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BAS (Bereavement and Aftercare Support) is the Army focus for the support of bereaved families. BAS is responsible for the training of CNOs and VOs, the after-care support not just of families, but also of the CNO, VO and those who work in emotional ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, C&C
D Res, Army Commercial, Ramilies Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
Andover
SP11 8HJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Sarah Thorne
Telephone: +44 1264381961
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKJ3

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.contracts.mod.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: 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:

Provision of Soft Skills Training and Listening Support and Provision of Actors for Role Play for Training of Visiting Officers.

Reference number: ArmyHQ2/00244
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80500000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

BAS (Bereavement and Aftercare Support) is the Army focus for the support of bereaved families. BAS is responsible for the training of CNOs and VOs, the after-care support not just of families, but also of the CNO, VO and those who work in emotional and stressful environments.

This tender exercise will be split into 2 lots.

Full description of both lots can be found in the attached documents.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Provision of Soft Skills Training and Listening Support for Selected Army and Civilian Personnel and Provision of Actors for Role Play to Support the Training of Visiting Officers.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Provision of Soft Skills Training and Listening Support for Selected Army and Civilian Personnel

Lot No: ArmyHQ2/00244
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80510000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ3
Main site or place of performance:

Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of Soft Skills Training, Counselling and Listening Support

The Bereavement and Aftercare Support (BAS) Team is the Army focus for the support of bereaved families and is based in Ramilies Building, Marlborough Lines, Andover, SP11 8HJ. BAS work closely with the Regional Points of Command (RPoC), who manage and control both the Casualty Notification Officers (CNO) and Visiting Officers (VO). BAS is responsible for the training of the CNOS's and VOs, and for the after-care support not just of the families, but also of the CNO, VO and those who work in emotional and stressful environments. The SOR contains further aspects of BAS' responsibilities which are then described in further detail.

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: 140 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 06/11/2017
End: 05/11/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option year included in tender.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Option year included in tender documents.

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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Provision of Actors for Role Play to Support the Training of Visiting Officers

Lot No: Lot 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80510000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ3
Main site or place of performance:

Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2 -Provision of Actors for Role Play to Support the Training of Visiting Officers

The Army Personnel Services Group (APSG) are responsible for training Visiting Officers (VOs) to support Army bereaved families, the courses are delivered at the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre (AFCC), Amport House, and in various other locations. The courses are designed to prepare students for the appointment of being a VO, by giving them the understanding of reactions to loss and bereavement in order to develop their confidence. Courses cater for a maximum of 35 students, drawn from regular and reserve Army units, and last for 3 days, with the third day being devoted to Role Play with professional actors. The role play is based on five syndicates of seven students each, and uses 20 pre-written scenarios, issued by the Authority, spread between three female and 2 male actors on each course of 35 students - this requirement will vary if there are fewer students on the course. Each student conducts one role play of 15-20 minutes, followed by 15-20 minutes critique and discussion.

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: 203 320.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 06/11/2017
End: 05/11/2020
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:

Option year details is included in the DEFFORM 47.

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

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
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:

As stated within the Invitation to Tender.

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
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: 03/10/2017
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
Tender must be valid until: 08/01/2018
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 03/10/2017
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Andover.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Tenders will be opened as part of a tender board.

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.

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

Suppliers must log in, go to Response Manager and add the following Access Code; YG329Q6778 for the supporting documents. GO Reference: GO-2017817-DCB-10852851.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
D Res, Army Commercial, Ramilies Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
Andover
SP11 8HJ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1264381961
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:
17/08/2017