Provide Apprenticeship Training to Soldiers of the British Army

Provide Apprenticeship Training to Soldiers of the British Army

The Authority is seeking to select Contractors to deliver part of, or all of, the Apprenticeship qualifications covered by Lot #1 to Lot #7.
United Kingdom-Andover: Education and training services

2017/S 191-391466

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

MOD
Army Headquarters, Ramilies Building, 2nd Floor / Zone 8 / IDL 437, Marlborough Lines
Andover
SP11 8HJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Army Commercial Projects — Team Leader 2
Telephone: +44 1264381974
E-mail: adrian.cooper749@mod.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKJ37
Internet address(es):Main address: www.bipsolutions.com
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.bipsolutions.com
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
2nd Floor Ramilies Building, Army HQ
Andover
SP11 8HJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Adrian Cooper
Telephone: +44 1264381974
E-mail: adrian.cooper749@mod.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.bipsolutions.com
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

Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Apprenticeship Training to Soldiers of the British Army, and the provision of associated Business Support Services to the Army Apprenticeships Team.

Reference number: ArmyHQ2/00245

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority is seeking to select Contractors to deliver part of, or all of, the Apprenticeship qualifications covered by Lot #1 to Lot #7, and the Provision of Business Support Services to the Army Apprenticeship Team in Lot #8. Contract duration for Lots 1 to 7 will be 4 years, and 5 years for Lot 8 (subject to continued provision of Apprenticeship Levy or ESFA funding). The methodology and location for delivery of each of Apprenticeship Lot varies according to the requirements of each Arm or Service. In general, delivery commences during a soldier’s Phase 2 Trade Training, and continues into their service in the Field Army. Only suppliers registered on the DfE Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers are eligible to deliver the requirements of Lots 1 to 7 and suppliers must be listed on the DfE Register by 1.4.2018 to commence transition to contract delivery for these Lots.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 53 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 5
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Maximum of 2 Lots from Group A (which comprises Lots 1, 2, 3, 5)

Maximum of 3 Lots from Group B (which comprises Lots 4, 6, 7)

Maximum of 1 Lot from Group C (which comprises Lot 8)

Tenderers who are awarded any Lots from Group A and/or Group B cannot be awarded any contracts from Group C.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Delivery Of Apprenticeships To Soldiers Of The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Depending upon Career Employment Group, REME Soldiers undertake L3 apprenticeships in Eng Manufacture (Eng Tech Support; Eng Maintenance; Aeronautical Eng and Fabrication and Welding); Logistics Ops. Delivery commences during Phase 2 training (Ph2 trg) at Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, and continues into Field Army service. In addition to Technical knowledge components of apprenticeships, Ph2 Trg may include opportunities for a Contractor to assess competence components. Time is allocated for delivery of Functional Skills but delivery of this may have to be completed during Field Unit service. Delivery in the field can be structured as formal courses, or informally in evenings / spare time. After Ph2 trg REME soldiers may be posted to units in UK or overseas, where assessment opportunities may exist. In 2017/18, estimated delivery of apprenticeships based upon a profile of 650-700 x L3 starts and average total occupancy of approx. 2250.

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: 9 350 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2018
End: 31/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be subject to renewal through formal competitive tender under Public Contract Regulations in 2021/22 (subject to continued availability of ESFA and Apprenticeship Levy funding).

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

Envisaged minimum number: 1
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

It is the Authority’s intention to invite up to a maximum of 6 suppliers to tender for each Requirement (i.e. Lot). If more than 6 suppliers meet the minimum selection criteria for each Requirement (i.e. Lot), the Authority intends to invite the 6 suppliers who attain the highest-scores in the Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ) for each Requirement (i.e. Lot) to tender for that Requirement (i.e. Lot).

Suppliers interested in tendering for any of the Requirements (i.e. Lots) are therefore required to complete separately the respective DPQQ for each Requirement (i.e. Lot) they are interested in, which are linked to this Notice. Suppliers’ responses will provide information that allows the Authority to evaluate the supplier’s capacities and capabilities against the selection criteria set out at Sections III.2.1), III.2.2) and III.2.3) of this Contract Notice.

Details of the process for accessing the DPQQ for this Lot, and the relevant Access Code are given in the Supplementary Information document which is attached to this Contract Notice as a supporting document.

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

The requirement covers the delivery of components of Apprenticeship qualifications not delivered in-house by military staff or through mandatory military training; and also the provision of the remaining components of Apprenticeship qualifications to those soldiers that had already commenced their apprenticeship training with other contracted providers prior to the letting of this contract.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

The delivery of apprenticeships to soldiers of the Royal Artillery (RA)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Royal Regiment of Artillery, comprising Royal Artillery (RA) and Royal Horse Artillery (RHA), consists of Regular Army Regiments based in UK and Germany. Depending upon their trade specialisation, learners undertake first apprenticeship programmes in Communications Technologies (L2); Driving Goods Vehicles (L2); Aviation Operations (Avn Ops) on the Ground (L2); Horse Care (L2). Progression apprenticeships may be offered in Comms Technologies (L3 and L4); Avn Ops on the Ground (L3); Horse Care (L3); and Logistics Ops Management (L3). New apprenticeship standards in similar areas will be adopted during this contract. Most delivery commences at the School of Artillery, Larkhill; but some learners are inducted from the Field Army. All apprenticeships are completed in Field Army units. In 2017/18, the estimated delivery of apprenticeships is based upon a profile of 500—600 starts and average total occupancy of approx. 1 000.

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: 8 700 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2018
End: 31/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be subject to renewal through formal competitive tender under Public Contract Regulations in 2021/22 (subject to continued availability of ESFA and Apprenticeship Levy funding).

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

Envisaged minimum number: 1
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Candidates will complete a dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ) which will be scored in accordance with objective criteria detailed in accompanying procurement documentation. The (up to a maximum of) 6 candidates that attain the highest DPQQ scores will be invited to tender for this Lot.

Details of the process for accessing the DPQQ for this Lot, and the relevant Access Code are given in the Supplementary Information document which is attached to this Contract Notice as a supporting document.

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

The requirement covers the delivery of components of Apprenticeship qualifications not delivered in-house by military staff or through mandatory military training; and also the provision of the remaining components of Apprenticeship qualifications to those soldiers that had already commenced their apprenticeship training with other contracted providers prior to the letting of this contract.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Delivery of apprenticeships to soldiers of the Royal Engineers (RE)

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

RE comprises a number of units based in UK and Germany. Soldiers commence apprenticeships during Ph2 trg and complete them in Field Army units. Ph2A trg takes place at Minley, and consists of Functional Skills and Combat Engineering trg. Ph2B trg consists of trade trg at Minley (Signals/Telecomms), Deepcut (Warehousing and Storage), Leconfield (Driving), Bovington (Armoured), Chatham (all other trades). Depending on specialism, soldiers undertake a L2 apprenticeship in Construction (Wood Occupations, Trowel Occupations, Plumbing / Heating and Building Maintenance); Construction Civil Eng — Plant Operations; Eng Manufacture (Fabrication / Welding); Eng Maintenance & Installation; IT and Telecomms Professional; or Warehousing and Storage. Progression apprenticeships may be offered at L3 for Telecomms specialists. In 2017/18, apprenticeship delivery is based upon a profile of 600-700 starts, and average total occupancy of approx. 850.

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: 6 350 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2018
End: 31/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be subject to renewal through formal competitive tender under Public Contract Regulations in 2021/22 (subject to continued availability of EFSA and Apprenticeship Levy funding).

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

Envisaged minimum number: 1
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Candidates will complete a dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ) which will be scored in accordance with objective criteria detailed in accompanying procurement documentation. The (up to a maximum of) 6 candidates that attain the highest DPQQ scores will be invited to tender for this Lot.

Details of the process for accessing the DPQQ for this Lot, and the relevant Access Code are given in the Supplementary Information document which is attached to this Contract Notice as a supporting document.

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

The requirement covers the delivery of components of Apprenticeship qualifications not delivered in-house by military staff or through mandatory military training; and also the provision of the remaining components of Apprenticeship qualifications to those soldiers that had already commenced their apprenticeship training with other contracted providers prior to the letting of this contract.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

The delivery of apprenticeships to soldiers of the Defence Food Support Services (DFSS)

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Defence Food Services School (DFSS) is located in Hampshire. All learners are inducted onto apprenticeships whilst in training at DFSS, where Functional Skills and Technical Certificates relevant to existing apprenticeship frameworks are delivered. Competence requirements of these frameworks are delivered in the Field Army by qualified military chef assessors, supported by a network of qualified military IVs at locations in UK and overseas. The following are currently delivered to Professional Chefs of the Royal Logistic Corps: Professional Cookery L2; Customer Service L2; Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership L3. New apprentices will enrol on the following new standards: Commis Chef L2 or Production Chef L2; Hospitality Supervisor L3.

Opportunities may arise to enrol some apprentices on the L4 Hospitality Manager in future.

In 2017/18, estimated delivery of apprenticeships is based upon a profile of 100 starts and an average total occupancy of approx. 175.

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: 1 250 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2018
End: 31/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be subject to renewal through formal competitive tender under Public Contract Regulations in 2021/22 (subject to continued availability of ESFA and Apprenticeship Levy funding).

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

Envisaged minimum number: 1
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Candidates will complete a dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ) which will be scored in accordance with objective criteria detailed in accompanying procurement documentation. The (up to a maximum of) 6 candidates that attain the highest DPQQ scores will be invited to tender for this Lot.

Details of the process for accessing the DPQQ for this Lot, and the relevant Access Code are given in the Supplementary Information document which is attached to this Contract Notice as a supporting document.

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

The requirement covers the delivery of components of Apprenticeship qualifications not delivered in-house by military staff or through mandatory military training; and also the provision of the remaining components of Apprenticeship qualifications to those soldiers that had already commenced their apprenticeship training with other contracted providers prior to the letting of this contract.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

The delivery of apprenticeships to soldiers of the infantry

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Infantry soldiers undertake a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Public Service, starting during Phase 2 training (the Combat Infantryman’s course) at the School of Infantry at Catterick, North Yorkshire. Elements of the apprenticeship are delivered and assessed in the Field Army. There are Infantry Battalions stationed throughout the UK, Germany and Cyprus. The current Apprenticeship in Public Service framework will be replaced, in late 17, by the HM Forces Service-person, a new standard that has been developed for specialist infantrymen in HM Forces. In 2017/18, the estimated delivery of apprenticeships is based upon a profile of 2 000—2 500 starts and an average occupancy of approx. 3 000.

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: 23 500 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2018
End: 31/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be subject to renewal through formal competitive tender under Public Contract Regulations in 2021/22 (subject to continued availability of ESFA and Apprenticeship Levy funding).

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

Envisaged minimum number: 1
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Candidates will complete a dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ) which will be scored in accordance with objective criteria detailed in accompanying procurement documentation. The (up to a maximum of) 6 candidates that attain the highest DPQQ scores will be invited to tender for this Lot.

Details of the process for accessing the DPQQ for this Lot, and the relevant Access Code are given in the Supplementary Information document which is attached to this Contract Notice as a supporting document.

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

The requirement covers the delivery of components of Apprenticeship qualifications not delivered in-house by military staff or through mandatory military training; and also the provision of the remaining components of Apprenticeship qualifications to those soldiers that had already commenced their apprenticeship training with other contracted providers prior to the letting of this contract.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

The delivery of apprenticeships to soldiers of the Army Air Corps (AAC)

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Army Air Corps are based in units across the UK. Soldiers are inducted onto their Apprenticeship programmes during Phase 2 training at Middle Wallop in Hampshire. Depending on trade specialisation, learners undertake advanced apprenticeship programmes in Aviation Operations on the Ground; and Telecommunications. Delivery of functional skills is currently via structured courses run in various locations in the UK. All Apprenticeships are completed in the Field Army units. The current frameworks will be replaced by Aviation Ground Specialist and Unified Communications Technician. In 2017/18, the estimated delivery of apprenticeships is based upon a profile of 120 starts and an average occupancy of approx. 350.

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: 1 800 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2018
End: 31/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be subject to renewal through formal competitive tender under Public Contract Regulations in 2021/22 (subject to continued availability of ESFA and Apprenticeship Levy funding).

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

Envisaged minimum number: 1
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Candidates will complete a dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ) which will be scored in accordance with objective criteria detailed in accompanying procurement documentation. The (up to a maximum of) 6 candidates that attain the highest DPQQ scores will be invited to tender for this Lot.

Details of the process for accessing the DPQQ for this Lot, and the relevant Access Code are given in the Supplementary Information document which is attached to this Contract Notice as a supporting document.

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

The requirement covers the delivery of components of Apprenticeship qualifications not delivered in-house by military staff or through mandatory military training; and also the provision of the remaining components of Apprenticeship qualifications to those soldiers that had already commenced their apprenticeship training with other contracted providers prior to the letting of this contract.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

The delivery of apprenticeships to soldiers of the adjutant general corps (staff and personnel support) (AGC SPS) and servicemen and women of the Royal Air Force Administration Branch

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Soldiers of the Adjutant General’s Corps (Staff and Personnel Support) (AGC SPS) undertake an Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration. Also included in this contract is the requirement to deliver an Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration to servicemen and women of the Royal Air Force’s Administration Branch. All learners are enrolled onto programme at Worthy Down (near Winchester). Functional Skills and Technical Certificates are delivered at Worthy Down during the Phase 2 training. All apprenticeships are completed in Field Army units. It is anticipated that soldiers will begin to enrol on the new Business Administrator apprenticeship standard over the course of this contract. In 2017/18, the estimated delivery of apprenticeships is based upon a profile of 280 starts and an average occupancy of approx. 350.

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: 2 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2018
End: 31/07/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be subject to renewal through formal competitive tender under Public Contract Regulations in 2021/22 (subject to continued availability of ESFA and Apprenticeship Levy funding).

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

Envisaged minimum number: 1
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Candidates will complete a dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ) which will be scored in accordance with objective criteria detailed in accompanying procurement documentation. The (up to a maximum of) 6 candidates that attain the highest DPQQ scores will be invited to tender for this Lot.

Details of the process for accessing the DPQQ for this Lot, and the relevant Access Code are given in the Supplementary Information document which is attached to this Contract Notice as a supporting document.

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

The requirement covers the delivery of components of Apprenticeship qualifications not delivered in-house by military staff or through mandatory military training; and also the provision of the remaining components of Apprenticeship qualifications to those soldiers that had already commenced their apprenticeship training with other contracted providers prior to the letting of this contract.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

The Provision of Business Support Services to the Army Apprenticeships Team

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80000000 – DA27

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ37
Main site or place of performance:

North Hampshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Contractor plays an integral part in the day-to-day management of the Authority’s Army Apprenticeship programme and associated quality management processes. They assist in monitoring quality of apprenticeship training services provided by appointed Training Delivery contractors, ensuring that progress of learners is correctly-recorded on MI systems. They assist in overseeing release of ESFA funding to training providers following verification that claims for payment are valid/appropriate, to underpin ESFA governance arrangements that monitor performance of contractors appointed to deliver training for individual apprenticeships. As an apprenticeship Subject-Matter-Expert, they advise on relevance /applicability of ESFA regulations and associated implications for Army Apprenticeships, undertaking financial modelling as required. They assist in development of specifications for contracts relating to delivery of Apprenticeships.

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: 4 900 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2018
End: 31/07/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract may be subject to renewal through formal competitive tender under Public Contract Regulations in 2022/23 (subject to continued availability of ESFA and Apprenticeship Levy funding).

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

Envisaged minimum number: 1
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Candidates will complete a dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ) which will be scored in accordance with objective criteria detailed in accompanying procurement documentation. The (up to a maximum of) 6 candidates that attain the highest DPQQ scores will be invited to tender for this Lot.

Details of the process for accessing the DPQQ for this Lot, and the relevant Access Code are given in the Supplementary Information document which is attached to this Contract Notice as a supporting document.

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:

Only suppliers registered on the Department for Education’s (DfE) Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers are eligible to deliver the requirements of Lots 1 — 7. Suppliers considering tendering for Lots 1 — 7 must be listed on the DfE Register by the date of contract award (provisionally 1.4.2018).

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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:

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 151-312724

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 20/10/2017
Local time: 09:00

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

Date: 06/11/2017

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 01/08/2018
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. 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

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

Please note that in accordance with Regulation 53 to PCR 2015, the DRAFT Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents have been made available within the ‘Supporting Documents’ section of the DPQQ. These ITT documents are for information purposes only at this stage and, for the avoidance of doubt, not for completion. They may be subject to change prior to formal issue and only companies who are deemed successful following a PQQ application will be formally invited to tender at a later date. Please do not raise clarifications regarding the ITT documentation until you have been formally invited to tender.

Lot 1 REME Access Code: 2V3295FK6Q

Lot 2 RA Access Code: J75J6XGP3U

Lot 3 RE Access Code: 86848Y9782

Lot 4 DFFS Access Code: 73NU9Z65E6

Lot 5 Infantry Access Code: 56GJ774293

Lot 6 AAC Access Code: T4PYWFQR2G

Lot 7 AG (SPS) Access Code: 285URA58S9

Lot 8 Business Sp Svcs Access Code: YNY7QT8796

Cyber Security Access Code RAR-QMVR33ZW

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: 2V3295FK6Q.

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-2017102-DCB-11132185.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

MOD
Army Commercial Branch, Army Headquarters, 2nd Floor, Zone 8, Ramilies Building
Andover
Sp11 8HJ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1264381974
E-mail: adrian.cooper749@mod.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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:

02/10/2017

 

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