Awarded contract

Provision of a Fund Manager for the Biodiverse Landscape Fund

  • Defra Network eTendering Portal

F03: Contract award notice

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-011404

Published 3 May 2022, 4:49pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Defra Network eTendering Portal

17 Nobel House




Tom Redfearn



+44 2072385921


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address

Buyer's address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Provision of a Fund Manager for the Biodiverse Landscape Fund

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 75211200 - Foreign economic-aid-related services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

At the 2019 UN General Assembly the Prime Minister announced a new £100m Biodiverse Landscapes Fund (BLF) to restore key landscapes and their ecosystems and support human development objectives in global biodiversity hotspots.

The Authority has now tendered a requirement to appoint a Fund Manager (FM) to manage Official Development Assistance (ODA) grant funding in 18 countries grouped into six landscapes, over a period of nine financial years. The fund may be extended by a period, or periods, totalling 36 months.

The FM will be required to administer delivery partner competitions on the Authority's behalf, manage and monitor the grants, co-ordinate BLF-wide learning, and provide associated services.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £126,000,000

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 71248000 - Supervision of project and documentation
  • 72224000 - Project management consultancy services
  • 75130000 - Supporting services for the government
  • 75131100 - General personnel services for the government
  • 79000000 - Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
  • 79421000 - Project-management services other than for construction work
  • 90720000 - Environmental protection
  • 98360000 - Marine services
  • 98910000 - Services specific to international organisations and bodies

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance

International delivery locations across 6 transborder landscapes

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

as set out in II.1.4) Short description.

two.2.5) Award criteria


two.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options

options for a 36 months extension

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2021/S 000-023887

four.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice

Section five. Award of contract

Contract No



Provision of a Fund Manager to support the Biodiverse Landscapes Fund

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

5 April 2022

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 7

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

1 Embankment Place




United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UK - United Kingdom
National registration number


The contractor is an SME


five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: £126,000,000

five.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted

Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties

Proportion: 23 %

Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted

The Contractor will make use of six sub-contractors to provide expert advice.

Section six. Complementary information

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body




United Kingdom