German Language Training Contract

German Language Training Contract

he MoD invites expressions of interest, via Enabling Contract reference number CTLBC/1974, for the supply of German Language Training.

Reference number: CTLBC/1974

Deadline date:31/05/2012

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£40,000 – £93,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Berkshire,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Defence and Equipment Support Commercial


Description of the contract

The MoD invites expressions of interest, via Enabling Contract reference number CTLBC/1974, for the supply of German Language Training. German language courses are to be provided, via the Language Advice and Placements Section (LAPS) at the Defence School of Languages, Beaconsfield to Tri-Service, MOD personnel. The language level reference is the NATO STANAG 6001 Edn#4, Levels 1-4: Survival (SLP1), Functional (MODLEB- Operational –SLP2), Professional (MODLEB-Advanced Certificate- SLP3) & Expert (MODLEB-Diploma –SLP4). The requirement will be met by a service provider who can employ tutors with a proven track record in teaching German as a foreign language to the requisite level, and who has demonstrated the necessary course and quality management skills and experience. The service provider must be able to cover the whole requirement. The proposed enabling contract will have an initial period of 1 year with an option to extend of 6 months. At the present time possible requirements that might be met by the proposed contract include: i) A complement of 3 students who are continuing towards an output of SLP2 – starting 25 June 2012 until 20 December 2012 (includes two weeks of summer leave) ii) 2 students who continue towards an output of SLP3 – beginning 7 January 2013 until 28 March 2013. iii) A final student who outputs at SLP4 – from 8 April 2013 to mid August 2013 iv) A further 4 students will require training to various levels from September 2012 onwards v) Further emergent German language training requirements through 2012 and 2013 The above is only an indication to enable prospective tenderers to assess resourcing implications; there may be more or fewer students and the dates are subject to change, and are provided without commitment at this stage. The MOD intends to progressively migrate its transactional purchasing activity to electronic purchasing using the Purchase to Payment (P2P) system operating over the Defence Electronic Commerce Service (DECS). All tenderers should state in their tender response(s) that they are able or willing to trade via P2P. This will be regarded as a compliance issue when tender responses are evaluated. If not already connected to DECS, tenderers should consult on connectivity options with the service provider Capgemini. Information on DECS and P2P may be viewed at Companies that wish to express an interest in this requirement are required to provide their full company name, postal address, contact name, telephone number and email address to




Classification of the contract

80580000 Provision of language courses


Additional information

Contract type: Services – 24

Is it a framework agreement? Yes

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 25/06/2012 – 31/08/2013


Who to contact

Contact name Shelagh Musty

Organisation name DE&S Commercial, DE&S

Address Greenhill House Rm 5, Defence Academy, Shrivenham, SN6 8LA

Telephone 01793314797

Extension number:

Fax 01793 785819

Web address


How to apply

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.