Technical Assistance for Punjab Education Sector Programme 2

Technical Assistance for Punjab Education Sector Programme 2

The primary objective of this project is to support delivery of the Punjab Education Support Programme 2 (PESP 2).PESP2 comprises a total of six interventions to be underpinned by Technical Assistance (TA) and expert management.

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

2013/S 160-279766

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for International Development
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
For the attention of: Robert Dawson
G75 8EA East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1355843689
E-mail: r-dawson@dfid.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Via eSourcing web portal as described in VI.3 below
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Submitted via eSourcing web portal described in VI.3 below
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://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:

Technical Assistance for Punjab Education Sector Programme 2.
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 primary objective of this project is to support delivery of the Punjab Education Support Programme 2 (PESP 2).PESP2 comprises a total of six interventions to be underpinned by Technical Assistance (TA) and expert management.The focus will be to provide Technical Assistance to Government of Punjab,however the Service Provider will also directly support delivery of other components of the PESP 2 programme. – Lead on Technical Assistance for Financial Aid to Government of Punjab- Lead on Technical Assistance and capacity building of Punjab Education Foundation- Liaison with specialist appointed lead Service Provider on the school infrastructure and rehabilitation component- Management support to the Credit Scheme Entrepreneurs- Management support for Civil Society interventions in Low Performing Districts. – Management support to the Scholarship programmes.DFID requires a Service Provider who can demonstrate and deliver both high quality technical assistance, and complex programme management requirements, working with a broad range of partners on multiple work streams at pace.The Service Provider will be required to work in partnership with Government and other relevant DFID programmes operating in Punjab including the Chief Minister’s Education Reform Roadmap, and be required to demonstrate capacity to deliver effectively against each of the areas outlined.
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): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

For the purposes of defining the scope of the contract in the OJEU Notice, the estimated budget for the Technical Assistance service provider is likely to be around 20M GBP to 25M GBP although this may increased or decreased dependent on final commitments from funding partners.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 72 (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:

Details will be set out in the contract documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details will be set out in the contract documents.
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. If a successful economic provider is a consortium, the contracting authority shall require each consortium member to be jointly and severally liable for all obligations under the contract.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 45 to 52 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 29 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the contracting authority’s pre-qualification questionnaire which will be provided to applicants who submit a request to participate.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details will be set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which will be provided to applicants who submit a request to participate.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Applicants will require to meet minimum standards of economic and financial standing as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which will be provided to applicants who submit a request to participate.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details will be set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which will be provided to all applicants who submit a request to participate.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Technical capacity will be assessed by reference to responses to a series of questions set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire. Responses will be scored in accordance with the pre-qualification and this will inform inclusion in the list of economic operators to be invited to tender. Details will be set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which will be provided to all applicants who submit a request to participate.
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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The contracting authority will score responses to the pre-qualification questionnaire in accordance with the methodology set out therein in order to identify the ranking of applicants. The three organisations / consortia who have achieved the highest score will be selected to be invited to tender. Details of the circumstances where more than three and up to eight economic operators may be selected to be invited to tender will be set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which will be provided to applicants who submit a request 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. Technical. Weighting 70

2. 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:

6366
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: 23.9.2013
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.9.2013 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

14.10.2013
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 pre-qualification questionnaire shall be completed and submitted electronically using the eSourcing web portal https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice. Applicants must read through the PQQ guidance and follow the process to respond to this opportunity. You must register on the portal to access the documentation and respond, if you have already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. The deadline for submitting your response is 1400 hrs on the date set out in IV.3.4 above. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time to upload your documents when responding to this invitation prior to the closing date and time. If you experience any technical difficulties please contact by email Query-DFIDPortal@dfid.gov.uk

The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process initiated by this notice and in such an event will not be liable for any costs incurred by any party.

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: The contracting organisation will incorporate a minimum of a 10 calendar day standstill period once the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants can make a written request for de-brief information and this information must be provided within 15 days of this written request being received. Such additional information should be requested from the address in I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2992) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 30 days).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:16.8.2013