Research Services – Violence Against Woman and Girls

Research Services – Violence Against Woman and Girls

Violence Against Woman and Girls (VAWG) Component 3: Economic and Social Costs of VAWG.

United Kingdom-East Kilbride: Research services

2014/S 068-116980

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: Cheryl McKend
G75 8EA East Kilbride

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile:

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address:

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:

Violence Against Woman and Girls (VAWG) Component 3: Economic and Social Costs of VAWG.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 8: Research and development 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 Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK government’s effort to fight global poverty. DFID’s approach to international development is focused on delivering results, transparency and value for money in British aid particularly in fragile and conflict-affected states.The role of DFID’s Conflict Humanitarian and Security Department (CHASE) is to tackle humanitarian, conflict, security and justice issues that underpin poverty in some of the most vulnerable communities around the world. Critical to CHASE’s work is our leadership on VAWG policy for DFID.DFID’s Business Plan (2011-2015) highlights VAWG as a priority and commits DFID to pilot new and innovative approaches to prevent it. Preventing VAWG is also one of four pillars for action in DFID’s Strategic Vision for Girls and Women launched in 2011 and we are now supporting targeted interventions to address VAWG in over twenty country programmes. Internationally, however, there are several specific factors that limit efforts to reduce the prevalence of VAWG, and improve response services for survivors including:-limited focus on interventions to prevent violence, and lack of rigorous evidence on the effectiveness of existing prevention programmes in developing countries; -limited focus on interventions to address violence in conflict and humanitarian emergencies, and lack of rigorous evidence on the effectiveness of existing programmes; and-limited investment by key international and national actors in VAWG policies and programmes.In response, CHASE and DFID’s Research and Evidence Division (RED) have designed a joint five year Research and Innovation Fund (2013-2018) to address critical evidence gaps and improve the effectiveness of interventions to address VAWG. The programme will consist of three distinct but inter-related components and an overall evaluation. Each component and the overall evaluation will be procured through separate tender processes: – Component 1: Prevention of VAWG (in stable and fragile contexts);- Component 2: VAWG in conflict and humanitarian emergencies; – Component 3: Economic and social costs of VAWG (this competition refers); and- Overall evaluation.
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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 1 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: This contract will have the option to extend for a period of up to 2 years.
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: 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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

This contract will be governed by English Law. All prices must be quoted in GBP and all payments under this contract will be made in GBP. DFID reserves the right to annul the process and not award the contract. DFID does not provide advance funding therefore suppliers will be required to pre-finance all programme activities before claiming reimbursement in arrears.
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
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 and Approach. Weighting 40

2. Quality and Track Record of Personnel/Consortium. Weighting 30

3. Commercial. Weighting 30

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 1.5.2014 – 14:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.5.2014 – 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

in days: 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

Expressions of Interest should be submitted via the DFID Portal Draft Terms of Reference and background documents can also be found at this website address. prices quoted must be in Sterling and all payments under this contract will be made in Sterling. This contract will be governed by English Law. DFID reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not award the contract. From 4/2011 all uk development assistance has been fully untied which allows suppliers from anywhere int he 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 contract procedure where necessary conditions are met. This is a research requirement and as such is advertised on OJEU voluntarily.

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

FAO John McChie, Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
G75 8EA East Kilbride
Telephone: +44 1355843643

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

John McGhie
DFID Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
G75 8EA East Kilbride
Telephone: +44 1355846343

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:2.4.2014