Provide Training Services to Ministry of Defence

Provide Training Services to Ministry of Defence

RCDS Strategy Exercise and Contracted Support.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Specialist training services

2016/S 037-060345

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
Room 2.1.02, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street
For the attention of: Aileen Young
G2 8EX Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 12242423
E-mail: DefComrclCC-HOCS2a2@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
Education

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:

RCDS Strategy Exercise and Contracted Support.

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

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

NUTS code UKI

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)

Specialist training services. The Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) is an 11 month post graduate course in international strategic studies, focused upon security, stability and prosperity at the grand strategic level of governmental decisions both nationally and within the international community. The Members (as students are called), predominantly but not only from military backgrounds, are selected for their potential to reach the highest ranks of senior leadership and advisory posts in their own countries. As part of the core syllabus the RCDS runs 2 Strategic Exercises exposing its Members to the complexity of strategic analysis and formulation in 2 stages, enhancing their understanding of the requirements of strategy-making and developing their skills of strategic analysis and policy formulation.
The requirement is to provide 2 separate but inter-linked exercises designed to exploit the Members’ understanding of the international system, focusing upon but not limited to the themes of international security, stability and prosperity. The exercises should be challenging and stimulating, demanding an examination of major geopolitical issues, regionally and globally in the near term, and provide the opportunity for the Members to engage in realistic and thorough strategic analysis and formulation and for their outputs to be tested in a realistic and developmental fashion. In both exercises the Members have to demonstrate an understanding of and ability in: strategic analysis and formulation; decision making in a complex, dynamic near-real-time environment; communicating with and influencing other actors; developing and communicating a strategic narrative; operating imaginatively and persuasively under stressful, real-life conditions.
The exercises are, in effect, mutually supporting in that they lead the Members, in sequence, through the business of strategic analysis and formulation before testing these against plausible real-world disruptive crisis management catalysts. The essential differences between the 2 exercises are that the 1st, Strategy Exercise 1 is a mentor-led teaching evolution with a national strategy focus and sequential catalysts providing an initial deliberate and procedural approach to the principles and art of strategy-making. It should provide a coherent thread which can then be further developed throughout the remainder of the course and tested in the 2nd evolution. Strategy Exercise 2 is a more complex and dynamic member led undertaking requiring a global grand strategy focus with catalysts played concurrently after being introduced. It is the ‘main’ output at the end of the course that brings together the Members’ experience and knowledge gained over the previous 11 months. Strategy Exercise 2 should not be viewed simply as a repeat of Strategy Exercise 1, nor should Strategy Exercise 1 be seen simply as a rehearsal for Strategy Exercise 2. They are related but fundamentally distinct and different exercises.The Exercises and immediate preparation will take place at RCDS, Seaford House, London, SW1X 8NS and the filming will take place there, or at Defence Academy, Shrivenham or RAF Halton.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80510000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

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

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

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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) 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. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) The presentation of balance sheets or extracts from the balance sheets, where publication of the balance sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
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

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
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: 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:

HOCS2a/00014

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

21.3.2016 – 12:00

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

6.4.2016

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

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

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 https://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: 528F2R8GK9. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here. The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 21.3.2016 12:00. 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.

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.

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: 528F2R8GK9.
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 help desk by emailing support@contracts.mod.uk or Telephone. 0800 282 324.

GO Reference: GO-2016219-DCB-7781891.
GO Reference: GO-2016219-DCB-7781894.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street
G2 8EX Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: DefComrclCCHOCS2a2@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 12242423

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C

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, C&C

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.2.2016

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