Tender for Nuclear Safety Cases

Tender for Nuclear Safety Cases

Principal Support Provider for predominantly Design, Safety Case and Project Management Services for nuclear related infrastructure at HMNB Clyde and possible occasional nuclear related work elsewhere in the UK.

UK-Glasgow: Construction project management services

2013/S 028-043750

Contract notice


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Defence Infrastructure Organisation, DIO
Kentigern House, Rooms 1202-1221, 65 Brown Street
For the attention of: Dawn Warnock
G2 8EX Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1412245284
E-mail: dioopsnorth-emsr3f@mod.uk
Fax: +44 1412248381

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Principal Support Provider for predominantly Design, Safety Case and Project Management Services for nuclear related infrastructure at HMNB Clyde and possible occasional nuclear related work elsewhere in the UK
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 16: Management consulting services [3] and related services

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 60 000 000 and 80 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Construction project management services. Project management consultancy services. Design support services. Nuclear safety services. Safety cases. Survey design services. Architectural design services. Health and safety consultancy services. Project and design preparation, estimation of costs. Engineering design services. To deliver Design, Safety Case and Project Management Services for nuclear related infrastructure Capital Projects delivered on the MOD estate.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71541000, 72224000, 79933000, 98113100, 44421722, 79311100, 71220000, 71317210, 71242000, 71320000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

(a) The Authority’s requirement is for a service provider to provide comprehensive Design, Safety Case and Project Management services to support the procurement of nuclear related projects on the MOD estate with limited possible extension to include work stated at II.1.6 above.
The main place of performance is HMNB Clyde (Dumbartonshire).
(b) The PSP will provide these services for nuclear related work at HMNB Clyde.
(c) The PSP may occasionally provide these Design, Safety Case and Project Management services in relation to the other nuclear related projects on the MOD estate elsewhere in the UK.
(d) The PSP may also occasionally provide these services in support of non nuclear related work within HMNB Clyde.
(e) The scale and complexity of the requirement necessitates the appointment of a service provider who can provide a comprehensive multi-discipline capability with diverse technical skills and coherent supply chains under partnering/collaborative arrangements.
(f) HMNB Clyde is a Nuclear Authorised Site and as such has a robust set of Safety Management Arrangements for the control of all work on the site including Capital Works. This includes the need for positive approval against all aspects of delivery including adequacy of design, construction and commissioning including the associated safety argument. The Authorised Site is regulated by the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator.
(g) The Nuclear Authorised Site at HMNB Clyde has enhanced security arrangements and requirements for access.
(h) All EOI’s must be sent via e-mail to dioopsnorth-emsr3f@mod.uk with the following details included:- File Reference Number, Contract Title, Company Name, Address, Telephone Number, POC and Email address.

(i) All EOI’s must be received by 10:00 on 15.3.2013. Late EOI’s will not be considered. Any standard advertising and publicity material should not be sent with the EOI.
(j) Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) will be issued to all companies that express an interest in writing as a result of this advertisement to confirm their suitability and understanding of the requirement.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Ministry of Defence reserves the right to extend the Frameowrk Agreement incrementally for up to 3 years at the end of the initial 48 month period of the initial Agreement.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and Several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:

The Framework Agreement will be subject to conditions based upon NEC3 Professional Services as issued with the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation

Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 39(1) of Directive 2009/81/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 39(2) of Directive 2009/81/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the DSPCR 2011) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited 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.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 39(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest (including defence and security factors) for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 39(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 4
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.3.2013 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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, 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.
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 award of any subsequent Contract arising from such requirement is subject to the Defence and Sevurity Public Contracts Regulations (DSPCR) 2011.
The announcement of this future requirement is not to be construed as confirmation that a tender/contract will subsequently be issued; announcements are for information only. The issue of a Possible Future Purchase Notice, PQQ or an Invitation to Tender is not to be construed as a commitment by the MoD to place an order as a result of the tendering exercise or at a later stage. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers.
During the PQQ process it is the Authority’s intention to hold an Industry Day (location and actual date to be confirmed). This will provide further Technical and Commercial information about the requirement together with details of potential acquisition timescales and any clarifications required. It will only be possible for a maximum of 2 representatives per company to be nominated due to the limitations on numbers at the intended venue.
The required services are already contracted for and the Authority’s view at this time is that Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE), as amended may apply.
It is intended that the payment method for this Framework Agreement will be via the P2P system. Contractors should visit the website www.d2btrade.com in order to familiarise themselves with this payment process. GO Reference: GO-201325-DCB-4565246.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Defence Infrastructure Organisation, DIO
Kentigern House, Rooms 1202-1221, 65 Brown Street
G2 8EX Glasgow
E-mail: dioopsnorth-emsr3f@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 1412245284
Fax: +44 1412248381

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Defence Infrastructure Organisation, DIO
Kentigern House, Rooms 1202-1221, 65 Brown Street
G2 8EX Glasgow
E-mail: dioopsnorth-emsr3f@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 1412245284
Fax: +44 1412248381

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Defence Infrastructure Organisation, DIO
Kentigern House, Rooms 1202-1221, 65 Brown Street
G2 8EX Glasgow
E-mail: dioopsnorth-emsr3f@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 1412245284
Fax: +44 1412248381

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.2.2013