Training Simulators MOD

Training Simulators MOD

The procurement and integration of warrior infantry fighting vehicle capability sustainment programme (WCSP) training system and support.

UK-Bristol: training and simulation in military vehicles

2012/S 66-107856

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Joint and Battlefield Trainers, Simulation and Synthetic Environments (JBTSE), DE&S
#4324, Elm 3a, Abbey Wood
Contact point(s): Rachael Minty
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3067937764
E-mail: deslejbtse-c3tcomrcl1b@mod.uk
Fax: +44 1179136925

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

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

The procurement and integration of warrior infantry fighting vehicle capability sustainment programme (WCSP) training system and support.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Training and simulation in military vehicles. The MOD has a requirement for the provision of a full training system solution to enable the delivery of WCSP operator training for the support of the WCSP platform. The training system shall be configurable to meet the needs of the armoured infantry individual crew members (driver, commander and gunner), WCSP crew training and the collective training needs of an armoured infantry WCSP Platoon and Company including collective training. The requirement includes an option to integrate with the current legacy training system Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (CATT).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80630000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

The tenderer has to indicate in the tender any share of the contract it may intend to subcontract to third parties and any proposed subcontractor, as well as the subject-matter of the subcontracts for which they are proposed
The tenderer has to indicate any change occurring at the level of subcontractors during the execution of the contract
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

A full training system solution to enable the delivery of WCSP operator training for the support of the WCSP platform. The training system shall be configurable to meet the needs of the armoured infantry individual crew members (driver, commander and gunner), WCSP crew training and the collective training needs of an armoured infantry WCSP Platoon and Company including collective training. The training solution shall utilise the System of Systems Approach (SOSA) to deliver the WCSP training solution creating coherence, consistency, re-use and interoperability not only within WCSP but also to contribute to wider defence training. The use of open architectures, standards and interfaces is critical.
The training system shall be supported by a maintenance and repair service within the initial 5 year period. It is envisaged that the support for the warrior CSP training requirement shall be based on a single prime contractor delivering a support package for each part of the training system delivered under the WCSP training system contract. Integrated logistic support (ILS) methodology shall be used as part of the acquisition process to ensure that the proposed WCSP training solution is delivered in a cost effective and fully supportable way.
The Training system shall maximise where possible coherence with legacy and similar platforms training systems therefore identifying opportunities to deliver best value for money for defence.
Quality.
The candidate shall hold and maintain appropriate certification. As a minimum, the candidate shall be certificated to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and willing to contract to AQAP 2110 and 2210.
Safety and environment.
The candidate shall hold and maintain appropriate certification. As a minimum, BS EN 14001:2004 and BS EN 14004:2004.
Standards.
The following standards shall apply DefStan 05-61 Pt1, Pt4 and Pt9. DefStan 00-56, all further standards shall be identified in the ITT.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 80 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: There shall be an option for an additional 3 years support contract following full integration of the training solution and initial maintenance and repair service.
There shall be an option for the supply and integration of warrior simulator suitable for using the CATT.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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:

Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded: in the event of a joint venture or consortium submitting an acceptable offer it will be necessary for each member of the joint venture or consortium to sign an undertaking that each member shall be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of the contract.
The Authority shall apply all the offences listed in Articles 23 to 26 of the Public Procurement DSPCR 2011 to the decision of whether a candidate is eligible to be issued a PQQ and invited to tender. Candidates shall be required to sign a declaration confirming whether they do or do not have any of the listed criteria under Article 23 as part of the pre-qualification process. For candidates who are overseas, you shall need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
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:
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation
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
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

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

Restricted
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
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

JBTSC/0287
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 2.5.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

8.5.2012 – 12:00
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

English.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information:

Candidates should be noted that there maybe a requirement to handle information with a secret classification and should therefore hold the relevant clearances to handle this level of security at time of contract award.
Responses to the PQQ shall be assessed in accordance with the evaluation criteria detailed in the PQQ to determine which of those candidates shall be invited to submit a tender. Only those candidates that can demonstrate a sufficient level of competence against the authorities PQQ criteria shall be considered (this shall be a minimum of three candidates and a maximum of 6 based on evaluation ranking).
The Authority shall be applying purchase to payment (P2P) mechanism within the contract.
Candidates are to note the potential use of award during the assessment process.
Relevant dates.
a. Deadline for expressions of interest. – 18.5.2012;
b. Proposed/estimated ITT issue date Dec. 2012;
c. Bidders conference to be held Jan. 2013 – date TBC;
d. Proposed/estimated ITT return date Jul. 2013;
e. Proposed / estimated date of contract Apr. 2014;
f. Proposed first ready for training date Sep. 2016.
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. GO reference: GO-2012330-DCB-3821813.

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

Joint & Battlefield Trainers, Simulations & Synthetic Environments Project Team, DE&S
#4324, Elm3A, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3067937764

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:30.3.2012