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Support to Anti-corruption (ACORN) programme in Nigeria.

Prior information notice


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: Ian Bell
G75 8EA East Kilbride
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1355843346

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Support to Anti-corruption (ACORN) programme in Nigeria.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
South Lanarkshire.

NUTS code UKM38

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
In support of DFID Nigeria's Business Plan (2016-2020), DFID is seeking a service provider to deliver its Support to Anti-corruption (ACORN) programme. The selected service provider will be expected to deliver 2 of the programme's outputs over the course of 5 years (2017 -2022). The programme will support Nigerian partners to reduce corruption as a result of stronger incentives not to loot government resources. ACORN is a critical part of DFID Nigeria's enhanced approach to tackling corruption, which works to ensure spaces and incentives for corruption are addressed throughout Nigeria's poverty reduction system. The programme will also complement other DFID Nigeria anti-corruption programmes aimed at reducing corruption from oil revenues; reducing corruption in service delivery by strengthening systems and deterring corruption, by greater emphasis on enforcement and punishment. It will leverage activities across HMG to deliver increased performance from lesson-learning and synergies. There are no separate lots for this for this programme as the Theory of Change hinges on the ability of the service provider to coordinate the 2 outputs to achieve success for the programme.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 12 500 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
The chosen OJEU procurement route will be confirmed after the Early Market Engagement (EME) event to be held in Abuja and London on 23.2.2017 and 28.2.2017. It is envisaged that the procurement process to select a suitable service provider will be completed by 30.6.2017. A contract notice will be issued on 13.3.2017 inviting suitably qualified and experienced bidders to participate in the procurement process for this programme. The Business Case,Terms of Reference and a summary of Questions and Answers at the EME event will be made available via DFID Supplier Portal at various times in the course of February 2017.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
The overall ACORN programme is a 20 000 000 GBP programme with 3 outputs to be delivered in 2 components. The first is a sanctions and evidence component which includes a flexible innovation fund. This component would be competitively tendered to a service provider. The second component is a society and social norms (civil society) component. This component will be implemented through accountable grants with civil society consortia. The supplier would be expected to work with the consortia of civil society were appropriate.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: