Product Owner(s) and Capability Integration for Tactical Assault Kit (TAK) and a Dismounted Overt Soldier

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United Kingdom

1. Title: Product Owner(s) and Capability Integration for Tactical Assault Kit (TAK) and a Dismounted Overt Soldier
2. Awarding Authority:
Ministry of Defence
#1349 SPTC, MOD, Abbey Wood

Bristol
England
BS34 8JH
Contact: Emma Eddy
Email: Emma.Eddy100@mod.gov.uk
Phone:
URL:
3. Contract Type: Services
4. Description: The initial requirement is for Product Owner(s) (PO) and Capability Integration (CI) of multiple products including Tactical Assault Kit (TAK) and Dismounted Overt Soldier Platform (DOSP). Additional requirements across SPTC may be added through the Contract lifetime. The PO&CI Contractor will be tasked to engage and work alongside the suppliers to provide contextual and technical knowledge though the provisions of Suitably Qualified Experienced Personnel (SQEP) resource.
Activities and responsibilities will include but not limited to:
– Product Owner of TAK in an Agile Software Delivery Team
– Product Owner of DOSP in an Agile Integration Delivery Team
– Capability Integration of TAK and DOSP into Military end users ways of working.
– Independent interface between the Military end users, DE&S and multiple Suppliers.
– Independently assess service progression, attendance and advise at user clinics, design reviews, change boards, trials and testing
– liaise closely with the Military end users, DE&S, other government agencies and international software teams
– Add depth to and ensure the delivery of requirements and to provide a dedicated POC(s) for engagement with all project stakeholders

The initial Contract will be broken down into two main Schedule of Requirements; with one requirement anticipated to be 13 months, with 1 x 18-month options and 6 x 12-month option years up to OSD Oct 2031 and the second requirement is anticipated to be 31 months, with 6 x 12-month option years up to the OSD Dec 2031.
The Authority can only consider UK companies, that are Facility Security Clearance (FSC) clearance at SECRET UK EYES ONLY, due to the Security Classification of the project, with UK personnel that are have a minimum of DV clearances for delivery of the project, this will be required by contract award.
5. CPV Codes:
72227000 – Software integration consultancy services
72228000 – Hardware integration consultancy services
6. NUTS Codes: UKK11
7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: West Midlands,South East,South West
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority:
tender_298600/1058489
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: £4,000,000
10. Start Date: 01/02/2023
11. End Date: 31/12/2031
12. Closing Date: 04/05/2022
13. Other Information:
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Additional Info:
Due to the sensitivity of the requirement if you have an interest in this requirement please request a PQQ by contacting Emma.Eddy100@mod.gov.uk for an application, CC’ing Daisy.White182@mod.gov.uk . Within this request, please state your organisation’s name and address and provide a POC details.
Final date to request an application is Tuesday 26th April 2022. Clarification Questions will not be accepted at the DPQQ stage.
The PQQ Deadlines are, as follows:
Last day for PQQ application request: 15:00 Tuesday 26th April.
PQQ Submission date: COP Wednesday 4th May 2022
We will be taking the top 4, highest scoring, successful candidates of the PQQ and inviting them to Tender, the ITT stage, further information can be found on the PQQ Marking guidance, which shall be provided with the PQQ application.
Information for the potential Providers who may be invited to Tender, following the PQQ stage:
As part of the ITT evaluation stage, interviews will be conducted; further information on this will be included with the ITT.
A Cyber Security Level will be part of the ITT, in the meantime further information about what this means can be found here: Cyber Essentials Scheme: overview – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The Potential Provider must be aware that there is the potential requirement for a Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA) to perform this requirement, further information will be provided at ITT stage.
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