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Fleet Solid Support Engineering and Project Services (FEPS).

Contract award notice for contracts in the field of defence and security

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Commercially Supported Shipping (CSS) Team
DE&S, ASH2A #3203, Mod Abbey Wood
For the attention of: David Wilson
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7554004689
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: www.contracts.mod.uk

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
Fleet Solid Support Engineering and Project Services (FEPS).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 16: Management consulting services [3] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Bristol, City of.

NUTS code UKK11

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Technical analysis or consultancy services. Fleet Solid Support (FSS) Engineering and Project Support (FEPS). The Authority has a requirement for FSS Engineering and Project Support to support the Assessment phase of the Fleet Solid Support requirement. The FSS project is for the design and procurement of 3 support ships for the Royal Fleet Auxilliary (RFA). It is the intention that the FEPS Agreement will be a single Prime contract. The assessment Phase consists of 2 periods, pre-main ship build competition and during main ship build competition, both periods being up to a 2 year period each. It is anticipated that 20-30 % of the estimated value of purchases to be placed under the framework agreement will be placed at contract award with the remaining 70-80 % of requirements being contracted during the term of the Framework using the tasking process.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71621000

II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 10 000 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated with publication of a contract notice
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Technical. Weighting 60
2. Price. Weighting 40
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
CSS/0117
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 215-392624 of 8.11.2016

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: CSS/0117
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
29.6.2017
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 3
Number of offers received by electronic means: 0
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

QinetiQ Limited
Cody Technical Park
GU14 0LX Farnborough
United Kingdom
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 1252394599

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 10 000 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 10 000 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
If annual or monthly value:
Number of years: 4
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: yes
Value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties:
Not known

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Guide is attached and should be read in conjunction with this Contract Notice and the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

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. 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.

From 2 April 2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC.

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

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.

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

A potential Conflict of Interest (COI) may arise where the Contractor's in any future competitions held concerning Fleet Solid Support main ship build, or other existing contracts relating to Fleet Solid Support, could compromise the objective of holding a fair competition in accordance with the Authority's obligations under the Treaty on the Functioning of Europe and Regulation 5(2) of the DSPCR. The Authority will reserve the right at its sole discretion to exclude the selected Contractor from future involvement in any Fleet Solid Support main ship build competition or for this FEPS requirement if they are unable to demonstrate to the Authority's complete satisfaction that appropriate measures could be implemented to address COI and support fair and open competition.
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 https://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta. 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: 33W3ZH7382. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 2.12.2016 14:00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing - or call 0800 282 324. GO Reference: GO-2017720-DCB-10671837.

VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Commercially Supported Shipping (CSS) Team
Bristol
United Kingdom

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Commercially Supported Shipping (CSS) Team
Bristol
United Kingdom

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20.7.2017