Supply Overseas Security Managers and Intelligence Analysts for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Supply Overseas Security Managers and Intelligence Analysts for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Conflict affected areas i.e. Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Somalia, etc. Other locations on an ad hoc basis.

United Kingdom-London: Security services

2015/S 083-148355

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
For the attention of: Wormleighton Craig
SW1A 2AH London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2070081467
E-mail: craig.wormleighton@fco.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: www.gov.uk/fco

Address of the buyer profile: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/

Electronic access to information: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://fco.bravosolution.co.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

General public services
Other: Security Services in Conflict Affected Areas, Foreign Affairs

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:

The Provision of Overseas Security Managers and Intelligence Analysts in Conflict Affected Areas.

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

Services
Service category No 4: Investigation and security services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Conflict affected areas i.e. Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Somalia, etc. Other locations on an ad hoc basis.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The Provision of Overseas Security Managers and Intelligence Analysts in Conflict Affected Areas.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79710000, 35720000

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 Authority or the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) needs experienced Overseas Security Managers to implement security measures to protect our staff in our offices. There is a possibility that in the future we will require contract OSMs or IAs in other posts around the world.
Please note that in order to prevent any Conflicts Of Interest, companies who currently hold and operate a Security Guarding contract for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, will not be permitted to participate in the tender exercise.
Full details of the requirements will be released in the Invitation to Tender documentation during the ITT stage to those companies successful following evaluation of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ).
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 6 000 000 and 9 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
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:

The Authority reserves the right to require a Bank Guarantee and/or a parent company guarantee.

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

Payments will be made in arrears monthly, subject to satisfactory delivery and compliance with Key Performance Indicators.

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

Joint and several.
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:
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See PQQ document at https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk (requires registration) and navigate to Project 577 / PQQ 251.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See PQQ document at https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk (requires registration) and navigate to Project 577 / PQQ 251.

Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See PQQ document at https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk (requires registration) and navigate to Project 577 / PQQ 251.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See PQQ document at https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk (requires registration) and navigate to Project 577 / PQQ 251.

III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity

Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

See PQQ document at https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk (requires registration) and navigate to Project 577 / PQQ 251.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required

See PQQ document at https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk (requires registration) and navigate to Project 577 / PQQ 251.

Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

See PQQ document at https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk (requires registration) and navigate to Project 577 / PQQ 251.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required

See PQQ document at https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk (requires registration) and navigate to Project 577 / PQQ 251.

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

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 number of operators 1

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: A maximum of 4 tenderers for each of the Lots will be invited to the Invitation to Tender (ITT) stage. These will be the highest scoring 4 following evaluation of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). The questionnaire and evaluation criteria are available via the FCO’s e-Procurement portal https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/

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: no
IV.3)Administrative information

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

CPG/753/2015

All PQQ documentation will be published and all substantive communication will be conducted via the FCO’s eProcurement Portal BRAVOSolution. URL is https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk (requires registration), then navigate to Project 577 / PQQ 251 Your response must be submitted electronically via the BRAVOSolution portal by 16:00 UK time on Tuesday 2.6.2015. Responses not submitted via the BRAVO portal will not be considered. Responses must be submitted in English. Responses can be submitted at any time up to the time and date stated. The Authority is not responsible for non-receipt. Responses submitted before that date will remain unopened until the deadline. Please use the portal’s messaging function if you have any questions.

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

1.6.2015 – 16:00

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

19.6.2015

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 Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise. The contract duration will be for 3 years with the option to extend for a further 1+1 years.
Please note that in to prevent any Conflicts Of Interest, companies who currently hold and operate a Security Guarding contract for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will not be permitted to participate in the tender exercise.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24.4.2015

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