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The supply of field catering equipment and consumables, and miscellaneous field equipment and consumables.

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Babcock DSG Limited
Building B15, MOD Donnington
Telford
TF2 8JT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Lauren Smith
Telephone: +44 1952673930
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKG21

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.babcockinternational.com/

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://www.contracts.mod.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

IRM16/1293 - The Supply of Field Equipment and Spares.

Reference number: IRM16/1293
II.1.2)Main CPV code
44211400
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The supply of field catering equipment and consumables, and miscellaneous field equipment and consumables.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 10 371 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 8
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

This requirement will be split into 8 lots. Suppliers who progress to the Invitation to Tender Stage can bid for one lot, a combination of lots or all lots for this requirement. A framework agreement covering all lots or framework agreements for individual or combination of lots will be awarded based upon the lowest priced combination for all lots over the 4 year contract period.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Food Containers, Food Preparation, Serving Equipment and Associated Parts

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
39221130
39312000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21
Main site or place of performance:

Telford and Wrekin.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Babcock DSG Ltd - acting as agent to the UK Ministry of Defence (‘the Authority’) - has under consideration a 4 year Framework Agreement for the Supply of Food Containers, Food Preparation, Serving Equipment and Associated Parts.

All items within the scope of requirement are codified to NATO Stock Numbers (NSNs). All items must be supplied compliant to the drawings and specifications available, which are provided as information in the supporting documentation of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and will be issued with the tender documentation. Where drawings and specifications are not available, the Manufacturer's Part Number (MPN) as stated on the Item of Supply Information System (ISIS) is to be supplied. The MPN supplied must accurately reflect a valid reference to the NSN as listed on ISIS and the source of supply being from the corresponding NATO Commercial And Government Entity (NCAGE). As a guideline, 3:2 and 5:2 references are preferable, and 3:9 and 5:9 references are deemed as obsolete references unless written evidence can be provided to the contrary.

Babcock DSG Ltd reserve the right to add further items of a similar nature to the contract post award.

Expressions of interest to participate in this requirement are to be submitted on Defence Contracts Online (DCO) by completing the PQQ. The PQQ shall be assessed on DCO using the selection criteria given within the PQQ and within each question. It is the intention of the authority to down select to between 5 and 10 economic operators who will be invited to tender. Only those suppliers who provide all mandatory information and are not subject to a mandatory exclusion will be invited to tender. Access to the PQQ requires a code, which is SZ86D6Q9TC.

An electronic copy of the tender documentation is provided on the supporting documents tab of the PQQ. These documents are for information only and you are not required to comment or respond to them. You should only submit a response to the PQQ.

In accordance with the Government's transparency agenda, the Authority shall publish the Tender and Contract documents online. Further guidance shall be provided with the ITT.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Price
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 400 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be used to down select candidates.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement/contract. There is no guarantee that any framework agreement/contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation will be paid if a tender/resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand/accept this.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Food Preparation, Electrical Components, Serving Equipment and Associated Parts

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
39312000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21
Main site or place of performance:

Telford and Wrekin.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Babcock DSG Ltd - acting as agent to the UK Ministry of Defence (‘the Authority’) - has under consideration a 4 year Framework Agreement for the Supply of Food Preparation, Electrical Components, Serving Equipment and Associated Parts.

All items within the scope of requirement are codified to NATO Stock Numbers (NSNs). All items must be supplied compliant to the drawings and specifications available, which are provided as information in the supporting documentation of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and will be issued with the tender documentation. Where drawings and specifications are not available, the Manufacturer's Part Number (MPN) as stated on the Item of Supply Information System (ISIS) is to be supplied. The MPN supplied must accurately reflect a valid reference to the NSN as listed on ISIS and the source of supply being from the corresponding NATO Commercial And Government Entity (NCAGE). As a guideline, 3:2 and 5:2 references are preferable, and 3:9 and 5:9 references are deemed as obsolete references unless written evidence can be provided to the contrary.

Babcock DSG Ltd reserve the right to add further items of a similar nature to the contract post award.

Expressions of interest to participate in this requirement are to be submitted on Defence Contracts Online (DCO) by completing the PQQ. The PQQ shall be assessed on DCO using the selection criteria given within the PQQ and within each question. It is the intention of the authority to down select to between 5 and 10 economic operators who will be invited to tender. Only those suppliers who provide all mandatory information and are not subject to a mandatory exclusion will be invited to tender. Access to the PQQ requires a code, which is SZ86D6Q9TC.

An electronic copy of the tender documentation is provided on the supporting documents tab of the PQQ. These documents are for information only and you are not required to comment or respond to them. You should only submit a response to the PQQ.

In accordance with the Government's transparency agenda, the Authority shall publish the Tender and Contract documents online. Further guidance shall be provided with the ITT.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Price
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 460 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be used to down select candidates.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement/contract. There is no guarantee that any framework agreement/contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation will be paid if a tender/resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand/accept this.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Tents, Tarpaulins and Associated Items

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
39522530
39522110
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21
Main site or place of performance:

Telford and Wrekin.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Babcock DSG Ltd - acting as agent to the UK Ministry of Defence (‘the Authority’) - has under consideration a 4 year Framework Agreement for the Supply of Tents, Tarpaulins and Associated Items.

All items within the scope of requirement are codified to NATO Stock Numbers (NSNs). All items must be supplied compliant to the drawings and specifications available, which are provided as information in the supporting documentation of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and will be issued with the tender documentation. Where drawings and specifications are not available, the Manufacturer's Part Number (MPN) as stated on the Item of Supply Information System (ISIS) is to be supplied. The MPN supplied must accurately reflect a valid reference to the NSN as listed on ISIS and the source of supply being from the corresponding NATO Commercial And Government Entity (NCAGE). As a guideline, 3:2 and 5:2 references are preferable, and 3:9 and 5:9 references are deemed as obsolete references unless written evidence can be provided to the contrary.

Babcock DSG Ltd reserve the right to add further items of a similar nature to the contract post award.

Expressions of interest to participate in this requirement are to be submitted on Defence Contracts Online (DCO) by completing the PQQ. The PQQ shall be assessed on DCO using the selection criteria given within the PQQ and within each question. It is the intention of the authority to down select to between 5 and 10 economic operators who will be invited to tender. Only those suppliers who provide all mandatory information and are not subject to a mandatory exclusion will be invited to tender. Access to the PQQ requires a code, which is SZ86D6Q9TC.

An electronic copy of the tender documentation is provided on the supporting documents tab of the PQQ. These documents are for information only and you are not required to comment or respond to them. You should only submit a response to the PQQ.

In accordance with the Government's transparency agenda, the Authority shall publish the Tender and Contract documents online. Further guidance shall be provided with the ITT.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Price
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 302 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be used to down select candidates.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement/contract. There is no guarantee that any framework agreement/contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation will be paid if a tender/resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand/accept this.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Food Preparation, Serving Equipment & Associated Parts

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
39312000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21
Main site or place of performance:

Telford and Wrekin.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Babcock DSG Ltd - acting as agent to the UK Ministry of Defence (‘the Authority’) - has under consideration a 4 year Framework Agreement for the Supply of Food Preparation, Serving Equipment & Associated Parts.

All items within the scope of requirement are codified to NATO Stock Numbers (NSNs). All items must be supplied compliant to the drawings and specifications available, which are provided as information in the supporting documentation of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and will be issued with the tender documentation. Where drawings and specifications are not available, the Manufacturer's Part Number (MPN) as stated on the Item of Supply Information System (ISIS) is to be supplied. The MPN supplied must accurately reflect a valid reference to the NSN as listed on ISIS and the source of supply being from the corresponding NATO Commercial And Government Entity (NCAGE). As a guideline, 3:2 and 5:2 references are preferable, and 3:9 and 5:9 references are deemed as obsolete references unless written evidence can be provided to the contrary.

Babcock DSG Ltd reserve the right to add further items of a similar nature to the contract post award.

Expressions of interest to participate in this requirement are to be submitted on Defence Contracts Online (DCO) by completing the PQQ. The PQQ shall be assessed on DCO using the selection criteria given within the PQQ and within each question. It is the intention of the authority to down select to between 5 and 10 economic operators who will be invited to tender. Only those suppliers who provide all mandatory information and are not subject to a mandatory exclusion will be invited to tender. Access to the PQQ requires a code, which is SZ86D6Q9TC.

An electronic copy of the tender documentation is provided on the supporting documents tab of the PQQ. These documents are for information only and you are not required to comment or respond to them. You should only submit a response to the PQQ.

In accordance with the Government's transparency agenda, the Authority shall publish the Tender and Contract documents online. Further guidance shall be provided with the ITT.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Price
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 580 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be used to down select candidates.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement/contract. There is no guarantee that any framework agreement/contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation will be paid if a tender/resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand/accept this.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Miscellaneous and Individual Equipment and Parts

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34913000
39221140
35810000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21
Main site or place of performance:

Telford and Wrekin.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Babcock DSG Ltd - acting as agent to the UK Ministry of Defence (‘the Authority’) - has under consideration a 4 year Framework Agreement for the Supply of Miscellaneous Equipment and Parts, including - but not limited to - tubes, screws, valves and fittings and Individual Equipment and Parts including - but not limited to - water canteens, personal kits and miscellaneous, personal field items.

All items within the scope of requirement are codified to NATO Stock Numbers (NSNs). All items must be supplied compliant to the drawings and specifications available, which are provided as information in the supporting documentation of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and will be issued with the tender documentation. Where drawings and specifications are not available, the Manufacturer's Part Number (MPN) as stated on the Item of Supply Information System (ISIS) is to be supplied. The MPN supplied must accurately reflect a valid reference to the NATO Stock Number as listed on ISIS and the source of supply being from the corresponding NATO Commercial And Government Entity (NCAGE). As a guideline, 3:2 and 5:2 references are preferable, and 3:9 and 5:9 references are deemed as obsolete references unless written evidence can be provided to the contrary.

Babcock DSG Ltd reserve the right to add further items of a similar nature to the contract post award.

Expressions of interest to participate in this requirement are to be submitted on Defence Contracts Online (DCO) by completing the PQQ. The PQQ shall be assessed on DCO using the selection criteria given within the PQQ and within each question. It is the intention of the authority to down select to between 5 and 10 economic operators who will be invited to tender. Only those suppliers who provide all mandatory information and are not subject to a mandatory exclusion will be invited to tender. Access to the PQQ requires a code, which is SZ86D6Q9TC.

An electronic copy of the tender documentation is provided on the supporting documents tab of the PQQ. These documents are for information only and you are not required to comment or respond to them. You should only submit a response to the PQQ.

In accordance with the Government's transparency agenda, the Authority shall publish the Tender and Contract documents online. Further guidance shall be provided with the ITT.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Price
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 750 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be used to down select candidates.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement/contract. There is no guarantee that any framework agreement/contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation will be paid if a tender/resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand/accept this.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Cooking Pots, Vessel and Associated Parts

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
39312000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21
Main site or place of performance:

Telford and Wrekin.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Babcock DSG Ltd - acting as agent to the UK Ministry of Defence (‘the Authority’) - has under consideration a 4 year Framework Agreement for the Supply of Cooking Pots, Vessel and Associated Parts.

All items within the scope of requirement are codified to NATO Stock Numbers (NSNs). All items must be supplied compliant to the drawings and specifications available, which are provided as information in the supporting documentation of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and will be issued with the tender documentation. Where drawings and specifications are not available, the Manufacturer's Part Number (MPN) as stated on the Item of Supply Information System (ISIS) is to be supplied. The MPN supplied must accurately reflect a valid reference to the NSN as listed on ISIS and the source of supply being from the corresponding NATO Commercial And Ggovernment Entity (NCAGE). As a guideline, 3:2 and 5:2 references are preferable, and 3:9 and 5:9 references are deemed as obsolete references unless written evidence can be provided to the contrary.

Babcock DSG Ltd reserve the right to add further items of a similar nature to the contract post award.

Expressions of interest to participate in this requirement are to be submitted on Defence Contracts Online (DCO) by completing the PQQ. The PQQ shall be assessed on DCO using the selection criteria given within the PQQ and within each question. It is the intention of the authority to down select to between 5 and 10 economic operators who will be invited to tender. Only those suppliers who provide all mandatory information and are not subject to a mandatory exclusion will be invited to tender. Access to the PQQ requires a code, which is SZ86D6Q9TC.

An electronic copy of the tender documentation is provided on the supporting documents tab of the PQQ. These documents are for information only and you are not required to comment or respond to them. You should only submit a response to the PQQ.

In accordance with the Government's transparency agenda, the Authority shall publish the Tender and Contract documents online. Further guidance shall be provided with the ITT.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Price
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 2 194 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be used to down select candidates.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement/contract. There is no guarantee that any framework agreement/contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation will be paid if a tender/resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand/accept this.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Food Preparation, Serving and Plumbing Equipment

Lot No: 7
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
39312000
39715300
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21
Main site or place of performance:

Telford and Wrekin.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Babcock DSG Ltd - acting as agent to the UK Ministry of Defence (‘the Authority’) - has under consideration a 4 year Framework Agreement for the Supply of Food Preparation, Serving and Plumbing Equipment.

All items within the scope of requirement are codified to NATO Stock Numbers (NSNs). All items must be supplied compliant to the drawings and specifications available, which are provided as information in the supporting documentation of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and will be issued with the tender documentation. Where drawings and specifications are not available, the Manufacturer's Part Number (MPN) as stated on the Item of Supply Information System (ISIS) is to be supplied. The MPN supplied must accurately reflect a valid reference to the NSN as listed on ISIS and the source of supply being from the corresponding NATO Commercial And Government Entity (NCAGE). As a guideline, 3:2 and 5:2 references are preferable, and 3:9 and 5:9 references are deemed as obsolete references unless written evidence can be provided to the contrary.

Babcock DSG Ltd reserve the right to add further items of a similar nature to the contract post award.

Expressions of interest to participate in this requirement are to be submitted on Defence Contracts Online (DCO) by completing the PQQ. The PQQ shall be assessed on DCO using the selection criteria given within the PQQ and within each question. It is the intention of the authority to down select to between 5 and 10 economic operators who will be invited to tender. Only those suppliers who provide all mandatory information and are not subject to a mandatory exclusion will be invited to tender. Access to the PQQ requires a code, which is SZ86D6Q9TC.

An electronic copy of the tender documentation is provided on the supporting documents tab of the PQQ. These documents are for information only and you are not required to comment or respond to them. You should only submit a response to the PQQ.

In accordance with the Government's transparency agenda, the Authority shall publish the Tender and Contract documents online. Further guidance shall be provided with the ITT.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Price
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 387 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be used to down select candidates.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement/contract. There is no guarantee that any framework agreement/contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation will be paid if a tender/resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand/accept this.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Storage Containers and Tote Boxes

Lot No: 8
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
44613400
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21
Main site or place of performance:

Telford and Wrekin.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Babcock DSG Ltd - acting as agent to the UK Ministry of Defence (‘the Authority’) - has under consideration a 4 Year Framework Agreement for the Supply of Storage Containers, Tote Boxes and Associated Parts.

All items in scope of the requirement are codified to NATO Stock Numbers. All items must be supplied compliant to the drawings and specifications available, which are provided as information in the supporting documentation of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and will be issued with the tender documentation. Where drawings and specifications are not available, the Manufacturer's Part Number as stated on the Item of Supply Information System (ISIS) is to be supplied. The MPN supplied must accurately reflect a valid reference to the NATO Stock Number as listed on ISIS and the source of supply being from the corresponding NCAGE. As a guideline, 3:2 and 5:2 references are preferable, and obsolete references such as 3:9 or 5:9 shall not be acceptable.

Babcock DSG Ltd reserve the right to add further items of a similar nature to the contract post award.

Expressions of interest to participate in this requirement are to be submitted on the DCO by completing the PQQ. The PQQ shall be assessed on the DCO using the selection criteria given within the PQQ and within each question. It is the intention of the authority to down select to between 5 and 10 economic operators who will be invited to tender. Only those suppliers who provide all mandatory information and are not subject to a mandatory exclusion will be invited to tender. Access to the PQQ requires a code, which is SZ86D6Q9TC.

An electronic copy of the tender documentation is provided on the supporting documents tab of the PQQ. These documents are for information only and you are not required to comment or respond to them. You should only submit a response to the PQQ.

In accordance with the Government's transparency agenda, the Authority shall publish the Tender and Contract documents online. Further guidance shall be provided with the ITT.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Price
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 298 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be used to down select candidates.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement/contract. There is no guarantee that any framework agreement/contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation will be paid if a tender/resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand/accept this.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

The requirement as stated in the PQQ shall prevail.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

The requirement as stated in the PQQ shall prevail.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

The requirement as stated in the PQQ shall prevail.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Any resulting Framework Agreement shall contain a set of Key Performance Indicators to measure performance areas such as delivery and quality, and will contain remedies for poor performance. Full details of the KPIs shall be contained within the tender documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 21/08/2017
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
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.The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

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

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk

You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: SZ86D6Q9TC.

Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.

Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

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GO Reference: GO-2017719-DCB-10663880.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Babcock DSG Limited
Building B15, MOD Donnington
Telford
TF2 8JT
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19/07/2017