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25/11/2014    S227

United Kingdom-London: Design consultancy services

2014/S 227-401060

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: The Secretary of State for Defence
Postal address: Whitehall
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2HB
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Depurty Head Customer Design — Commercial

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: Agent (for the purposes of this procurement only): Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address:

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
Other: Public Procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Acquisition Support Partner (ASP) for the Ministry of Defence.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Split across 5 sites: MOD Main Building, Whitehall, London HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road, Andover, RAF High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Northwood HQ, Northwood, Middlesex.


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Provision of consultancy support to help build Acquisition System competence and confidence, mainly within the Front Line Commands (Navy, Army, Air, Joint Forces) and Strategic Programmes. Some work will involve assisting with the MOD's Financial Transformation Programme.
We are looking to the ASP to help us up-skill in several areas including Project, Programme, Portfolio and Performance Management.
The ASP will be expected to provide some coaching and mentoring at several levels within the organisation.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 60 000 000 and 70 000 000 GBP


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

79415200 Design consultancy services, 79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services, 79410000 Business and management consultancy services, 79411000 General management consultancy services, 79411100 Business development consultancy services, 79412000 Financial management consultancy 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.

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:

For information on how MOD undertakes acquisition please register for the Acquisition Operating Framework at

For electronic copies of the Acquisition System Operating Model (ASOM) and the Acquisition System Handbook (ASH) please email

From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the new GSC:

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation

Environmental protection legislation

Employment protection and working conditions

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: