Hostile Environment Awareness Training

Hostile Environment Awareness Training

The Department for International Development requires a service provider on behalf of the Stabilisation Unit, to implement an innovative training construct which will allow participants undertaking the training for the first time, as well as those who have completed previous hostile environment training with other providers.

United Kingdom-East Kilbride: Foreign economic-aid-related services

2014/S 196-346711

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Procurement
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
For the attention of: Allan Watson
G75 8EA East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1355843784
E-mail: a-watson@dfid.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Hostile environment awareness training (HEAT) for the stabilisation unit (SU).

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: South Lanarkshire.

NUTS code UKM38

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Department for International Development (DFID) requires a service provider on behalf of the Stabilisation Unit, to implement an innovative training construct which will allow participants undertaking the training for the first time, as well as those who have completed previous hostile environment training with other providers, the opportunity to develop new skills and/or build upon existing knowledge and understanding. The Stabilisation Unit (SU) is the Government’s centre of expertise and best practice in stabilisation. Set up to respond to the complex challenges of fragile and conflict afflicted states, it is a uniquely integrated civil-military operational unit, designed to be agile and responsive and well-equipped to operate in high threat environments. It combines in-house staff expertise with the ability to draw on a larger pool of civilian expertise for specialised, longer term or larger scale tasking’s to work with countries to enhance their capacity for self-governance. The Unit reports to the Ministry of Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development and has a core staff from seven government departments, police and three military services, many of whom join the unit on secondment on a two to three year basis.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75211200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 18 (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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical 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 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As stated in the Pre-Qualification Guidance note.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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 will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

6933

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.11.2014 – 11:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

Expressions of interest (PQQ’s) should be submitted via the DFID Portal: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Working-with-DFID/Procurement/DFID-portal/ using the PQQ guidance available. Draft terms of reference can also be found at this website address. Programme staff should not be contacted directly. Following assessment of PQQ’s, DFID will invite short-listed applicants to submit full technical and commercial proposals and inform applicants not short-listed that they are unsuccessful. Prices are not required at PQQ stage. When required, pricing must be in GBP Sterling and payments under the contract will be made in GBP Sterling. The contract will be governed by English Law. DFID reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not to award contract. From 1.4.2001, all UK development assistance has been fully untied which allows suppliers from anywhere in the world to bid for DFID contracts. The contract will be let for up to 18 months, with extension options of up to 12 months subject to need and review recommendations. Where circumstances require further extensions beyond the original contract duration/agreed extensions DFID will consider doing so by means of the negotiated procedure where necessary conditions can be met.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

John McGhie
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
G75 8EA East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: j-mcghie@dfid.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1355843643

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:

8.10.2014