Logistics Development Agenda – Conceptual Thinking

Logistics Development Agenda – Conceptual Thinking

Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (ACDS (Log Ops)) has tasked Dstl to deliver a programmatic approach to realising the Defence Support Network (DSN ) of 2035 and beyond – the title of this Programme is: The Logistics Development Agenda (LDA).

United Kingdom-Fareham: Research services

2016/S 086-151817

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Portsdown West
PO17 6AD
Contact person: Aimee Davies
Telephone: +44 3067705818
E-mail: adavies@dstl.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKJ3Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/dstl
I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.contracts.mod.uk/d
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


Logistics Development Agenda – Conceptual Thinking.

Reference number: ITT1000106021

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (ACDS (Log Ops)) has tasked Dstl to deliver a programmatic approach to realising the Defence Support Network (DSN ) of 2035 and beyond – the title of this Programme is: The Logistics Development Agenda (LDA).

MOD wish to challenge the existing system, procedure and process for delivering logistics with the aim of realising a future with no (perceived) logistics footprint or drag with forces having access to what they need, when they need it. One way in which this may be achieved is through a DSN as envisaged above, but equally there may be a number of other innovative solutions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000.00 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: UKJ3
Main site or place of performance:

Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Senior Defence Boards have agreed the need for the MOD to become more innovative in its thinking and approaches. It is recognised that there is a need to tap into the wider (non-MOD) innovation community to inform development activities. The LDA provides a framework for a range of ACDS (Log Ops) sponsored activities designed to deliver an intellectual examination of those logistic capabilities (people, processes and tools) that combine to deliver a DSN capable of supporting forces now and in the Future Operating Environment to 2035. LDA is to provide a mechanism from which innovation and creativity can flow in order to advance the thinking of how the DSN will ensure operational effectiveness of current and future forces.

The objective is to facilitate by innovative and creative means the ways and means to realising the DSN.

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: 100 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 7
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 5

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

List and brief description of conditions:

This information is detailed within the DPQQ and then tender documentation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

This information is detailed within the DPQQ and then tender documentation.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

This information is detailed within the DPQQ and then tender documentation.

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:

This information is detailed within the procurement documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted 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: 31/05/2016
Local time: 09:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 09/06/2016

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

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. Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk. The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

From 2.4.2014 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.

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

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: 57995P6J73.

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 +44 800282324.

GO Reference: GO-2016428-DCB-8131613.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Portsdown West
PO17 6AD

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Porton Down
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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