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Contract Notice

Interactive Exercise Tool For Businesses (ACT in a BOX)

  • First published: 16 September 2023
  • Last modified: 16 September 2023

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Contents

Summary

OCID:
ocds-h6vhtk-03fb69
Published by:
Metropolitan Police Service
Authority ID:
AA72642
Publication date:
16 September 2023
Deadline date:
29 September 2023
Notice type:
Contract Notice
Has documents:
No
Has SPD:
No
Has Carbon Reduction Plan:
N/A

Abstract

The scope of this tender process is the development and build of a CT exercising tool/product for business. NaCTSO also wish to incorporate a period of consultation and exploration before development, alongside a period of technical support post launch.

The product will be in a click-through/linear format, similar to a facilitated e-Learning course. It must be clearly structured, easy to navigate and complete in a classroom setting in order to facilitate group discussion and communication. Minimal equipment and knowledge will be required to ensure accessibility and understanding amongst businesses of all sizes. Some branching of content will be required to meet the needs of small/micro, medium and larger businesses/corporates respectively, such as changes in terminology and suitable responses (e.g. reporting an incident to a duty manager versus a dedicated security control room).

Full notice text

Contract notice

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Metropolitan Police Service

New Scotland Yard, Victoria Embankment

LONDON

SW1A 2JL

UK

E-mail: NCTPHQMailbox-.Commercial@met.police.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://supplier.coupahost.com/quotes/public_events?customer=metpolice

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.counterterrorism.police.uk/

I.3) Communication

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

https://supplier.coupahost.com/quotes/public_events?customer=metpolice


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://supplier.coupahost.com/quotes/public_events?customer=metpolice


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


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Interactive Exercise Tool For Businesses (ACT in a BOX)

Reference number: 1302 (COUPA Event Number)

II.1.2) Main CPV code

72212931

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) require the build and development of an interactive, virtual counter terrorism exercising tool for businesses across the UK, known as the 'ACT in a BOX' project.

NaCTSO is a police-hosted unit within the National Counter Terrorism Police Headquarters (CTPHQ) and a National Government agency. We are responsible for providing awareness, advice and guidance on counter terrorism protective security, with a particular focus on public venues and spaces (e.g. parks, restaurants and bars, events, high streets) throughout the UK.

With the Government's proposed Martyn's Law, which will place a responsibility on some locations to implement proportionate measures to mitigate the threat from terrorism, NaCTSO are seeking to expand our ACT Suite of products, most of which require in person delivery by a CTSA.

The ACT in a BOX project is also routed in a desire to support businesses to implement and apply the guidance provided by NaCTSO. Evidence from the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) has suggested that such simulated preparedness exercises can benefit communication, confidence and knowledge amongst staff (Lewis & Marsden, 2020). To date, two of NaCTSO's in-person deliveries contain exercising elements, which have been very positively received by businesses and employees alike.

The development and launch of a new, self-delivered online product will provide the opportunity to engage further businesses and build upon the success of our existing digital offerings - the ACT Awareness e-Learning course and ProtectUK platform

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80420000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The scope of this tender process is the development and build of a CT exercising tool/product for business. NaCTSO also wish to incorporate a period of consultation and exploration before development, alongside a period of technical support post launch.

The product will be in a click-through/linear format, similar to a facilitated e-Learning course. It must be clearly structured, easy to navigate and complete in a classroom setting in order to facilitate group discussion and communication. Minimal equipment and knowledge will be required to ensure accessibility and understanding amongst businesses of all sizes. Some branching of content will be required to meet the needs of small/micro, medium and larger businesses/corporates respectively, such as changes in terminology and suitable responses (e.g. reporting an incident to a duty manager versus a dedicated security control room).

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Start: 31/10/2023

End: 31/03/2026

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Optional extension year if required

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

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

Optional extension year if required

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used

Additional information about electronic auction:

An e-auction could be used - further details in ITT document

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2023/S 000-026703

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

Date: 29/09/2023

Local time: 23:59

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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30/09/2023

Local time: 00:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Only electronic invoices will be accepted

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court of England and Wales

Royal Courts of Justice, Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

15/09/2023

Coding

Commodity categories

ID Title Parent category
80420000 E-learning services Adult and other education services
72212931 Training software development services Programming services of application software

Delivery locations

ID Description
100 UK - All

Alert region restrictions

The buyer has restricted the alert for this notice to suppliers based in the following regions.

ID Description
There are no alert restrictions for this notice.

About the buyer

Main contact:
NCTPHQMailbox-.Commercial@met.police.uk
Admin contact:
N/a
Technical contact:
N/a
Other contact:
N/a

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