Servicios - 452854-2020

25/09/2020    S187

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

2020/S 187-452854

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
Official name: Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office
Postal address: Abercrombie House
Town: East Kilbride
NUTS code: UKM95 South Lanarkshire
Postal code: G75 8EA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ben Donnelly
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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
Other activity: International Development

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

PROJ10159 Standards Partnership

Reference number: PROJ10159
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75211200 Foreign economic-aid-related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This is a prior information notice (PIN) only: Publication and a call for competition will be conducted once the scope of work is fully defined and approved the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is seeking a supplier or consortia with world-leading expertise and experience in standards and development to implement part of standards partnership, a new global initiative to support developing countries to use and meet standards and regulations for trade.

Inability to meet the requirements of importing markets can result in significant costs for developing country exporters and producers. Despite these challenges, standards and technical regulations play a vital role in facilitating trade, by helping ensure that goods and services meet important safety, health, environmental and consumer expectations. The ability to use and comply with these measures, along with the effectiveness of the broader national quality infrastructure system (standards, metrology, conformity assessment and accreditation institutions), are crucial factors in determining exporters’ ability to enter global value chains.

The standards partnership will aim to increase institutional capacity to improve skills and quality infrastructure within developing countries to effectively use standards and regulations for trade. The partnership will also increase awareness/compliance at exporter level, including more firms taking advantage of the UK’s new preferential trade arrangements. The programme will also aim to decrease disruption to agri-food value chains and increased engagement in international standards development by developing countries.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 35 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM95 South Lanarkshire
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This is a prior information notice (PIN) only: Publication and a call for competition will be conducted once the scope of work is fully defined and approved please register on the FCDO Supplier Portal for this opportunity (PROJ10159) to receive all communication and updates -

There will be an early market engagement event held on 6 October 2020. For all information regarding times and venues please ensure to access these details within the additional information provided for PROJ10159 on the FCDO Supplier Portal. Note, there are 2 elements to registration which must not be confused with each other.

1) suppliers must register their interest to PROJ10159 on the FCDO Supplier Portal to ensure they receive all communications and updates (this is not registration to attend the event);

2) within the profile of PROJ10159 on the portal, there are attachments containing additional documents which contain the link to register for the EME event.

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:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: