Smoking Cessation Training Tender

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

2020/S 119-290714

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, Defence Medical Services (DMS)
Postal address: Coltman House, Whittington Barracks
Town: Lichfield
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: WS14 9PY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Carol Holmes
E-mail: carol.holmes526@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067708623
Internet address(es):Main address: www.contracts.mod.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Smoking Cessation Training and Expert Tobacco Control Advice

Reference number: 700006808

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80561000 Health training services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 144 150.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

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.2.5)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: 144 150.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/11/2020
End: 31/03/2023
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: yes
Description of options:

The authority has the option, within its sole discretion, to extend the contract by up to two periods of 12 months each.

II.2.12)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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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: 30/07/2020
Local time: 10:00
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:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30/07/2020
Local time: 10:00

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 Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, Defence Medical Services (DMS)
Town: Lichfield
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: carol.holmes526@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067708623

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, Defence Medical Services (DMS)
Town: Lichfield
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: carol.holmes526@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067708623
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, Defence Medical Services (DMS)
Town: Lichfield
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: carol.holmes526@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067708623

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18/06/2020