Provide Research Services to Ministry of Defence

Provide Research Services to Ministry of Defence

a. Conduct systematic examination of past and current operations to inform future force development and feed experimentation.

United Kingdom-Pewsey: Research services

2015/S 182-329950

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Ministry of Defence, C&C, A400M Project Team
Army Commercial, HQ ARTD, Trenchard Lines, Upavon
For the attention of: Gayle Webster
SN9 6BE Pewsey
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: gayle.webster559@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:

ARTDIPT/091 The Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research (CHACR).

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 UKJ23

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)

Research services. The Army has formed a Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research (CHACR) to act as an independent conceptual think-tank, as a focus within the Army for the conceptual component of fighting power and to provide a hub for research and academic networking and for the development of soldier-scholars. Consisting of a small core staff of civilians and military, with links into academia and recent military and operational experience, it is to be a capability that is also able to contribute to the Army’s force development programme. The CHACR is based at the Former Army Staff College (FASC), Camberley and is to:
a. Conduct systematic examination of past and current operations to inform future force development and feed experimentation;
b. Challenge constructively conventional wisdom and explore new avenues of enquiry, encourage independent and innovative thought;
c. Excite, educate, inform and influence military, academic and relevant audiences both internally and externally;
d. Provide a stimulus to tap the experience and intelligence of young and middle ranking officers (and soldiers) who can exercise independent, innovative thought, and who should be encouraged to ‘speak out of turn’ — leading to the encouragement of a new breed of soldier scholars who want to pursue greater opportunities to undertake education to inform our doctrinal development, our approach to requirement setting and procurement, and to influence perception of the Army;
e. Act as a focused link to academia, strategic studies institutes and think tanks.
Through the placement of a 3 year service contract (with potential option years of 1+1) the intent is to create an organisation that establishes a reputation for academic excellence and whose views and opinions are respected, and, where appropriate, further advocated by third parties for the benefit of the Army. The CHACR’s mission is to: conduct and sponsor research and analysis into the enduring nature and changing character of conflict on land; and to be the active hub for scholarship and debate within the Army; in order to develop and sustain the Army’s conceptual component of fighting power. The scope of the contract will include the provision of leadership, academic and technical support and the embedding of Army personnel in order for CHACR to meet its mission and deliver all of the necessary outputs.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73110000

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: 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 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 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/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: NZ6APC63C3. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 10.11.2015 10:00. 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 Helpdesk by emailing — support@contracts.mod.uk or call 0800 282 324.

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 800 000 and 1 700 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Contract duration is 3 years with the option to extend for a further 1+1 years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

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
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
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 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:

ARTDIPT/091

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

no

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

Payable documents: no

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

10.11.2015 – 10:00
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: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10.11.2015 – 10:00

Place:

Army Commercial Tender Board.

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

All tender documentation is published alongside this advert. The closing date for receipt of tenders is 10:00 hrs 10 Nov 15. No Expressions of Interest are required, therefore if you wish to participate in this exercise please respond as per the instructions within the DEFFORM47 (accessed through the access code listed below).
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 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/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: NZ6APC63C3. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 10.11.2015 10:00. 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 Helpdesk by emailing — support@contracts.mod.uk or call 0800 282 324.

Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available atwww.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 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: NZ6APC63C3.
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-2015914-DCB-7065606.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of DefenceC&C
Army Commercial, HQ ARTD, Trenchard Lines, Upavon
SN9 6BE Pewsey
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of DefenceC&C
Army Commercial, HQ ARTD, Trenchard Lines, Upavon
SN6 6BE Pewsey
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Ministry of DefenceC&C

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.9.2015

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