Services - 221442-2018

24/05/2018    S97    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-London: Financial consultancy services

2018/S 097-221442

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Department for International Trade
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

International Project Finance Advisory Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Financial consultancy services. This Notice is to inform potential providers that UK Export Finance (UKEF) will be seeking the provision of consultants for a Project Finance framework. When required, consultants will need to perform risk analysis and provide general financial/structuring advice and financial modelling. The services will be provided in relation to actual or prospective project finance transactions in respect of which UKEF support has been requested. Projects could be in a variety of business sectors but predominantly involve Infrastructure, Petrochemicals, Oil and Gas, Metals and Mining and renewables.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

UK Export Finance (UKEF) will be looking to establish a framework for the provision of Project Finance Advisers. For each new project, a scope of work will be agreed and a mini-tender will be competed using this Framework. The general scope for each project will be:

1) advice in relation to structuring and negotiating: provide advice and assistance regarding the structuring and negotiation of the financial terms and conditions of the project finance transaction, including the provision of recommendations for debt sizing, loan covenants, security structure and loan tenor, such that the Project can be considered for credit approval by UKEF;

2) assessment of the viability of the Project: assessment of the viability of the Project, with a particular emphasis on financial risks, in the form of an initial findings report and an updated final report;

3) the Initial Findings Report: a report setting out the Consultant’s initial assessment of the financial viability of the Project, identifying issues that need to be addressed with the sponsors of the Project, or other parties, in order to make the Project financially viable. This will include sensitivity analysis with the project’s financial model;

4) the Final Report: a updated report produced in time for credit approval which gives the Consultant’s final view of the Project and risks;

5) presentation of the Reports: the Consultant shall make separate presentations to UKEF of its findings in respect of each of the Initial Findings Report and the Final Report at such time and place as requested by UKEF.

Please note that tenderers should be able to demonstrate the following capability and experience:

1) experience in working with Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) on Project Finance transactions;

2) experience of international Project Financing work including financial structuring, modelling and analysis;

3) experience across 2 or more sectors including upstream oil and gas, refineries, petrochemicals, nuclear, power and telecommunications.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This Notice is for information only. The official Contracts Notice will be published shortly. To express and interest in the procurement, please email

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: