Defence Support Network Transformation Programme Services
Specialist Support for the Defence Support Network (Transformation) Programme Concept Phase.
United Kingdom-Northwood: Business and management consultancy and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Ministry of Defence
ACDS Log Ops Cap JLE B.1.401.128 Building 410 Northwood Headquarters Sandy Lane, Middlesex
HA6 3HP Northwood
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence
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: United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK
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)
If the Concept Phase is successful, it will be followed by a 3 — 5 year Delivery Phase. The Delivery Phase is not within the scope of this Contract, and the Authority will undertake a separate procurement to source support for the Delivery Phase following the completion of the Concept Phase.
The Defence Support Network (DSN) is the support framework from which the UK Armed Forces are deployed, sustained, and recovered. The DSN(T) is an ambitious programme that will transform the DSN through the delivery of end-to-end support chain coherence, greater efficiency and effectiveness, and closer integration of support chains into a single support network, both nationally and globally. The DSN(T) will accelerate the delivery of improved information services, stronger governance, and innovation.
The Supplier shall provide specialist support to the DSN(T) Concept Phase, and deliver the following components of the DSN(T) Concept Phase: Establish and resource the programme management office; develop a DSN support chain strategy, a DSN baseline cost model, and the DSN(T) business case; develop the DSN operating model; and design the DSN(T) Delivery Phase.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79400000, 72224000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
— Establishing the programme management office, including the following aspects of the DSN(T): Governance; reporting framework; risk management framework; and change control mechanisms. Create an integrated, pan-Top Level Budget (TLB) programme of work.
— Identifying a range of measures to deliver at least 5 000 000 GBP of in-year (2016/17) DSN savings to the Authority over the duration of this Contract.
— To undertake and deliver a full, end-to-end support chain diagnostic across the entire DSN and use the outputs of the end-to-end diagnostic to: Determine and set out evidence to support the case for transformational change of the DSN and identify activities across the DSN that are non-beneficial and require intervention through the DSN(T).
— To develop proposals, that shall include rough order of magnitude costs and savings profiles, for innovative and wide-ranging improvement opportunities which the DSN(T) can implement across the DSN.
— To establish a baseline cost model for the Authority’s end-to-end support chain, obtain full endorsement and sign-off of the baseline cost model from all of the DSN TLBs, and design and establish the processes, controls and documentation required to maintain and update the baseline cost model. Design, establish and implement a single DSN(T) benefits management framework.
— To determine and specify the key requirements for a Defence Support Network Information Services DSN(IS) improvement programme and create the high level design for the new DSN(IS).
— To develop and produce a new DSN support chain strategy.
— To develop and produce detailed, costed options for the realisation of significant wider efficiencies through the DSN(T) Delivery Phase.
— To develop the DSN operating model. Develop and produce the business case for the DSN(T) to enable the Authority to proceed to the Delivery Phase from April 2017.
— To develop the high level design of the DSN(T) Delivery Phase, including costed options for the resourcing, structure and governance of the DSN(T) Delivery Phase and create a detailed implementation plan.
— To deliver a complete and full handover to the Authority and its staff of all documentation, materials, or any other items, relating to the Services that are required to ensure that the Authority is able to proceed without any further reliance on the Supplier.
This procurement is being managed and facilitated by Crown Commercial Service (CCS) (hereafter referred to as the ‘Agent’). During the procurement process, the Agent shall act on behalf of the Authority.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 4 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The Authority may extend the Contract for any period or periods up to a maximum of three (3) months in total from the expiry of the initial Contract period of nine (9) months.
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Agent’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, Potential Providers must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.
If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing 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 athttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier
Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by firstname.lastname@example.org
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 e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing 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 e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Crown Commercial Service support desk email:email@example.com
A full copy of the ITT documentation for this procurement will be available, with unrestricted and full access, via the Agent’s website from the date of the publication of this contract notice:
Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4. Please note that the time will be 15:00 BST.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Potential Providers will be assessed in accordance with the ITT.
The ITT can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1
The Agent may take into account any of the following information:
a) a copy of your audited accounts for the most recent 2 years, and/or
b) a statement of your turnover profit and loss account and cash flow for the most recent year of trading;
c) a statement of your cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank letter outlining the current cash and credit position; and/or
d) an alternative means of demonstrating financial status.
Potential Providers 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
The Agent may take the following information into account in its assessment:
(a) One contract example, from the public or private sector, where similar requirements to those sought under this Procurement have been performed. The contract should have been performed during the past three years;
(b) One contract example that demonstrates knowledge and experience of the Authority and its support chain. The contract should have been performed during the past three years;
(c) A description of the technical facilities and measures used by the Potential Provider for ensuring quality and cyber-security;
(d) Where the Potential Provider intends to rely on sub-contractors to deliver the requirements of the Contract, the Potential Provider shall describe the role that each sub-contractor shall perform and shall provide an indication of the proportion of the contractual obligations which shall be sub-contracted to each sub-contractor.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
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: 20.5.2016 – 15:00
Electronically, via web-based portal
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Potential Providers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Agent intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document and the text of any contract awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Agent. Further information about transparency can be found at:http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/aboutgovernmentprocurementservice/transparencyandaccountability/transparencyprocurement
The Agent 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 the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by Potential Providers. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Potential Providers.
The Authority has decided not to divide this requirement into Lots because it would add complexity to the requirement, risk creating incoherence in the outcome, and may be less likely to achieve value for money. A requirement on the Authority to coordinate the management of separate Lots would be resource intensive and would add to the risk of the required timescales not being achieved.
The value provided in Section II.2.1 is an estimate. Potential Providers must note that the Authority has a limit 4 500 000 GBP for the delivery of the requirements of the Contract that cannot be exceeded. If a Potential Provider submits a price of more than 4 500 000 GBP, its Tender will be excluded from any further consideration for the purposes of this Procurement. The Authority expects to see very competitive Tenders submitted by Potential Providers, and the figure of 4 500 000 GBP should not be interpreted by Potential Providers as a guide figure of any kind when they are preparing their Tender responses.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: