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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Glasgow: Provision of Digital Forensic Examination Services
Document Ref:
338163-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Restricted Procedure
Published By:
Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Date Published:
17 July 2020
Deadline Date:
14 August 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
Alert Profile:
Labels:

Notice Abstract

Provision of digital forensic examination services for the Ministry f Defence Police (MDP) Crime Command.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other

Room 2.1.02, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street

Glasgow

G2 8EX

UK

Telephone: +44 1412242706

E-mail: elaine.white357@mod.gov.uk

NUTS: UKM82

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

http://www.contracts.mod.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

http://www.contracts.mod.uk


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

http://www.contracts.mod.uk


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

Provision of Digital Forensic Examination Services

Reference number: 700828372

II.1.2) Main CPV code

71621000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Provision of digital forensic examination services for the Ministry f Defence Police (MDP) Crime Command.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79720000

71631000

72212710

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKJ

Main site or place of performance:

South East (ENGLAND).

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

As a result of changes in the requirements for the accreditation of Digital forensic Units (DFU), a decision was made to close the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) Digital examination capability unit.

The examination of seized Digital Media is a key element in over 90 % of MDP Crime Command (CC) investigations.

The submission of digital devices is required to enable professionally accredited analysts to extract and analyse the data contained within and produce it in an intelligence or evidential package.

The majority of communication and trading in today’so world is completed on a digital platform. Digital media is seized during the course of any investigation because it is believed that it contains evidence pertinent to the current investigation. If the device is not subjected to digital forensic analysis then evidence that is located on the device will be missed and will impact on any CPS charging decision and thus be detrimental to the investigation and possible prosecution.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

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 https://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following access code: V622XQWZ46. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

The deadline for submitting your response(so) is 14 August 2020 15.00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online frequently asked questions (FAQ's) or the user guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing — support@contracts.mod.uk or call 0800282324.

Interested suppliers are required to complete the dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ) to provide the authority with information to evaluate the supplier’s capacity and capability against the selection criteria. The authority uses the DPQQ response to create a shortlist of tenderers who:

1) are eligible to participate;

2) fulfil any minimum economic, financial, professional and technical standards; and

3) best meet, in terms of capacity and capability, the selection criteria set out in this notice and the DPQQ.

Further details of the method for choosing the tenderers is set out in the DPQQ.

The authority intends to invite the highest five scoring companies to tender stage, we reserve the right to increase this depending on outcome of DPQQ scoring.

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

Twelve-month option period (November 2023-October 2022).

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with a single operator.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 14/08/2020

Local time: 15:00

IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 31/08/2020

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

The Cyber Risk level for this requirement is very low (VL)

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.

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 http://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

You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following access code: V622XQWZ46.

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.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online frequently asked questions (FAQ's) or the user guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing support@contracts.mod.uk or Telephone 0800282324.

Go reference: GO-2020714-DCB-16843654

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other

Glasgow

UK

Telephone: +44 1412242706

E-mail: elaine.white357@mod.gov.uk

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other

Glasgow

UK

Telephone: +44 1412242706

E-mail: elaine.white357@mod.gov.uk

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other

Glasgow

UK

Telephone: +44 1412242706

E-mail: elaine.white357@mod.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

14/07/2020

Current Notes