Delivery of Military Operational Surgical Training to Ministry of Defence

Delivery of Military Operational Surgical Training to Ministry of Defence

The Directorate of of Healthcare Delivery and Training sources and delivers training to meet the requirements of the Defence Medical Services.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Medical specialist services

2017/S 230-479598

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Def Comrcl CC JFC7a, Room1.2.24, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street
G2 8EX
United Kingdom
Contact person: David Rankin
Telephone: +44 1412242958
NUTS code: UKM82Internet address(es):Main address:
I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
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


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Military Operational Surgical Training.

Reference number: JFC7a/00035

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Delivery of Military Operational Surgical Training (MOST).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 120 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM82
Main site or place of performance:

Glasgow City.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

1. The Directorate of of Healthcare Delivery and Training (DHDT) sources and delivers training to meet the requirements of the Defence Medical Services (DMS). As a result of lessons learned from recent conflicts a requirement to improve and enhance the training provided to surgeons, anaesthetists and the wider surgical team has been identified. This training is focused upon and delivered in the main by a five-day Military Operational Surgical Training (MOST) course.

2. The requirement is for the provision of

a. A human cadaveric dissection laboratory, including the supply, preparation and maintenance of un-dissected human cadavers (in accordance with the Human Tissue Act) as well as the required basic surgical instrumentation.

b. A simulation suite enabling the use of programmable mannequins as well as recording and debriefing facilities.

c. A suitable number of classrooms and lecture facilities to meet the numerous timetabled break out sessions.

3. The training will be delivered by a military faculty comprising personnel from DMS and augmented by personnel from other military and civilian backgrounds as required, both from the UK as well as overseas.

4. The DMS will provide the syllabus and all course material for the MOST course. The syllabus will direct the course to use scientific and technical training in the delivery of resuscitation to the critically injured military trauma patient, at all times cognisant of the contingency environment. This will necessarily will include cadaveric anatomical and procedural teaching, revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), DMS equipment familiarisation, and delivery and seminars and lectures by DMS-provided Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Participants, grouped as deploying surgical teams, will revise, rehearse and confirm the technical and non-technical skills associated with delivering effective medical care by the use of simulation training.

5. Potential contractors are invited to recommend local accommodation suitable for the faculty and particpants.

6. The contract will run for 3 years with course dates to be agreed between the contractor and DHDT, with an option to invoke two one year extension at the authority’s discretion.

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

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Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: QD47J2PGFM. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 02/01/2018 23:55. 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 — or call 0800 282 324.

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: 120 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Consideration will be given to sharing the contract between a maximum of two providers. If 2 providers are awarded the contract, the course will be held alternately at each location.

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

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open 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

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

Date: 02/01/2018
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 04/01/2018
Local time: 10:00


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:


VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

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 website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

Advertising Regime OJEU:- This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and GO Reference: GO-20171128-DCB-11481365.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Room 1.2.24, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street
G2 8EX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +141 2242958958

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Room 1.2.24, 65 Brown Street, Kentigern House
G2 8EX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412242958
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:



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