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The Nepal country office of the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) has launched a new programme to support Nepalese youth to access gainful employment in Nepal or through migration. DFID Nepal is now seeking the services ...

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
Glasgow
G75 8EA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Emma Gannon
Telephone: +44 1355843701
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.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
Other activity: international development

Section II: Object

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

DFID Nepal Skills for Employment Programme (SEP).

Reference number: 8042
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75211200
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Nepal country office of the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) has launched a new programme to support Nepalese youth to access gainful employment in Nepal or through migration. DFID Nepal is now seeking the services of Suppliers to implement the Programme. The contract will be awarded for a period of 4 years (maximum available budget - 17 000 000 GBP) - with the option to extend for up to 24 months (with a maximum available indicative budget for the extension period of 8 500 000 GBP), dependent upon the requirement and at DFID's discretion - and will comprise of a 5-month Inception Phase, nineteen-month Pilot Phase and a 2 year Scale Up Phase. There will be break points after both the Inception phase and after the Pilot Phase.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 25 500 000.00 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 Nepal country office of the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) has launched a new programme to support Nepalese youth to access gainful employment in Nepal or through migration.

The Impact Statement is ‘More productive and equitable vocational skills and migration systems improving the livelihoods of poor Nepalis’.

The Outcome Statement is ‘Young people, especially women and disadvantaged groups gainfully employed with higher wages and improved working conditions’.

Essentially the project is to contribute equally to the following three areas of Impact:

- Job-rich transformational growth: it will contribute to an increase in the share of GDP by 2030 in key sectors for structural transformation (manufacturing, high value services such as tourism and ICT, commercial agriculture and hydro power) by making these sectors more competitive for export through filling skills gaps.

- Holding pattern growth: the majority of Nepalis will remain dependent on the informal sector and migration for a long time to come, so the project will also contribute to increasing jobs, productivity and incomes in the informal sector and migrant work.

- Leave no one behind: youth are expected to be a major beneficiary of the programme and their specific targeting will be developed during the inception phase. The project will support women and other disadvantaged groups to access both formal sector and informal sector jobs at home and abroad.

The overall programme needs to reach at least 100 000 Nepalis. Within the two components being tendered in this TOR, the interventions should reach at least 90 000 (45 000 from the Skills Strengthening Component and 45 000 from the Migration Component) and ensure that either their income or productivity rises on average by at least 20 % attributable to the project. At least 50 % of beneficiaries for the skills component and 33 % of beneficiaries for the migration component should be women and at least 40 % of beneficiaries across both components should be from disadvantaged groups.

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: 25 500 000.00 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
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract will be awarded with the option to extend for a maximum period of up to 24 months (the maximum available indicative budget for the extension period will be £8.5 million, inclusive of all applicable taxes).

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:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: See document PO 8042 ‘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:
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: 21/09/2017
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 06/11/2017
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:
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:
17/08/2017