Provide Sere Training to Ministry of Defence

Provide Sere Training to Ministry of Defence

Training and simulation in military systems at RAF Valley. Provision of Hawk T1 Ground School training and Survive, Evade, Resist, Extract.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Training and simulation in military electronic systems

2015/S 233-424136

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Def C&C Commercial, Directorate of Flying Training No22 (Training) Group, Building #7001
Contact point(s): C&C COMMERCIAL AIR 4B
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 367980087
E-mail: alex.fairhall675@mod.uk
Fax: +44 1179699963

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/entities

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 Ground School Instruction and SERE Training at RAF Valley.

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

Services
Service category No 3: Defence services, military defence services and civil defence services

NUTS code UKL

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds seven years: Due to a software error this notice states that this is part of a framework agreement, however, this is a mistake. This is not a notice for the intention to set up a framework agreement but is a notice to advertise the intent to set up a standalone contract.

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 3 000 000 GBP

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

Training and simulation in military electronic systems. Training and simulation in military systems at RAF Valley. Provision of Hawk T1 Ground School training and Survive, Evade, Resist, Extract (SERE) refresher training of Authority approved students against a Training Syllabus provided by the Authority. SERE includes but is not limited to land survival, dry drills, pool drills and sea drills.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80660000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

The tenderer has to indicate in the tender any share of the contract it may intend to subcontract to third parties and any proposed subcontractor, as well as the subject-matter of the subcontracts for which they are proposed
The tenderer has to indicate any change occurring at the level of subcontractors during the execution of the contract
The contracting authority/entity may oblige the successful tenderer to award all or certain subcontracts through the procedure set out in Title III of Directive 2009/81/EC

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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 Ground School Training shall be in accordance with the Authority Syllabus and programme excluding AV Med Training and Met Tasks, but including post ejection and survival training. Refresher SERE training in support of all Hawk T1 trainees iaw RA 2130. Refresher SERE training in support of current and future UKMFTS operations at RAF Valley iaw RA 2130.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 3 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The proposed Contract may be extended at the sole discretion of the Authority for a period or periods up to a maximum of 24 months. The Authority reserves the right to determine how many months may be taken up. If required, this option will be exercised no later than 57 months after commencement of the contract.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 33 (from the award of the contract)

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 14.5.2016. Completion 31.3.2019

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Bank and/or parent company guarantees may be required.

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

The electronic Purchase to Payment (P2P) system will be used as the payment mechanism for this proposed contract.

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

Joint and severable liability. Where consortia or other grouping of economic operators submit a bid, they will be bound jointly and severally. Such consortia or grouping must nominate a lead member to deal with the Authority on all matters relating to this procurement exercise.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:

Key Performance Indicators shall be divulged at the ITT stage.
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation

Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) 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 39(1) of Directive 2009/81/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 39(2) of Directive 2009/81/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the DSPCR 2011) 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.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 39(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest (including defence and security factors) for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 39(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 and/or professional 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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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 1 and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Use of Pre-qualification questionnaire.
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 has been used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Yes. A Reverse Auction, conducted using electronic means, may be used as part of the procurement process for this requirement. Specific relevant information on Reverse Auction usage will be given in the Invitation to Tender.
IV.3)Administrative information

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

ACT/04404

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

16.12.2015 – 23:59
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.

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:

The online PQQ is compliance based and evaluates various aspects of the company and each question shall result in a Pass or Fail marking. None of the questions are weighted. Only companies that have demonstrated that they satisfied the above requirements by passing all questions shall be short listed to the invite to tender stage. The evaluation criteria for each of the Project Specific Questions within Part 2 are contained within the help text of each individual question. 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.

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GO Reference: GO-20151130-DCB-7387353

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Directorate of Flying Training No 22 (Training) Group, Building #7001, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: defcomrclcc-air4b1@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067985141
Fax: +44 1179699963

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Directorate of Flying Training No 22 (Training) Group, Building #7001, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: defcomrclcc-air4b1@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067985141
Fax: +44 1179699963

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
Directorate of Flying Training No 22 (Training) Group, Building #7001, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: defcomrclcc-air4b1@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067985141
Fax: +44 1179699963

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30.11.2015

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