Rapid Deployment Training for Crisis Management
To provide a comprehensive training solution which enables the FCO to deploy staff at short notice into difficult operating environments across the world.
United Kingdom-London: Specialist training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
King Charles Street
Telephone: +44 2070081467
NUTS code: UK
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
The Provision of Rapid Deployment Training (RDT) for Crisis Management Department (CMD)
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
One of the FCO’s top priorities is to assist British people living, travelling and working around the world when they are most in need and respond rapidly to all overseas crises, leading cross-government action. Crisis Management Department (CMD) is the lead department in the FCO during a crisis overseas and ensures the FCO responds effectively.
A key component of the FCO crisis response is the Rapid Deployment Team (RDT), a network of trained staff, who stand ready to deploy to the location of a crisis at short notice to augment the overseas response. RDT will work alongside staff from the UK mission in the country affected and are a short-term resource available to supplement post resources. They report to the head of mission.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
London, United Kingdom
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
To provide a comprehensive training solution which enables the FCO to deploy staff at short notice into difficult operating environments across the world with the right skills and knowledge to be able to assist British people living, travelling and working around the world when they are most in need.
To assist delivery of the following elements of the RDT recruitment process:
— to sit on the interview panel as an independent member alongside FCO colleagues,
— to conduct telephone role-plays with an agreed script using actors and psychosocial support specialists. To provide feedback to participants and rate performance against a set of criteria provided by the FCO.
To train at least 72 new team members per year, including participants from the British Red Cross and other Government Departments. 18 or more will require training as team leaders. Training to be delivered at least 3 times per year in classes of 24 participants.
To provide refresher training as required to existing RDT members who attended the course more than x years previously and have not been deployed. Timings, number of staff will be at the discretion of the FCO. This training is not covered in the current contract; however, we would like to consider options for delivering this training going forward, budgets permitting.
Further details can be obtained from within the full ITT pack, available via the FCO’s proprietary e-procurement portal, Bravo Solution, https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.
Registration is required to access and is Free of charge. Once registered, please navigate to Project_1688 / ITT_2257
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
The authority reserves the right to use an E-Auction.
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Interested potential providers can access the full Invitation To Tender Pack from the FCO’s proprietary e-procurement portal, Jaggaer (formerly Bravo Solution):
Registration to access the ITT is required, takes approximately 5 minutes and is FREE of charge.
Project_1688 / ITT_2732
Communication during the tender process must be carried out using the e-procurement portal’s messaging function within the project / itt shown above.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: