Tender for Multi Engine Pilot Training – Ministry of Defence

Tender for Multi Engine Pilot Training – Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence must ensure that all pilots are trained to a recognised standard prior to progressing to the Operational Conversion Unit.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Training and simulation in aircrafts, missiles and spacecrafts

2018/S 022-046178

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Air Commercial, Building 1300, #7001, MoD Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8YU
United Kingdom
Contact person: Christina Bayley
Telephone: +44 3067980096
E-mail: christina.bayley101@mod.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKK11
Internet address(es):Main address: www.contracts.mod.uk
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: 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:

The Provision of Multi Engine Pilot Training

Reference number: ACT/04570

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80650000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Ministry of Defence must ensure that all pilots are trained to a recognised standard prior to progressing to the Operational Conversion Unit (OCU). In order to achieve this standard, the RAF requires an independent organisation to provide all essential training for the students to obtain a Commercial Pilots Licence and Instrument Rating (CPL/IR) title equivalent. The Provision of Multi Engine Pilot Training (MEPT) shall be for up to 40 students per year. An optional requirement of accommodation throughout the duration of each course may be required. This requirement is for 3 years plus 2 option years.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 8 367 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK11
Main site or place of performance:

Bristol, City of.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ministry of Defence must ensure that all pilots are trained to a recognised standard prior to progressing to the Operational Conversion Unit (OCU). In order to achieve this standard, the RAF requires an independent organisation to provide all essential training for the students to obtain a Commercial Pilots Licence and Instrument Rating (CPL/IR) title equivalent. The Provision of Multi Engine Pilot Training (MEPT) shall be for up to 40 students per year. An optional requirement of accommodation throughout the duration of each course may be required. This requirement is for 3 years plus 2 option years.

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: 8 367 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Prices for 2x option years to be submitted in Tender.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The Authority will use the PQQ response to create a shortlist of Tenders who are eligible to participate; fulfill any minimum economic, financial, professional and technical standards; and best meet in terms of capacity and capability the selection criteria set out in this PQQ. Full details of the method of choosing the Tenders are set out in the PQQ. It is the intention to down select to between approximately 5 and 10 highest scoring suppliers who will be invited to Tender, providing they meet the overall percentage pass mark of 60 %, do not score any lower than 2 points and receive a pass in any pass/fail questions within the PQQ. If the supplier scores below 2 in any of the questions or receives a fail in a pass/fail question then they will automatically fail the evaluation and will not be invited to participate any further.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

This Contract will have an initial Firm Priced operating term of 3 years. In addition, there will be 2 further Firm Priced option periods (each lasting for 12 months) available to the Authority to extend the Contract operating period if required. The Authority is not obliged to use any or all of these option periods.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

It is expected that the successful contractor will have the relevant experience and qualifications in Commercial Flying Training and be approved by the Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA).

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Contractor’s annual turnover must be circa £6 000 000 (as a minimum).

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA) approved.

Flying Instructors must have: Flight Crew License — Flying Instructor Qualification (FCL-FI).

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

The Contractor must be a CAA ATO (Approved Training Authority) for CPL/IR and MCC (Multi Crew Cooperation) training. All Contractor personnel must be adequately qualified to train pilots to this standard and proof of this must be provided.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As provided in Annex A, Statement of Requirements.

Potential suppliers must note the mandatory requirement for electronic trading using the Contracting, Purchasing and Finance (CP&F) electronic procurement tool. All payments for Contractor Deliverables under the Contract shall only be made via CP&F. You can find details on CP&F at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mod-contracting-purchasing-and-finance-e-procurement-system.

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

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

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

Date: 04/03/2018
Local time: 23:55

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 19/03/2018

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

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.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 and www.contracts.mod.uk.

The Cyber Essentials DCPP (Defence Cyber Protection Partnership) internet based Cyber Security Model Risk Assessment has been completed by the RAF User (the Customer), thus the Cyber Risk of this requirement is classified as ‘Low’. If your company is subsequently invited to tender then your tender must include the completion of the ‘Supplier Assurance Questionnaire’ via the internet based DCPP Cyber Security Model online link:- https://suppliercyberprotection.service.xgov.uk/. This is to demonstrate a supplier’s compliance with the required cyber risk level. More information will be published with regards to this process, the evaluation criteria and how to access the information/website once the tender documentation is live and you have been invited to tender.

The Off Payroll Rules (Intermediaries Legislation – IR35) for working in the Public Sector are in place to ensure that where a worker would have been an employee if they were providing their services directly, they are broadly paying the same tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) as an employee.

The Authority has decided that the provision of this service is in scope of this legislation, for this particular requirement.

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: 545MCVH468.

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 Helpdesk by emailing support@contracts.mod.uk or Telephone 0800 282 324.

GO Reference: GO-2018130-DCB-11812631.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Air Commercial, Building 1300, #7001, MoD Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8YU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067980096
E-mail: christina.bayley101@mod.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Air Commercial, Building 1300, #7001, MoD Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8YU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067980096
E-mail: christina.bayley101@mod.gov.uk
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Air Commercial, Building 1300, #7001, MoD Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8YU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067980096
E-mail: christina.bayley101@mod.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/01/2018

 

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