Service Manager for the Global Trade Programme

Service Manager for the Global Trade Programme

The FCO is intending to procure a Service Delivery Manager to provide a fully managed service. 

United Kingdom-London: Business and management consultancy and related services

2018/S 095-216207

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2070080932
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Service manager for the global trade programme

Reference number: CPG/2187/2017

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The FCO is intending to procure a Service Delivery Manager to provide a fully managed service. The service will include (but not limited to) management, research and advisory, portfolio management services.

This notice follows on from the PIN issued in January 2018, this notice starts the procurement activity.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

London, United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The cross-government Prosperity Fund was created in 2015 to remove barriers to economic growth in order to reduce poverty in recipient countries in line with OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Development Assistance Committee (DAC) criteria. As well as providing development assistance to contribute to a reduction in poverty in recipient countries, these reforms are expected to create opportunities for international businesses, including UK companies. The fund has a budget of 1 200 000 000 GBP from 2016 and 2022 to provide expertise and technical assistance to partner countries to improve the business climate, reduce barriers to trade, investment and economic growth and support necessary reforms.

The FCO-led Global Trade Programme is a flagship for the Prosperity Fund. With a budget of 150 000 000 GBP, it is the largest in the Fund and most ambitious in delivery scale and approach. The programme will help countries to identify and address non-tariff barriers to trade, open up their markets, and increase capability to trade with the rest of the world — including the UK.

The 150 000 000 GBP Global Trade Programme is designed to support MICs in building trade-related capacity. The GTP’s priority are: South East Asia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Turkey, South Africa and Turkey.

We are now intending to procure a Service Delivery Manager to provide a fully managed service. The service will include (but not limited to) economic research and advisory services of global trade related matters, management of the Global Trade Programme and Operating Services, Portfolio Management of suppliers responsible for delivering projects and interventions under the Global Trade Programme. Further details of the requirements will be discussed during the market engagement.

Further details can be obtained from within the full ITT pack, available via the FCO’s proprietary e-procurement portal, Bravo Solution,

Registration is required to access and is FREE of charge. Once registered, please navigate to Project_1623/PQQ_526.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Annually for a further 2 years on agreement by both parties.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 023-048539

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 18/06/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 03/12/2018
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Interested potential providers can access the full Invitation To Tender Pack from the FCO’s proprietary e-procurement portal, Bravo Solution:

Registration to access the ITT is required, takes approximately 5 minutes and is FREE of charge.



Communication during the tender process must be carried out using the e-procurement portal’s messaging function within the project / itt shown above.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: