Finance Practitioner Training Tender
A Continuous Professional Development contract is required to support the functional skills development and CPD needs of DE&S Finance staff. Two different kinds of support are required.
United Kingdom-Glasgow: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
DE&S Commercial, C&C
DE&S Commercial CC HOCS, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street
Contact point(s): DE&S Commercial CC HOCS CM1
For the attention of: Stephen Phillips
G2 8EX Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1412242702
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 24: Education and vocational education services
NUTS code UKK11
a) provision of expertise in design and assembly of training material content;
b) delivery of training sessions to MOD finance staff audiences at UK MOD locations of generally between 2-4 hours duration, possibly up to one day’s duration, including production/printing of training material as and when necessitated by the development interventions designed at a) and/or selected “off the shelf” interventions which are then tailored to the audience’s needs using real or mocked-up DE&S business examples and scenarios and MOD terminology.
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work
Prospective providers are requested to supply evidence that they command resources to engage effectively, with knowledge and understanding, in training design and training delivery on the topic areas and platforms listed below:
— managing accounting accruals on Purchase to Payment (P2P) Oracle system;
— managing long term (multi period) project milestones and VAT rates on P2P;
— understanding Managed Inventory System Accounting (MISA – Cognos) output;
— the “non-current asset” model and managing “Assets Under Construction” in the “Planning Budgeting & Forecasting” (PB&F) Cognos system;
— PB&F reporting, particularly confident/competent Powerplay exploitation;
— General VAT awareness as it applied to equipment procurement, support and cross-border issues;
— understanding, identifying and managing the financial connotations of DE&S acquisition contracts, specifically to include contingent liabilities and derivatives;
— inventory accounting and inventory management awareness;
— nuclear provisions and their impact on MOD Departmental Control Totals;
— the IFRIC 4 and “on/off balance sheet” questions;
— IAS 38 and accounting for/reporting Intangible Assets;
— understanding “non-cash” in-year management.
Section IV: Procedure
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Requirement unable to be met through standard corporate arrangements so separate contract to be set up.
Additional information about electronic auction: Yes. A Reverse Auction, conducted using electronic means, may be used as part of the procurement process for this requirement. Specific relevant information on Reverse Auction usage will be given in the Invitation to Tender.
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-201393-DCB-5087133
DE&S Commercial, C&C
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.9.2013