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11/04/2017    S71

United Kingdom-Bristol: Technical assistance services

2017/S 071-136128

Prior information notice for contracts in the field of defence and security


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Information Systems and Services, BATCIS Delivery Team
Postal address: Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Rob Dalford
Telephone: +44 3067985589

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Further information can be obtained from:
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities
The contracting authority/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
Morpheus Private Sector Support.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 26: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
UKK11 Bristol
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The objective of the PSS procurement is to provide expertise and support (and associated outputs) at the time the Authority requires them in order to support the delivery of the remainder of the Evolve to Open (EvO) Assessment Phase and EvO Design and Development (EvO D&D) to Performance, Time and Cost (P, T & C) & Increase the in-house levels of knowledge, skills and experience
PSS contract(s) are to:
— Provide skilled resource (Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP)) and processes available to support BATCIS to deliver the Sub-Programme as an Intelligent Customer and delegated Design Authority
— Provide expert technical support resource to undertake independent assurance of the work that will be delivered by the Transition Provider (TP) during the EvO D&D
— Provide Knowledge Transfer to Authority personnel to raise in-house SQEP levels, thereby reducing the Authority's future dependency on PSS
— Provide PM Support to the Authority in manning the MORPHEUS Joint Project Office (JPO) in order to facilitate Transition Partner Knowledge Transfer activities.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 72 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71356200 Technical assistance services, 71356300 Technical support services, 72224000 Project management consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.3.2018
II.7)Additional information:

The Authority is seeking to understand the level of competition and interest in delivery of this requirement. We would invite suppliers who are interested in potentially competing for this requirement in the future to express their interest via the MORPHEUS Commercial Group Mail box-

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

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:
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

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

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Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: PN82642784.
Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.
Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

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GO Reference: GO-201747-DCB-9959909.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: