Apprenticeship Training to Soldiers of the British Army

Apprenticeship Training to Soldiers of the British Army

Provide Apprenticeship Training to Soldiers of the British Army and to the Defence Medical Services.

United Kingdom-Andover: Education and training services

2018/S 225-515043

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Army Headquarters, Ramillies Building. 2nd Floor, Zone 8, IDL437, Marlborough Lines
Andover
SP11 8HJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Anne Ellis
Telephone: +44 1264381980
E-mail: anne.ellis601@mod.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKJ37
Internet address(es):Main address: www.bipsolutions.com
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.bipsolutions.com
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 Apprenticeship Training to Soldiers of the British Army, and to the Defence Medical Services

Reference number: ArmyHQ2/00319

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority is seeking to select Contractors to deliver part of, or all the Apprenticeship qualifications covered by Lot 1 and 2. Contract duration will be 5 years, from 1.8.2019 for both lots, (subject to continued provision of Apprenticeship Levy or ESFA funding)

The methodology and location for delivery of each apprenticeship varies according to the requirements of each Arm or Service. In general, delivery commences during a soldiers Phase 2 Trade Training, and continues into their service in the Field Army. Only suppliers registered on the DfE Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers are eligible to deliver these requirements. Suppliers considering tendering must be listed on the DfE Register by 1.8.19 when delivery of the contracts for these Lots commences.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

N/A

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

The Delivery of Apprenticeships to Soldiers of the Intelligence Corps

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This programme delivers apprenticeships in Intelligence Analysis to soldiers of the Intelligence Corps. Delivery commences in Initial Trade Training (ITT) at the Joint Intelligence Training Group at Chicksands and continues into service in Field units. In addition to the knowledge components of the apprenticeship framework in intelligence operations, the period of ITT may include opportunities for a Contractor to assess competence elements. Where necessary, functional skills may have to be competed during field unit service. Following ITT, servicemen and women may be posted to units in UK or overseas where assessment opportunities may exist. In Academic Year 2017/18, 85 soldiers were enrolled onto an apprenticeship and the average occupancy was 218.

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

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2019
End: 31/07/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be subject to renewal through formal competitive tender under Public Contract Regulations in 2023/24 (subject to continued availability of ESFA and Apprenticeship Levy funding).

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

Envisaged minimum number: 1
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

It is the Authority’s intention to invite up to a maximum of 6 suppliers to tender for each Requirement (i.e. Lot). If more than 6 suppliers meet the minimum selection criteria for each Requirement (i.e. Lot), the Authority intends to invite the 6 suppliers who attain the highest-scores in the Dynamic Pre-qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ) for each Requirement (i.e. Lot) to tender for that Requirement (i.e. Lot).

Suppliers interested in tendering for any of the Requirements (i.e. Lots) are therefore required to complete separately the respective DPQQ for each Requirement (i.e. Lot) they are interested in, which are linked to this notice. Suppliers’ responses will provide information that allows the Authority to evaluate the supplier’s capacities and capabilities against the selection criteria set out at Sections III.2.1), III.2.2) and III.2.3) of this contract notice.

Details of the process for accessing the DPQQ for this Lot, and the relevant Access Code are given in the supplementary information document which is attached to this contract notice as a supporting document.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

The requirement covers the delivery of components of apprenticeship qualifications not delivered in-house by military staff or through mandatory military training; and the provision of the remaining components of Apprenticeship qualifications to those soldiers that had already commenced their apprenticeship training with other contracted providers prior to the letting of this contract.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

The Delivery of Apprenticeships to Personnel of the Defence Medical Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The programme delivers apprenticeships in healthcare to servicemen and women from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. Delivery commences in Initial Trade Training (ITT) at the Defence College of Healthcare at Whittington and continues into service in Field units. In addition to the knowledge components of the apprenticeship standard in Healthcare Support Services, the period of ITT may include opportunities for a Contractor to assess competence elements. Time is currently allocated for the delivery of Functional Skills but this may have to be completed during Field unit service. Following ITT, servicemen and women may be posted to units in UK or overseas where assessment opportunities may exist. In Academic Year 2017/18, 325 servicemen and women were enrolled onto an apprenticeship and the average occupancy was 458.

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

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2019
End: 31/07/2024
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: 1
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

It is the Authority’s intention to invite up to a maximum of 6 suppliers to tender for each Requirement (i.e. Lot). If more than 6 suppliers meet the minimum selection criteria for each Requirement (i.e. Lot), the Authority intends to invite the 6 suppliers who attain the highest-scores in the Dynamic Pre-qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ) for each Requirement (i.e. Lot) to tender for that Requirement (i.e. Lot).

Suppliers interested in tendering for any of the Requirements (i.e. Lots) are therefore required to complete separately the respective DPQQ for each Requirement (i.e. Lot) they are interested in, which are linked to this notice. Suppliers’ responses will provide information that allows the Authority to evaluate the supplier’s capacities and capabilities against the selection criteria set out at Sections III.2.1), III.2.2) and III.2.3) of this contract notice.

Details of the process for accessing the DPQQ for this Lot, and the relevant Access Code are given in the Supplementary Information document which is attached to this contract notice as a supporting document.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

The requirement covers the delivery of components of apprenticeship qualifications not delivered in-house by military staff or through mandatory military training; and the provision of the remaining components of Apprenticeship qualifications to those soldiers that had already commenced their apprenticeship training with other contracted providers prior to the letting of this contract.

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:

Only suppliers registered on the Department for Education’s (DfE) Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers are eligible to deliver the requirements of Lots 1 and 2. Suppliers considering tendering for both Lots must be listed on the DfE Register by the date of contract award (provisionally 30.4.2019).

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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:

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 193-436490

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

Date: 18/12/2018
Local time: 09:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 08/01/2019

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

Tender must be valid until: 01/08/2019
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 https://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta. 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: 988FSTPKMS for Lot 1 (Intelligence Corps, and Access Code Z32K585NU8 for Lot 2 (Defence Medical Services). Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 31.5.2019 00:00. 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.

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 call 0800 282 324. GO Reference: GO-20181119-DCB-13578965

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Andover
United Kingdom
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:

19/11/2018

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