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
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
Telephone: +44 16338111584
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  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)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
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)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 18 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Option to extend to a maximum of 3 years in 6-12 month increments.
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: Please refer to Specifics in the ITT.
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:email@example.com
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.
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.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 10.11.2015 – 15:00
Electronically, via web-based portal.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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:
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: