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The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) Strategic Analysis team requires the provision of research and analysis services to support the delivery of analysis to inform UK Defence policy and strategy ...

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, C&C
Defence Academy, Room 5, Greenhill House
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ursula Hobbs
Telephone: +44 1793314508
NUTS code: UKK15

Internet address(es):

Main address:

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

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision of Research Support and Analysis to the DCDC Strategic Analysis Team.

Reference number: JFC9/00022
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) Strategic Analysis team requires the provision of research and analysis services to support the delivery of analysis to inform UK Defence policy and strategy development.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK15
Main site or place of performance:

Wiltshire CC.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) Strategic Analysis team requires the provision of research and analysis services to support the delivery of analysis to inform UK Defence policy and strategy development. This requirement comprises four distinct elements:

- Original research and analysis. The main types of output required under the contract are Literature reviews, Research tasks, Research Projects, workshops and conferences to gather a number of perspectives on a specific question or topic or to impart knowledge onto a large group of stakeholders and short-notice tasks.

- The Chief of the Defence Staff's (CDS) Strategy Forum. The Strategy Forum is run by DCDC to generate policy and strategy advice on behalf of the CDS by seeking alternative and novel perspectives through discussion and analysis. The Contractor is expected to deliver the following key elements of three forums per year: Venue, Refreshments, Subject matter experts including keynote speaker, other speakers and panelists, syndicate rapporteurs, other distinguished guests, Forum preparation, Production of the forum write-up and any other follow-up work, Provide meeting facilities for a pre-forum meeting for VIPs the evening before (or evening of) the forum, close to the forum venue.

- Provision of personnel. The Contractor will be required to provide the Authority with personnel to deliver research and analysis outputs as required where there is a requirement for personnel to spend substantial time (one day or more per week) at DCDC's premises. This requirement includes Assistant Head (AH) of the Development, Analysis and Research (DAR) team to provide overview support to the DCDC DAR team for (on average) two working days per week and personnel to deliver specific research tasks or projects.

- Publication of research and analysis. The Contractor must be able to edit and publish research and analysis produced under the contract on behalf of the Authority in a format that allows for easy and effective dissemination.

The characteristics and qualities of the Contractor must include expertise in the field of Defence and security policy and strategy analysis, access to a wide-variety of perspectives, expertise and disciplines and an assured, project management approach to the delivery of output.

This contract is designed to provide DCDC with the expertise and support required to deliver their programme of analysis to fulfil the role to support Defence policy and strategy development. This is therefore a unique opportunity for the Contractor to inform and influence Defence policy and strategy at the highest levels.

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

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: 800 000.00 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.2.10)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

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
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Signed Statement Relating to Good Standing.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:

Electronic Trading

Potential suppliers must note the mandatory requirement for electronic trading using the

Contracting, Purchasing and Finance (CP&F) electronic procurement tool. All payments for

Contractor Deliverables under the Contract shall only be made via CP&F. You can find details

On CP&F at

- e-procurement-system.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open 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 a single operator
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 101-200509
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 06/10/2017
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:
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: 06/10/2017
Local time: 11:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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 website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

Advertising Regime OJEU:- This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU),the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on 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. Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code T93KGC669R to view the ITT documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing or Telephone 0800 282 324 GO Reference: GO-2017818-DCB-10859987.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
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: