Personnel Training Services for Ministry of Defence

Personnel Training Services for Ministry of Defence

Provision of Adventurous Training Courses to exercising troops in Kenya.

United Kingdom-Andover: Personnel-training services

2014/S 243-428256

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Army HQ Commercial, Level 2, Zone 8, Ramillies Bldg, Marlborough Lines
For the attention of: Kate Peploe
SP11 8HT Andover
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1264381948
E-mail: artd-pd2b1@mod.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

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:

Provision of Adventurous Training Courses to exercising troops in Kenya.

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

Services
Service category No 26: Recreational, cultural and sporting services

NUTS code UKJ3

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: N/A — 36 month Framework, plus 12 month option to extend (or part thereof).

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

Personnel-training services. The British Army’s Collective Training Group (CTG) has a requirement for the supply of suitably assured and policy compliant, Adventurous Training to exercising British troops in Kenya. Activities include (but are not limited to) climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, trekking, Sub Aqua Diving, Off Shore Sailing. Delivery will need to be within approximately 3 hours’ driving radius of Nanyuki – British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) (Main) and Laikipia Air base (East), less that of Sub Aqua Diving which will be required on a coastal destination.
The contractor will be required to provide the resources to deliver the required training to an estimated 4 500 personnel per annum to a scheduled exercise programme; however there is the potential for those numbers to increase or decrease dependent on demand. Any resulting contract will thus be in the form of a Framework Agreement (Enabling Contract).
The majority of the requirement will be Adventurous Training delivery (activities detailed above). This will be supported by Challenge Pursuits activities (including but not limited to Gorge Jumping and White Water Rafting), both scheduled and unscheduled depending on the fluidity of the exercise programme.
The contractor will be required to provide:
— Suitably qualified and experienced individuals to instruct, organise and supervise these activities within the parameters of the relevant National Governing Body (NGB) and Joint Service Adventurous Training Policy and direction (details to be provided at tender stage);
— Suitable feeding and accommodation services that afford adequate calories and rest which enable safe participation in all activities under the contract (details to be provided at tender stage);
— Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to all instructors and course personnel (troops attending the activity) to the correct and appropriate UK policy and standards (or EU equivalent). All tasks/activities/courses are to be carried out in accordance with the relevant National Governing Body and Joint Service Adventurous Training Regulations (details to be provided at tender stage);
— Output and performance data to the Authority through BATUK and CTG.
Any resulting contract will contain an option to extend at the sole discretion of the Authority for a period of up to a maximum of 12 months (or part thereof).
The Authority intends to break this requirement into 9 lots, by activity type as detailed above. Should another related activity type be identified during the life of the contract, it is the Authority’s intention to invite all suppliers under the Framework to bid for the additional requirement.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79632000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Following the initial 36 month contract period, there will be an option to extend for 12 months (or part thereof).
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Climbing

1)Short description

The British Army’s Collective Training Group (CTG) has a requirement for the supply of suitably assured and policy compliant, Adventurous Training to exercising British troops in Kenya. Activities include (but are not limited to) climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, trekking, Sub Aqua Diving, Off Shore Sailing. Delivery will need to be within approximately 3 hours’ driving radius of Nanyuki — British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) (Main) and Laikipia Air base (East), less that of Sub Aqua Diving which will be required on a coastal destination.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79632000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Kayaking

1)Short description

The British Army’s Collective Training Group (CTG) has a requirement for the supply of suitably assured and policy compliant, ‘Type 2′ Adventurous Training to exercising British troops in Kenya. Activities include (but are not limited to) climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, trekking, Sub Aqua Diving, Off Shore Sailing. Delivery will need to be within approximately 3 hours’ driving radius of Nanyuki — BATUK (Main) and Laikipia Air base (East), less that of Sub Aqua Diving which will be required on a coastal destination.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79632000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Mountain Biking

1)Short description

The British Army’s Collective Training Group (CTG) has a requirement for the supply of suitably assured and policy compliant, ‘Type 2′ Adventurous Training to exercising British troops in Kenya. Activities include (but are not limited to) climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, trekking, Sub Aqua Diving, Off Shore Sailing. Delivery will need to be within approximately 3 hours’ driving radius of Nanyuki — BATUK (Main) and Laikipia Air base (East), less that of Sub Aqua Diving which will be required on a coastal destination.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79632000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4Lot title: Trekking

1)Short description

The British Army’s Collective Training Group (CTG) has a requirement for the supply of suitably assured and policy compliant, ‘Type 2′ Adventurous Training to exercising British troops in Kenya. Activities include (but are not limited to) climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, trekking, Sub Aqua Diving, Off Shore Sailing. Delivery will need to be within approximately 3 hours’ driving radius of Nanyuki — BATUK (Main) and Laikipia Air base (East), less that of Sub Aqua Diving which will be required on a coastal destination.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79632000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5Lot title: Sub Aqua Diving

1)Short description

The British Army’s Collective Training Group (CTG) has a requirement for the supply of suitably assured and policy compliant, ‘Type 2′ Adventurous Training to exercising British troops in Kenya. Activities include (but are not limited to) climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, trekking, Sub Aqua Diving, Off Shore Sailing. Delivery will need to be within approximately 3 hours’ driving radius of Nanyuki — BATUK (Main) and Laikipia Air base (East), less that of Sub Aqua Diving which will be required on a coastal destination.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79632000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6Lot title: Off Shore Sailing

1)Short description

The British Army’s Collective Training Group (CTG) has a requirement for the supply of suitably assured and policy compliant, ‘Type 2′ Adventurous Training to exercising British troops in Kenya. Activities include (but are not limited to) climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, trekking, Sub Aqua Diving, Off Shore Sailing. Delivery will need to be within approximately 3 hours’ driving radius of Nanyuki — BATUK (Main) and Laikipia Air base (East), less that of Sub Aqua Diving which will be required on a coastal destination.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79632000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7Lot title: Gorge Jumping

1)Short description

The British Army’s Collective Training Group (CTG) has a requirement for the supply of suitably assured and policy compliant, ‘Type 2′ Adventurous Training to exercising British troops in Kenya. Activities include (but are not limited to) climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, trekking, Sub Aqua Diving, Off Shore Sailing. Delivery will need to be within approximately 3 hours’ driving radius of Nanyuki — BATUK (Main) and Laikipia Air base (East), less that of Sub Aqua Diving which will be required on a coastal destination.
The majority of the requirement will be Adventurous Training delivery (activities detailed above). This will be supported by Challenge Pursuits activities (including but not limited to Gorge Jumping & White Water Rafting), both scheduled and unscheduled depending on the fluidity of the exercise programme.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79632000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8Lot title: White Water Rafting

1)Short description

The British Army’s Collective Training Group (CTG) has a requirement for the supply of suitably assured and policy compliant, ‘Type 2′ Adventurous Training to exercising British troops in Kenya. Activities include (but are not limited to) climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, trekking, Sub Aqua Diving, Off Shore Sailing. Delivery will need to be within approximately 3 hours’ driving radius of Nanyuki — BATUK (Main) and Laikipia Air base (East), less that of Sub Aqua Diving which will be required on a coastal destination.
The majority of the requirement will be Adventurous Training delivery (activities detailed above). This will be supported by Challenge Pursuits activities (including but not limited to Gorge Jumping & White Water Rafting), both scheduled and unscheduled depending on the fluidity of the exercise programme.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79632000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 9Lot title: Canoeing

1)Short description

The British Army’s Collective Training Group (CTG) has a requirement for the supply of suitably assured and policy compliant, ‘Type 2′ Adventurous Training to exercising British troops in Kenya. Activities include (but are not limited to) climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, trekking, Sub Aqua Diving, Off Shore Sailing. Delivery will need to be within approximately 3 hours’ driving radius of Nanyuki — BATUK (Main) and Laikipia Air base (East), less that of Sub Aqua Diving which will be required on a coastal destination.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79632000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, 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 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) 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. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(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 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

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
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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 will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

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

HQLF1/205

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

no
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

29.1.2015 – 11:00
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.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

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, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. 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.

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

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 user-name 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: 9574U45443.
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-20141212-DCB-6225458.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Army HQ Commercial, Level 2, Zone 8, Ramillies Bldg, Marlborough Lines
SP11 8HT Andover
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: artd-pd2b1@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 1264381948

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Army HQ Commercial, Level 2, Zone 8, Ramillies Bldg, Marlborough Lines
SP11 8HT Andover
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: artd-pd2b1@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 1264381948

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Telephone: +44 1264381948

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.12.2014

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