Wealth Creation Framework Agreement

Wealth Creation Framework Agreement

The Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking to appoint a panel of pre-qualified suppliers to deliver Wealth Creation services under a framework agreement.

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

2012/S 109-181546

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road,
Contact point(s): Fiona Ross and Sarah Leitch
G75 8EA East Kilbride
Telephone: +44 1355843766
E-mail: f-ross@dfid.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

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

Economic and financial affairs
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:

Wealth Creation Framework Agreement.
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

Framework agreement with several operators
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0,0 and 600 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking to appoint a panel of pre-qualified suppliers to deliver Wealth Creation services under a framework agreement. DFID’s absolute commitment to wealth creation and poverty reduction includes empowering girls and women, fighting and coping with climate change, helping recovery from conflict and natural disasters, greater transparency and more use of evidence and independent evaluation. The framework agreement for Wealth Creation services will be a multiple supplier framework designed to enable the procurement of technical assistance for components of DFID bilateral programmes. The geographic scope of the Framework Agreement is global and will include the 28 priority countries in Asia and Africa in which DFID has a bilateral programme. It will include the following lots; Lot A – Economic Policy, Trade and Regional Integration; Lot B – Rural Economic Development, Livelihoods & Natural Resources; Lot C – Infrastructure; Lot D – Financial Sector Development; Lot E – Private Sector Development and Market Development; Lot F – Investment Climate Reform Full details of the services are in the terms of reference. It is anticipated that the framework agreement will begin in November 2012 and operate for an initial 2 year period with the option for 2 further one year extensions subject to ongoing need. DFID will accept bids from consortia for this work.
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: yes
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: This framework will operate for an initial 2 year period with the option of 2 further extensions of one year each, subject to on-going need.
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: 24 (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:
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
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: There will be a minimum of 5 suppliers per lot.
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 and approach. Weighting 0

2. Quality of key personnel. Weighting 0

3. Value for money. Weighting 0

4. Methodology for client service provision. Weighting 0

5. Innovation in service performance. Weighting 0

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

6.7.2012 – 12:00
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 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

Additional information can be found at http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Working-with-DFID/Procurement/DFID-portal/ using the PQQ guidance available. Draft Terms of Reference and background documents can also be found at this website address. DFID programme staff should not be contacted directly. All correspondence should be directed to the contract officer via the portal. Following assessment of pre-qualification questionnaires, DFID will invite short listed applicants to submit full technical and commercial proposals and inform applicants not short-listed that they are unsuccessful. Prices are not required at pre-qualification stage. When required, pricing must be in Sterling and payments under the contract will be made in Sterling. The contract will be governed by English law. DFID reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not award a contract. From 1.4.2001, all UK development assistance has been fully untied which allows suppliers from anywhere in the world to bid for DFID contracts. Where circumstances require further extensions beyond the original contract duration/agreed extensions DFID will consider doing so by means of the Negotiated Procedure where necessary conditions can be met. Contract officer email: f-ross@dfid.gov.uk or sarah-leitch@dfid.gov.uk.

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

Lee Ferguson
Abercrombie House
G75 8EA East Kilbride
E-mail: l-ferguson@dfid.gov.uk

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:6.6.2012