Lease and Purchase of ISO Containers
Lease, Lease/Purchase, Purchase, Inspection, Survey and Repair of ISO Containers.
United Kingdom-Bicester: Trailers, semi-trailers and mobile containers
Section I: Contracting authority
Logistic Services, DE&S
LCS Commercial, E15 Annexe, E Site, LS Bicester
Contact point(s): MoD Commercial
For the attention of: Louise Withers
OX25 2LD Bicester
Telephone: +44 1869259303
Fax: +44 1869259318
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 20: Supporting and auxiliary transport services
NUTS code UKJ14
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 8
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
Tenderers will be asked to submit tenders for a variety of lease lengths eg. short, long and flexible as our requirement is fluid and can be erratic due to the nature of the business. The ability to ‘surge’ in the quantities will be essential.
For Lot 1 – Tenders will be required for a daily or hourly rate for each of the required services – Survey, Inspection and Repair (firm prices will be required for all elements – including a range of repairs with/without parts will be required at tender stage).
For Lot 2 – Evaluation of the tender will be broken down into 2 stages. All tenderers must submit a tender against the benchmark option – Lease, Lease/Purchase and Purchase with Price Banding for Lease Length. They will be required to offer prices against a short, flexible and longterm lease. Those that comply with the first stage will then have any further bids submitted evaluated against the options detailed below. Tenderers do not have to submit a further bid against all of them, just those that they can offer.
— Lease, Lease/Purchase and Purchase for lease length including purchase at an agreed point,
— Lease, Lease/Purchase and Purchase for Flexible lease lengths without any penalties,
— Prime Vendor/Fully Managed Service,
— Single Contract – not prime vendor,
— Lease, Lease/Purchase and Purchase with Price Banding, no early return penalties with purchase at an agreed point – no guaranteed quantities.
A Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be used to down select companies to receive an Invitation To Tender (ITT). The PQQ will include questions with a Pass or Fail criteria and other question sets will be marked using a weighted scoring method.
All companies invited to tender will be required to hold ISO 9000:2008 accreditation (UKAS awarded) or equivalent ; with appropriate scope applicable to the work being undertaken – iron or steel containers, refrigerated containers and standard freight containers and /or repair and maintenance of metal containers. ISO Certificate and scope to be provided with the Expression of Interest (EOI) – companies that do not supply or hold this certification will be excluded.
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
ISO Containers for Leasing – estimate only of 4,250 per year – surge is a possibility
ISO Containers for Repair – estimate only of 690 per year – surge is a possibility
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Inspection, Survey and Repair of Lease and MoD owned ISO Containers (including refrigerated containers) and associated generator sets
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: Please note that the requirement to which this notice relates comes under Logistic Commodities and Services (LCS), formed on 1 August 2011. LCS is determining the future strategy for all commodities and services within its remit and may in the future place a contract for the supply of services which may include the provision of articles (or services) which are covered by this notice. In this event the Authority may satisfy its requirement from the LCS service contract and no further orders will be placed against any framework arising from this notice. Alternatively, the Authority may appoint a Managing Agent to operate the framework/contract arising from this notice; novate the Agreement to a Managing Agent or third party; or assign the benefit of the Agreement to a Managing Agent. Further details will be provided in the tender documentation.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta/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. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available
Full details will be provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The Applicant’s (individual companies or members of potential alliances) financial ability to meet this requirement will be assessed on a risk basis and the Applicant’s financial accounts will be evaluated by the Cost Assurance and Analysis Service’s (CAAS) Financial Analysts. Factors that will be taken into consideration when evaluating the accounts include: Turnover; Profitability; Liquidity and Working Capital; Debt; and Cashflow. CAAS will also examine the financial health of any parent company where appropriate. When assessing the financial health of an organisation the Authority will also take into consideration any Auditor’s opinion, for example Qualifications or Emphasis of Matter Statements. The Authority’s opinion may be validated using financial credit agencies such as Company Watch and Dun and Bradstreet. If examination of the financial accounts exposes potential for an applicant to experience financial difficulty, then the Authority will determine the level of risk that it is willing to bear in fulfilling the requirement. Evaluation of the accounts will attract an acceptable or non-acceptable risk marking. A non-acceptable risk marking will constitute a fail of this element of the PQQ.
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
ISO 9000:2008 certification with appropriate scope to be provided with Expression of Interest (EOI). Failure to do so will lead to exclusion from further stages of this tender.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Applicants responses to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire for the following criteria will be scored in order to choose the limited number of candidates: Capacity & Capabilit, Supply Chain Management, Performance Management and Sustainability.
Additional information about electronic auction: A Reverse Auction May or May Not be used with this requirement.
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-2013919-DCB-5134239
Logistic Services, DE&S
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.9.2013