Smoking Cessation Training Tender
The Ministry of Defence has a requirement for the provision of smoking cessation training and an expert tobacco control advice service programme.
United Kingdom-Lichfield: Health training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Coltman House, Whittington Barracks
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: WS14 9PY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Carol Holmes
Telephone: +44 3067708623
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision of Smoking Cessation Training and Expert Tobacco Control Advice
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The authority has a requirement for the provision of smoking cessation training and an expert tobacco control advice service programme. The proposed contract framework agreement shall be for a period of 3 years commencing November 2020 and ending March 2023.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The authority has a requirement for the provision of smoking cessation training and an expert advice service programme. The proposed framework agreement shall be for a period of 3 years commencing November 2020 and ending March 2023.
The successful service provider shall deliver a combination of quality assured smoking cessation training to military and civilian healthcare staff. The successful provider will also work closely with Defence Authorities to provide smoking and tobacco control expertise to advise on policy development and service delivery programmes.
The service provider shall deliver two services. The first is to provide access to a range of smoking cessation courses that will support the training of healthcare staff in smoking cessation techniques, that include a combination of face-to-face and online training courses. These courses are to be adapted for MoD personnel to ensure they are focused around the service environment. The second is to provide expertise, advice and guidance on clinical, research and general policy developments and may include an international element within the field of smoking cessation services and the wider tobacco control agenda.
The demand for smoking cessation training places may fluctuate in accordance with demand over the duration of the contract.
Cyber Security: the MOD has a duty to protect itself from Cyber threats and now we extend this to suppliers we engage with. As an extension of the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme the MOD, working together with Industry and other Government Departments, have developed a more robust Cyber Security Model, under the umbrella of the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP). All prime contractors must have the cyber security controls specified in DEF Stan 05-138 (Cyber Security for Defence Suppliers), as appropriate to the cyber risk level specified in the contract.
The authority has determined the level of risk at very low (Ref: RAR-QKQF333A) as defined in DEF Stan 05-138. In order to do business with the MOD you must have the cyber security controls required as shown above.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The authority has the option, within its sole discretion, to extend the contract by up to two periods of 12 months each.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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 Gov.uk 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 www.contracts.mod.uk
The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.
Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following access code: ZWAFXTZ3UG
Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 30 July 2020 10.00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.
If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) or the user guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing — firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800282324.
Go reference: GO-2020618-DCB-16746733
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: