Specialist Training Services – Full Motion Video Support
Provision of enabling arrangement for full motion video (FMV) support.
United Kingdom-Andover: Specialist training services
Section I: Contracting authority
Ramaillies Building, Marlborough Lines
For the attention of: Paul Kingman
SP11 8HT Andover
Telephone: +44 1264381433
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 27: Other services
NUTS code UK
The FMV sensor must replicate the image quality associated with targeting pods and turrets such as Litening 3 and MX-15, in both Electro-Optical and Infra-Red bands. The down-link system must operate in a frequency band that can be allocated to military users and be compatible with current and future in-service receiving terminals.
Sensor operators must be ex-military, Close Air Support (CAS) experienced and familiar with front-line operations, weapons and procedures. They must be able to operate in accordance with current CAS and ISTAR doctrine and be deemed suitable for, or already accredited by the Joint Air Land Organisation (JALO) on behalf of the MOD for the conduct of CAS controls with Forward Air Controllers (FAC). Pilots must be commercially licensed, and the aircraft and crew must be capable of operating internationally and at night and in IFR conditions. The contractor may be asked to carry passengers during exercise flying, and as such must hold an Air Operators Certificate (AOC).
The potential contractor must maintain an organisation able to flexibly deliver capability support of up to 2x concurrent UK exercises and addition to 1x overseas exercise, with a suitable and robust basing plan. The Authority intends to establish an Enabling Arrangement under which the contractor will be required to deliver FMV support as tasked. The total FMV support is projected to be approximately 310 on-task hours per year. The hours will be split approximately 1/3 in the UK, 2/3 in Kenya. However, tasking hours may increase or decrease according to user demand.
A military-experienced Ground Liaison Officer (GLO) is to be provided in EXCON during supported exercises. All contracted personal must have English as their primary language.
The proposed contract is for 24 months, but may be extended by a further 24 months at the sole discretion of the Authority. The first event supported by the contractor is likely to commence in early May 2014 in Kenya, therefore the provider must demonstrate and provide assurance they would be capable of providing support from this event onwards.
Dynamic Pre Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ) will be conducted for this requirement, as stated in this advert a maximum of 6 companies will be a invited to tender therefore should more than 6 submissions be compliant, the 6 highest scoring submissions will be accepted.
Also any response scoring less than 50% of the maximum available score shall not be considered further.
Part 1 of the PQQ will be scored either: Fail – no response provided, or 2 – Satisfactory. This will apply to all questions except the financial questions in ‘Part 1 Form D – Economic and Financial Standing’ where the standard 0 – 5 scoring will apply (with weighting).
The due in date for completed PQQ submissions online is 21.1.2014 at 12:00 GMT.
Description of these options: 2 X 1 year option periods will be included, upon confirmation the authority has the irrivocable right to exercise these options at our discretion.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: As defined in the invitation to tender.
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.
Financial capacity / capability will be evaluated at the pre qualification stage (PQQ) by means of financial scrutiny of accounts and use of other financial reports (such as ‘one source’ / PWC) and accounting ratios to determine the suitibility to tender.
(a) A list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct.
(b) A list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator.
(c) An indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work.
(d) A description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities.
(e) Where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate.
(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.
(g) For public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract.
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years.
(i) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(k) With regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Eligible companies will be established from pre qualification questionnaire exercise (PQQ).
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary 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, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.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.
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GO Reference: GO-20131211-DCB-5326195
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.12.2013