Rapid Deployment Training for Crisis Management

Rapid Deployment Training for Crisis Management

To provide a comprehensive training solution which enables the FCO to deploy staff at short notice into difficult operating environments across the world.

United Kingdom-London: Specialist training services

2018/S 234-535148

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2070081467
E-mail: Craig.Wormleighton@fco.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.gov.uk/fco

Address of the buyer profile: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk
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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


The Provision of Rapid Deployment Training (RDT) for Crisis Management Department (CMD)

Reference number: CPG/2187/2017

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

One of the FCO’s top priorities is to assist British people living, travelling and working around the world when they are most in need and respond rapidly to all overseas crises, leading cross-government action. Crisis Management Department (CMD) is the lead department in the FCO during a crisis overseas and ensures the FCO responds effectively.

A key component of the FCO crisis response is the Rapid Deployment Team (RDT), a network of trained staff, who stand ready to deploy to the location of a crisis at short notice to augment the overseas response. RDT will work alongside staff from the UK mission in the country affected and are a short-term resource available to supplement post resources. They report to the head of mission.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UK
Main site or place of performance:

London, United Kingdom

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To provide a comprehensive training solution which enables the FCO to deploy staff at short notice into difficult operating environments across the world with the right skills and knowledge to be able to assist British people living, travelling and working around the world when they are most in need.

To assist delivery of the following elements of the RDT recruitment process:

— to sit on the interview panel as an independent member alongside FCO colleagues,

— to conduct telephone role-plays with an agreed script using actors and psychosocial support specialists. To provide feedback to participants and rate performance against a set of criteria provided by the FCO.

To train at least 72 new team members per year, including participants from the British Red Cross and other Government Departments. 18 or more will require training as team leaders. Training to be delivered at least 3 times per year in classes of 24 participants.

To provide refresher training as required to existing RDT members who attended the course more than x years previously and have not been deployed. Timings, number of staff will be at the discretion of the FCO. This training is not covered in the current contract; however, we would like to consider options for delivering this training going forward, budgets permitting.

Further details can be obtained from within the full ITT pack, available via the FCO’s proprietary e-procurement portal, Bravo Solution, https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.

Registration is required to access and is Free of charge. Once registered, please navigate to Project_1688 / ITT_2257

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: 36
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: no
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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

An electronic auction will be used
Additional information about electronic auction:

The authority reserves the right to use an E-Auction.

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
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: 18/01/2019
Local time: 12:00
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: 21/01/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Interested potential providers can access the full Invitation To Tender Pack from the FCO’s proprietary e-procurement portal, Jaggaer (formerly Bravo Solution):


Registration to access the ITT is required, takes approximately 5 minutes and is FREE of charge.


Project_1688 / ITT_2732

Communication during the tender process must be carried out using the e-procurement portal’s messaging function within the project / itt shown above.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
United Kingdom
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: