Human and Social Sciences Research Capability Framework
The MOD, via the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s Defence and Security Analysis Division is seeking to appoint a contractor to lead, manage and deliver human social and behavioural sciences research for up to seven years.
United Kingdom-Salisbury: Research services
Prior information notice for contracts in the field of defence and security
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
SP4 0JQ Salisbury
General address of the contracting authority/entity:https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-science-and-technology-laboratory
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 3: Defence services, military defence services and civil defence services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The HSSRC framework covers six main technical areas:
— human performance (physical and psychological),
— humans in systems,
— training and education,
— understanding and influencing human behaviour and health,
— well-being and enhancing medical capabilities and systems.
A Market Interest Day for suppliers to find out more about the HSSRC requirement is being held on 04 April 2017 at the MacDonald Botley Park Hotel, Southampton. The event starts at 9:00 and ends at 16:30.
The main objectives for the day are to:
— provide an overview of the requirements for HSSRC and associated timescales,
— discuss certain aspects of the requirement with potential contractors and sub-contractors,
— offer an opportunity for Q&A,
— provide a networking opportunity.
The deadline for registration is before 17:00 Friday 24 March. To find out about the event and register to attend please follow the below link:
Potential suppliers who have any queries should contact the project team usingdstlHSSRC@dstl.gov.uk
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about European Union funds
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VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: