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

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
General public services
Type: 
Contract notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 007-011072

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: LS Nagarajan
G75 8EA East Kilbride
United Kingdom
E-mail: ls-nagarajan@dfid.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: 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:
Service Provider for implementing DFID Nepal Safer Schools Project.

II.1.2)

Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related 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 scaling up its efforts to build resilience to natural disasters and climate change in Nepal. This Terms of Reference is for a supplier to implement DFID's Nepal Safer Schools Project (NSSP). The programme is expected to run for 5 years, including a 4-month inception period in year 1, starting in early August 2017. The NSSP will have 3 main results areas in line with the Government of Nepal's commitments on safer schools in the School Sector Development Plan and Comprehensive School Safety Framework: — Output 1: Safer learning facilities, particularly through seismically-resilient retrofitting and rebuilding of school buildings; — Output 2: School-level disaster management and resilient education; and — Output 3: National-level technical assistance on safer learning facilities. The NSSP will be fully aligned with and contribute to the Government of Nepal's School Sector Development Plan (2016-2023) which includes a focus on School Safety and Disaster Risk Reduction. This project will focus on up to 4 districts in the Far and Mid-West, as well as at a national-level. A Steering Committee composed of officials from the Government of Nepal and DFID, will be established to oversee and strategically guide the NSSP. The total budget available for the NSSP is between 10 000 000 GBP and 12 000 000 GBP. DFID invites suppliers to set out how they will deliver the outputs set out in this Terms of Reference within the overall budget ceiling.

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:
As per Terms of Reference.

II.2.2)

Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: This assignment is expected to run for 5 years, including a 4-month inception period in year 1, starting in early August 2017. Any extension, for a period of up to 2 additional years, will be subject to project need, review recommendations, value for money, acceptable supplier performance to date and budget availability. If circumstances require further extension beyond the original contract duration, DFID will consider doing so by means of the negotiated procedure where necessary conditions can be met.

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:
The contract will be governed by English Law. Prices are not required at the PQQ stage, however, when required, prices must be quoted in GBP. All payments for the contract will be made in GBP Sterling. DFID reserves the right to annul the process and not 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:
Joint and several liabilities.

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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer Standard Selection Questionnaire Document Section 4.

III.2.3)

Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

Refer Standard Selection Questionnaire Document Section 6 and Section 8.5.

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 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Refer Standard Selection Questionnaire Document Section 4, 6, and 8.5.

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 30

2. Quality of Personnel. Weighting 35

3. Commercial. Weighting 25

4. Value for Money. Weighting 10

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:
7861

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no

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
8.2.2017 - 14:00

IV.3.5)

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
6.3.2017

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

Tender documents including draft terms of reference are available in our Supplier Portal. However, only Registered Suppliers can access these documents. Details on Supplier Portal and guidance to register can be found in: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development/about/procurement/. Standard Selection Questionnaire (SSQ) should be sent via the DFID portal, https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/ using the SSQ guidance available. DFID Programme staff should not be contacted directly. Following assessment of SSQ, DFID will invite shortlisted applicants to submit full technical and commercial proposals and will provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants. This assignment is expected to run for 5 years, including a 4-month inception period in year 1, starting in early August 2017. Any extension, for a period of up to 2 additional years, will be subject to project need, review recommendations, value for money, acceptable supplier performance to date and budget availability. If circumstances require further extension beyond the original contract duration, DFID will consider doing so by means of the negotiated procedure where necessary conditions can be met. 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.

VI.4)

Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures

Department for International Development
Abercombie House, Eaglesham Road
G75 8EA East Kilbride
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1355843643

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:
9.1.2017