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Title: PO 8295 — Strengthening the Use of Evidence for Development Impact
Published by: Department for International Development (DFID)
Publication Date: 29/06/2018
Deadline Date: 13/08/2018
Deadline Time: 14:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

The programme will provide a maximum budget of 17 000 000 GBP over 5 years to increase the use of evidence by policymakers in three DFID partner countries. This will contribute to more efficient and effective decision-making by partner governments. In recent years there has been significant international investment in high-quality research (including that funded by DFID and HMG) that can inform how best to reduce poverty in developing countries. However, the generation of research alone is insufficient to lead to improved development outcomes. Currently, there is limited demand for and use of data and evidence by policymakers in many DFID partner countries. This represents a missed opportunity to accelerate countries’ transition from aid by using evidence, data and analysis to establish the most cost-effective policies and programmes for poverty reduction. Strengthening the Use of Evidence for Development Impact (SEDI) will address key constraints to the use of evidence in government institutions of three partner countries (which will be confirmed during inception in coordination with DFID country offices). It will combine several approaches:

i) targeted capacity development for individuals and organisations;

ii) politically smart technical assistance and evidence brokering to support government institutions to use evidence.

SEDI will support selected bilateral DFID programmes to better meet their objectives by strengthening how related partner government institutions use sector specific evidence. SEDI interventions will contribute to increased use of rigorous evidence in three countries with benefits for citizens, partner governments and the UK.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Department for International Development

UKM95

Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road

East Kilbride

G758EA

UK

Contact person: Pauline Walsh

E-mail: pauline-walsh@dfid.gov.uk

NUTS: 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.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 sent electronically to:

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: International Development Aid

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

PO 8295 — Strengthening the Use of Evidence for Development Impact

Reference number: 8295

II.1.2) Main CPV code

75211200

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

SEDI will support selected bilateral DFID programmes to better meet their objectives by strengthening how related partner government institutions use sector specific evidence. SEDI interventions will contribute to increased use of rigorous evidence in three countries with benefits for citizens, partner governments and the UK.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 17 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM95

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The programme will provide a maximum budget of 17 000 000 GBP over 5 years to increase the use of evidence by policymakers in three DFID partner countries. This will contribute to more efficient and effective decision-making by partner governments. In recent years there has been significant international investment in high-quality research (including that funded by DFID and HMG) that can inform how best to reduce poverty in developing countries. However, the generation of research alone is insufficient to lead to improved development outcomes. Currently, there is limited demand for and use of data and evidence by policymakers in many DFID partner countries. This represents a missed opportunity to accelerate countries’ transition from aid by using evidence, data and analysis to establish the most cost-effective policies and programmes for poverty reduction. Strengthening the Use of Evidence for Development Impact (SEDI) will address key constraints to the use of evidence in government institutions of three partner countries (which will be confirmed during inception in coordination with DFID country offices). It will combine several approaches:

i) targeted capacity development for individuals and organisations;

ii) politically smart technical assistance and evidence brokering to support government institutions to use evidence.

SEDI will support selected bilateral DFID programmes to better meet their objectives by strengthening how related partner government institutions use sector specific evidence. SEDI interventions will contribute to increased use of rigorous evidence in three countries with benefits for citizens, partner governments and the UK.

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: 17 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

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

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:

List and brief description of conditions:

Mandatory and discretionary exclusion, economic and financial standing, technical and professional ability,UN Global Compact, modern slavery act 2015 requirements, minimum insurance requirements, tenderer's past performance, effective policies and procedures, 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 in document in the tender documentation. A tenderer must meet the selection criterion 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 criterion will not proceed further in this competition. The contract will be governed by English Law. 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. Legal form to be taken by the grouping of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded — Joint and several liabilities. DFID reserves the right to require joint ventures to form a single legal entity.

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.2) Conditions related to the contract

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.1.8) Information about 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 210-436196

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 13/08/2018

Local time: 14:00

IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 04/09/2018

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

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)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Gerry O'Connor, Department for International Development

Eaglesham Road

East Kilbride

G75 8EA

UK

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Gerry O'Connor, Department for International Development

Eaglesham Road

East Kilbride

G75 8EA

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

26/06/2018


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
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Main Contact: pauline-walsh@dfid.gov.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

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