Business Strategy Partner Defence Equipment and Support
Business strategy partner for the material strategy.
UK-Glasgow: business and management consultancy and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
NUTS code UKK11
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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Business efficiency.
Section VI: Complementary 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 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-201242-DCB-3827233.
Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:2.4.2012