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19/04/2014    S78    Services - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

India-New Delhi: Foreign economic-aid-related services

2014/S 078-137982

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Department for International Development (DFID)
Postal address: B-28 Tara Crescent, Qutab Institutional Area
Town: New Delhi
Postal code: 110016
Country: India
For the attention of: Siddharth Dasgupta
Telephone: +91 1142793335
Fax: +91 1126529296

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Providing Technical Assistance Support for Implementation of Odisha Urban Infrastructure Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: South Lanarkshire.

NUTS code UKM38

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The goal of Odisha Support to Urban Infrastructure (OSUI) is ‘enhanced coverage and quality of basic amenities for urban poor'. The outcome of OSUI is ‘urban department and municipalities able to leverage domestic and external investments for improved, equitable and climate resilient urban basic services in Odisha'. Outcome indicators are:(i) Domestic resource mobilisation: Own source revenue increase in six target cities/towns in target para-statals.(ii) Economic development: five Public Private Partnership (PPP) deals entered into and reaching financial closure in urban basic services(iii) Water and sanitation: additional people access improved drinking water sources and improved sanitation facility in target cities directly attributable to OSUI. DFID's support to OSUI requires technical and management support to Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD), Government of Odisha (GoO) and 13 implementing agencies in Odisha for implementation of OSUI.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
For detailed Scope of Work please refer the Terms of Reference on DFID Supplier Portal.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The TA support is likely to be commissioned by 1.8.2014 and the team is expected to be mobilised by 1.9.2014 (tentative). The contract will be for a period 24 months. Depending on on-ground requirement, performance of the OUTAST resource availability, and policy priorities of GoO and DFID in 2017, an extension further 24 months may be considered. Where circumstances require further extension beyond this, DFID will consider doing so by means of a Negotiated Procedure.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
The contract will be governed by English Law. Prices are not required at the PQQ 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 and not award the contract. Suppliers will be required to pre-finance the assignment, claiming reimbursement in arrears.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and several liabilities.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer "PO 6665 PQQ Supplier Information and Instructions.doc".
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: Refer "PO 6665 PQQ Supplier Information and Instructions.doc".
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Quality of personnel. Weighting 55

2. Methodology, including use/numbers of days input. Weighting 15

3. Commercial. Weighting 30

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
16.5.2014 - 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

Responses to this Pre-Qualification Questionnaire must be submitted via DFID portal The Terms of reference can be found here. The PQQ response should not be more than 8-10 pages inclusive of all questions. Following assessment of the PQQs, DFID will invite shortlisted applicants to submit full Technical and Commercial Proposals. Unsuccessful applicants will be informed before the issue of Invitation to Tender (ITT). Programme staff should not be contacted directly. The contract will span a period of 24 months. There will be a possibility of further 24 months subject to a satisfactory performance of the selected service provider, resource availability and priorities of DFID. Where circumstances require further extension beyond the original contract duration/agreed extensions, DFID will consider doing so by means of the negotiated procedure. The contract will be governed by English law. From 1.4.2001, all UK development assistance has been fully united, which allows suppliers from anywhere in the world to bid for DFID contracts.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: John McGhie
Postal address: DFID, Abercombie House, Eaglesham Road
Town: East Kilbride
Postal code: G75 8EA
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: