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08/07/2016    S130

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

2016/S 130-233715

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Procurement and Commercial Department
Postal address: Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
Town: East Kilbride
Country: United Kingdom

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:
Women's Integrated Sexual Health (WISH).
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) to advertise a supplier day only: publication and call for competition will be conducted one scope of work is fully defined and approved. No tender documents are available at this stage. Subject to Ministerial approval, DFID anticipates publishing a new competition opportunity in 2016 to implement the Women's Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme across Africa and Asia. This new programme would provide a comprehensive package of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), with a primary focus on increasing the number of additional Family Planning (FP) users according to the FP2020 definition, alongside reducing maternal mortality and improving access to safe abortion. The anticipated budget would be approximately 200 000 000 GBP (though this could be reduced or expanded in future). The programme: This programme would take an integrated approach to improving women's lives and promoting development by enhancing access to FP and SRHR services, influencing politics and governance and reducing death and injury from unsafe abortion. The programme would focus mainly in Africa, with a small proportion (maximum 8 %) of the budget available for delivery in Asia. Results should contribute significantly towards FP2020 targets, and WISH would be expected to support existing DFID programmes in this area. DFID is keen to explore new technologies in the delivery of this programme. The results of the new programme must include reaching at least 3 500 000 additional voluntary FP users in Africa and Asia by December 2020, including groups who find it harder to access SRHR. Countries under consideration in this programme are DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe, plus new countries with low contraceptive prevalence rates, including a focus on countries in the Sahel region. In Asia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, and Pakistan may be among the focus countries. DFID would be seeking delivery partners with significant experience changing social norms and behaviour around FP and SRHR and successful large-scale delivery experience in safe abortion, FP and health services in low income countries in Africa. The Early Market Engagement: DFID will be hosting two Early Market Engagement (EME) events to understand from interested parties what specific channels of delivery and geography are needed to meet targets within the current context; to elicit market views on the feasibility of the proposed delivery options; and to discuss risks, challenges and opportunities. DFID is also keen to understand the key commercial factors which will further develop this programme's delivery. The EMEs will take place in DFID, 22 Whitehall, London, between 10:00 and 13:30 on 19.7.2016 and 20.7.2016. Parties interested in attending, or requiring any other information should register their interest by 14 July 10:00 via the DFID Supplier Portal at and to access further details on how to register for the event by going to Purchase Order number 7622. We request that maximum two participants attend per organisation. All communications in relation to this event should be made via the DFID Supplier Portal, where further details will also be published following the event.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 200 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75211200 Foreign economic-aid-related services

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

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: