Business Strategy Partner Defence Equipment and Support

Business Strategy Partner Defence Equipment and Support

Business strategy partner for the material strategy.

UK-Glasgow: business and management consultancy and related services

2012/S 67-110052

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Ministry of Defence, 65 Brown Street
Contact point(s): CTLBCom-PSa3a
For the attention of: Mr D McMenamin
G2 8EX Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1412242908
Fax: +44 1412242669

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

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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Business strategy partner for the material strategy.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
NUTS code UKK11

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Business and management consultancy and related services. The Defence Equipment & Support organisation (DE&S) is the delivery arm of the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) It was established in 2007 from the merger of the Defence Procurement Agency and the Defence Logistics Organisation. In performing its role, DE&S delivers equipment, provides equipment support and manages logistics in support of all three Services – the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force. It operates across a wide range of acquisition functions, working with others in the MOD, principally Head Office, the Commands and Dstl.
The DE&S Mission is: “To equip and support our Armed Forces for operations now and in the future”. Its role is currently defined as: “Providing equipment and support, through-life, in support of the front line, and acting as an integral member of the MOD Unified Customer; sharing collective responsibility for translating Defence Lines of Development into military capability”.
As part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), published in October 2010 and in consideration of the recommendations of the Gray Report published in October 2009, a review of DE&S has been undertaken, known as The Materiel Strategy. This programme of work is aimed at achieving best value for defence, It has identified three key areas that need to be improved to deliver this: the overheated programme; the interface between the DE&S and its customers (wider MOD); and DE&S’ business capabilities needed to plan and execute equipment procurement, support and logistics. To address these, DE&S is analysing options involving the private sector for a new organisational structure.
The requirement is for a Business Strategy Partner to provide a team of high calibre, experienced strategic management consultants to work collaboratively with the Materiel Strategy Team and senior DE&S personnel (including the Chief of Defence Materiel and his Board) to shape and cohere the Materiel Strategy. This will specifically include, but is not limited to, advice and assistance for:
i. Strategy development. Development of the proposed future operating model(s), identification and resolution of key strategic issues / risks and business case development. Implementation plans, including on key communications, to execute resulting strategies and evaluating their effectiveness.
ii. Programme management. Producing a blueprint for the new organisation and a range of programme management documentation including Benefits Management & Realisation Plan.
iii. Business governance. Developing the top-level design for governing DE&S and the roles and capabilities of DE&S, Head Office and the Front Line Commands; and developing an integrated performance management framework for the DE&S.
The Business Strategy Partner will also be required to work with a number of other providers of Consultancy Assistance and will provide assistance to the Materiel Strategy Team with managing and integrating the work of the various consultants. Further information on the requirement will be available in the invitation to tender.
It is envisaged that support for this requirement will be required from June 2012 until 31st March 2013 with the potential for extension beyond this date. Information on the options will be available in the Invitation to Tender.
Please note that this requirement is for a Business Strategy Partner to support the Materiel Strategy Team and is separate to the Soft Market Testing exercise set out in the PIN issued on 9th March, which highlighted an opportunity for industry to input into discussion on future organisational models for DE&S.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:
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: 10 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Business efficiency.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 1
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
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:

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

18.4.2012 – 17:30
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

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

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, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at 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 GO Reference: GO-201242-DCB-3827233.

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


Body responsible for mediation 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:2.4.2012