Somaliland Development Fund Manager

Somaliland Development Fund Manager

DFID is seeking a Supplier to provide technical assistance to efficiently manage the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) and support the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) to meet its developmental priorities as expressed in its National Development Plan (NDP).

UK-East Kilbride: Foreign economic-aid-related services

2013/S 005-005730

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride

Further information can be obtained from: UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address:

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:

Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) Manager.
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)

DFID is seeking a Supplier to provide technical assistance to efficiently manage the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) and support the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) to meet its developmental priorities as expressed in its National Development Plan (NDP). The Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) is a programme jointly funded by DFID and Danida with an overall budget of approximately GBP 32 000 000. The SDF will support the Government of Somaliland (GoSL) to meet its development priorities as expressed in the Somaliland National Development Plan (NDP). More details on the NDP can be found at The SDF will also promote aid effectiveness through improved coordination with other donor programmes in Somaliland, including those of the World Bank (WB) and the United National Development Programme (UNDP). The objectives of this requirement are to establish and manage the SDF that builds on a recommended model that will emerge from ongoing consultations and a design phase. The SDF will:

— Support initiatives that improve the service delivery capacity of the GoSL,
— Focus on the developmental priorities as expressed in the NDP,
— Contribute to the overall fiscal framework under which the GoSL operates through alignment with national budgetary systems,
— Support public service management reforms,
— Support public financial management reforms.
The Contract will be for 4 years and will include the option for new donors to contribute to the Fund.

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 32 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: There will be an option to extend the contract for a further one year which will be dependent on on the availability of additional funding.
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: 48 (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:

Prices are not required at the expression of interest stage. However, when required, prices must be quoted in GBP Sterling. All payments for the contract will be made in GBP Sterling. DFID reserves the right to annul the process and not to award the contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As per stated in the PQQ guidance note.
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. Weighting 40

2. Commercial. Weighting 40

3. Quality of Personnel. 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:

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

16.1.2013 – 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

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

Expressions of interest should be submitted via the DFID Portal, using the PQQ guidance available. DFID programme staff should not be contacted directly. Following assessment of expressions of interest, DFID will invite short listed applicants to submit full technical and commerical proposals and inform applicants not short listed that they are unsuccessful. The contract will be governed by English law. DFID reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not award a contract. Where 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.

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

Lee Ferguson
Abercrombie House
G75 8EA East Kilbride

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: