Equipment Support Programme Study Phase 2
The Provision of External Support in support of a targeted review of the Equipment Support Programme over a period of up to 18 months to be completed by 31 March 2015.
UK-Glasgow: Technical analysis or consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
DE&S Commercial, DE&S
Room 2.1.02, Kentigern House
65 Brown Street
Contact point(s): CC HOCS CM8
For the attention of: Nigel Maltby
G2 8EX Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1412242642
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 27: Other services
NUTS code UKK11
Phase 1 of the ESP Review was awarded following competitive tander under a corporate Framework in March 2013 for the provision of a review of certain Equipment Support Programmes. The ESP Phase 11 requirement covers the provision of a review to support and deliver a further 12 key Equipment Support Programmes over an 18 month period from October 2013 to March 2015, in three Stages of six months, with four equipment support programmes covered in each Stage. As in accordance with the ESP Phase 1 requirement, the successful contractor will conduct a deep dive review of the ESP identifying for each programme listed which are the main ESP cost drivers on a Pareto basis (i.e. precise cost analysis and drivers are not required, but those affecting c80% of the costs should be identified). This analysis should include consideration of the service/availability levels set, any significant costs driven by departmental policy and bespoke standards; and identify and agree with key stake holders savings opportunities, including estimated timescales and resources for delivery. the key stakeholders are primarily the FLCs, supported by DCDS Mil Cap and DE&S.
Description of these options: In terms of additional projects or months of activity a one year option to maximise the duration of the contract to 2 years 6 months will be considered
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: Certain Security conditions (Disclosure of Information and Security Measures) may apply to any contract awarded.
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. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The estimated annual contract value is £12m. If the estimated annual value is grater than 25% of the suppliers turnover, the Authority reserves the right to exclude the supplier from being selected to tender except where the supplier provides, to the satisfaction of the Authority, evidence showing it has sufficient economic and finaancial capability, e.g. such evidence my include:
(!) any additional information providing it has sufficient economic and financial resource to deliver the requirement; and
(2) state whether the supplier is willing to provide to the Authority with an indemnity, guarantee or bank bond.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Selection Criteria will be included in a Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
Interested suppliers are invited to apply for a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) by contacting the Authority with their expression of interest in response to this Contract Notice. Potential suppliers are required to send the Authority a completed PQQ providing information that allows the Authority to evaluate the suppliers capacities and capabilities against the selection criteria set out at Sections 111.2.1; 11.2.2 and 11.2.3 of this Contract Notice.
The Authority will use the PQQ reponse to create a list of suppliers who are eligible to participate under Section 111.2.1 of this contract notice; and who fulfill any minimum capacity levels under sections 111.2.2 and 111.2.3 of this Contract Notice. Full details of the method for choosing the tenderers will be set out in the PQQ.
Section VI: Complementary information
Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) 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 seperate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.
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-2013621-DCB-4896413
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:21.6.2013