Supply of Food to Ministry of Defence for British Armed Forces

Supply of Food to Ministry of Defence for British Armed Forces

The United Kingdom (UK) Deployable Food Programme requirement aims to deliver a cost effective, fully optimised, low risk feeding capability to meet the requirements of the British Armed Forces and entitled personnel.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Food, beverages, tobacco and related products

2016/S 208-376631

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, IMOC, Other
Cedar 3C #3351, MOD Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Martin Neary
Telephone: +44 1179183514
E-mail: DESLD-DFPCommercial@mod.uk
NUTS code: UK
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.contracts.mod.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

UK Deployable Food Programme.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

15000000 – BA25 – BA11 – BA04 – BA33 – BA24

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The United Kingdom (UK) Deployable Food Programme requirement aims to deliver a cost effective, fully optimised, low risk feeding capability to meet the requirements of the British Armed Forces and entitled personnel for all areas within scope, in accordance with the agreed UK, EU and Defence Food Quality Standards.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 120 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

55520000
60000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The United Kingdom (UK) Deployable Food Programme requirement aims to deliver a cost effective, fully optimised, low risk feeding capability to meet the requirements of the British Armed Forces and entitled personnel for all areas within scope, in accordance with the agreed UK, EU and Defence Food Quality Standards. The term of the contract is three years with the possibility of a one year option available at the discretion of the Authority, with the value of the contract likely to be in the range of 80 000 000 GBP to 120 000 000 GBP. The Potential Provider shall manage the supply chain to source and deliver fresh, ambient, chilled and frozen food products of approximately 1 000 lines to Standing and Temporary Locations in the UK.

Potential providers must have the capability and flexibility to cope with the demands and surge requirements of the British Armed Forces. You can find detailed information about the requirement in the supporting procurement documentation.

Standing Locations: The standing locations are spread geographically, from the Outer Islands of Scotland to the South coast of England, from training areas in Wales to sites in Northern Ireland; delivery to Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels are in scope as well. These are permanent sites, that can be civilian as well as Ministry of Defence owned, where UK Armed Forces and entitled personnel are required to be fed from the UK Deployable Food contract; These sites will place orders directly with the Contractor without requiring the approval of the Authority.

Temporary Locations: The Authority may require the Potential Provider to provide food supply to temporary locations. In some cases these will be ‘pop-up shut-down’ sites where a recurring but infrequent exercise location is used for a specific reason.

Procurement will be managed by the MOD and following contract award, the contract will transfer to the management of MOD’s Delivery Partner Team Leidos, through the life of the contract.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 120 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract will be for an initial period of three years, with an additional one year option period available to be taken at the sole discretion of the Authority. The value of the optional year is in included within the overall value range as detailed in Section II.2.6.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2015/S 247-449719

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 13/12/2016
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/12/2016
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

VI.3)Additional information:

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. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Advertising Regime OJEU:- This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin andwww.contracts.mod.uk

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GO Reference: GO-20161025-DCB-9007331.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Logistics Delivery Operating Centre, Deployable Food Programme
Cedar 3C, #3351, Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25/10/2016

 

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