Tender for HDIF Fund Tanzania

Tender for HDIF Fund Tanzania

DFID is seeking to appoint a service provider to act as a Fund Manager for a new £30 million Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) for Tanzania.

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

2013/S 025-038706

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: Gerry Marlow
G75 8EA East Kilbride
Telephone: +44 1355843784
E-mail: g-marlow@dfid.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.dfid.gov.uk

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:

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

Service category No 25: Health and social 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 to appoint a service provider to act as a Fund Manager for a new £30 million Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) for Tanzania. Over 5 years (2013-2018) HDIF will encourage innovation and support the scale up of promising approaches in the education, health and water and sanitation sectors, to achieve improvements in the quality and value for money of basic services.HDIF will catalyse the development and testing of new models of service delivery, the use of new technologies, the involvement of new providers and the establishment of new partnerships, with a focus on the private sector and public-private partnerships. The Fund Manager (which may be a consortium) will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of HDIF, including screening and scoring proposals, managing grants, ensuring effective financial oversight and reporting, supporting and monitoring projects and ensuring that projects are rigorously evaluated. Crucially, it will also bring understanding and experience of innovation and ‘innovation ecosystems’, in order to build the capacity of the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), strengthen the culture of innovation and use of science and technology in development, and ensure that findings and lessons learned are shared with government and other key stakeholders.
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): no

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: 30 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Contract may be extended for up to 2 further years subject to continued demand for the services, satisfactory performance by the service provider and available 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: 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:

DFID does not always provide advance funding, therefore service providers should include a provision in their bid to pre-finance the programme. Prices are not required at this pre-qualification stage but will be asked for at the ITT stage.
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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
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. Quality of Personnel. Weighting 20

2. Methodology & Approach. Weighting 20

3. Management and implementation arrangements. Weighting 20

4. Commercial. Weighting 40

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

5.3.2013 – 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

Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ’s) should be obtained and submitted via the DFID portal,https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/ using the PQQ guidance available. Draft terms of reference can also be found on the portal. All enquiries in connect ion with this procurement must be routed through the portal and candidates must not attempt to contact DFID personnel through any other medium. Following evaluation of responses, DFID will contact all candidates to let them know the results of their application and shortlisted candidates will be invited to tender. DFID reserves the right to annul the procurement process at any time without awarding a contract.Suppliers from anywhere in the world will be considered for this contract.Should DFID decide to extend the contract this will be done through the negotiated procedure.

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

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Lee Fergusson
DFID Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road,
G75 8EA East Kilbride
Telephone: +44 1355843313

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:1.2.2013