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Following the DE&S Transformation Programme and the standing up of the Project Controls function, it has been recognised that there is a need to provide APMG accredited training and qualifications aligned to the specific needs of the Project Controls ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment & Support
MoD Abbey Wood, Elm 1c #4135
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jack Daniels
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKK11

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
Ministry of Defence, Defence Equpiment and Support
The Tender Board, Defence Equipment and Support, The Central Gatehouse, MOD Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKK11

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support

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:

DE&S - APMG Project Planning & Control Foundation and Practitioner Training Provider.

Reference number: DTEC/FUNC/331
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80500000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Following the DE&S Transformation Programme and the standing up of the Project Controls function, it has been recognised that there is a need to provide APMG accredited training and qualifications aligned to the specific needs of the Project Controls function. The APMG ‘Project Planning & Control’ Foundation and Practitioner training course meets this requirement and a provider of this training is therefore sought.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 240 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK11
Main site or place of performance:

Bristol, City of.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Following the DE&S Transformation Programme and the standing up of the Project Controls function, it has been recognised that there is a need to provide APMG accredited training and qualifications aligned to the specific needs of the Project Controls function. The APMG ‘Project Planning & Control’ Foundation and Practitioner training course meets this requirement and an accredited APMG training provider of is therefore sought.

The Contractor will deliver a maximum of 10 classroom based training events per financial year - specific dates to be agreed by the Authority.

The Contractor will make provision for up to 18 students per class.

The Contractor will deliver the Foundation and Practitioner training courses together over 5 days (including exams) in accordance with the APMG International PPC course structure and curriculum.

The Authority will provide a classroom environment at either MOD Abbey Wood or within a 5-mile radius for the delivery of the training course however, the Contractor may be asked to source a venue within 5 miles of MOD Abbey Wood should facilities be unavailable. The Authority will inform the Contractor whether or not provision of venue is required on a course-by-course basis.

It may be necessary to carry out courses at other UK locations although this will be rare and subject to demand; the majority will be Bristol based.

The Contractor will provide all learning materials and pre-course reading and be responsible for all liaison with APMG to manage the examination entry of individuals, paper marking and exam results.

For the Foundation examination, the Contractor is responsible for all liaison with APMG to manage the entry of individuals for the exam. They shall provide facilitation of the examination and provision of paper marking and distribution of examination results to individuals. A copy of examination results will be provided to a nominated point of contact within Project Controls Corporate.

For the Practitioner examination, the Contractor is responsible for all liaison with APMG to manage the entry of individuals for the exam. They shall provide facilitation of the examination and manage the collection and submission to APMG for paper marking. On receipt of the examination results, the Contractor shall manage the distribution of examination results to individuals. A copy of examination results will be provided to a nominated point of contact within Project Controls Corporate.

Further detail is provided in the procurement documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 240 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 02/10/2017
End: 31/03/2018
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

There will be an option of one (1) additional year to provide up to 10 further courses from 1.4.2018 to 31.3.2019, to be exercised at the Authority's sole discretion.

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

Paper copies of tenders must be submitted to the Authority using the DEFFORM 28 Tender Label. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. The Tender documentation and additional information can be found at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk by searching for ‘APMG Project Planning and Control Foundation and Practitioner Training Provider’.

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:

Detail is provided in the Tender Documentation at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please see Tender Documentation at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 18/09/2017
Local time: 10:00
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
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 18/09/2017
Local time: 10:01
Place:

The Tender Board, Defence Equipment and Support Commercial, The Central Gatehouse, MOD Abbey Wood South, Bristol, BS34 8JH.

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 GO Reference: GO-2017814-DCB-10836455.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other
Bristol
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment and Support
Bristol
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment and Support
Bristol
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
14/08/2017