ISO 9001 Certification and Maintenance Services Tender

ISO 9001 Certification and Maintenance Services Tender

The requirement is to contract with an accredited certification body to provide initial ISO 9001 certification and surveillance activities to the whole of DE&S.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Certification services

2019/S 158-390966

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other
Spruce 2b #1261, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Katherine Ashby-Taylor
Telephone: +44 3067935613
NUTS code: UKK1
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


ISO 9001 Certification and Maintenance Services to DE&S

Reference number: CCDT/473

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The requirement is to contract with an accredited certification body to provide initial ISO 9001 certification and surveillance activities to the whole of DE&S. The certification body shall hold a suitable accreditation, with the right scope, from a National accreditation body (NAB) such as UKAS, who is a signatory to the International accreditation forum (IAF) or IAF accredited regional Multi-lateral agreements (MLA).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 160 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK1
Main site or place of performance:

Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contractor is required to deliver the following:

(a) to scope the most appropriate approach to certification for an organisation of the size and nature of DE&S and conduct a Gap Analysis;

(b) to achieve initial ISO 9001 certification for DE&S in 2020;

(c) to incorporate existing ISO 9001 certifications into the DE&S certification;

(d) to maintain surveillance and certification for ISO 9001 over the standard 3-year assessment cycle.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Please see procurement documents in contracts finder.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Cyber risk level is assessed as very low. The associated Risk assessment reference (RAR) is: RAR-FVZV7CGR

Tenderers must complete a supplier assurance questionnaire (SAQ), to demonstrate compliance via

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 23/09/2019
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23/09/2019
Local time: 10:01

Ministry of Defence, Bristol.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional 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. The authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a security aspects letter), the authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

Advertising Regime OJEU: This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and

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GO Reference: GO-2019815-DCB-15253320

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067935613

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067935613

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

(See bidding documents in contracts finder advert for details).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Defence Equipment and Support
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067935613

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: