Vocational Rehabilitation Services Tender

Vocational Rehabilitation Services Tender

Vocational Assessment Capability to Assist With Creation of an Individual Recovery Plan. The Authority has a requirement for a vocational assessment capability for Wounded Injured and Sick Services personnel.UK-Andover: Vocational rehabilitation services

2013/S 028-043669

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

LF Res Commercial, DE&S
Army HQ Commercial Procurement 3b, DE&S Commercial CC Army HQ, IDL 437, Zone 8, 2nd Floor, Ramillies Bldg, Army HQ, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
Contact point(s): Army HQ Commercial Procurement 3b
For the attention of: Debbie Lungley
SP11 8HJ Andover
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1264381976
E-mail: des-comrcl-cc-armyhq-proc3b-d@mod.uk
Fax: +44 1264381218

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

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:

Vocational Assessment Capability to Assist With Creation of an Individual Recovery Plan
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKJ3

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Vocational rehabilitation services. The Authority has a requirement for a vocational assessment capability for Wounded Injured and Sick Services personnel. Each soldier has an Individual Recovery Plan (IRP) which is developed and owned by him/her, but implemented with assistance from military experts. The IRP focuses recovery towards an outcome, which is either return to duty or transition out of the Services. The vocational assessment capability will help the soldier to create their own IRP by: providing initial Self Analysis followed by more in-depth Career Interests Profiling; these will either be delivered by the Contractor as part of one of the Core Recovery Event courses within the recovery pathway or as a stand alone event for those individuals who do not attend these courses.
Self Analysis Activity Definition. A battery of 1:1 Self Analysis activity/activities – suitable activities might include analysis of motivation, interests, values, natural talents, natural skills informed by current qualifications; the results will allow an individual to understand themselves and will inform their IRP. The result will be individualised verbal feedback delivered by qualified personnel with a written individual report that is appropriate for the soldier.
Career Interests Profiling Definition. A battery of 1:1 Career Interests Profiling activities – suitable activities might include occupational analysis, career interest profiling, aptitude and ability testing; the results will inform an individual’s future career choice. The result will be individualised verbal feedback delivered by qualified personnel supported by a written report for the individual that is appropriate for the soldier.
Locations. Self Analysis Activities or Career Interests Profiling delivered as part of a course will be delivered at the following locations: Tidworth, Catterick, Colchester, Edinburgh and Germany. Stand alone events and follow-on support sessions are likely to be held in the same locations, but may exceptionally be held in other locations within England and Wales.
Scheduling. A contractor would need to be able to support a maximum of two courses (either with Self Analysis or Career Interests Profiling) at the same time, not necessarily in the same location.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85312510

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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:

The requirement is for approximately 1020 Self Analysis activities per training year, 620 Career Interests Profiling activities per training year and approximately 200 follow-on support sessions per training year.
— An anticipated 520 Self Analysis Activities will be undertaken during the Authority’s 30 Core Recovery Event 1 courses per training year with an anticipated maximum of 16 clients per course and 4 courses in Germany with an anticipated maximum of 10 clients per course. These courses currently last 5 days of which the activities would take a maximum total of one day (activity and feedback). The remaining 500 Self Analysis activities will be delivered as stand alone events.
— An anticipated 520 Career Interests Profiling will be undertaken during the Authority’s 30 Core Recovery Event 2 courses per training year with an anticipated maximum of 16 clients per course and 4 courses in Germany with an anticipated maximum of 10 clients per course. These courses currently last 10 days of which these contracted activities would take a maximum total of two days (activity and feedback). The remaining 100 Self Analysis activities will be delivered as stand alone events.
— An anticipated 200 follow-on support activities or sessions will be required for clients who need additional support after their Career Interests Profiling.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: In addition to the initial contract period, any resulting contract will include an option to continue the contracted services for up to a further 2 years in 1 year periods, or parts thereof.
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:
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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.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.

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
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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The objective criteria for choosing this number of operators will be Technical and Professional Capability, Economic and Financial Standing. All parties interested in this requirement may be required to respond to a short Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) carried out in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 23 to 26 inclusive of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended 2007 & 2009, providing further evidence of their credentials and experience in meeting the Authority’s requirement. If considered necessary, a PQQ will be issued after the closing date for receipt of Expressions of Interest.
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Yes. A Reverse Auction, conducted using electronic means, may be used as part of the procurement process for this requirement. Specific relevant information on Reverse Auction usage will be given in the Invitation to Tender.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

ArmyHQ3/00002.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

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

8.3.2013 – 17:00
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.
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

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

GO Reference: GO-201325-DCB-4565234.

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

LF Res Commercial, C&C

Body responsible for mediation procedures

LF Res Commercial, C&C

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

LF Res Commercial, C&C

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