Pilot Training Review for Civil Aviation Authority

Pilot Training Review for Civil Aviation Authority

CAA wishes to initiate a short review of recent training studies, activities and potential improvements in order to inform policy on taking the matter forward internationally.

United Kingdom-London-Gatwick: Research consultancy services

2014/S 095-166372

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
Aviation House, Gatwick Airport South
For the attention of: Clive Gilbert
RH6 0YR Gatwick
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: clive.gilbert@caa.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.caa.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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: Aviation Regulator

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:

Pilot Training Review (CAA Ref. 2217).

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

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The performance of pilots is of fundamental importance in aircraft safety and key to pilot performance is pilot training. The effectiveness of pilot training has come under increased scrutiny following accidents such as Air France 447, Colgan Air and Asiana San Francisco, where pilot training appears to have been a factor in the accident circumstances. Additionally there is much anecdotal evidence that pilots now starting their careers have been exposed to different overall informal and formal training experiences compared with previous generations of pilots. These issues have been recognised by a number of organisations internationally and a number of research initiatives have been put in place in order to explore different aspects of training.
CAA wishes to initiate a short review of recent training studies, activities and potential improvements in order to inform policy on taking the matter forward internationally. It is recognised that this is a major topic area however a short, focussed project is required, recognising that this is an area where CAA is more likely to apply influence rather than direct control. In addition to reviewing recent and ongoing activities, a review of issues that appear to be under-represented in existing studies is to be conducted, primarily through consultations with subject matter experts. The focus is to be on topics where CAA may be able to make an effective outcome to improve safety for UK citizens.
The Pilot Training Review is anticipated to be undertaken by organisations or individuals with substantial experience in training and human factors. The Review must consider all aspects from PPL to training for professional flying. Both fixed-wing and helicopter training is to be considered, in a holistic manner wherever possible but individual aspects are to be highlighted where appropriate. Whilst this is a very wide remit, the requirement is to provide a high-level view of overall training direction and philosophy and thus it is anticipated that the project will be short duration, ideally completed within nine months of commencement. Detailed recommendations are, however, required for potential improved outcomes.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000 – MA02

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: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The performance of pilots is of fundamental importance in aircraft safety and key to pilot performance is pilot training. The effectiveness of pilot training has come under increased scrutiny following accidents such as Air France 447, Colgan Air and Asiana San Francisco, where pilot training appears to have been a factor in the accident circumstances. Additionally there is much anecdotal evidence that pilots now starting their careers have been exposed to different overall informal and formal training experiences compared with previous generations of pilots. These issues have been recognised by a number of organisations internationally and a number of research initiatives have been put in place in order to explore different aspects of training.
CAA wishes to initiate a short review of recent training studies, activities and potential improvements in order to inform policy on taking the matter forward internationally. It is recognised that this is a major topic area however a short, focussed project is required, recognising that this is an area where CAA is more likely to apply influence rather than direct control. In addition to reviewing recent and ongoing activities, a review of issues that appear to be under-represented in existing studies is to be conducted, primarily through consultations with subject matter experts. The focus is to be on topics where CAA may be able to make an effective outcome to improve safety for UK citizens.
The Pilot Training Review is anticipated to be undertaken by organisations or individuals with substantial experience in training and human factors. The Review must consider all aspects from PPL to training for professional flying. Both fixed-wing and helicopter training is to be considered, in a holistic manner wherever possible but individual aspects are to be highlighted where appropriate. Whilst this is a very wide remit, the requirement is to provide a high-level view of overall training direction and philosophy and thus it is anticipated that the project will be short duration, ideally completed within nine months of commencement. Detailed recommendations are, however, required for potential improved outcomes.

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

Starting 14.10.2014. Completion 13.10.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company guarantee or performance bond may be required.

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

Please see pre-qualification questionnaire.

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

In the case of a consortium, the members of the Consortium will be required to nominate a lead supplier or to form themselves into a single legal entity with which Civil Aviation Authority can contract. CAA may require each member of the Consortium to sign an undertaking that each member will be jointly and severally liable for the due performance of the Contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Please see pre-qualification questionnaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see pre-qualification questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see 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

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

Envisaged minimum number 6: and maximum number 8
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 below

1. Price. Weighting 25

2. Quality. Weighting 25

3. Service. Weighting 25

4. Added Value. Weighting 25

 

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:

2217

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 18.6.2014
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.6.2014

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

2.7.2014

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

VI.3)Additional information

Applicants shall be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire. This shall be obtained from the address quoted in I.1 above, completed and returned to that address by the deadline given in IV 3.3. CAA shall not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by applicants or tenderers and accepts no liability for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by the applicants or tenderers irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is cancelled or postponed. CAA reserves the right to terminate the competition (or part of it) or to procure the contract by alternate means if it appears that the contract can de more advantageously procured by those alternative means.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.5.2014

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