Independent Commercial Ship Design and Support – Customer Friend

Independent Commercial Ship Design and Support – Customer Friend

The MOD Type 31 Frigate Project Team is potentially seeking a Customer Friend to provide independent, specialist commercial experience of ship build and design.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Engineering design services

2017/S 014-022796

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Other
Ship Acquisition, Commercial, Ash 0C, #3016, Filton
For the attention of: Sam Taylor
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067935169
E-mail: DESShipsComrcl-AcqHam-Strat1@mod.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: www.mod.co.uk

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/entities

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:

Independent Commercial Ship Design and Support – Customer Friend.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 26: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area.

NUTS code UKK1

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Engineering design services. The MOD Type 31 Frigate Project Team is potentially seeking a Customer Friend to provide independent, specialist commercial experience of ship build and design.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71320000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

The tenderer has to indicate in the tender any share of the contract it may intend to subcontract to third parties and any proposed subcontractor, as well as the subject-matter of the subcontracts for which they are proposed
The tenderer has to indicate any change occurring at the level of subcontractors during the execution of the contract

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The MOD Type 31 Frigate Project Team is potentially seeking a Customer Friend to provide independent, specialist commercial experience of ship build and design:
— To help the MoD to understand the cost implications of ‘preferential engineering’ and of specifying naval standards and bespoke equipment.
— To provide constructive challenge during trade-offs relating to standards, innovation, minimising through life costs and ensuring that the design both has sufficient flexibility for export and facilitates modern methods of construction.
— To provide constructive challenge to ship design and input to the build strategy.
Customer Friend Contractors will be required to cooperate with other Customer Friend contractors in order to work as a cohesive team.
The aim is to bring challenge and learning from the commercial shipping sector, to complement separate defence related Customer Friend Support and thereby avoid any tendency to over-specify the Type 31 Frigate design.
As a minimum, personnel engaged on any resulting contract must hold SC Security Clearance (or National equivalent) or be prepared to apply for such clearance.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 870 000 and 4 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

Not required.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

For payment purposes The Authority will require a successful contractor to be P2P enabled.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Participation in this procurement is not restricted to a single contractor and The Authority is prepared to contract with any suitable legal entity.

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:

As a minimum, personnel engaged on any resulting contract must hold SC Security Clearance (or National equivalent) or be prepared to apply for such clearance.
In accordance with the Ministry of Defence Commercial Policy and provided there are no national security constraints, the MOD may allow suppliers to operate on both client and supply side in any future phases of the Type 31 Frigate Project providing an actual Conflict Of Interest or potential COI can be satisfactorily managed to avoid any unfair distortion in competition. Where a potential COI is identified MOD will assess the suppliers Compliancy Regime before issuing any Invitation to Tender.
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation

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 of the European Parliament and of The Council (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 of the European Parliament and of The Council (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 athttp://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
III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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 6
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

SHIPACQ138

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 240-438575 of 13.12.2016

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

7.2.2017 – 17:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

6.3.2017

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

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:

1. 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 Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

2. 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

3. The proposed contract end date of 30.5.2021 includes Year 1 (2017/18) plus 3 optional years which are subject to confirmation.
4. The estimated value of the requirement also includes Year 1 plus 3 optional years subject to confirmation.

5. For all new requirements advertised from 1.1.2016 which entail the transfer of MOD identifiable information from customer to supplier or the generation of information by a supplier specifically in support of the MOD contract, MOD will require suppliers to have a Cyber Essentials certificate by the contract start date at the latest, and for it to be renewed annually. This requirement must be flowed down the supply chain. http://www.contracts.mod.uk/announcements/mod-implementation-of-cyber-essentials-scheme/

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

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk.

You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.
Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: RMX7786M99.
Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.
Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity 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 support@contracts.mod.uk or Telephone 0800 282 324.

GO Reference: GO-2017116-DCB-9404309.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Other
Ash, 0C, #3016, MOD Abbey Wood, Filton
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail: DESShipsComrcl-AcqHam-Strat1@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067935169

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Other
Ash 0C, #3016, MOD Abbey Wood, Filton
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail: DESShipsComrcl-AcqHam-Strat1@mpd.uk
Telephone: +44 3067935169

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Other
Ash 0C, #3016, MOD Abbey Wood, Filton
BS23 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail: DESShipsComrcl-AcqHam-Strat1@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067935169

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16.1.2017

 

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