Published date: 27 November 2015

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 20 February 2015

Contract summary


  • Foreign-affairs services - 75211000

Location of contract

G75 8EA

Value of contract


Procurement reference

DFID 7024

Published date

27 November 2015

Closing date

20 February 2015

Contract start date

3 August 2015

Contract end date

31 March 2019

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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Actual CPV code is '75211200 Foreign Economic-Aid Related Services'.


This is an evaluation to assess the impact of the TMEA programme on trade, inclusive economic growth, and poverty reduction, and understand causal pathways and the mechanisms at work. As an impact evaluation, it emphasises causality and where possible attribution or at least contribution to outcomes and impacts.

Growth and poverty reduction are high level goals. It may not be possible to measure an attributable impact of TMEA on these goals. However, the evaluation will need to analyse pathways and understand the way in which the TMEA programme has affected poor people, and the way in which it has contributed to growth.

The core objectives of the evaluation are:

1) Test the Theory of Change (TOC), assessing all causal links and the robustness of underlying assumptions (including links between trade, growth and poverty reduction), and adjusting the TOC to serve as a reliable guide to interpret the programme and to make programme improvements.

2) Analyse and, to the extent possible measure: the regional integration programmes' impact on regional trade, growth and poverty (and on the various stakeholders, in particular on men and women separately, poor and vulnerable groups, as well as traders and consumers); and sustainability.

3) Assess the effectiveness of the TMEA programme, including organisational effectiveness, and whether the programme represents Value For Money.

4) Throughout, identify lessons learnt relevant beyond TMEA, i.e. insights on enabling and constraining factors, critical actions and gaps which would be generalizable to future programmes or to other contexts.

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Award information

Awarded date

14 August 2015

Contract start date

3 August 2015

Contract end date

31 March 2019

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

Oxford Policy Management


6 St Aldates Courtyard, 38 St Aldates, Oxford, England, OX1 1BN, United Kingdom



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Department for International Development (DFID)
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA


+44 (0) 1355 84 3132