Department for Transport Aviation Security Training Framework

Department for Transport Aviation Security Training Framework

The aim of this procurement is to set up a Framework Agreement with up to 15 suppliers to provide aviation security training-related provisions internationally and in the UK.

United Kingdom-London: Education and training services

2016/S 123-220254

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Group Procurement, Department for Transport
Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: Iftakhar Iqbal
Telephone: +44 2079443777
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


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 electronically via:
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

Other activity: transport

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Aviation Security Support Engagement and Training (ASSET) Framework.

Reference number: PPRO 04/084/029

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Department for Transport (DfT) is seeking experienced UK DfT certified aviation security trainers and their respective organisations to design, plan, deliver and evaluate a range of aviation security capacity development projects overseas or in the UK.

Bidders will have the opportunity to attend a presentation on 7.7.2016 from 11:30 to 14:30 (Department for Transport, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Rd, London SW1P 4DR) in order to further understand the requirement and the Procurement process. Please email with your company name, list of attendees and position if you would like to attend.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 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: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of this procurement is to set up a Framework Agreement with up to 15 suppliers to provide aviation security training-related provisions internationally and in the UK. The Framework will run for an initial 2 year period, with the option to further extend the Framework for up to 24 months.

It is envisaged that the department will be delivering around 75 projects including training courses of differing types in the 1st year of the Framework. Suppliers will be required to deliver courses in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the UK and elsewhere as the Department requires.

Training may consist of aviation security courses to improve operational delivery or tackle specific vulnerabilities. The Department may also require the delivery of other types of support, such as operational support, provision of training materials or review of existing security training. These are intended to improve aviation security at a particular airport or group of airports, or within a Host State’s aviation security regulatory framework.

Training will generally be delivered in the host state’s airport(s) and aviation training facilities. There could be occasions when training may be required to be delivered in countries neighbouring those with higher threat for convenience or in the UK. It should be noted that some of these facilities may be challenging and less developed in comparison to the UK. In addition, for some locations there may be a requirement that trainers have recently undertaken or are willing to undertake relevant training for operating in a fragile or hostile environment, e.g. Security Awareness in Fragile Environments course before being able to deploy.

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: 4 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
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: no
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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 15
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: 01/08/2016
Local time: 14:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 01/08/2016
Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
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. For more information about this opportunity, please

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Department for Transport
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079443777
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The DfT will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the DfT as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful.

If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

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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