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)
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
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
Telephone: +44 3067981179
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 9: Water transport services
NUTS code UKJ32
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)).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.
Section IV: Procedure
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.
Section VI: Complementary 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.