Tender for Overseas Aviation Security Training

Tender for Overseas Aviation Security Training

The Department for Transport is looking for experienced DfT certified aviation security trainers and their respective organisations, or trainers and their organisations in the process of being certified, to plan, deliver and evaluate a variety of aviation security training courses overseas.

United Kingdom-Hastings: Education and training services

2013/S 229-397990

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Group Procurement Division, Zone D/02 Ashdown House, Sedlescombe Road North
For the attention of: Tony Moss
TN37 7GA Hastings
Telephone: +44 2079448422
E-mail: anthony.moss@dft.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2079448440

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.dft.gov.uk

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

Other: Transport
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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:

Overseas Aviation Security Training (OAST) 3.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

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

Framework agreement with several operators
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2

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

Education and training services. Training services. Specialist training services. Technical training services. Training and simulation in security equipment. The Department for Transport is looking for experienced DfT certified aviation security trainers and their respective organisations, or trainers and their organisations in the process of being certified, to plan, deliver and evaluate a variety of aviation security training courses overseas. Our initial estimate is for the delivery of around 28 training courses of differing types in the first year of the 2 year period of the contract, throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and on rare occasions in the UK. Training suppliers will be expected to deliver the training courses in a variety of environments (some of which may be challenging), mostly within training facilities (with very basic facilities) but also within working airport environments giving practical advice and mentoring.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000, 80500000, 80510000, 80531200, 80610000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (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:

Applicants invited to tender will be advised.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Tenders are to be priced in Sterling and payment will only be made in GBP.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The group will be required to nominate a lead partner with whom the Authority can contract, or form themselves into a single legal entity before the contract is awarded.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Bidders should have DfT-accredited trainers at the time of bidding and the trainers must have undertaken an Aviation Security Ground Instructors course or an Aviation Security Managers course in the last 5 years. Trainers provided by the supplier must hold a current RFX (Recognition of Firearms and Explosives) certificate.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, 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 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) 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.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the 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.
A statement is required confirming that none of the above statements apply.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical 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
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 will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

PPRO 04/84/14
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

9.1.2014 – 16:00
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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

In order to apply for tender documents, please e-mail Tony Moss (anthony.moss@dft.gsi.gov.uk). Please include confirmation in your e-mail that your trainers meet the minimum accreditation specified at lll.1.4.

The authority expressly reserves the rights:
(1) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;
(2) in no circumstances will the authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.
The length of contract may be extended by another year depending on performance.
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.
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VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Group Procurement Division, Zone 6, D Floor, Ashdown House
TN37 7GA Hastings
Telephone: +44 2079448422

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Department for Transport will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. In the first instance such additional information should be required from the address provided in part 1.1. Following that if the parties still cannot resolve the matter then it should be escalated to the Deputy Director of Procurement, Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DR. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.11.2013