with an option to extend for up to a further three years dependant on on-going budget availability and satisfactory supplier performance.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 18 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Options to extend by up to a further three years in Aggregate.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 30 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 3
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (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:

A Parent Company Guarantee may be 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 Severable 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: As set out within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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

Restricted
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 set out within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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 (including but not limited to appropriate seniority/expertise, appropriate mix of skills, contacts/networks). Weighting 30

2. Evidence of capacity to undertake work and quality assurance. Weighting 20

3. Methodology. Weighting 30

4. 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:

5954
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

12.9.2012 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

8.8.2012
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
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

Date: 12.9.2012 – 14:00
Place: Abercrombie House

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 forthe procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Expression of Interest should be via the DFID Portal, http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Working-with-DFID/Procurement/DFID-portal/ using the PQQ guidance available. Draft Terms of Reference and additional documentation can also be found at this website address. Programme staff should not be contacted directly. 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. The contract will be let for 46 months with extension options up to 6 months subject to continued need and review recommendations. 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.

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

Lee Ferguson
Abercrombie House, G75 8EA, Glasgow, L-Ferguson@dfid.gov.uk,
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: L-Ferguson@dfid.gov.uk

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:

4.7.2012