06 Aug 2019

United Kingdom-London: 4000000

Type of document: Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Country: United Kingdom
OJEU Ref: (2019/S 149-368143/EN)
Nature of contract: Service contract
Procedure: Award of a contract without prior publication
Regulation of procurement: EU – with participation by GPA countries
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Services

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Official name: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Postal address: King Charles Street
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2AH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2070080932
Email: Ren.Reynolds@fco.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.gov.uk/fco

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.5) Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: 4000000
II.1.2) Main CPV code: 75211200
II.1.3) Type of contract Services
II.1.4) Short Description:
This voluntary ex ante transparency notice is to inform economic operators of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s intention to award a contract for the delivery of services related to the development of policies related to matters including but not limited to climate change; and, the production of a related report.
II.1.6) Information about lots
The contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement(excluding VAT)
Value:4000000.00
Currency:GBP
II.2) Description
II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UKI Main site or place of performance:CHINA.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
This voluntary ex ante transparency notice is to inform economic operators of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s intention to award a contract for the delivery of services related to the development of policies related to matters including but not limited to climate change; and, the production of a related report.

II.2.5) Award criteria
II.2.11) Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
(please complete point 2 of the Annex D)
IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement(GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2) Administrative information

Section V: Award of contract/concession
V.2) Award of contract/concession
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:2019-07-31
V.2.2) Information about tenders
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Royal Institute of International Affairs
Postal address: Chatham House, 10 St. James’s Square
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
Nuts code: UKI
The contractor is an SME: no

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot/concession(excluding VAT)
for framework agreements – total maximum value for this lot
for contracts based on framework agreements, if required – value of contract(s) for this lot not included in
previous contract award notices
V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract/lot/concession is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.3) Additional information:
Any applications to the court must be made in accordance with Part 3 (Remedies) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:
2019-07-31

Other justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a call for competition
in the Official Journal of the European Union
The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

3.Explanation
Please explain in a clear and comprehensive manner why the award of the contract without prior publication in the Official Journal of the European Union
is lawful, by stating the relevant facts and, as appropriate, the conclusions of law in accordance with the directive:
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (the ‘FCO’) is seeking to award a contract to The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House; using the negotiated procedure without prior publication — Regulation 33(1)(b)(ii) ‘competition is absent for technical reasons’.
FCO require an organisation to:
(a) lead; and
(b) programme manage, a coalition of UK and Chinese experts from across the areas of policymaking, research and business in the area of climate change and its impacts. The lead organisation is required to have:
(i) a proven track record of working with UK and current Chinese government officials and experts on climate risk and attendant issues up to director general level; and
(ii) proven convening, representational and programme management capabilities specially in the areas of policy research; and
(iii) a proven ability to work on sensitive and political issues, including but not limited to climate change issues, free from conflicts-of-interest or commercial interests.