20 Aug 2017

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

Type of document: Pre-information procedures
Country: United Kingdom
OJEU Ref: (2017/S 158-327969/EN)
Nature of contract: Service contract
Procedure: Not applicable
Regulation of procurement: EU
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Prior information notice without call for competition
Services
Directive 2004/18/EC
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name addresses and contact point(s):
Procurement
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
United Kingdom
Email: c-weir@dfid.gsx.gov.uk
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/entities:
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: No
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services):
II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
Breaking the Cycle of Hunger and Strengthening Resilience for the Poor in Malawi.
II.2) Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance:
Service category: 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 suppliers or services:
Malawi is 1 of the poorest countries in the world, with an inconsistent rate of economic growth, which is dependent on a narrow agriculture sector. Household vulnerability to shocks and stresses is high, with entrenched income poverty increasingly undermined by natural resource degradation and climate change. Poverty, livelihoods and food security have been on the decline for rural households for the past three decades and an increasing number of people are requiring food assistance each year. In 2016, the number of food insecure population reached a historic 6 700 000 people (about 40 % of population). DFID Malawi has prioritised the need to break this cycle of recurrent hunger and to move away from expensive annual humanitarian responses in favour of longer-term investments which address the root causes of poverty and vulnerability in Malawi, leveraging UK climate finance to build the resilience of Malawi’s population and economy to climate related shocks, such as floods and drought. The UK will provide up to 50 000 000 GBP (2018-2023) to this new resilience programme in Malawi. The goal of the programme is to strengthen resilience of poor and vulnerable households to shocks and stresses and to reduce annual dependence on humanitarian aid. The programme will support poor and vulnerable households and communities to manage their own risks, to reduce their exposure to shocks through better targeting and delivery of social protection, better land and water management for increased agricultural production, build a strong and sustainable natural resource base and to sustainably strengthen resilient livelihoods. This will be achieved through delivery of climate-smart agriculture interventions including expansion of irrigation and support to effective management of social support programmes, disaster risk reduction and early warning. The programme will also improve knowledge and use of evidence on poverty, vulnerability, climate risk and livelihood opportunities, and the best methods for implementing effective and scalable social protection programmes.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 50 000 000 GBP
Lots: The contract is divided into lots: No
II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV):
75211200
II.6) Scheduled date for start of award procedures:
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.8.2018
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: 17.08.2017