Punjab Education Reform Roadmap

Punjab Education Reform Roadmap

The technical assistance team is integral to the success of the Roadmap and will need to: form a close political relationship and work politically with the Government of Punjab at the highest level.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Foreign economic-aid-related services

2015/S 122-223432

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, East Kilbride
G75 8EA Glasgow
E-mail: a-watson@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:

Punjab Education Reform Roadmap.

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 Punjab Education Reform Roadmap is a flagship programme which engages political leaders to get their buy-in for reform. Punjab is the largest province in Pakistan with 56 % of the country’s population. It has the highest number of out of school children (approximately 13 000 000 6-16 year olds) and children have low learning levels. Sir Michael Barber, DFID Special Representative for Education in Pakistan, visits every two to three months (pro bono) to review progress on access, retention, completion and quality with the Chief Minister of Punjab. This ground breaking ‘Roadmap’ approach was established by Sir Michael in 2010. By compiling robust data and presenting it to the Chief Minister through traffic light heat maps, the Roadmap process has been able to address tough issues like shifting from patronage to merit based appointments, and addressing the relative performance of schools across Punjab. This has also strengthened Government monitoring systems and transparency of reporting. Ambition is high and the Chief Minister has recently set new 2018 goals for the Punjab education system. As of January 2015, these goals form the basis of a new Roadmap and focus on high quality teaching and learning; strong leadership and accountability; a conducive learning environment; and high quality school infrastructure. If the Roadmap is successful in assisting the Punjab government meet its 2018 goals, a more sustainable education system will be in place by 2018/19 and the Roadmap will become an internal Government process. The technical assistance team is integral to the success of the Roadmap and will need to: form a close political relationship and work politically with the Government of Punjab at the highest level; be able to work with the Special Representative; have experience of policy, planning and implementation of large scale education reform; possess technical ability in the areas of data collection, analysis and presentation; be able to be responsive, flexible and work at pace; have proven capacity to analyse, problem solve and overcome barriers to change; and understand the wider context in which the Roadmap operates in Punjab (including the Punjab Education Support Programme II (PESP II)). The Roadmap boosts results derived from DFID’s financial support and other technical assistance under PESP II (total value 420 500 000 GBP from FY 2013 to 2019; DFID’s largest education programme globally) which provides broader implementation support on priorities identified in the PESP II business case.

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Possible extension of up to 2 months at the end 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: 37 (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:

The contract will be governed by English Law. Prices are not required at the PQQ stage, however, when required, prices must be quoted in GBP. All payments for the contract will be made in GBP Sterling. DFID reserves the right to annul the process and not award the contract. DFID does not normally provide advance funding but may do so for this procurement if the Service Provider/Consortium Lead can demonstrate that they do not have the capacity to pre-finance themselves. In full financial proposals we will expect to see any pre-financing costs clearly identified as a separate line.

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 liabilities.

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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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

24.7.2015 – 10:00
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

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 for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Tender documents including terms of reference are available in our Supplier Portal. However, only Registered Suppliers can access these documents. Details on Supplier Portal and guidance to register can be found in: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Work-with-us/DFID-portal/ Expressions of interest should be via the DFID portal, http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Working-with-DFID/Procurement/DFID-portal/ using the PQQ guidance available. Programme staff should not be contacted directly. Following assessment of PQQ, DFID will invite shortlisted applicants to submit full technical and commercial proposals and inform applicants not short-listed that they are unsuccessful. The contract will span a period of around 60 months. If circumstances require further extension beyond the original contract duration/agreed extensions, DFID will consider doing so by means of the negotiated procedure where necessary conditions can be met. 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.

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: