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28/04/2017    S83

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

2017/S 083-162112

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Procurement
Postal address: Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
Town: East Kilbride
Postal code: G75 8EA
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Colette Weir
E-mail: c-weir@dfid.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development

Address of the buyer profile: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/self service
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.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Global Mine Action Programme Phase II.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
South Lanarkshire.

NUTS code UKM38 South Lanarkshire

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
This is a Prior Information Notice (PIN) only Subject to Business Case approval, the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) will be seeking Partners / Suppliers to provide the following services in support of DFID Demining Programme from April 2018. We intend to start the tender process later this year with the new contract(s) to be in place by early 2018. It is envisaged that the programme will run for up to 2 years. There are key work areas which link together to ensure effective delivery of the programme. These elements are essential to implement UK priorities for humanitarian mine action: 1. Deliver a programme which could constitute three separate windows, including a strategic delivery window, a call down facility for fragile states and a window to deliver research for innovative service delivery; 2. Demonstrate the operational capability to manage large scale demining operations which deliver value for money and innovative service delivery; undertaken in close coordination with the National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) or relevant coordinating body; 3. Integrate mine risk education into clearance activities to reduce the threat to groups including but not limited to; local communities, internally displaced people and cross border traders; 4. Incorporate capacity building of NMAA to ensure authorities can develop legislation, regulation, quality information management systems and effective coordination mechanisms for demining implementers, depending on need; 5. Implement the UK priorities for humanitarian mine action in countries which could include but are not limited to Somalia, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Burma (Myanmar), Angola, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Afghanistan; 6. Mainstream gender within all mine action operations to deliver gender sensitive programming; and 7. Work with DFID to develop strong mine action communication tools using social media, print and television. This programme will form part of the UK's 100 000 000 GBP commitment on demining. It could include work in pre-determined countries plus additional countries in a flexible response to crises and emergencies as required. A Partners / Suppliers Early Market Engagement (EME) / Information Day is planned to take place on Wednesday 10.5.2017 at 11:30 to 13:30 in the Department for International Development, London. During the EME / Information Day DFID will: i) Present the theory of change for the mine action programme; ii) Present a programme structure for discussion; iii) Seek market guidance on cost drivers, commercial risk etc.; and iv) Provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. There will be time available at the end of the event for networking and an attendance list will be circulated after the event. Suppliers interested in attending the event should register on the DFID Portal: (https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/). Please use this link to Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9BRTJZF to provide the additional information required and the names and contact information for a maximum of 2 individuals who wish to attend the event. Initially the first person named per organisation will receive confirmation of a place at the event but, if space is available, the second named person may also receive an invite. We are happy to receive questions, comments and suggestions in advance, which can be uploaded to the DFID Portal using the Dialogue / Clarifications button. We will provide responses at the event, but will not disclose the source of these when responding. This event will also be announced on Twitter. If you are interested in attending this event, you must register by 12:00 (Noon — BST) Friday 5.5.2017. Only suppliers who pre-register in this way will have security clearance to attend the event. Confirmation of places at the event will be made as soon as possible after registration. Final formal confirmation will be issued by 12:00 noon on Monday 8.5.2017. The DFID Portal will be the main communication channel moving forward.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75211200 Foreign economic-aid-related services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
1.4.2018
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a Prior Information Notice (PIN) Only Subject to Business Case approval, the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) will be seeking Partners / Suppliers to provide the following services in support of DFID Demining Programme from April 2018. We intend to start the tender process later this year with the new contract(s) to be in place by early 2018. It is envisaged that the programme will run for up to 2 years. There are key work areas which link together to ensure effective delivery of the programme. These elements are essential to implement UK priorities for humanitarian mine action: 1. Deliver a programme which could constitute 3 separate windows, including a strategic delivery window, a call down facility for fragile states and a window to deliver research for innovative service delivery; 2. Demonstrate the operational capability to manage large scale demining operations which deliver value for money and innovative service delivery; undertaken in close coordination with the National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) or relevant coordinating body; 3. Integrate mine risk education into clearance activities to reduce the threat to groups including but not limited to; local communities, internally displaced people and cross border traders; 4. Incorporate capacity building of NMAA to ensure authorities can develop legislation, regulation, quality information management systems and effective coordination mechanisms for demining implementers, depending on need; 5. Implement the UK priorities for humanitarian mine action in countries which could include but are not limited to Somalia, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Burma (Myanmar), Angola, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Afghanistan; 6. Mainstream gender within all mine action operations to deliver gender sensitive programming; and 7. Work with DFID to develop strong mine action communication tools using social media, print and television. This programme will form part of the UK's 100 000 000 GBP commitment on demining. It could include work in pre-determined countries plus additional countries in a flexible response to crises and emergencies as required. A Partners / Suppliers Early Market Engagement (EME) / Information Day is planned to take place on Wednesday 10.5.2017 at 11:30 to 13.30 in the Department for International Development, London. During the EME / Information Day DFID will: i) Present the theory of change for the mine action programme; ii) Present a programme structure for discussion; iii) Seek market guidance on cost drivers, commercial risk etc.; and iv) Provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. There will be time available at the end of the event for networking and an attendance list will be circulated after the event. Suppliers interested in attending the event should register on the DFID Portal: (https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/). Please use this link to Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9BRTJZF to provide the additional information required and the names and contact information for a maximum of 2 individuals who wish to attend the event. Initially the first person named per organisation will receive confirmation of a place at the event but, if space is available, the second named person may also receive an invite. We are happy to receive questions, comments and suggestions in advance, which can be uploaded to the DFID Portal using the Dialogue / Clarifications button. We will provide responses at the event, but will not disclose the source of these when responding. This event will also be announced on Twitter. If you are interested in attending this event, you must register by 12:00 (Noon — BST) Friday 5.5.2017. Only suppliers who pre-register in this way will have security clearance to attend the event. Confirmation of places at the event will be made as soon as possible after registration. Final formal confirmation will be issued by 12:00 noon on Monday 8.5.2017. The DFID Portal will be the main communication channel moving forward.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26.4.2017