Joint Logistics Components of the Land and Joint Logistics Research Programme

Joint Logistics Components of the Land and Joint Logistics Research Programme

This is an Industry Service provision for re-Tender. The requirement is to include the provision of support directly to the Dstl – Industry facing ad-hoc Tasking, in support of the DstlIn-House/In-Govt Systems Integrator role.

UK-Salisbury: military research and technology

2012/S 193-317894

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

DSTL
Porton Down
Contact point(s): S Daniel
For the attention of: S Daniel
SP4 0JQ Salisbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1980658260
E-mail: sdaniel@dstl.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1980658400

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Defence
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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:

Procurement of the Joint Logistics Components of the Land & Joint Logistics (L&JL) Research Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
NUTS code UKK

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Military Research & Technology. Military Research & Technology.
This is an Industry Service provision for re-Tender. The requirement is to include the provision of support directly to the Dstl – Industry facing ad-hoc Tasking, in support of the DstlIn-House/In-Govt Systems Integrator role. UK MOD is seeking Partners to jointly plan, manage, fund and deliver a programme of Defence Support & Logistics Capability research and invites Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced networked organisations to provide high quality, focused research, advanced development and advice relating to Defence Support & Logistics Capabilities. Expertise is sought to underpin MOD policy, procurement and capability decisions. Respondents will be required to help influence and shape research programmes to meet MOD requirements, identifying suppliers and information providers and managing distinct research packages. Respondents will be required to provide cohesiveness between MOD customer, stakeholders and strategic partners, assist in developing and channeling innovative solutions and championing the capability in MOD systems. A Prime Contractor will be appointed to manage an agreed programme of work. The Prime Contractor will develop appropriate contracting and delivery mechanisms, to ensure that the Contract is managed and delivered to time, cost and quality standards and meets customer and stakeholder requirements.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73410000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Expressions of Interests are invited from suitably qualified and experienced organisations and/or partners to (i)lead and deliver, and/or (ii) provide high quality, focused research, advanced development and advisory services relating to Defence Support & Logistics Capabilities underpinning policy, procurement and capability decisions in a number of inter-linked technical areas across three environments and the joint space. This will cover both the deployed and non-deployed aspects, and will address a broad range of technical issues across the Defence Lines of Development, such as:
Deployed infrastructure and utilities, medical systems, information exploitation, Total Support Force and inventory management. The Contract will underpin research across other Domains including, but not limited to Acquisition Policy, Air, Maritime & Strategic Systems and other Dstl Operating Departments.
For management and delivery of the programme, suppliers will be able to demonstrate integrating all elements, in leading the programme and will be ask to:
1) Formulate with MOD stakeholders an innovative and challenging programme of research which maximises gearing from Government, Industry and Academic partners, in response to MOD requirements.
2) Identify and manage Suppliers, Contractors, Information Providers and Subject Matter Experts who can contribute to conducting and delivering the agreed work programme, providing technical assurance maintaining agility to respond to urgent MOD requirements.
3) Provide cohesion between MOD customer, stakeholders (including Armed Forces senior personnel and other government departments) and strategic partners, including suppliers, experts and international collaboration opportunities.
4) Develop and channel, through partnering with the Centre for Defence Enterprise, innovative solutions to current and emerging problems.
5) Champion the Defence Support and Logistics Capability and ensure that the research programme is fully exploited by MOD, including shaping of policy and doctrine and provision of timely and relevant advice, underpinning procurement decisions and development/enhancements to capability. Additionally, championing and exploiting the research, skills and capabilities developed to the benefit of UK government and industry.
The estimated value of the management activities is £2k per annum.
All those expressing an interest to be a Prime Contractor will be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Those organisations/networks deemed to meet MOD requirements will be issued with an Invitation to Tender,outlining specific requirements and detail required to respond. Tenders will subsequently be assessed and reviewed, prior to award of contracts and issuing of feedback to unsuccessful bidders, against an open pre-agreed selection criteria.
Expressions of Interests of those who wish to provide technical support as a potential member of the supply base are also welcome. They will be asked to provide details of their organisation, technical capability and how they envisage supporting MOD in its requirements. This information may subsequently be passed on to the organisation selected to lead/manage the programme.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 6 000 000 and 25 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: An option will be included to extend the period of the Contract up to an additional 24 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (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
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
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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 number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Those who expressed an interest by email to sdaniel@dstl.gov.uk by 17.00 hrs, 12.11.2012 will receive a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire(PQQ). There will be a downselection process to identify the Companies that will be Invitated to Tender.

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 will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

DSTLR-1000072671
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

12.11.2012 – 17:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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

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.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-2012104-DCB-4295575.

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

DSTL, DSTL

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:4.10.2012