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Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1)Scope of the procurement
Provision of Research Support and Analysis to the DCDC Strategic Analysis Team.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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
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:
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
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III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of 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)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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.
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VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: