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Call for Bids: Somalia Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF)

Transitional Stabilisation effect in South Central Somalia 2015/2016 bidding round


The Conflict, Security and Stabilisation Fund is the UK Government’s programme that aims to create the conditions for global growth. Working closely with implementers and the UK’s network of overseas missions, the CSSF is supporting projects in fragile and conflict affected states, including Somalia. As part of this, the stabilisation strand supports the delivery of a key objective for the British Embassy in Mogadishu (BEM): to promote security in Somalia, by working with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) security forces and with AMISOM. The aim of this programme is to design and deliver a series of interventions to deliver stabilisation effect in recovered areas.

Deadline for submission

The deadline for submission of the Programme Proposals is 23:59 15 July 2015.

Instructions for submitting your Programme Proposal

Please only fill in Sections 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 on the bidding form. Please make sure you include a signature and the printed name and title of the person submitting the form. An electronic signature will be accepted.

Please email the completed bidding form in MS Word format to by 2359hrs on Wednesday 15 July 2015.

Download the Project Proposal Form 2015/2016

Bid Forms (MS Word Document, 69KB)

Call for bids: Transitional Stabilisation effect (MS Word Document, 48KB)


If you have any questions, email Philippa Brown or Njeri Gichuhi

Priorities for 2015/2016

This call for bids will establish a programme to deliver the following outcome: stabilisation activities continue in previously recovered areas transitioning to longer term, more sustainable programming. The specific objective is to continue to support work in previously recovered areas to lay the groundwork for long term development and investment from UK actors and other donors. We expect the earliest possible start for projects to be in August 2015.

The stabilisation strand under CSSF is intended to expand the reach of legitimate government authority – continuing to work with FGS and regional authorities such as the Interim Juba Administration and the Interim South West State. The strand complements the work of others, including other donors and the Stability Fund. The other donors are largely focused on maintaining stability, whereas this strand is focused more on the creation of stability in areas where other actors have not yet started to work. The UK is well -placed to provide this support and we have a solid track record of delivering stabilisation in newly recovered areas.

We would like a programme of interventions targeting strategically important locations in South Central Somalia. The budget is tight (£1.5m) so suppliers will need to use their experience and judgement to focus their efforts. All delivery must be complete by 28 February 2016, including evaluation.

Assessment Criteria


We will consider how relevant the proposed intervention is, including looking at how it fits in with the priorities of host governments, the objectives of the UK and the CSSF, complements the work of other donors and the timing and appropriateness of the proposed activities/outputs.


We will consider how effective the proposed outputs and activities will be in achieving the programme’s stated purpose/outcomes.


We will consider how efficiently resources will be used in delivering outputs. This goes beyond value for money. We will also look at how efficient the proposed delivery channels are.


We will look at how sustainable the benefits of the programme will be after funding. A key component we look at here is how supportive or engaged host governments are in the project.


We will consider the programme’s potential for positive impact, including its potential for wider, indirect impact or potential to leverage further funding. We will also consider the risk of negative/unintended impacts here. Programme proposals that are able to demonstrate clearly why the UK should fund the programme, and how the UK would benefit from funding this will be viewed favourably.

In addition to the above, the Programme Board will also seek to balance risks and opportunity cost across the portfolio of projects, consider as well as ensure that the eventual allocation of funds is appropriate across priority areas.

Published 6 July 2015