Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

2.11.2020 – 09:00

Special-purpose mobile containers. Engineering works and construction works. Engineering work for security installations. Engineering services. Mechanical and electrical engineering services.

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United Kingdom-Bristol: Special-purpose mobile containers

2020/S 185-448075

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Ships, Salvage and Marine Operations (S&MO)
Postal address: MOD Abbey Wood, Ash 2A, NH3
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Zoe Gainey
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 3001572196

Internet address(es):

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

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

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/entities

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 by the contracting authority:

S&MOCB/8005 — Supply and Maintenance of a Deployable Operations ISO Container

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UNITED KINGDOM.

NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Special-purpose mobile containers. Engineering works and construction works. Engineering work for security installations. Engineering services. Mechanical and electrical engineering services. The Salvage and Marine Operations (SALMO) team, part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have a requirement for the supply of one (1) maritime deployable habitable operations ISO container which shall be accredited to Secret, in addition to the procurement, installation and integration of multiple IT systems into the container and the containers ongoing maintenance. The ISO container must be able to be loaded and unloaded and must be transportable by land and sea and conform to the relevant maritime standards for land and maritime transport. The authority require a UK List X supplier to deliver this requirement.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34221000 Special-purpose mobile containers, 45220000 Engineering works and construction works, 45222300 Engineering work for security installations, 71300000 Engineering services, 71334000 Mechanical and electrical engineering services

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

The tenderer has to indicate in the tender any share of the contract it may intend to subcontract to third parties and any proposed subcontractor, as well as the subject-matter of the subcontracts for which they are proposed
The tenderer has to indicate any change occurring at the level of subcontractors during the execution of the contract
The contracting authority/entity may oblige the successful tenderer to award all or certain subcontracts through the procedure set out in Title III of Directive 2009/81/EC

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 2 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A bank guarantee or parent company guarantee may be required.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment will be made in accordance with agreed payment terms following delivery and acceptance of the services via the authorities contracting, purchasing and finance (CP&F) tool.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If a group of economic operators submits a bid, the group must nominate a lead organisation to deal with the Authority. The Authority shall require the group to form a legal entity before entering into the Contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:

Due to the nature of the services required, tenderers will need to be List X prior to issuing of the Tender documents, and may be subject to security checks and/or additional scrutiny prior to contract award. A full list of sub-contractors and all works to be undertaken by each subcontractor will be required and will be subject to checks and/or rejection by the Authority.

III.1.5)Information about security clearance:

Candidates which do not yet hold security clearance may obtain such clearance until: 31.12.2020

III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation

Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 39(1) of Directive 2009/81/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 39(2) of Directive 2009/81/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the DSPCR 2011) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#dspr

Candidates will be required to sign a declaration confirming whether they do or do not have any of the listed criteria as part of the pre-qualification process.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 39(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest (including defence and security factors) for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 39(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the authority.

Criteria regarding the personal situation of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This information will be sought through evaluation of responses to the attached dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity

Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) In the case of a supply contract requiring the siting or installation of goods, a services contract or a works contract, the economic operator’s technical ability, taking into account in particular that economic operator’s skills, efficiency, experience and reliability.
(b) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years together with (unless the contracting authority specifies that the following certificate should be submitted direct to the contracting authority by the person certifying) certificates of satisfactory completion for the most important of those works indicating in each case:
(i) the value of the consideration received;
(ii) when and where the work or works were carried out; and
(iii) specifying whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
(c) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 5 years or during a shorter period if necessary, and:
(i) the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided;
(ii) the consideration received;
(iii) the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the service were provided;
(iv) any certificate issued or countersigned by that person confirming the details of the contract for those goods sold or services provided; and
(v) where:
— that person was not a contracting authority, and
— the certificate referred to in sub-paragraph (c)(iv) is not available, any declaration by the economic operator attesting the details of the goods sold or services provided.
(d) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the economic operator to:
(i) carry out the work under the contract, or
(ii) be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract, particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the economic operator.
(e) A statement of the economic operator’s:
(i) technical facilities;
(ii) measures for ensuring quality;
(iii) study and research facilities; and
(iv) internal rules regarding intellectual property.
(f) A check carried out by the contracting authority or on its behalf by a competent official body of the member state in which the economic operator is established:
(i) on the technical capacity of the economic operator; and
(ii) if relevant, on the economic operator’s study and research facilities and quality control measures.
(g) In the case of works contracts, services contracts or supply contracts also covering siting and installation operations or services, the economic operator’s educational and professional qualifications where the economic operator is an individual and:
(i) if any, those of the economic operator’s managerial staff; and
(ii) those of one or more persons who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract.
(h) The environmental management measures, that the economic operator is able to apply when performing the contract, but only where it is necessary for the performance of that contract.
(l) Certification by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence, attesting that the goods to be purchased or hired under the contract conform to standards and technical specifications (within the meaning of regulation 12(1)) identified by the contracting authority.
(m) In the case of contracts involving, entailing or containing classified information, evidence of the ability to process, store and transmit such information at the level of protection required by the contracting authority.
(n) A certificate:
(i) attesting conformity to quality management systems standards based on the relevant European standard; and
(ii) from an independent accredited body established in any member state conforming to the European standards concerning accreditation and certification.
(o) Any other evidence of conformity to quality management systems standards which are equivalent to the standards referred to in subparagraph (n)(i).
This information will be sought through evaluation of responses to the attached dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required
This information will be sought through evaluation of responses to the attached dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ).

Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
This information will be sought through evaluation of responses to the attached dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required
This information will be sought through evaluation of responses to the attached dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ).

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts

III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3 and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: This information will be sought through evaluation of responses to the attached dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ). Further information can be found at the DPQQ instruction document. For the avoidance of confusion, the authority reserves the right to only invite the top 3-6 scoring companies to negotiate, as determined by the scores awarded during the DPQQ evaluation exercise.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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:

S&MOCB/8005 – Supply & Maintenance of a Deployable Operations ISO Container

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2020/S 142-350907 of 24.7.2020

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

2.11.2020 – 09:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information:

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: JRYG9WV3A5. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here. The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 2 November 2020, 9:00. 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 282324.

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-2020918-DCB-17098742
Go reference: GO-2020918-DCB-17098681

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: Ministry of Defence
Postal address: Salvage and Marine Operations DE&S, MoD Abbey Wood| #3202
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 3001572196
Internet address: www.mod.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Ministry of Defence
Postal address: Salvage and Marine Operations DE&S, MoD Abbey Wood| #3202
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 3001572196
Internet address: www.mod.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Official name: Ministry of Defence
Postal address: Salvage and Marine Operations DE&S, MoD Abbey Wood| #3202
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 3001572196
Internet address: www.mod.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18.9.2020