Provide Financial Consultancy Services to MOD

Provide Financial Consultancy Services to MOD

Provision of Consultancy for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship Financial and Strategy Support Programme.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Financial consultancy services

2015/S 192-348047

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Crown Commercial Service Acting as Managing Agent on Behalf of the Ministry of Defence
9th Floor, The Capital
For the attention of: Charlie Gaden
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1633811584
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.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 Consultancy for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship Financial and Strategy Support Programme — Independent Cost Review With Strategy Development And Support TO Commercial Negotiations.

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

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Bristol, UK.

NUTS code UKK11

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Crown Commercial Service as Managing Agent Acting on Behalf of the Ministry of Defence is putting in place a time and materials Contract for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations).
The above contracting authority have a need for Consultancy support
to conduct an in depth Equipment Procurement Programme (EPP) and Equipment Support Programme (ESP) independent cost review to establish baselines for negotiations with Industry and to provide specialised strategic advice, analysis and support to the development and execution of the commercial negotiation strategy for the Type 26 (T26) Global Combat Ship (GCS) Programme for the period November 2015 to 31.3.2016 with options to extend the Contract by up to 3 years in up to annual increments.
The Services covered by this Procurement have been sub divided into 2. The Authority is seeking proposals from Potential Contractors for both Lots however each Lot will be evaluated separately based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender. The scope of the two Lots are as follows:
Lot 1 — EPP/ESP ICR Support
This Lot will cover consultancy support to maintain a focus on the intense scrutiny of project costing and underpinning financial data that will support the T26 GCS Main Gate approvals and commercial negotiations. In addition, there is a requirement to undertake a further deep dive cost review of the T26 ESP costs and to provide critical data to support future MOD Approvals and inform future commercial negotiation strategies for T26 support.
Lot 2 — Commercial Negotiation Strategy
This Lot will cover consultancy support in the development and management of robust commercial negotiation strategies; including the incorporation of cost challenges identified by the work completed within the EPP/ESP ICR work for which the Authority will require the Lot 1 and Lot 2 Contractors (in the event that there are 2 different Contractors) to work co-operatively to ensure the Contract objectives are realised. The aim of this requirement is to ensure that MOD are in the best possible position to secure value for money on contracts placed to support the T26 Project Team during the next phase of the T26 Programme.
Both Lots are interlinking and should two different Potential Contractors be awarded a Contract to deliver the Lots they will be expected to work together.
The MoD Contract Number for this Contract is CCCC15A22.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66171000, 66170000, 72221000, 79412000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

The scope of the two Lots are as follows:
Lot 1 — EPP/ESP ICR Support.
This Lot will cover consultancy support to maintain a focus on the intense scrutiny of project costing and underpinning financial data that will support the T26 GCS Main Gate approvals and commercial negotiations. In addition, there is a requirement to undertake a further deep dive cost review of the T26 ESP costs and to provide critical data to support future MOD Approvals and inform future commercial negotiation strategies for T26 support.
Lot 2 Commercial Negotiation Strategy.
This Lot will cover consultancy support in the development and management of robust commercial negotiation strategies; including the incorporation of cost challenges identified by the work completed within the EPP/ESP ICR work for which the Authority will require the Lot 1 and Lot 2 Contractors (in the event that there are 2 different Contractors) to work co-operatively to ensure the Contract objectives are realised. The aim of this requirement is to ensure that MOD are in the best possible position to secure value for money on contracts placed to support the T26 Project Team during the next phase of the T26 Programme.
Both Lots are interlinking and should 2 different Potential Contractors be awarded a Contract to deliver the Lots they will be expected to work together.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 800 000 and 10 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Contract Period will be from November 2015 to 31.3.2015. The Contract may be extended in up to annual extensions for a maximum of three years from 1.4.2015 until 31.3.2019.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 41 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 EPP/ESP ICR Support

1)Short description

This Lot will cover consultancy support to maintain a focus on the intense scrutiny of project costing and underpinning financial data that will support the T26 GCS Main Gate approvals and commercial negotiations. In addition, there is a requirement to undertake a further deep dive cost review of the T26 ESP costs and to provide critical data to support future MOD Approvals and inform future commercial negotiation strategies for T26 support.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66171000, 79412000, 72221000, 66170000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 900 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Commercial Negotiation Strategy

1)Short description

This Lot will cover consultancy support in the development and management of robust commercial negotiation strategies; including the incorporation of cost challenges identified by the work completed within the EPP/ESP ICR work for which the Authority will require the Lot 1 and Lot 2 Contractors (in the event that there are 2 different Contractors) to work co-operatively to ensure the Contract objectives are realised. The aim of this requirement is to ensure that MOD are in the best possible position to secure value for money on contracts placed to support the T26 Project Team during the next phase of the T26 Programme.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66171000, 79412000, 66171000, 66170000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 900 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
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:

Potential Providers will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by Crown Commercial Service] and/or proposed by Potential Contractors if considered appropriate.

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

A time and materials Contract whereby Potential Contractors must note the mandatory requirement for electronic trading using the Ministry of Defence’s standard Purchase to Payment (P2P) system operating under the Defence Electronic Commerce Service, which shall be a special condition for the performance of the contract. You can find details on the P2P system at www.d2btrade.com The contractor shall be required to sign DEFFORM 30 (Electronic Transaction Agreements) and unconditionally accept DEFCON 5J (Unique Identifiers), DEFCON 129J (The Use of Electronic Business Delivery Form); and DEFCON 522J (Payment under P2P).

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

No special legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a Group of Economic Operators, Crown Commercial Service may require the formation of a legal entity before entering into the Contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please refer to Specifics in the ITT.
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: Potential Contractors will be assessed in accordance with section 5 of the Regulations implementing the Directive on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’).
This procurement will be managed electronically via Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, Potential Contractors must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.
If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailingexpressionofinterest@crowncommercial.gsi.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Help-desk email:eenablement@crowncommercial.gsi.gov.uk

Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4.
A full copy of the ITT documentation for this Procurement is also available via Crown Commercial Service website from the date of this publication of the contract notice:

https://connect.ccs.gsi.gov.uk/,DanaInfo=ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk+procurement-pipeline

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Potential Contractors will be assessed on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.

The ITT can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

Crown Commercial Service may take into account any of the following information:
a) an alternative means of demonstrating financial status e.g. Experian Reports.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Potential Contractors will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the Regulations implementing the Directive, on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.

The ITT can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

Crown Commercial Service may have regard to any of the following means in its assessment:
(a) Up to two suitable contract examples, from the public or private sector, where similar requirements to those sought under this Procurement have been performed. Contracts should have been performed during the past 3 years. Customer contacts must be warned they may be contacted by Crown Commercial Service, to verify the accuracy of the information provided at any time.

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

Open
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 below

1. Lot 1 Technical. Weighting 80

2. Lot 1 Price. Weighting 20

3. Lot 2 Technical. Weighting 60

4. Lot 2 Price. Weighting 40

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:

RM5875 SO10435

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

28.10.2015 – 13:00
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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28.10.2015 – 13:01

Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

Potential Contractors should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, Crown Commercial Service intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document and the text of any Contract awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of Crown Commercial Service. Further information on transparency can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-and-contracting-transparency-requirements-guidance

Crown Commercial Service expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will Crown Commercial Service be liable for any costs incurred by the Potential Contractors. If Crown Commercial Service decides to enter into a Contract with the successful Supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Potential Contractors.
The value provided in Section II.2.1 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to Suppliers any the value of the Contract.

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:

28.9.2015

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