MOD Network Design Training Tender

MOD Network Design Training Tender

The up to 27 days/yr is expected to be split as follows: 1 x 15 day course split into 2 distinct areas: 3 days link 16 Intermediate Refresher (IR) training.

United Kingdom-High Wycombe: Computer training services

2019/S 140-344957

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Nimrod Building, No 3 Site, RAF High Wycombe
High Wycombe
HP14 4UE
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494494356
NUTS code: UKJ13
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


Provision of Link 16 and Network Design Training for UK JDLMO

Reference number: 700006466

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The requirement is a firm price enabling contract for three (3) years (1.12.2019 — 30.11.2022) with a further two (2) 1 year options (1.12.2022 — 30.11.2023 and 1.12.2023 — 30.11.2024).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 128 000.00 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: UKJ13
Main site or place of performance:

Buckinghamshire CC.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Description of procurement: the UK Joint Data Link Management Organisation (JDLMO) is the sole UK authority on the planning, design, coordination, management and execution of data links activities in support of National, NATO and Coalition operations within the UK and out of area. To deliver these outputs the JDLMO is dependant on extremely specialized and highly qualified staff within the data link domain. To ensure that its personnel have these necessary skill sets the JDLMO provides a variety of trg tailored to meet its particular requirements.

The up to 27 days/yr is expected to be split as follows:

— 1 x 15 day course split into 2 distinct areas: 3 days link 16 Intermediate Refresher (IR) training followed by a 12 day Data Link Manager/Interface Control Officer (DLM/ICO) training to include network design, planning and management training,

— additionally up to 12 days training to be used at the authorities’ discretion to cover subjects including, but not limited to, in depth Network Design training, in depth JREAP training suited to the software used on the JREAP Common Access Point (CAP) once in service and in depth Variable Message Format (VMF) training.

The Cyber Essentials DCPP (Defence Cyber Protection Partnership) internet based Cyber Security Model Risk Assessment has been completed by the RAF User (the customer), thus the Cyber Risk of this requirement is classified as Very Low’. If your company is subsequently invited to tender then your tender must include the completion of the ‘Supplier Assurance Questionnaire’ via the internet based DCPP Cyber Security Model online link:

This is to demonstrate a supplier’s compliance with the required cyber risk level. More information will be published with regards to this process, the evaluation criteria and how to access the information/website once the tender documentation is live.

Off payroll (manpower based) contracts — Mandatory tax arrangements of public appointees:

— the off payroll rules (Intermediaries Legislation — IR35) for working in the Public Sector are in place to ensure that where a worker would have been an employee if they were providing their services directly, they are broadly paying the same tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) as an employee,

— the Authority has decided that the provision of this service is out of scope of this legislation, for this particular requirement.

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

Value excluding VAT: 128 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/12/2019
End: 30/11/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 2
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

— the Authority will use the PQQ response to create a shortlist of tenders who are eligible to participate; fulfill any minimum economic, financial, professional and technical standards, and

— best meet in terms of capacity and capability the selection criteria set out in this PQQ. Full details of the method of choosing the tenders are set out in the PQQ. It is the intention to down select to between approximately 2 and 6 highest scoring suppliers who will be invited to tender, providing they meet the overall percentage pass mark of 60 %, do not score any lower than 2 points and receive a pass in any pass/fail questions within the PQQ. If the supplier scores below 2 in any of the questions or receives a fail in a pass/fail question then they will automatically fail the evaluation and will not be invited to participate any further.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Two (2) 1 year options (1.12.2022 — 30.11.2023 and 1.12.2023 — 30.11.2024).

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

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

Restricted 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: 19/08/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 27/08/2019

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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

GO Reference: GO-2019718-DCB-15116829

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Ministry of Defence, C&C
Nimrod Building, No 3 Site
High Wycombe
HP14 4UE
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494494356
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: