Freight Service for Defence Equipment and Support

Freight Service for Defence Equipment and Support

Provision of weekly freight service between UK/Europe/Asia and the Middle East. UK-Bristol: transport services (excl. Waste transport)

2012/S 78-128823

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Defence Supply Chain Operations and Movements (DSCOM), DE&S
Sealift Operations, CEDAR 3A, #3338
Contact point(s): DSCOM Commercial
For the attention of: Louella Lukes
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3067981179
E-mail: DESDSCOM-COMMC2SEA@mod.uk
Fax: +44 1179138942

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
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Provision of weekly freight service between UK/Europe/Asia and the Middle East.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 9: Water transport services
NUTS code UKJ32

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):

Transport services (excl. waste transport). All units and establishments of the Ministry of Defence and any other UK government department or contracting authority have a requirement for a weekly freight forwarding service operating a return journey between the UK/Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Contractor shall be required to arrange for the movement of containers, vehicles and equipment; including abnormal indivisible loads between the UK/Europe, Asia and the Middle East under the provisions of an Enabling Contract. Preference will be given to Contractors who can demonstrate extensive experience operating in Pakistan (PAK), Afghanistan (AFG) and the wider Middle East areas. Please note that potential service providers will be expected to operate under Contractor on Deployed Operations (CONDO) terms and conditions which may mean operating under UK military jurisdiction whilst in theatre.
Potential suppliers who consider they can provide the requirement should express their interest by letter, fax or e-mail to the Contracting Authority no later than 10:00 am 28.5.2012. The Authority may issue a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire to those suppliers who have expressed an interest in order they demonstrate a sufficient level of competence for inclusion in any invitation to tender (this will be up to a maximum of six (6)).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

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://project.contracts.mod.uk/businessExchange/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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: DSCOM may issue a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) to those suppliers that express an interest by 28.5.2012. It is the Authority’s intention to issue the PQQ shortly after the closing date for expressions of interest. The PQQ must be completed and returned to DSCOM by the date stated in the document. Only those suppliers that can demonstrate sufficient level of competence against the Authority’s pre-qualification criteria will be considered for inclusion in the Invitation to Tender (this will be a maximum of 6 (six)). Full details of the evaluation criteria will be supplied in the PQQ document.
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:

DSCOM/CB/1998
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.5.2012 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

28.6.2012
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

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information:

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-2012417-DCB-3861413.

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

17.4.2012