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DFID is seeking a supplier to deliver DFID Lebanon's Support to RACE II Formal Education Programme (SR2). One component of this programme will be a demand driven technical assistance package for the Ministry of Education and Higher ...

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: Ross McGarry
Telephone: +44 1355843228
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM95

Internet address(es):

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

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 electronically via: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/
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
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Support to Reaching All Children through Education II (RACE II) Formal Education Programme - Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

Reference number: 7981
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75211200
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

DFID is seeking a supplier to deliver DFID Lebanon's Support to RACE II Formal Education Programme (SR2).

One component of this programme will be a demand driven technical assistance package for the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE). DFID will procure a supplier capable of delivering strategic, politically astute, macro-level technical and delivery advice.

DFID is looking for a lean team of best in class international and national experts with a track record in tackling barriers to system level change in education. DFID expects this to comprise of national and international experts with proficiency in Arabic, English and French.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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:

DFID is seeking a supplier to deliver DFID Lebanon's Support to RACE II Formal Education Programme (SR2).

As a result of the crisis in Syria, Lebanon hosts 1 020 000 Syrian registered refugees within its borders.[1] Of these, 488 000 are children of school and pre-school age (3-18 years old). The population of Syrian refugees into Lebanon has dramatically increased the demand on the public education system. The system was limited even prior to the crisis, with only 30 per cent of Lebanese children (275 000) estimated to be attending public schools, and the remainder mainly attending private schools. In this context, the Government of Lebanon (GoL) initially launched the ‘Reaching All Children with Education’ (RACE) plan (2014-2016) to provide Syrian refugee and vulnerable Lebanese school-aged children (3-18 years) affected by the Syria crisis with access to quality learning opportunities in safe and protective environments. GoL has shown exceptional political leadership on integrating refugees into the national education system through the RACE plan, and achieved strong results on the ground in the 2015/16 enrolment campaign with almost 200 000 Syrian children enrolled in formal schools (of which 149 000 were supported by donors). This was achieved while increasing enrolment of vulnerable Lebanese by making public education fully fee-free for the first time.

The SR2 programme, recently approved by DFID Ministers, will support public sector education service delivery and the strengthening of the formal education system in line with the Government of Lebanon's second Reaching All Children with Education (RACE II) strategy, which focuses on equitable access, enhanced quality and strengthened systems.

One component of this programme will be a demand driven technical assistance package for the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE). DFID will procure a supplier capable of delivering strategic, politically astute, macro-level technical and delivery advice.

DFID is looking for a lean team of best in class international and national experts with a track record in tackling barriers to system level change in education. DFID expects this to comprise of national and international experts with proficiency in Arabic, English and French. The team will need to support MEHE across RACE II delivery needs, providing ongoing technical expertise on areas such as:

- Education strategic planning and scenario planning (short, medium and long-term),

- Institutional development and governance,

- Public financial management,

- Data performance systems,

- Managing partnerships with the private sector and non-state actors and identifying viable opportunities for innovation in the sector.

In addition, the supplier will also need to be able to procure and manage more discrete, specialist areas of technical assistance, with an ability to flex to meet the demands of MEHE and emerging priorities in the sector. Examples of discrete specialist needs include key aspects of curriculum reform and teacher workforce management.

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: 8 700 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

This contract may be extended by up to 18 months in duration. The indicative advertised value is reflective of any potential extension period.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the 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
Open 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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 036-066010
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 18/09/2017
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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
Date: 18/09/2017
Local time: 14:00

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Gerry O'Connor
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom
E-mail:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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:
07/08/2017