Services - 523082-2020

02/11/2020    S213

United Kingdom-Bristol: Specialist training services

2020/S 213-523082

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Collective Training Transformation Programme
Postal address: Cedar 2B, NH3, Mail — Point #3260, MOD Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: DESLESTSP-CTTP-INDUSTRY@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 207218900
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Collective Training Transformation Programme

II.1.2)Main CPV code
80510000 Specialist training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The aim of the Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP) is to transform collective training to match ever-more complex threats above and below the threshold of conflict, enabled by dynamic exploitation of training data, immersive environments and hard-wired flexibility.

CTTP is the Army's methodology for moving towards Future Collective Training System 2025. It includes the transformation of both the commercial enterprise and the user experience. An alliance with the best of Industry will deliver technological innovation and optimise outputs.

The authority is currently moving from concept into assessment phase and is maturing the requirements and commercial approach prior to outline business case.

As part of maturing the programme, the authority is seeking to further engage with Industry through a series of Requests for Information (RFI) exercises. These RFIs will focus on understanding and refining the requirement and developing the Commercial approach.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000 Education and training services
34152000 Training simulators
45214800 Training facilities building
48931000 Training software package
72212931 Training software development services
79632000 Personnel-training services
80500000 Training services
80510000 Specialist training services
80511000 Staff training services
80520000 Training facilities
80521000 Training programme services
80531200 Technical training services
80600000 Training services in defence and security materials
80610000 Training and simulation in security equipment
80620000 Training and simulation in firearms and ammunition
80630000 Training and simulation in military vehicles
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Main site or place of performance:

Bristol, City of.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

If you have the experience and resource capacity to contribute to the RFI process, you should sign up to the award portal by no later than 11 November 2020 using the link below and raise a ‘Clarification’ in award confirming your interest to register for the RFIs. The authority will grant access to the documentation and question set following your acceptance of the engagement terms.

If you do not wish to take part in the RFI process but want to be kept informed, please also sign up to award.

Link to sign up to award: https://award.bravosolution.co.uk/cttp/web/project/0c96f9e1-19fd-4c36-ae69-81de46bd1810/register

This notice does not indicate the start of the competition for any service or equipment and not does imply that the UK MOD will make a purchase relating to the requirements within the indicated timescale, later, or at all. The formal start of any competition will be initiated via an Advert.

II.2.14)Additional information

The first RFI exercise will be launched with a short RFI Industry Briefing currently scheduled for 13.00 BST on 18 November 2020, focussing on technical capabilities, user requirements and technical architecture as well as the use of award. Only suppliers expressing interest in supporting the RFI process will be invited to attend this briefing.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/03/2022

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)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 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

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 http://www.contracts.mod.uk

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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-20201028-DCB-17290527

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
28/10/2020