Services - 369629-2016

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21/10/2016    S204    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

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

2016/S 204-369629

Prior information notice


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
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Paul Graham
Telephone: +44 1355843909

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:
Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Programme (TDDAP).
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
South Lanarkshire.

NUTS code UKM38

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: Publication and Call for Competition will be conducted once scope of work is fully defined and approved. DFID anticipates publishing a new competition in mid 2017 for a supplier to manage and deliver the Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Programme (TDDAP) An outline of the programme and its anticipated outputs is summarised below. These could be adjusted during final programme design. Interested parties should register their interest on the DFID supplier portal by searching for PO reference number ‘7771’. DFID Supplier portal: The Programme: This is a five-year flagship programme for DFID's Africa Regional Department, with an estimated value of £30 million to £70 million. Following the Ebola crisis and various outbreaks since then, DFID is using learning from these and its regional preparedness programme to deliver on its commitments on global health security. DFID's interventions during the Ebola crises and in other public health emergencies have contributed to a common understanding of the weaknesses in African health systems and the international health architecture. The programme proposed here aims to address a number of challenges that limit the effectiveness of responses to disease outbreaks. The TDDAP will focus on building the ability of our partner countries and institutions to prevent and respond to the health emergencies presented by exceptional outbreaks of diseases like Ebola, Zika and yellow fever. However, the programme also recognises that health systems — and populations themselves — are weakened by ‘everyday’ diseases that remain rife in Africa. Consequently, the programme will take an approach that both strengthens health systems in a long-term and non-disease specific way, alongside building surge capacity to respond to particular high-risk epidemic diseases. The focus of interventions will vary according to epidemiological patterns, country and institutional need with the programme retaining the ability to adapt to respond to emerging public health crises. To meet our Manifesto Commitments the programme will place a particular emphasis on activities that support malaria prevention and eradication. Alongside this, DFID will support approaches to improve governance and accountability to ensure that Governments and health institutions do what is required for citizens. To ensure that there is reduced impact of deadly diseases on the lives of people of Africa, the programme will be structured around the following areas of work: — Working with regional and international health institutions to help them clarify their mandates and roles, develop and implement a robust set of international health policies and programmes, and establish adequate capacity for preventing and responding to health emergencies. — Supporting our partner countries to make sure that their national health systems are resilient, responsive, accountable and on-track to meet the standards set out in the International Health Regulations. — Ensuring that governments and regional health institutions are held to account for the prevention of health emergencies, delivery of quality health services and proper management of health budgets. — Gathering accurate data and evidence to inform responses to infectious diseases by African governments and international partners. — Contributing to the establishment of rapid response standing capacity in Africa able to provide surge response to tackle disease outbreaks. This programme has not been approved. DFID is in the process of working on the design of this programme and this is an opportunity for suppliers to influence and sense-check our ideas. DFID is inviting expert suppliers to support this process to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 30 000 000 GBP


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


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: