Foreign economic-aid-related services

Country: United Kingdom
Language: EN
Customer: Department for International Development
Number: 7720731
Publication date: 13-02-2018
Source: TED
Deadline: 33 days


13/02/2018    S30    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

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

2018/S 030-065200

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Department for International Development
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jan Gillon
Telephone: +44 1355843292
NUTS code: UKM95

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Delivering Climate Resilient Water and Sanitation in Ethiopia - Programme Management and Technical Assistance

Reference number: PO 8228
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The programme “Delivering climate resilient water and sanitation in Ethiopia” will consist of a programme of financial aid and technical assistance to the Government of Ethiopia and other non-state actors to implement measures to improve the resilience of water and sanitation services to climate change in selected climate-vulnerable regions of the country.

The programme will benefit 5 million people, with up to 1 million people affected by drought benefitting from new or reinstated water and sanitation services.

The programme complements DFID Ethiopia’s significant programming on water and sanitation and supports effective delivery of the Government of Ethiopia’s strategy for sustainable water supply in drought-affected areas.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The fund for financial aid and technical assistance to the Government of Ethiopia will have up to 15 200 000,00 GBP available for disbursement over 4 years. DFID will seek to contract a supplier for programme management and technical assistance, for which the anticipated budget range is up to 1 500 000,00 GBP over four years. Financial management and disbursements of the fund will be managed by DFID.

Programme activities and technical assistance will be in the following areas:

1) Mapping and management of groundwater resources;

2) Integrating climate resilience into design norms and standards;

3) Building the capacity of Government of Ethiopia staff to use climate information;

4) Implementing measures such as flood protection and drought management in selected districts (‘woredas’) in Ethiopia.

The expected impact of the programme is to support communities and households to become more resilient to current climate variability and future climate change and through improved access to services have improved health and reduced poverty.

Programme management and technical assistance responsibilities will include: recommending to DFID the funding to be awarded to different projects based on detailed discussions with the Government of Ethiopia and other stakeholders; providing technical assistance to the Government of Ethiopia on both climate resilient WASH issues and also project management issues; monitoring and evaluating the delivery of the projects to ensure programme aims are achieved; reporting on the projects to DFID; undertaking monitoring and evaluation as required to assess the effectiveness of the work; and ensuring knowledge management and dissemination of learning from the projects.

As part of an exit strategy.

II.2.14)Additional information

This is a Prior Information Notice (pin) to advertise an early market engagement only. Publication and call for the competition will be conducted following the early market engagement.

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:

The early market engagement event:

— DFID will be conducting an Early Market Engagement (EME) event on 23rd February 2018. This will elicit market views on the feasibility of the proposed delivery option 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 two locations in parallel:

1) At the Department for International Development, 22-26 Whitehall, London SW1A 2EG, between 9.00 and 11.00 UK time on 23.2.2018;

2) At the Department for International Development Ethiopia office, British Embassy, Addis Ababa, between 12.00 and 14.00 local time on 23rd February;

Parties interested in attending should register their interest by 17.00 UK time on 20.2.2018. To find out how to register for the event please go to the DFID Supplier Portal at:

— search for the opportunity using the 4 digit reference number PO 8228.

A maximum of one participant can attend per organisation. Any attendees with accessibility requirements should inform us when registering interest via the portal.

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.

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.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

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