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Type of document: Pre-information procedures
Country: United Kingdom
OJEU Ref: (2019/S 216-531492/EN)
Nature of contract: Service contract
Procedure: Not applicable
Regulation of procurement: EU
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name addresses and contact point(s):
Ministry of Defence, Defence Nuclear Organisation
Filton Abbeywood
Postal code: BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 3067986059
Internet Address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
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:
I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities:
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: No
Section II: Object of the contract:
II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
Delivery Partner for CSIS Trilateral Dialogues on Nuclear Issues
II.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
Service category: Air transport services of passengers and freight, except transport of mail
II.3) Information on framework agreement
II.4) Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
UK Company and Sole UK National Citizens only
The European Trilateral Track 2 nuclear dialogues (Trilats) has convened senior nuclear policy experts from the P3 for the last 10 years to discuss nuclear deterrence, arms control and non-proliferation policy issues. The Defence nuclear organisation (DNO) is committed as one of the Trilat Partners to engage with these key policy discussions at an appropriately senior level.
DNO is seeking to compete the running of the UK side of the Trilats through open competition, to contract a delivery partner in the work on the Trilats.
The objective of this work is to contract a partner in the UK contribution to the Trilats, who can deliver strong outcomes for the UK in the Trilat arrangements which facilitate knowledge exchange, inform the development of UK policy and influence French and US thinking. This ensures that the UK’s views and needs are fully represented and supported in their delivery of the UK’s contribution to the Trilat arrangements.
The requirement is suitable for academic establishments, think tank organisations, etc.
The successful delivery partner will need to bring a high level of engagement and credibility to their work on the Trilats. They will be working on behalf of DNO and therefore they must be aware that the quality of their work must consistently enhance the reputation of DNO and the UK’s nuclear deterrent policy in a senior international forum.
Lots: The contract is divided into lots: No
II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV):
II.6) Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 01.06.2020
II.7) Additional information:
UK Company and Sole UK National Citizens only
Due to security classifications this tender is only suitable for UK registered companies. Your application will be rejected if you do not meet the security criteria.

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
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 website provides information on the Government Security Classification. 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.ukSuppliers 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 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: 355J7N9T83.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 or Tel. 0800 282 324.Go reference: GO-2019116-DCB-15546805
VI.3) Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4) Date of dispatch of this notice: 06.11.2019


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