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Objective The goal of the Delivering Effective Health Services Research Programme will be to produce high quality evidence that improves the health of the poorest in developing countries. The supplier will be to deliver new knowledge ...

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Department for International Development
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Graham
Telephone: +44 1355843909
E-mail:
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.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

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

Communicable Diseases - Health Service Delivery Research Programme.

Reference number: 8043
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73110000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Objective

The goal of the Delivering Effective Health Services Research Programme will be to produce high quality evidence that improves the health of the poorest in developing countries. The supplier will be to deliver new knowledge about how to deliver basic curative and preventative health services across health care programmes.

Recipient

The recipient of the outputs of the programme is the global development community. As such, the research outputs will be global public goods, to be used to shape international health policy. Specific users of the information generated are likely to include: developing country governments; ministries of development in OECD countries; international organisations, such as the WHO and civil society groups concerned with health and health service delivery issues.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP
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 intends to award a contract for delivery of research services to provide new knowledge about how to deliver basic curative and preventative health services across different health care programmes. Operational research is particularly needed to inform and strengthen basic health services at the district and primary care level. We especially need more evidence on how to deliver and sustain services in fragile and post-conflict states, where systems are weak and governments less able to offer and sustain essential services. The research should also address the social, gender related, economic and behavioural factors behind successful programme implementation. We welcome a focus on health services for communicable disease control (e.g. malaria, TB and neglected tropical diseases) because these will remain a priority focus for DFID

The supplier will create robust new knowledge, and will be expected to play an important role in synthesising existing knowledge. Particular emphasis will be placed on ensuring that research addresses questions that have clear operational relevance. This does not preclude the kinds of conceptual and theoretical work that can underpin good policy making. It does require, however, that the proposed research question is sensitive to the current and anticipated needs of policy makers, politicians and communities, and able to demonstrate this in their work. There will be a strong practical focus on what has and has not worked and on where, why and how. The supplier will extract key lessons and implications for DFID, Her Majesty's Government and national international actors more widely.

The supplier will also focus on the uptake of relevant research findings. For example, innovative partnerships that support multi-media communication, and facilitate access to key policy forums will be strongly welcomed.

The supplier will operate in ways that strengthen the capacity of southern researchers and institutions and that stimulate and give profile to southern-led research initiatives.

II.2.5)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
Criterion: Technical / Weighting: 80
Criterion: Commercial / Weighting: 20
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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 IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive
Explanation:

As this Contract is for the purpose of delivery of research services for which the benefits do not solely accrue to the Contracting Authority, the Department For International Development is using Regulation 14 (Research and Development Services) exclusion as provided for in the PCR 2015. This regulation allows for DFID not to apply a full public procurement process.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
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

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
11/08/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKE42
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 2 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract/lot/concession is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 70 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

Delivery of research and monitoring and evaluation activities.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
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:
15/08/2017