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Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Accelerating the Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ASCEND)
Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ASCEND) will be a DFID centrally managed Programme to provide up to 200 000 000 GBP over the period April 2019 to March 2022. This will support the control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in approximately 20 high burden countries. The focus will be on 5 NTDs:
— Lymphatic Filariasis,
— Visceral Leishmaniasis and Trachoma.
The Programme split between 2 geographical lots will be delivered in Southern Asia and East Africa (100 000 000 GBP) and Western and Central Africa (100 000 000 GBP). DFID reserves the right to extend the Programme for a further 18 months up to an additional 50 000 000 GBP for each lot.
Lot 1: Southern Asia and East Africa;
Lot 2: Western and Central Africa.
Lots will be evaluated separately but tenderers bidding for both lots will be expected to deliver efficiencies,economies of scale and synergies if successful in being awarded both individual lots.
Southern Asia and East Africa
Southern Asia and East Africa (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia)
Lot 1 is for NTDs services in a number of countries (Bangladesh; Ethiopia; India; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique;Nepal; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia.)
The contract is for 36 months with the possibility of extending for a further 18 months. The Programme will:
(i) prevent new infections;
(ii) treat infected people;
(iii) provide long term care;
(iv) build systems for sustainability;
(v) contributing to the global evidence base to improve effectiveness of NTD Programmes.
Lot 1 value is for 100 000 000 GBP with the potential to extend for up to a further 50 000 000 GBP should additional funds be made available. This figure will include all applicable taxes. The contract will provide Programme management services to coordinate project activities such as:
— Mass Drug Administration,
— intensified disease management,
— Baseline surveys,
— TAS, surveillance,
— operational research supporting implementation challenges and any other Programme specific activities.
This contract includes an extension option for lot 1 for an additional 18 months. The total contract duration, including option to extend, will be 54 months.
This is a flexible and adaptive Programme that will depend on the context and disease burden of each of the countries in scope and may be likely to change.
Western and Central Africa
Western and Central Africa (Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, CAR, Benin, Sierra Leone)
Lot 2 is for NTDs services in a number of countries (Burkina Faso; Chad; Cote d’Ivoire; DRC; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Liberia; Niger; Nigeria (CAR; Benin, Sierra Leone))
Lot 2 value is for 100 000 000 GBP with the potential to extend for up to a further 50 000 000 GBP should additional funds be made available. This figure will include all applicable taxes. The contract will provide Programme management services to coordinate project activities such as:
This contract includes an extension option for Lot 2 for an additional 18 months. The total contract duration, including option to extend, will be 54 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Bidders must have the appropriate licences (if required) to operate in any given countries in scope.
Refer to contract documents
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The authority expressly reserves the right:
(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice and
(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. Procurement documents can be accessed through the DFID Supplier Portal(https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/)