Delivery Advisor for Material Strategy

Delivery Advisor for Material Strategy

This programme of work is aimed overall at achieving best value for defence by seeking to: maintain the affordability of the equipment programme in balance with the available budget; strengthen the interface between the DE&S and its customers.

UK-Glasgow: business and management consultancy services

2012/S 163-271505

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

DE&S Commercial, DE&S
Professional Services, Rm 2102, Kenitgern House, 65 Brown Street
For the attention of: L.Pittman
G2 8EX Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412242672

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
Defence
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:
Material strategy – provision of delivery advisor.
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
NUTS code UKK11
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)
Business and management consultancy services. The Defence Equipment & Support organisation (DE&S) is the delivery arm of the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) It was established in 2007 from the merger of the Defence Procurement Agency and the Defence Logistics Organisation. In performing its role, DE&S delivers equipment, provides equipment support and manages logistics in support of all three Services – the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force. It operates across a wide range of acquisition functions, working with others in the MOD, principally Head Office, the Commands and Dstl.
The DE&S Mission is: “To equip and support our Armed Forces for operations now and in the future”. Its role is currently defined as: “Providing equipment and support, through-life, in support of the front line, and acting as an integral member of the MOD Unified Customer; sharing collective responsibility for translating Defence Lines of Development into military capability.”.
As part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), published in October 2010 and following the recommendations of the Gray Report published in October 2009, a review of DE&S is being undertaken, known as The Materiel Strategy. This programme of work is aimed overall at achieving best value for defence by seeking to: maintain the affordability of the equipment programme in balance with the available budget; strengthen the interface between the DE&S and its customers (wider MOD); and greatly improve DE&S’ ability to plan and execute equipment procurement, support and logistics. To address these, DE&S is analysing options involving the private sector for a new organisational structure.
The requirement is for a Delivery Advisor to provide a team of high calibre, consultants to work collaboratively with the Materiel Strategy Team, The Delivery Advisor will be experienced in complex programme/project management and setting up and running complex contracted public sector organisations such as Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) and public-private joint ventures entities. This will specifically include, but is not limited to, strategic complex programme/project management and delivery advice and assistance for the following workstreams:
i. Partner Procurement. To develop the tender documentation for a potential procurement of a DE&S industry partner, most notably developing the user and service requirements and acceptance plan, developing and piloting the pricing, payment, performance and incentive mechanisms, other contract terms and conditions, responding to bidder clarification questions, and assistance in the evaluation of bids, in particular the technical delivery aspects, and assistance in preparing for subsequent bidder negotiations.
ii. Business Model. To develop the optimum long-term value proposition for DE&S across the range of DE&S customers, products and services including developing the operating model through which DE&S can maximise its effectiveness, agility and value for money; and designing, developing and delivering the Blueprint required to operationalise the operating model.
The Delivery Advisor will also be required to work with a number of other providers of Consultancy Assistance who are supporting the Materiel Strategy Team who may be working on the same workstreams from a different specialist perspective. Further information on the requirement will be available in the Invitation to Tender.
It is envisaged that support for this requirement will be required from November 2012 until 31.3.2014 with the potential for extension beyond this date through a series of one-year options. Information on the options will be available in the Invitation to Tender.
Suppliers wishing to express an interest in this requirement are required to provide their full company name, postal address & contact details by email to des-comrcl-cc-hocs-psall@mod.uk by midday on 28.9.2011. You are advised to request acknowledgement of receipt of your Expression of Interest as late applications will not be considered.

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) may be sent to suppliers who have expressed an interest to this requirement. In the event of this happening, objective criteria for down selecting suppliers will be stated in the PQQ.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79410000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: It is envisaged that support for this requirement will be required from November 2012 until 31.3.2014 with the potential for extension beyond this date through a series of one-year options. Information on the options will be available in the Invitation to Tender.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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:
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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 1
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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:
CTLBC/2058
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
28.9.2012 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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

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,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk. The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

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.

GO Reference: GO-2012822-DCB-4176779.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

DE&S Commercial, DE&S
Professional Services, Rm 2102, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street
G2 8EX Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412242672

Body responsible for mediation procedures

DE&S Commercial, DE&S
Professional Services, Rm 2102, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street
G2 8EX Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412242672

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

DE&S Commercial, DE&S
Professional Services, Rm 2102, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street
G2 8EX Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412242672

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.8.2012

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