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Services - 382839-2017

29/09/2017    S187

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

2017/S 187-382839

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department for International Development
Postal address: Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
Town: East Kilbride
NUTS code: UKM95 Not specified
Postal code: G75 8EA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew West
E-mail: andrew-west@dfid.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development/about/procurement
I.3)Communication
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
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

PO 8104 — ASCEND — Accelerating Sustainable Control and Elimination of NTDs.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
75211200 Foreign economic-aid-related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This is a Prior Information Notice (PIN) to advertise an early market engagement only. Publication and call for competition will be conducted once scope of work is fully defined and approved by the uk government.

Subject to Secretary of State approval of a Business Case, the Department for International Development (DFID) anticipates publishing a new competition opportunity in 2017 to implement the Accelerating Sustainable Control and Elimination of NTDs (ASCEND) programme across Africa and Asia. The anticipated budget range is 175 000 000 GBP to 200 000 000 GBP over 3 years. No tender documents are available at this stage.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM95 Not specified
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This is a Prior Information Notice (PIN) to advertise an early market engagement only. Publication and call for competition will be conducted once scope of work is fully defined and approved by the UK Government.

Subject to Secretary of State approval of a Business Case, the Department for International Development (DFID) anticipates publishing a new competition opportunity in 2017 to implement the Accelerating Sustainable Control and Elimination of NTDs (ASCEND) programme across Africa and Asia. The anticipated budget range is £175 million to £200 million over three years. No tender documents are available at this stage.

This new programme would provide a comprehensive package of interventions to sustain and accelerate progress towards the elimination and control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). It will focus on two areas: the Preventive Chemotherapy and Transmission Control (PCT) diseases: onchocerciasis, trachoma, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis; and the Innovative and Intensified Disease Management (IDM) disease visceral leishmaniasis (VL). The programme may be delivered through a single programme covering all diseases or delivered in two separate programmes — one focussing on the PCT diseases (with an indicative budget of 150-180 000 000 GBP) and one focussing on VL (with an indicative budget of 20-25 000 000 GBP). The supplier or consortia/prime provider will be responsible for overall programme leadership including, but not limited to, technical design; project implementation; operational support, performance management; and retention of participant knowledge management.

The programme

This programme would take an integrated approach to sustaining and accelerating progress towards the WHO elimination and control of NTDs.

The programme should find ways to embed NTD interventions into broader health systems to support progress to Universal Health Coverage (UHC). It should also deliver activities to develop a more integrated approach to NTDs and water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) supporting sustained prevention and care for the most vulnerable.

The programme would focus mainly on the countries supported under the existing DFID portfolio of NTD projects. Results must contribute significantly towards the UK commitments made at the NTD Summit in April 2017.

DFID would be seeking operational partners who are able to deliver directly, or through supply chains, clear and verifiable prevention and treatment outcomes of NTDs in Africa and Asia.

The early market engagement event

DFID will be conducting an Early Market Engagement (EME) event on 20th October 2017. This will elicit market views on the feasibility of delivery options and possible risks, challenges and opportunities. DFID is also keen to understand the key commercial factors which will further this programme's delivery.

The EME will take place in Wetminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street

London, SW1H 0ET, between 13:00 and 16:00 on 20.10.2017. Parties interested in attending should register their interest by 16.10.2017. To find out how to register for the event please go to the DFID Supplier Portal at https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/ and search for the opportunity using the 4 digit reference number 8104. We request a maximum of two participants attend per organisation.

The event will include a presentation and Q&A session regarding the programme and services expectations. The aim is to engage with providers to assess market capacity, capability and appetite and seek early comments to inform the Business Case. In order to support an effective design of the event, we would be grateful for those who are attending, as well as those who are interested in the opportunity but cannot participate in the event, to complete a short survey related to the market by 9.10.2017. Direction on how to access this survey is available on our Supplier Portal.

II.2.14)Additional information

Partners/Suppliers are encouraged to register on the DFID Portal to view all related communication. For any questions, the ‘Dialogue/Clarification’ function on the DFID Portal must be used at all times.

Estimated cost of programme excluding VAT: 175 000 000 — 200 000 000 GBP

Division into lots: Possible.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/01/2018

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27/09/2017