Adventurous Training Enabling Contract

Adventurous Training Enabling Contract

Adventurous Training is one of the cornerstones of personal and professional development within the Armed Forces with parachuting being one of the recognised AT activities.

United Kingdom-High Wycombe: Training and simulation in aircrafts, missiles and spacecrafts

2017/S 123-249575

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Air Commercial Team, Nimrod Building, 3 Site, RAF High Wycombe
High Wycombe
HP14 4UE
United Kingdom
E-mail: simon.bratchell643@mod.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKK15Internet address(es):Main address: www.contracts.mod.uk
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.contracts.mod.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Staff Services to Joint Services Parachute Wing (Netheravon) (JSPW(N)).

Reference number: ACT/04565

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80650000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of Staff Services to Joint Services Parachute Wing (Netheravon) (JSPW(N)) for period 13.10.2017 to 30.9.2020 with 2 x 1 year options periods — 1.10.2020 to 30.9.2021 and 1.10.2021 to 30.9.2022.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 134 242.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80650000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK15
Main site or place of performance:

Wiltshire CC.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Background

Adventurous Training (AT) is one of the cornerstones of personal and professional development within the Armed Forces with parachuting being one of the recognised AT activities. With RAF aircraft currently unable to support AT parachuting activities at the Joint Services Parachute Wing — Netheravon (JSPW N) and the following services will be required, civilian aircraft, pilot (chief pilot), ground support and aviation SME. These services will have to be conducted in accordance with the relevant regulations from BPA and CAA and the parachute training season will cover the period between February and mid-December.

Requirement

The requirement is for an enabling contract to include three core years commencing 13.10.2017 to 30.9.2020 with 2 x 1 year options periods — 1.10.2020 to 30.9.2021 and 1.10.2021 to 30.9.2022.. The contract services required will comprise:

(JSPW (N))

Provision of 3 x full-time BPA fully qualified Advanced Parachute Instructors will be required on an average 37 hours per week per year. Must be a BPA member who currently holds an AI, CSI and BPA AFFI rating, and UK CAA parachute radio operator’s certificate of competence. Must hold a clean license holding cat D1.

Provision of 1 x full-time BPA Advanced Rigger will be required on an average 37 hours per week per year and have at least CSI but preferably AFFI.

Several services are already contractorised and it is anticipated that (TUPE) Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) may apply and therefore full Government Actuary Department (GAD) certification will be required. All relevant TUPE Data shall be issued with the ITT.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 13/10/2017
End: 30/09/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 2
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The Authority will use the PQQ response to create a shortlist of Tenders who are eligible to participate; fulfill any minimum economic, financial, professional and technical standards; and best meet in terms of capacity and capability the selection criteria set out in this PQQ. Full details of the method of choosing the Tenders are set out in the PQQ. It is the intention to down select to between approximately 2 and 6 highest scoring suppliers who will be invited to Tender, providing they meet the overall percentage pass mark of 60 %, do not score any lower than 2 points and receive a pass in any pass/fail questions within the PQQ. If the supplier scores below 2 in any of the questions or receives a fail in a pass/fail question then they will automatically fail the evaluation and will not be invited to participate any further.

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk.

You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: GGE7R7R44Y.

Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 28.7.2017, 12:00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents. you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing support@contracts.mod.uk or Telephone 0800 282 324.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

There are two x one year options covering 1.10.2020 to 30.9.2021 and 1 October 2021 to 30.9.2022.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

As detailed in the Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ).

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

The estimated annual contract value is 226 850 GBP. If the estimated annual contract value is greater than 40 % of the supplier’s turnover, the Authority reserves the right to exclude the supplier from being selected to tender except where the supplier provides, to the satisfaction of the Authority, evidence showing it has sufficient economic and financial capability, e.g. such evidence may include:

(1) Any additional information proving it has sufficient economic and financial resources to deliver the requirement; and

(2) State whether the supplier is willing to provide the Authority with an indemnity, guarantee or bank bond.

A financial assessment will be undertaken on the supplier’s financial status. An overall pass / fail judgement will be made after considering areas such as turnover, profit, net assets, liquidity, gearing and capacity. This assessment will include the Parent company where applicable. An independent financial assessment obtained from a reputable credit rating organisation will be utilised as part of this process.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As detailed in the DPQQ.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

TUPE

Several services are already contractorised and it is anticipated that (TUPE) Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) may apply and therefore full Government Actuary Department (GAD) certification will be required. All relevant TUPE Data shall be issued with the ITT.

Electronic Trading

Potential suppliers must note the mandatory requirement for electronic trading using the Contracting, Purchasing and Finance (CP&F) electronic procurement tool. All payments for Contractor Deliverables under the Contract shall only be made via CP&F. You can find details on CP&F at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mod-contracting-purchasing-and-finance-e-procurement-system.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 06/09/2017
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Advertising Regime OJEU:- This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk.

You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: GGE7R7R44Y.

Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.

Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing support@contracts.mod.uk or Telephone 0800 282 324.

GO Reference: GO-2017628-DCB-10527912.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Nimrod Building, No. 3 Site
High Wycombe
HP14 4UE
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 01494494356
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28/06/2017

 

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