Awarded contract

Economic Response Facility


F15: Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-030963

Published 13 December 2021, 2:34pm

Section one: Contracting authority/entity

one.1) Name and addresses


Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road

East Kilbride

G75 8EA


Contracts Finder Team



United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKM95 - South Lanarkshire

Internet address(es)

Main address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Foreign Aid and Development

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Economic Response Facility

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 75211200 - Foreign economic-aid-related services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

This programme is to facilitate the creation of productive jobs and opportunities for the poor, through a doing business environment which enables and encourages businesses to create those opportunities, through work with business to capitalise on those opportunities, and through support to the poor to take up those opportunities.

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: £34,900,000

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 75211200 - Foreign economic-aid-related services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKM95 - South Lanarkshire

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Provision of advice, technical assistance and capacity building.

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options

The original Terms of Reference includes provision to extend to December 2022.

two.2.14) Additional information

FCDO will be extending the contract beyond the period published in

the Terms of Reference (TOR) . The extension period requested is exceeding

the limit set in the TOR by 2 years, to December 2024. There is no

increase to the financial limit.

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the cases listed below

  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the regulations


A contract amendment is required to extend the programme by

2 years to 31 December 2024 (exceeding the provisions set out in the

original Terms of Reference by 2 years) to make up lost time and delays as a result of

Covid-19 and the military coup. There will be no increase to the

financial limit of the contract.

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: 2015/S 159-292605

Section five. Award of contract/concession

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract/concession

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

15 April 2016

five.2.2) Information about tenders

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

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire




United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UKI - London
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME


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

Total value of the contract/lot/concession: £34,900,000

Section six. Complementary information

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office

East Kilbride

G75 8EA


United Kingdom