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Adult-education services at university level. The Educational and Training Services (ETS) Branch of the Army comprises of approximately 350 officers who are responsible for the provision of educational and training services across the Army. Their ...

Contract award notice

Services

Section I: Contracting authority

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

LF Res Commercial, C&C
IDL 437, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
SP11 8HT Andover
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1264381893
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1264381218

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
Provision of professional development training for the Adjutant Generals Corps (AGC) ETS Officers.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main place of performance: Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

NUTS code UKJ3

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Adult-education services at university level. The Educational and Training Services (ETS) Branch of the Army comprises of approximately 350 officers who are responsible for the provision of educational and training services across the Army. Their primary role is the delivery of education and training to groups of soldiers, and to individuals, in support of mandatory training and education programmes. On completion of a common Commissioning Course all ETS Officers undergo specialist training for their role on the Branch Training (BT) Course. This is supplemented throughout their career by additional specialist training to prepare them for subsequent roles and appointments. Professional development training to masters degree level is required to underpin the ETS' role as the Army's subject matter experts in education and training. The requirement is for a modular masters programme in three stages:
Module 1. Post graduate certificate of education in post compulsory education & training to be delivered through a blend of accreditation of the branch training course, short residential courses and distance learning. The training population will consist of an estimated maximum of 27 personnel per year in 3 cohorts.
Module 2. Post graduate diploma delivered by supported distance learning. The training population will consist of an estimated maximum of 27 personnel per year in 2 cohorts.
Module 3. building on the previous modules, a research methods and dissertation module leading to the award of a masters degree. To be delivered by supported distance learning for Research Methodology, followed by a 12 month tutor-supported research project. The training population will consist of an estimated maximum of 16 personnel per year in 2 cohorts. Due to operational commitments, other career courses and manning requirements, there will be requirement for individuals to move between cohorts. The programme must provide flexibility for individuals to move between cohorts at short notice.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80430000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 1 144 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (in the cases listed in Section 2 of Annex D1)
Justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)
Directive 2004/18/EC
1) Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice in the OJEU in accordance with Directive 2004/18/EC or 2004/17/EC respectively
2) Other justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the OJEU
The contract has as its object services listed in Annex II B to the Directive.
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
Technical compliance. Weighting 70
Commercial compliance - price. Weighting 30
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
HQLF2/1796
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1796
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
4.10.2011
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 5
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

University of Southampton
University Road
SO17 1BJ Southampton
UNITED KINGDOM

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract
Value: 1 144 000 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: no

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:

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.

Advertising Regime OJEU:- These contract opportunities are published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin. The award of any subsequent contract arising from such requirements is subject to the Public Contract Regulations 2006. Where advertising is necessary in the OJEU and the DCB, the content of the two adverts must be exactly the same. Tracker Reference: TKR-20111020-DCB-2710528 GO Reference: GO-20111020-DCB-2710529.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

LF Res Commercial, C&C

Body responsible for mediation procedures

LF Res Commercial, C&C

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

LF Res Commercial, C&C

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20.10.2011