Skills Improvement Programme in Zambia

Skills Improvement Programme in Zambia

The main outputs of the overall programme include: 1. National TEVET systems strengthened 2. Increasing to 8 362 male and 4 502 female graduates with relevant and quality Technical-vocational training 3. 800 more trainers and managers and 6 460 more learners trained in public and private training institutions

United Kingdom-East Kilbride: Foreign economic-aid-related services

2014/S 199-351709

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Departement for International Development
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
For the attention of: Robert Salisbury
G75 8EA East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1355843762
E-mail: r-salisbury@dfid.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.gov.uk/government

Address of the buyer profile: http://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice

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)Description

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

Skills Improvement (SKIP) Programme in Zambia.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
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 Government is deeply committed to this support to improve skills development in Zambia and is part of the National Development Plan where skills are seen as a priority to achieve sustainable economic growth in growing economies, such as Zambia, there is a need for a labour force that has the correct skills and capabilities to address the bottlenecks in service provision to become a full middle income country by 2030.The main outputs of the overall programme include: 1. National TEVET systems strengthened 2. Increasing to 8 362 male and 4 502 female graduates with relevant and quality Technical-vocational training 3. 800 more trainers and managers and 6 460 more learners trained in public and private training institutions with higher quality TEVET education provision 4. 2 320 more learners receiving higher quality enterprise-based training 5. Scholarships for 1 000 more females, rural youth and disabled learners 6. 3 800 more youths supporting through training in the informal sector. The programme will run for 5 years, from Early 2015 to Early 2020. The Inception Phase will begin immediately upon finalisation of the contracting and will be for a 4 month period. There will be a break point after inception and continuation to implementation will be based on satisfactory performance. We are seeking a Service Provider to design and implement the Skills Improvement programme.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75211200

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Possible 18 month extension.

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: 60 (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:

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See ITT documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See ITT documents.
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

Open
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:

6922

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

no

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: 22.11.2014
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.11.2014 – 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

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 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 ITT documents shall be completed and submitted electronically using the E-sourcing web portal https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice. Applicants must read through the documentation and follow the process to respond to this opportunity. The deadline for this opportunity is 14:00 on 28.11.2014.

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

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: There will be a minimum of 10 calender days — stand still period after award. Unsuccessful tenders will be able to seek further debriefing in this period.

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

John McGhie
Abercrombie House, East Kilbride
G75 8EA East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1355843762

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.10.2014