Advanced driver training capability

Advanced driver training capability

Ministry of Defence. UK-Northwood: specialist training services

2012/S 65-106423

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Commands and Centre, C&C
J8 Commercial PJHQ, Noethwood HQ, Sandy lane
Contact point(s): Miss Vicki Whittaker
HA6 3HP Northwood
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1923955852
E-mail: Vicki.Whittaker557@mod.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

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:

CB/PJHQ/198. Advanced driver training capability.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKJ4

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Specialist training services. Subject to the agreement of the MOD Approving Authorities, the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) United Kingdom has a requirement for a contract to provide the following but not limited to:
a) Civilian armoured driver instruction that remains current to vehicle technology changes, incorporating road craft, to include, braking, skills circuits, and hill driving, off road driving, progressive high speed driving;
b) Provide evasive driver instruction, incorporating vehicle technology, to include, J-Turns, Y-Turns, rapid braking, reversing skills, skills circuits;
c) Provide vehicles for evasive driving, delivered and recovered to providers, include vehicles that can be cut to demonstrate and practice vehicle extrication;
d) Provide the skid pan and/or training area on which the training will take place.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80510000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Subject to the agreement of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Approving Authorities, the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) United Kingdom (UK) seeks expressions of interest for Advanced Driver Training for the personnel who are routinely required to self-drive a range of vehicles, including cars, 4×4’s, and Civilian Armoured Vehicles (CAV), in various road and driving conditions, including off-road, in densely-populated heavily-urbanised areas, and on high-grade metalled highways. This requirement will include but not limited to:
a) Civilian armoured driver instruction that remains current to vehicle technology changes, incorporating road craft, to include, braking, skills circuits, and hill driving, off road driving, progressive high speed driving;
b) Provide evasive driver instruction, incorporating vehicle technology, to include, J-Turns, Y-Turns, rapid braking, reversing skills, skills circuits;
c) Provide vehicles for evasive driving, delivered and recovered to providers, include vehicles that can be cut to demonstrate and practice vehicle extrication;
d) Provide the skid pan and/or training area on which the training will take place.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Earned extension of the contract duration to a maximum of two years in parts thereof at the sole discretion of the Contracting Authority.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.8.2012. Completion 31.7.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Bank and/or parent company guarantees and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Conditions relating to financing and payment will be specified in the contractual documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If a contract is awarded to a grouping of economic operators, the Contracting Authority may require the grouping to form a legal entity (with appropriate financial guarantee from its parent companies before entering into the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Specific conditions will be set out in the contract.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be required to confirm that none of the circumstances mentioned in Regulation 23 of the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and Article 45 of the Directive 2004/18/EC affect them. Further details will be set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Any applicable minimum standards will be set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
These will be set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Any applicable minimum standards will be set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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: no

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: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Candidates will be selected to participate on the basis of (a) their economic and financial standing and (b) their technical or professional ability. Further details will be set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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 will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

CB/PJHQ/198
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 6.5.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.5.2012 – 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.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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

Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk. The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

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 GO Reference: GO-2012329-DCB-3818217.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Commands & Centre, C&C
J8 Commercial PJHQ, Northwood HQ, Sandy Lane
HA6 3HP Northwood
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will initiate a minimum 10 calendar day stand still period at the point at which information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Authority before the contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, it will be dealt with under the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. It provides for the aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into, the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness or award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Commands & Centre, C&C
J8 Commercial PJHQ, Northwood HQ, Sandy Lane
HA6 3HP Northwood
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: Vicki.Whittaekr557@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 1923955852

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:29.3.2012