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21/05/2015    S97

United Kingdom-London: Defence services

2015/S 097-175691

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Postal address: King Charles Street
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2AH
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Wormleighton Craig
E-mail: craig.wormleighton@fco.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2070081467

Internet address(es):

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

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Defence
Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: Ministry of Defence
Country: United Kingdom

Official name: Department For International Development
Country: United Kingdom

Official name: Home Office
Country: United Kingdom

Official name: National Crime Agency (NCA)
Country: United Kingdom

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Conflict Stability and Security Fund Framework.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Global Conflict Affected Areas.

NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Conflict Stability and Security Fund Framework
The Government has introduced a new, more strategic approach to work in conflict-affected states where the United Kingdom has key interests, which pools new and existing resources from across Government into a new Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) under the strategic direction of the National Security Council (NSC). The new approach seeks to streamline Whitehall structures, enable further collaboration and create a closer link between the NSC's strategic decision-making and action on the ground. It will ensure our work in fragile or conflict-affected states supports the full range of UK objectives, as set out in the National Security Strategy and underpinned notably by the Building Stability Overseas Strategy framework. We will draw on the most effective combination of defence, diplomacy, development assistance, and national security assets at Her Majesty's Government's disposal to promote peace and stability and to tackle threats to UK interests arising from instability overseas. This work will be funded from core departmental budgets, supported by the new CSSF worth 1 033 000 000 GBP.
The CSSF has come into being from 1.4.2015. The CSSF's larger scope will include conflict reduction and development assistance as well as tackling threats to UK interests. It will also be used to fund the UK's contributions to multilateral peacekeeping budgets and related commitments. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will continue to be responsible for managing and reporting to Parliament on the peacekeeping element of the CSSF, which it manages on behalf of Government.
The NSC has now agreed CSSF allocations for FY15/16. These allocations may change during the course of FY15/16 to reflect changing priorities or to enable the Government to respond more effectively to new cases of conflict and instability.
A supplier day will be held on 10.6.2015 at the FCO's King Charles Street offices in London. To register your interest, please register on our procurement portal: www.fco.bravosolution.co.uk The deadline to register your interest is by no later than 17:00 hours on Monday, 1.6.2015.
Instructions on how to access our procurement portal and how to express interest in this opportunity are as follows:
1. Register your company on the procurement portal (this is only required once): — Browse to the procurement portal: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register, — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’, — Enter your correct business and user details, — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete, — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure). 2. Express an interest in the opportunity: — Login to the portal with the username/password, — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier), — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. You require Project_598 titled Conflict Security and Stability Fund Framework, — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only), — You can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box. 3. Responding to the PQQ: — You can now choose to ‘Reply’ or ‘Reject’ (please give a reason if rejecting), — You can now use the ‘Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification, — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ, — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available), — You must then publish your reply using the publish button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk(contact details can be found on the Home Page), — We will communicate to all interest suppliers via the ‘Messages' function on this portal. We will aim to be in touch will all suppliers who registered interest during the week commencing 1.6.2015 to provide further details and arrangements for the supplier day. Please note that you will not be entitled to claim from the contracting authority any costs or expenses which you may incur in attending the supplier day.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75220000 Defence services, 75241000 Public security services, 75240000 Public security, law and order services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Governance, Security and Justice
1)Short description:
Organisations must have relevant functional and thematic capabilities in at least one of the following regions; South and South-East Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa; the Caribbean and Latin America; the Middle East and North Africa; Wider Europe, the Caucuses and Central Asia.
Organisations applying to this thematic Lot should be able to demonstrate, but not be limited to, at least one of the following functional capabilities:
— Experience in conducting scoping, planning and needs assessment activities in order to establish baseline conditions;
— Experience of undertaking multi-disciplinary, integrated strategic and technical assessments, including post-conflict stabilisation assessment and monitoring and evaluation;
— Capability to provide experts, mentors, instructors, training teams, equipment, technical services, legal assistance, and capacity substitution;
— Experience of providing bespoke thematic, geographic or operational lessons and best practice;
— Experience of providing bespoke geographically specific training/learning events covering CSSF thematic or programmatic issues if required;
— Demonstrable ability in all aspects of HR management including effective duty of care in hostile environments;
— Provide Operational Support Services including local procurement of accommodation, materiel and services. Where necessary coordinate with security staff, establish safe and secure operating bases;
— Experience of recruiting and managing local staff and ensuring that equipment is safely operated, maintained and accounted for.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75241000 Public security services, 75230000 Justice services

4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Duration in months: 48( from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Conflcit Prevention and Peacebuilding
1)Short description:
Organisations must have relevant functional and thematic capabilities in at least one of the following regions: South and South-East Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa; the Caribbean and Latin America; the Middle East and North Africa; Wider Europe, the Caucuses and Central Asia.
Organisations applying to this thematic Lot should have at least one of the following functional capabilities:
— Experience in conducting scoping, planning and needs assessment activities in order to establish baseline conditions;
— Experience of undertaking multi-disciplinary, integrated strategic and technical assessments, including post-conflict stabilisation assessment and monitoring and evaluation;
— Experience of providing bespoke thematic, geographic or operational lessons and best practice;
— Experience of providing bespoke geographically specific training/learning events covering CSSF thematic or
programmatic issues if required;
— Capability to provide experts, mentors, instructors, training teams, equipment, technical services, legal assistance, and capacity substitution;
— Demonstrable ability in all aspects of HR management including effective duty of care in hostile environments;
— Provide Operational Support Services including local procurement of accommodation, materiel and services. Where necessary coordinate with security staff, establish safe and secure operating bases;
— Experience of recruiting and managing local staff and ensuring that equipment is safely operated, maintained and accounted for.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79710000 Security services

4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Duration in months: 48( from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 3 Lot title: Defence Support Services
1)Short description:
Organisations must have relevant functional and thematic capabilities in at least one of the following regions: South and South-East Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa; the Caribbean and Latin America; the Middle East and North Africa; Wider Europe, the Caucuses and Central Asia.
Organisations applying to this thematic Lot should have at least one of the following functional capabilities:
— Experience in conducting scoping, planning and needs assessment activities in order to establish baseline conditions;
— Experience of undertaking multi-disciplinary, integrated strategic and technical assessments, including post-conflict stabilisation assessment and monitoring and evaluation;
— Capability to provide experts, mentors, instructors, training teams, equipment, technical services, legal assistance, and capacity substitution;
— Demonstrable ability in all aspects of HR management including effective duty of care in hostile environments.
— Provide Operational Support Services including local procurement of accommodation, materiel and services. Where necessary coordinate with security staff, establish safe and secure operating bases. Experience of recruiting and managing local staff and ensuring that equipment is safely operated, maintained and accounted for.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75220000 Defence services

4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Duration in months: 48( from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

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 Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15.5.2015