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

Agency: TED
State:
Level of Government: State & Local
Category:
  • V - Transportation, Travel and Relocation Services
Opps ID: NBD00003519422559080
Posted Date: Oct 7, 2017
Due Date: Nov 10, 2017
Solicitation No: 396161-2017
Source: Members Only
07/10/2017 S193 - - Services - Contract notice - Restricted procedure

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

2017/S 193-396161

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses
Department for International Development
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Marie Skinner
Telephone: +44 1355843841
E-mail: m-skinner@dfid.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM95

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development/about/procurement/

I.2) Joint procurement
I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5) Main activity
Other activity: development services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title:

Africa Clean Energy Programme ? ACE.

Reference number: PO 7950
II.1.2) Main CPV code
75211200
II.1.3) Type of contract
Services
II.1.4) Short description:

The Africa Clean Energy (ACE) Business programme will catalyse a market-based approach for private sector delivery of high quality solar home system (SHS) products and services. This will lead to improved energy access for people and communities in sub-Saharan Africa currently without modern energy, with an emphasis on poor people and marginalised groups.

The ACE Business programme focuses exclusively on developing a market for individual solar home systems (this includes multiple lighting solar kits). It does not include community-wide and larger mini-grids, for which other DFID programmes are providing assistance. It will also exclude single solar light sources, which have less potential than solar home systems to be transformational. Making solar home systems affordable for poorer people is an important focus for the programme. The programme will complement, not duplicate, DFID's existing programmes and related initiatives of other donors.

II.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 31 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2) Description
II.2.1) Title:
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM95
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:

The Technical Assistance (TA) and Knowledge Management Facility will support the implementation of policy, regulatory and other actions developed by the Energy Africa Compacts. These aim to improve the enabling environment for a market-based approach to private sector delivery of solar home system (SHS) products and services, by ensuring that the potential of off-grid solar energy to increase electricity access is recognised, and by helping governments to put in place appropriate policies and regulations, as well as other aspects of the broader enabling environment.

The TA and Knowledge Management Facility will also:

? Generate and disseminate knowledge on the success factors for, and benefits of, private sector delivery of off-grid solar energy across Africa.

? Coordinate activities across ACE Business interventions, including with other relevant donor initiatives to promote collaboration.

II.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 31 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 8
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14) Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation
III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Mandatory and discretionary exclusion, economic and financial standing, technical and professional ability, modern slavery act 2015 requirements, minimum insurance requirements, tenderers past performance, duty of care, international aid transparency initiative, acceptance of DFID terms and conditions, and DFID Supply Partner Code of Conduct, as outlined in document ? PO 7950 Africa Clean Energy (ACE) Selection Questionnaire (SQ) Supplier Information and Instructions

A Tenderer must meet the selection criterion in relation to reliability namely that DFID must be satisfied that

(i) the contracts on the list to be provided by the Tenderer have been satisfactorily performed in accordance with their terms or,

(ii) where that has not occurred, the reason or reasons why that has not occurred in relation to any such contract, will not recur in the performance of the contract to be awarded.

A Tenderer that fails to meet this selection criterion will not proceed further in this competition.

The contract will be governed by English Law. Prices are not required at the initial selection stage (SSQ),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 at any point and not award the contract.

Legal form to be taken by the grouping of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded ? Joint and several liabilities. DFID reserves the right to require joint ventures to form a single legal entity.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Selection Criteria as detailed in Procurement Documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Minimum requirements as detailed in Procurement Documents.

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Selection Criteria as detailed in Procurement Documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Minimum requirements as detailed in Procurement Documents.

III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts
III.2) Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1) Information about a particular profession
III.2.2) Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4) Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 10/11/2017
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 07/12/2017
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
VI.3) Additional information:

The Authority expressly reserves the right

(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.

Procurement documents can be accessed through the DFID Supplier portal ( https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/ )

VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Gerry O'Connor, Department for International Development
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom
VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
Gerry O'Connor, Department for International Development
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom
VI.4.3) Review procedure
VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:
05/10/2017
TI Title United Kingdom-East Kilbride: Foreign economic-aid-related services
ND Document number 396161-2017
PD Publication date 07/10/2017
OJ OJ S 193
TW Place EAST KILBRIDE
AU Authority name Department for International Development
OL Original language EN
HD Heading - - Services - Contract notice - Restricted procedure
CY Country UK
AA Type of authority 1 - Ministry or any other national or federal authority
HA EU Institution -
DS Document sent 05/10/2017
DT Deadline 10/11/2017
NC Contract 4 - Services
PR Procedure 2 - Restricted procedure
TD Document 3 - Contract notice
RP Regulation 5 - European Union, with participation of GPA countries
PC CPV code 75211200 - Foreign economic-aid-related services
OC Original CPV code 75211200 - Foreign economic-aid-related services
RC NUTS code UKM95
IA Internet address (URL) https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development/
DI Directive Public procurement Directive 2014/24/EU

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