Maritime Training Systems for MOD

Maritime Training Systems for MOD

Maritime Training Systems Through-Life Availability and Support Services (MARTASS).

United Kingdom-London: Training simulators

2016/S 148-269081

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) Team
Main Building, Whitehall
Contact point(s): Helen Farmer
For the attention of: Stuart Carr
SW1A 2HB London
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067933600
E-mail: DESShipsComrcl-MCS-2cTrgSvs@mod.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support

Further information can be obtained from: Ministry of Defence, Ships, Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) Team
Birch 1B #3133, NH3 DE&S Abbeywood, Stoke Gifford
Contact point(s): Helen Farmer
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067933600
E-mail: DESShipsComrcl-MCS-2cTrgSvs@mod.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Ministry of Defence, Ships, Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) Team
Birch 1b #3133, NH3 DE&S Abbey Wood, Stoke Gifford
Contact point(s): Helen Farmer
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067933600
E-mail: DESShipsComrcl-MCS-2cTrgSvs@mod.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Ministry of Defence, Ships, Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) Team
Birch 1b #3133, NH3 DE&S Abbey Wood, Stoke Gifford
Contact point(s): Helen Farmer
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067933600
E-mail: DESShipsComrcl-MCS-2cTrgSvs@mod.uk

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:

Maritime Training Systems Through-Life Availability and Support Services (MARTASS).

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

Services
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: United Kingdom.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 7

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 31 400 000 GBP

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

Training simulators. Training services. Training and simulation in warships. Provision of In-Service Support and Post Design Services contract to support and maintain the availability of MARTASS training systems, the provision of associated technical support, and the management and delivery of new/upgraded/technical refresh training solutions as directed. It is the intention to award an in-service support contract to a single supplier (prime contractor). Data packs will be provided to bidders at the tender stage, where available. Elements of this requirement involve handling of material classified up to UK Secret Eyes Only. It is anticipated that the support contract will be for awarded in July 2017 for a period of 5 years with options to extend for an additional 2 years. A maximum of 6 bidders shall be invited to tender. These bidders shall be those suppliers that have scored highest in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ). Should a supplier be assessed as non-compliant or be scored as a ‘fail’ against any of the questions in the PQQ it shall not be invited to tender.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34152000 – FB01, 80500000 – FB01, 80640000 – FB01

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

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 following training systems may be supported but not necessarily from start of contract, from 1.7.2017, details of the current/previous supplier contracted to support these systems is detailed for information purposes:
1. HMS Collingwood, Fareham: Fleetwork Procedural Trainer — currently supported by Serco Ltd, Close Range Weapons Trainer (CRWT) — currently supported by Qinetiq Ltd;
2. HMS Raleigh, Torpoint: RNSMS All Purpose Open System Training Learning Environment (APOSTLE) — currently supported by Serco Ltd, Damage Repair Instruction Unit (DRIU) — currently supported by Babcock Marine (Devonport) Ltd;
3. HMS Sultan, Gosport: T23, MCMV (HUNT), SRMH (Sandown) Machinery Control And Surveillance (MCAS) Procedural Trainers, Teddington and D86 Maintainer Trainers, (Vanguard) Hover and Trim, Digital Depth, One Man Control/Autopilot Submarine Trainers — currently supported by Serco Ltd;

4. HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth: Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear (CBRN) Procedural Trainers: Boadicea currently supported by BAES (beyond 1st-line) and Protection Training Unit (PTU), Damage Repair Instruction Unit — currently supported by Babcock, T45 NBCD Comms. System — currently supported by Serco Ltd;

5. HMS Heron, RNAS Yeovilton: Fighter Controller and Helicopter Controller (FCT/HCT) Trainers — currently supported by Babcock Aerospace Ltd;
6. HMS Seahawk, RNAS Culdrose: Flight Deck Officer/Controller (FDC/FDO) Trainer — currently supported by Systems Engineering and Assessment Ltd;
7. Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth: Bridge Trainer — currently unsupported (OEM — TRANSAS).
Future training requirements may also fall within scope of this contract. These may include, but are not limited to:
1. Provision and support to Queen Elizabeth Class, T26 and future Platforms;
2. Training Needs Analysis (TNA) for new capabilities and equipment;
3. Support to establishing training requirements;
4. Other training systems/services;
5. Additional tasking as required.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 31 400 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: It is anticipated that the support contract will be for awarded in July 2017 for a period of 5 years with options to extend for an additional 2 years.
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)Conditions relating to the contract
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:
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 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

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:
(a) In the case of a supply contract requiring the siting or installation of goods, a services contract or a works contract, the economic operator’s technical ability, taking into account in particular that economic operator’s skills, efficiency, experience and reliability;
(d) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the economic operator to: (i) carry out the work under the contract, or (ii) be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract, particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the economic operator;
(e) A statement of the economic operator’s: (i) technical facilities; (ii) measures for ensuring quality; (iii) study and research facilities; and (iv) internal rules regarding intellectual property;
(j) A description of the tools, material, technical equipment, staff numbers, know-how and sources of supply (with an indication of their geographical location when it is outside the territory of the EU) available to the economic operator to perform the contract, cope with any additional needs required by the contracting authority as a result of a crisis or carry out the maintenance, modernisation or adaptation of the goods covered by the contract;
(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;
(m) In the case of contracts involving, entailing or containing classified information, evidence of the ability to process, store and transmit such information at the level of protection required by the contracting authority;
(n) A certificate: (i) attesting conformity to quality management systems standards based on the relevant European standard; and (ii) from an independent accredited body established in any member State conforming to the European standards concerning accreditation and certification.
Information will be evaluated as part of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3 and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Information can be found in the Pre-Qualification questionnaire. The 6 highest scoring candidates shall be taken forward to the tender phase.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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:

MCS/2016

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 067-117670 of 6.4.2016

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

31.8.2016 – 12:00
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

English.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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:

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: https://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta 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: 4MVACX299M. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 31.8.2016, 12:00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite 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 help desk by emailing: support@contracts.mod.uk or call. 0800 282 324.

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.

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 GO Reference: GO-2016729-DCB-8553391.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) Team
Birch 1B #3133, NH3 DE&S Abbey Wood, Stoke Gifford
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail: DESShipsComrcl-MCS-2cTrgSvs@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067933600
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) Team
Birch 1B #3133, NH3 DE&S Abbey Wood, Stoke Gifford
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail: DESShipsComrcl-MCS-2cTrgSvs@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067933600
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support

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, Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) Team
Birch 1B #3133, NH3 DE&S Abbey Wood, Stoke Gifford
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail: DESShipsComrcl-MCS-2cTrgSvs@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067933600
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29.7.2016

 

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