Data collection and collation services tender

Data collection and collation services tender

The Authority has a requirement for a data generation support contract to provide a realistic data rich environment into collective training.

UK-Andover: data collection and collation services

2012/S 217-358013

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Commands and Centre, DE&S
Army Headquarters, Commercial Branch (Procurement 2), Ramilies Building (IDL 437)
For the attention of: Anne Barker
SP11 8HJ Andover
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1264381962
E-mail: DES-Comrcl-CC-ArmyHQ-Proc2b-D@mod.uk
Fax: +44 1264381218

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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Land Scenario Centre – Data Generation Support.
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
NUTS code UKK1

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):

Data collection and collation services. The Authority has a requirement for a data generation support contract to provide a realistic data rich environment into collective training. The requirement is also to design and deliver a Measures of Effect (MoE) process that will improve the businesses of the Land Scenario Centre (LSC), along with defining the requirement for contractor support to the LSC beyond the term of the contract.
The support activities will include the delivery of:
a. Tactical Intelligence Ground Reporting (TiGR) Records to support Collective Training (CT).
b. Intelligence reports to support Collective Training (CT).
c. Intelligence Processing Application (IPA) population.
d. Measures of Effect (MoE) that capture the benefit of the information environment to the training audience and informs recommendations to improve LSC business practice.
e. A draft Statement of Requirement (SOR) to inform a future competition for external support to maintain LSC delivery into the contemporary training environment.
f. The delivery of the tactical ground and intelligence reporting message feeds into the execution phase of Collective Training events.
g. Training scenario generation based on either the Decisive Action Training Environment (DATE) or UK Common Scenario (COESCEN).
All work involving SECRET data and TiGR data of any protective marking must be carried out at the Land Scenario Centre (LSC), Imber Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 0DJ. The LSC facilities will be available from 8:00 hours through to 18:30 hours, five days per week, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays and emergencies.
All Contracted personnel shall be required to hold or undergo UK Secret security clearance (SC). The Contractor must also hold or be willing to undergo Facility Security Clearance (FSC). A Third Party Access Agreement (TPAA) to cover the use of TiGR is desirable but not essential.
The estimated Contract duration is 1.4.2013 to 31.12.2014.
Companies wishing to express an interest in the requirement should do so preferably by email to DES-Comrcl-CC-ArmyHQ-Proc2b-D@mod.uk alternatively by fax to +44 1264381218, or to the mailing address provided.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72314000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 675 000 and 836 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2013. Completion 31.12.2014

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 to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
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.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical and/or professional 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

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

Envisaged minimum number 3 and maximum number 6
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 has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

HQLF2/1923
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

6.12.2012 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

7.12.2012
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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 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-2012116-DCB-4368053.

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

Commands & Centre, DE&S

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:6.11.2012