Conflict Stability and Security Fund

DAI has been awarded a place on the United Kingdom’s Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) Framework. The Framework is divided into three Lots, with four key areas in each Lot, as outlined below.

Lot A: Governance, Security, and Justice

  1. Understanding and strengthening inclusive politics, political processes, and accountability in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS).
  2. Public sector reform and public financial management.
  3. Security sector reform and security sector capacity building in FCAS.
  4. Justice sector reform and rule of law in FCAS.

Lot B: Conflict Prevention, Stabilisation, and Peace-Building

  1. Peace-building, stabilisation, and conflict sensitivity.
  2. State-civil society engagement.
  3. Strategic communication and outreach.
  4. Inclusive conflict prevention and peace-building.

Lot C: Defence Support Services

  1. Defence advice.
  2. Defence and military exercises and training.
  3. Provision of non-lethal equipment.
  4. Defence services.

Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) established the CSSF Framework Agreement in 2015 to provide effective and cost-efficient consultancy services in support of HMG activity in FCAS. The CSSF is part of a new, more strategic approach to work in conflict-affected states and those at risk of instability where the United Kingdom has key interests.

In creating the CSSF Framework Agreement, HMG wishes to ensure continued access to high-quality professional skills across the full range of anticipated geographic and thematic demand, whilst also promoting healthy competition and ensuring HMG receives continued value for money. The Agreement runs until November 2018, with the possibility to extend by a further two years.

The Framework will be implemented on the basis of programme-specific mini-competitions within each Lot. Organisations interested in a specific programme will be required to prepare a technical and commercial proposal, which will be evaluated using the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) criteria. Occasionally, the Framework will also allow for Direct Award based on urgency, sensitivity, or the availability of relevant expertise.