Consultancy for Army Corporate Capability Injection Project

Consultancy for Army Corporate Capability Injection Project

The Authority is embarking on a Transformation programme within its Army footprint as part of its corporate capability injection and is looking to contract with a Consultancy service to support delivery of specific output modules.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Business and management consultancy services

2015/S 197-357297

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The Crown Commercial Service Acting as Managing Agent on Behalf of the Ministry of Defence
9th Floor, The Capital
For the attention of: Pam Doyle / Charlie Gaden
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 16338111584
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Other: public procurement

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of Consultancy for the Army Corporate Capability Injection Project.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Consultancy Services (Andover, UK).

NUTS code UKJ33

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Crown Commercial Service as Managing Agent Acting on Behalf of the Authority (Ministry of Defence) is putting in place a Contract for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3) (and any future successors to these organisations).
The Authority is embarking on a Transformation programme within its Army footprint as part of its corporate capability injection and is looking to contract with a Consultancy service to support delivery of specific output modules. Contract award is expected to be mid December 2015 and will have an initial 6 month duration but be capable of extension up to a maximum of 3 years subject to satisfactory delivery of the outputs.
The Services covered by this Procurement have not been sub divided into Lots because the imperative for this requirement is continuity of service from 1 strategic source.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79410000, 72221000, 79411100

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Support to the Chief of the General Staff (CGS) to advise on the effectiveness of the Army Board Codification of the objectives of the Transformation Programme Design of the Transformation Programme’s structure Creation of a functioning Programme Management Office (PMO).
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 18 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend to a maximum of 3 years in 6-12 month increments.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Potential Contractors must note the mandatory requirement for electronic trading using the Ministry of Defence’s standard Purchase to Payment (P2P) system operating under the Defence Electronic Commerce Service, which shall be a special condition for the performance of the contract. You can find details on the P2P system at: www.d2btrade.com The contractor shall be required to sign DEFFORM 30 (Electronic Transaction Agreements) and unconditionally accept DEFCON 5J (Unique Identifiers), DEFCON 129J (The Use of Electronic Business Delivery Form) and DEFCON 522J (Payment under P2P).

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a Group of Economic Operators, Crown Commercial Service may require the formation of a legal entity before entering into the Contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please refer to Specifics in the ITT.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Potential Contractors will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the Regulations implementing the Directive on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’).

This procurement will be managed electronically via Crown Commercial Service’s eSourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, Potential Contractors must 1st be registered on the eSourcing Suite.

If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing:expressionofinterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for, the name of the registered supplier, and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the eSourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the eSourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the eSourcing Suite, please contact Crown Commercial Service help desk email:eenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4)
A full copy of the ITT documentation for this Procurement is also available via Crown Commercial Service website from the date of this publication of the contract notice:

https://connect.ccs.gsi.gov.uk/,DanaInfo=ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk+procurement-pipeline

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Potential Contractors will be assessed on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT. The ITT can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1)

Crown Commercial Service may take into account the following information: An alternative means of demonstrating financial status e.g. Experian Reports.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Potential Contractors will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the Regulations implementing the Directive on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.

The ITT can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1)

Crown Commercial Service may have regard to the following means in its assessment:
(a) Up to 2 suitable contract examples, from the public or private sector, where similar requirements to those sought under this Procurement have been performed. Contracts should have been performed during the past 3 years. Customer contacts must be warned they may be contacted by Crown Commercial Service to verify the accuracy of the information provided at any time.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Technical. Weighting 80

2. Price. Weighting 20

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

RM5874 SO10433

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.11.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 60 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10.11.2015 – 15:00

Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

Potential Contractors should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, Crown Commercial Service intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document and the text of any Contract awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of Crown Commercial Service. Further information on transparency can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-and-contracting-transparency-requirements-guidance

Crown Commercial Service expressly reserves the right:
(i) Not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and
(ii) To make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will Crown Commercial Service be liable for any costs incurred by the Potential Contractors.
If Crown Commercial Service decides to enter into a Contract with the successful Supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Potential Contractors.
The value provided in Section II.2.1) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to Suppliers any the value of the Contract.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

7.10.2015

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