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DFID is launching a new programme: Sustainable Urban Economic Development Programme, DFID Kenya (SUED). The 4 programme outputs will be evidence of: (1) Facilitation of increased public-private financing for commercially bankable ...

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: Cheryl McKend
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM95

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Sustainable Urban Economic Development Programme, DFID Kenya.

Reference number: PO 7937
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75211200
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

DFID is launching a new programme: Sustainable Urban Economic Development Programme, DFID Kenya (SUED). The 4 programme outputs will be evidence of:

(1) Facilitation of increased public-private financing for commercially bankable climate-resilient infrastructure and value chain projects

(2) Town/county level business environment reforms,

(3) Improved town/county level capacity to design and deliver market-driven urban economic plans, and

(4) Generation, and substantive uptake, of knowledge and research on approaches to sustainable urban economic development.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 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:

1. The UK Department for International Development (DFID)‘s mission is to help eradicate poverty in the world's poorest countries. In Kenya, DFID is working to strengthen peace and security, build resilience, promote prosperity and tackle extreme poverty. As part of its expanding Sustainable Economic Development portfolio, DFID Kenya has designed a new Sustainable Urban Economic Development (SUED) Programme that aims to support emerging urban centres in Kenya to put in place sustainable urban economic plans; improve the investment climate

2. Kenya is the largest economy in East Africa and has managed to achieve 5.3 % annual growth over the last decade (currently at approximately 6 %). However, Kenya suffers from high levels of poverty and the World Bank estimates that to reduce the poverty headcount from 43 % (in 2005) to 15 % by 2030, Kenya's growth rate must rise to at least 6 %. Towns and cities are important for economic growth as higher population density allows for greater specialization and deeper markets, and makes infrastructure and business support services more cost effective. Kenya is currently rapidly urbanizing with an urban population that is expected to rise by over 50 % by 2030. However, poorly planned urbanisation can result in an array of poor informal settlements and population centres that are more vulnerable to environmental shocks.

Accordingly, DFID is supporting emerging urban centres in Kenya to put in place sustainable urban economic plans; improve the investment climate and draw in investment for key climate-resilient infrastructure and value chain projects. This will include integrating digital technologies to build "smart” towns/cities that improve the quality and performance of urban services and enable a better quality of life. Although the 3 major cities of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu along the Northern Corridor in Kenya contain 50 % of the country’s urban population, towns situated on secondary economic growth corridors linked to these centres are seeing the fastest population growth, with the urban population outside of Nairobi growing at 7.3 % a year. Supporting these smaller, faster growing, population centres also presents an excellent opportunity for achieving more balanced growth by focusing on areas which have historically been more marginalized, such as towns in North/Northern Eastern Kenya and Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) more generally.

3. The programme will be implemented by a:

(1) Managing Agent (prime contractor) providing programme management, technical oversight and coordination functions for a group of firms/specialists (subcontractors) comprising a:

a. urban economic planning firm,

b. investment climate firm,

c. investment firm, and

d. other capacity building specialists; and

(2) Complementary strategic partner, such as the World Bank, to carry out connected business environment work at the national level.

4. SUED is an entirely new programme and the 6 outcome level objectives will be evidence of:

(1) Substantial investment raised for key commercially bankable climate-resilient infrastructure and value chain projects, through which the components of the urban economic plans are realized,

(2) Policy and legislative changes completed, and those changes shown to have enabled greater private sector led growth,

(3) Well developed and tested capacity at the town level that will maintain key activities after the programme ends,

(4) Climate-resilient jobs being created,

(5) Rural areas being linked with larger markets that were previously difficult to reach, and

(6) The towns being poised for climate-resilient and sustainable growth.

The 4 programme outputs will be evidence of:

(1) Facilitation of increased public-private financing for commercially bankable climate-resilient infrastructure and value chain projects,

(2) Town/county level business environment reforms,

(3) Improved town/county level capacity to design and deliver market-driven urban economic plans, and.

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: 70 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Delivery of the full service will be for 60 months from the date of commencement. Up to 12 months will be allowed for programme design before full service delivery commences. The option to extend by up to 3 years will be included.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

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 statement of priorities and expectations / code of conduct, as outlined within the ‘Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ) Supplier Information and Instructions’. A tenderer must meet the selection critierion 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 criteria will not proceed further in this compeition.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Delivery of the full service will be (following a design period) for 60 months from the date of commencement. Up to 12 months will be allowed for programme design before full service delivery commences. The option to extend up to 3 years will be included.

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

The contract will be governed by English Law. Prices are not required at the 'Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ) 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 at any point and not award the contract.

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:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: See document PO 7937 ‘Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ) Supplier Information and Instructions’ for details.

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:

Refer to the Procurement Documents.

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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 236-430792
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/09/2017
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 10/10/2017
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
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Gerry O'Connor
Abercrombie House, 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