Trade Advocacy Fund Service Provider Database

Trade Advocacy Fund Service Provider Database

The Trade Advocacy Fund (TAF) is an initiative funded by the Department for International Development and is designed to help developing countries defend their interests and argue for change in the international approach to key global issues.

UK-Sutton: research and development services and related consultancy services

2012/S 42-068698

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Crown Agents for Overseas Government and Administration Limited
St Nicholas House
Contact point(s): Katie Macleod
For the attention of: Katie Macleod
SM1 1EL Sutton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@tradeadvocacyfund.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.crownagents.com

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity

Other: Consultancy Services – Trade
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Trade Advocacy Fund – Request for Expression of Interest for Service Provider Database.
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: Global.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Request for expressions of interest (REOI).
Trade advocacy fund – service provider database.
The Trade Advocacy Fund (TAF) is an initiative funded by the Department for International Development and is designed to help developing countries defend their interests and argue for change in the international approach to key global issues. Crown Agents and Saana Consulting, in association with IOD-PARC, have been appointed as the Fund Manager of the 4 000 000 GBP fund, with the responsibility for the delivery of TAF.
The Goal of TAF is that international trade agreements reflect the interests of the poorest countries. Its Purpose is to help the Least Developed Countries (LDC) and Low Income Countries (LIC) and their member institutions such as Regional Economic Communities (RECs) participate more effectively in international trade negotiations. TAF will support this outcome by providing access to high quality analysis and advice; training and development for negotiators; and resources to sustain their participation in trade negotiations. This will be achieved by contracting the services of third party service providers. Services will be of a specialised nature and high quality will be paramount.
Service providers will be registered, according to their qualifications, on the TAF Service Provider Database. Only registered service providers (firms, organisations and individuals) will be eligible to participate under TAF’s procurement opportunities.
The services included under this REOI are a range of trade related services for registration on the TAF Service Provider Database.
Crown Agents now invite eligible consultants and organisations to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants and organisations will be required to submit a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) which will include the information below indicating that they are qualified to perform the services.
The services included under this REOI are a range of trade related services for registration on the TAF Service Provider Database.
Crown Agents now invite eligible consultants and organisations to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants and organisations will be required to submit a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) which will include the information below indicating that they are qualified to perform the services. Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification.
The PQQ will require Consultancy Firms to include the following information:
Full contact details for head office and regional offices.
Core business and years in business.
Qualifications in technical field.
Technical and managerial organisation of the firm.
General qualifications, pen portraits and number of key staff (abridged CVs of no more than two pages may be attached as an appendix).
Financial stability (three years audited accounts).
Details of corporate registration.
The PQQ will require Individual Consultants to provide the following information:
Technical specialism and years in specialism.
Current Curriculum Vitae, indicating relevant personnel and technical skills, academic qualifications, experience in similar projects.
Qualifications in technical field.
Names of at least three (3) referees with contact information (address or email address).
Successful applicants who pass the minimum technical score will be registered on the TAF Service Provider Database and will then be invited to participate in TAF procurement based on their registered technical specialisms and qualifications.
This is an open REOI, however, to ensure prompt registration please contact procurement@tradeadvocacyfund.com for a copy of the PQQ by 29.2.2012 at 17:00 hours GMT and mention TAF Service Provider Database.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 6.3.2012. Completion 30.9.2013

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:
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: Crown Agents now invite eligible consultants and organisations to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants and organisations will be required to submit a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) which will include the information below indicating that they are qualified to perform the services. Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification.
The PQQ will require Consultancy Firms to include the following information:
Full contact details for head office and regional offices.
Core business and years in business.
Qualifications in technical field.
Technical and managerial organisation of the firm.
General qualifications, pen portraits and number of key staff (abridged CVs of no more than two pages may be attached as an appendix).
Financial stability (3 years audited accounts).
Details of corporate registration.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Financial stability (3 years audited accounts).
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Core business and years in business.
Qualifications in technical field.
Technical and managerial organisation of the firm.
General qualifications, pen portraits and number of key staff (abridged CVs of no more than two pages may be attached as an appendix.
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
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

5.3.2012
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:28.2.2012