Services - 102325-2017

18/03/2017    S55

United Kingdom-East Kilbride: Foreign economic-aid-related services

2017/S 055-102325

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department for International Development, Procurement
Postal address: Eaglesham Road
Town: East Kilbride
NUTS code: UKM38 South Lanarkshire
Postal code: G75 8EA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ali Stevenson
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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

Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) Phase 2.

Reference number: PO7934
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75211200 Foreign economic-aid-related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

DFID have now prepared a new programme of support to the SADC Water Sector under their Regional Strategic Action Plan IV on Integrated Water Resources Management (2016 - 2020). This has 2 components — a capacity building and information strengthening component primarily delivered by GIZ in close collaboration with the SADC Water Division, and a second phase of the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF).

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: 29 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM38 South Lanarkshire
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

DFID has engaged in Transboundary Water Management and Development in Southern Africa since 2008 and scaled that support up in 2012. The objectives of the previous phase of support were to:

1. Establish and strengthen River Basin Organisations (RBOs) and other regional institutions with a mandate to manage shared water resources; 2. Improve the collection, sharing and dissemination of hydrological data (e.g. on flood risk or water quality) 3. Plan, design, mobilise finance for, and build small-scale and strategic water infrastructure.

DFID's iTo appoint a Service Provider to manage a component of DFID Southern Africa's support to Transboundary Water Resource Management in Southern Africa — the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility Phase 2 (CRIDF II). The Service Provider will: Take responsibility for the overall programme and financial management of CRIDF II, including the accurate pricing and budgeting of selected projects and activities.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical criteria / Weighting: 60
Cost criterion - Name: Commercial criteria / Weighting: 40
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.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without prior publication
  • No tenders or no suitable tenders/requests to participate in response to open procedure
  • Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority and in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the directive

The Department for International Development intends to enter into a Negotiation without Prior Publication.

The open procedure published on 21.11.2016 was conducted and resulted in one bid submitted. Subsequently, the lead contractor within has voluntarily withdrawn involvement from this live procurement leaving no potential implementing partner to implement CRIDF Phase II. In light of this, the bid submitted is therefore no longer suitable in response to the open procedure published. This subsequent withdrawal has resulted from events unforeseeable by The Department for International Development.

A gap in construction of works would lead to the likely failure to complete on-going infrastructure projects resulting in a significant reduction in the number of beneficiaries, significant reputational damage with a wide range of implementing partners, contractors, supporting SADC governments and other stakeholders. To ensure continuity of supply and to ensure safe transition of projects, CRIDFII requires to be implemented with extreme urgency.

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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 163-294428

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
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
Official name: WYG
Town: Nottingham
NUTS code: UKF14 Nottingham
Postal code: NG15 0ED
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 29 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 29 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract/lot/concession is likely to be subcontracted

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Gerry O'Connor, Department for International Development
Postal address: Eaglesham Road
Town: East Kilbride
Postal code: G75 8EA
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Gerry O'Connor, Department for International Development
Postal address: Eaglesham Road
Town: East Kilbride
Postal code: G75 8EA
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: