Crisis Support for Crisis Management Department – Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Crisis Support for Crisis Management Department – Foreign and Commonwealth Office

A key FCO priority is to protect our people including at times of crisis through effective and swift crisis response. Crises can include terrorist attacks, natural disasters, civil unrest and large-scale accidents, all can leave large numbers of British nationals in need of urgent help.

United Kingdom-London: Crisis management services

2020/S 076-181050

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Postal address: King Charles Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: SW1A 2AH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: cpg.enquiries@fco.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2070081467
Internet address(es):Main address: www.gov.uk/fco

Address of the buyer profile: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Crisis Support for Crisis Management Department

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79430000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, more commonly known at the ‘FCO’, is a ministerial department, supported by 10 agencies, including FCO Services (FCOS) and the British Council. The FCO work’s at home and overseas to safeguard Britain’s national security and build Britain’s prosperity, as well as support British citizens overseas. We do this through a skilled team of over 4 591 UK staff and 7 946 local employed staff in offices located in London, Milton Keynes, West Sussex and nearly 283 diplomatic offices around the globe.

Please see www.gov.uk/fco for further information and details of the FCO’s Posts overseas.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 254 979.00 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)

79430000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Global/worldwide.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A key FCO priority is to protect our people including at times of crisis through effective and swift crisis response. Crises can include terrorist attacks, natural disasters, civil unrest and large-scale accidents, all can leave large numbers of British nationals in need of urgent help.

If British nationals are involved in a large-scale crisis overseas, an FCO RDT (Rapid Deployment Team) may be deployed to the affected area. Each week 30 volunteers are on standby globally (London, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Americas), to deploy within 2 hours to assist the local Diplomatic Post in a consular emergency. RDTs were first introduced by the FCO after the Bali bombings that took place in 2002, which killed 202 people including 27 British nationals.

The role of an RDT includes providing help to British nationals affected by the incident and to the families of victims, establishing links with the local authorities and emergency services and ensuring cooperation with other British agencies who are responding.

RDT’s consist of FCO personnel and supplier provided Pyscho-Social Support Teams (PST).

The PST deploy with, and are considered part of, the RDTs. When PST deploy, they do so in pairs e.g. 2 PST members per RDT. Over the past 5 years, the PST has deployed 91 staff to 11 separate overseas incidents.

Crisis Management Department (CMD) delivers RDT training in London 3 times per year. The PST provider is required to present on the RDT training course. They will run a session covering the theory of PST and how they will work with an RDT on deployment.

The Pyscho-Social Support Teams (PST) are highly trained individuals who deploy overseas with Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Rapid Deployment Teams (RDT) during crises to locations where there has been significant trauma and/or loss of life to British nationals. Past deployments have included Tunisia, Thailand and Algeria.

PST members are able to assess the requirement for and provide emotional support to British nationals overseas in any given situation e.g. the tsunami in Thailand in 2004, the Sousse terrorism incident in 2015. They also provide support to RDT members as necessary.

In addition to overseas deployments, the PST supplier deliver training three times per year, together with the FCO, to new members of the RDT.

II.2.14)Additional information

Interested suppliers should register (if not already registered) on the FCO’s proprietary procurement portal, JAGGAER (https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html).

Once registered, search for pqq_920 to access information and complete a response to the capability assessment and questions.

Registration takes approximately five (5) minutes and is free of charge.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

08/06/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Interested suppliers should register (if not already registered) on the FCO’s proprietary procurement portal, JAGGAER (https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html).

Once registered, search for pqq_920 to access information and complete a response to the capability assessment and questions.

Registration takes approximately five (5) minutes and is free of charge.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15/04/2020