Human Resources Management Consultancy Services for MOD
The UK MOD’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation has a requirement to appoint a Managed Service Provider (MSP) to build upon, and embed its Human Resources (HR) management capability and to support cultural change within the DE&S workforce.
United Kingdom-Bristol: Human resources management consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Ministry of Defence, DE&S Materiel Strategy Team
Maple 0c #2056, MOD Abbey Wood
Contact point(s): DE&S Materiel Strategy Commercial Team
For the attention of: Ms. Eileen Rogausch
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067934324
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/entities
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 3: Defence services, military defence services and civil defence services
NUTS code UKK1
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
This requirement is part of the DE&S’s wider Materiel Strategy change programme. Under the change programme, the DE&S organisation has been established as a Bespoke Central Government Trading Entity within the public sector from 1 April 2014, with new management freedoms and controls that are appropriate to its challenges and the specialist nature of its business.
DE&S performs a vital, bespoke and challenging role in the support of national security: it equips and supports the UK’s Armed Forces for operations now and in future. In procuring and supporting new military equipment, commodities and services, supporting in-service equipment through life and managing global logistic operations, DE&S is responsible for delivering some of the most complex products and services in the world which covers some £14Bn per annum of the MOD’s total third party spend with industry. DE&S employs a mix of civil servants and military personnel, plus contractor staff to perform specialist roles and its internal workforce of over 12,000 personnel (as at 1 April 2014) is deployed at over 150 locations in the UK and overseas. The bulk of the workforce, however, is located on several main operating sites, with over half based at the main acquisition hub at Abbey Wood, Bristol.
DE&S’s activities range from the provision and support of complex platforms, such as nuclear submarines and combat aircraft, through the provision of global logistic operations in hostile environments, to the provision and support of high volume, low value items such as clothing and commodities, such as fuel and food. This often involves innovative technologies, complex safety assessments, sophisticated supply chains and a mix of sourcing strategies. The outputs from DE&S are used by the UK’s Armed Forces in uncertain environments and operational roles that are subject to changing demands.
DE&S’s role therefore demands best-in-class business capabilities and standards that need to be suitable for a wide range of types of products and services, of widely varying value, complexity, uncertainty/risk and criticality/priority.
The MSP will be a key provider of the services/requirements driving the Materiel Strategy change programme. Potential MSPs should note that the DE&S is planning to appoint other MSPs for two further Work Packages – Work Package (WP) 1, Project Delivery to transform and improve the operation of its project delivery capability and Work Package (WP) 2, Finance/Management Information/Information Technology (Fin/MI/IT) to transform and improve the operation of its financial and information management capability.
Within the boundaries of the freedoms and controls given to DE&S as a Trading Entity and working with the MSPs of WPs 1 and 2 as necessary, it is considered that the requirements for the HR MSP are broadly split into 3 categories:
a) those associated with the design, establishment and embedding of a dedicated new Corporate HR Function within the boundaries of the freedoms and controls given;
b) those associated with the development, implementation and embedding of the employment policy and process framework; and
c) those associated with the DE&S workforce, including designing a HR strategy featuring a new workforce model to enable effective deployment of staff, building capability, and the delivery and embedding of a changed culture within the organisation.
The MSP will have a key role in leading the transformation of the DE&S workforce. The significant number of interfaces associated with the Materiel Strategy change programme, demands that the MSPs must adopt and be committed to a collaborative working approach. The DE&S envisages that the Human Resources MSP (WP3) requirements will be met by a combination of consultancy in support of HR Strategy development, seeding of senior, high capability individuals in the business to deliver the required changes, staff augmentation to help build a new HR function in the near term, facilitation of workforce development and also staff to work in a ‘rainbow’ central team comprising DE&S personnel and personnel from the other Work Package MSP organisations. The MSPs shall be able to make available additional suitably qualified and experienced personnel to undertake bounded HR activities within the business as necessary.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
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.1.1)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 to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:
Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 39(1) of Directive 2009/81/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 39(2) of Directive 2009/81/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the DSPCR 2011) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#dspr
Candidates will be required to sign a declaration confirming whether they do or do not have any of the listed criteria as part of the pre-qualification process.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 39(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest (including defence and security factors) for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 39(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from the economic operator’s bankers or where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established.
(c) where appropriate, a statement, covering the three previous financial years of the economic operator, of:(i) the overall turnover of the business of the economic operator; and (ii) where appropriate, the turnover in respect of the work, works, goods or services which are of a similar type to the subject matter of the contract.
The information required for evaluating economic and financial ability is detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Where the Potential Provider is a consortium or association of suppliers, the financial information is required for each Potential Provider that is a member of the consortium or association. Where a Potential Provider is a subsidiary of a group, the financial information is required for both the subsidiary and parent company.
III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity
Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(l) certification by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence, attesting that the goods to be purchased or hired under the contract conform to standards and technical specifications (within the meaning of regulation 12(1)) identified by the contracting authority.
The information required for evaluating technical or professional capacity is detailed in the PQQ.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Urgency to delivery change into new Bespoke Central Government Trading Entity.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Supplier Selection will be via a PQQ process.
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
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 77-134162 of 18.4.2014
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.3.5)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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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From 2 April 2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC.
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.
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: