Training Service to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines

Training Service to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines

Project Selborne will contract for the delivery of Naval Service Training.

United Kingdom-Portsmouth: Education and training services

2018/S 229-524937

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Project Selborne — To Provide a Training Service for Royal Navy and Royal Marines
HMS Nelson, Orion Block, Room 24, Queen Street
Contact point(s): Bryony Camp
PO1 3HH Portsmouth, Hampshire
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2392725903
E-mail: NAVYTRGHQ-SELBORNEMailbox@mod.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

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:

Project Selborne — Provision of a Training Service to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines

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

Services
Service category No 20: Training and simulation services in the fields of defence and security
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Portsmouth

NUTS code UKJ31

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):

Education and training services. Training simulators. Training services. Training programme services. Vocational training services. Technical training services. Management training services. Personal development training services. Training services in defence and security materials. Training and simulation in security equipment. Training and simulation in military electronic systems. Construction management services. Relocation services. Building and facilities management services. Project Selborne’s will contract for the delivery of Naval Service Training, some of which is already outsourced, across UK establishments, modernising the approach to training design, delivery and encouraging innovative solutions. This aligns with the Maritime Training Strategy (MTS) to provide relevant, innovative and modern training, underpinned by collaborative working which delivers the human component of Maritime Force Elements at Readiness to enable Operational success. Collaborative working between the Contractor and the Authority is an essential enabler to achieve the intended outcomes. Selborne’s focus is to prioritise quality and improvement of RN individual training outcomes through modernisation. In addition to the provision of training, the Contractor will be responsible for: (i) designing, procuring and managing the supply of, and the maintenance and repair of all associated training equipment; (ii) delivering/managing and procuring the interior design and fit out of a new Authority premises which has been built to house the provision of training services and, upon completion, delivering/managing the relocation of training activities from an existing site to the new premises.
The Training Service to be delivered by the Contractor under this Contract represents the convergence of multiple legacy contracts, primarily FOAP(T), into a single arrangement for the integrated delivery of an end-to-end service for the training of Naval Service Personnel. These legacy contracts and activities vary and will be incrementally included into Selborne over the Contract Term. The Authority may incorporate all or part of the legacy contracts and/or in-house service provision.
The Authority intends to bring the legacy contracts and in-house service provision together into a single Contract to enable the Authority to transfer the management of such training services to a single Contractor and for the Contractor to improve Value for Money for the Authority, by exploiting commonality, coherence and synergies between training services to improve the quality and efficiency of service provision, and by giving the Contractor more scope to identify and implement opportunities for improvements and modernisation across wider Maritime Training.
The Contractor will also manage military assets, equipment, documentation, that will be supplied as Government Furnished Assets (GFA) and manage a cadre of Naval Service instructors as Government Furnished Resource (GFR).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

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:

Contract duration will be up to 12 years with no options to extend.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 500 000 000 and 2 000 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Additional Training Services including:
Move of the Submarine Training in HMS Raleigh to HMNB Clyde to form the Future Submarine School (FSS) relocating, modernising supporting the resulting training and equipment delivery and support in the new facility.
Provision of Training at Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) and the Royal Navy Aircraft Engineering and Survival School (RNAESS), currently located at HMS Sultan and the provision of planning and project management services to enable a relocation of RN training to support the Better Defence Estates Strategy outcomes.
These additional services may be added to the Selborne contract at the sole discretion of the Authority. The Authority reserves the right to contract for all or part of the additional services and/or legacy incoming contracts.
Further details on these contracts will be provided to successful candidates who are invited to participate in Dialogue.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 144 (from the award of the contract)

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:

Parent Company guarantee or a Bank Bond may be required prior to Contract Award. Further information will be included in the ITPD.

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

The Contract will be subject to the current Contract, Purchasing and Finance (CP&F) System. Payment terms and conditions will be included in the ITPD.

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

The Authority will consider all forms/structures of groups of economic operators provided that sufficient comfort and assurance is provided in relation to financial risks.

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:

The Security Aspects Letter will be incorporated into the contract. The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective marking given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies or otherwise.
Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) will apply, both from Contractor to Contractor and Civil Servants to Contractor. The Contractor will be required to provide relevant pension arrangements and execute associated contractual documentation.
The Contractor will be required to provide evidence of its insurance arrangements.
The Contractor will be required to execute contractual documentation regarding its occupational rights of relevant Authority premises.

III.1.5)Information about security clearance:

Candidates which do not yet hold security clearance may obtain such clearance until: 1.2.2021
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 39(1) of Directive 2009/81/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 39(2) of Directive 2009/81/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the DSPCR 2011) 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.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 39(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest (including defence and security factors) for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 39(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

Criteria regarding the personal situation of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection) 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 DSPCR 2011 Part 4, Selection of Economic Operators – Clause 23, Criteria for the rejection of economic operators; Clause 24, Information as to the economic and financial standing and Clause 25, Information as to technical and professional ability.
A declaration of good standing will be sought in the Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ).

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: The Authority will apply DSPCR2011 Part 4, Selection of Economic Operators – Regulations 24, Information as to economic and financial standing.

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: 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.
Where appropriate, a statement, covering the three previous financial years of the economic operator, of:
(i) the overall turnover of the business of the economic operator; and
(ii) where appropriate, the turnover in respect of the work, works, goods or services which are of a similar type to the subject matter of the contract.

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:
The Authority will apply DSPCR2011 Part 4, Selection of Economic Operators – Regulation 23, Criteria for the rejection of economic operators; Regulation 24, information as to economic and financial standing and Regulation 25, Information as to technical and professional ability.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required
Further information will be included in the ITPD.

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:
The Authority will apply DSPCR2011 Part 4 Selection of Economic Operators, Information as to technical and professional ability – Regulation 25.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required
Further information will be included in the ITPD.

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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

competitive dialogue

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 2 and maximum number 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The top three highest scoring candidates from the PQQ will be invited to participate in the Competitive Dialogue process.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

FLEET/00603

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2017/S 189-388097 of 29.9.2017

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 24.1.2019 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

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

25.1.2019 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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 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

Intermediaries Legislation (IR35) – The Authority has determined that Project Selborne is “out of scope” of IR35 Legislation
Project Selborne will hold a Bidders Conference on 6.12.2018 at HMS Collingwood, Fareham. Further information will be communicated following the responses to this Contract Notice / DPQQ.
Outline Descriptive Document will be available in the data room 48 hours’ post publication of the notice in the OJEU.

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

Cyber Risk level is medium.
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GO Reference: GO-20181122-DCB-13598697

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Naval Authority Group
Gavin Marshall, Project Selborne, HMS Nelson, Orion Block, Room 24, Queen Street
PO1 3HH Portsmouth
United Kingdom
E-mail: NAVYTRGHQ-SELBORNEMailbox@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2392724175

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:

22.11.2018

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