Tender description

The UK MOD's Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) is notifying the market of a procurement to appoint a finance support partner.


Type of contest
Local time
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Notice number in the OJ S
2020/S 026-060261
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement
Languages in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up

Complementary information

This is a recurrent procurement
Date of dispatch of this notice
Review body

Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other

MOD Abbey Wood


BS34 8JH

Electronic payment will be used
Additional information

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.


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 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: JQ5VU6TCK4. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 3 July 2020 17.00. 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 - [email protected] or call 0800 282 324. Go reference: GO-2020519-DCB-16588625

Main CPV code 79210000

Bidding information

Bidding deadline

3 Jul 2020

36 days remaining

Total estimated value

GBP 15.0 million


United Kingdom, Bristol



GBP 15.0 million

DE&S is seeking to place a contract that should enable direct resource support from appropriately qualified and experienced individuals to cover specific assignments, and for task-based activities with clearly defined deliverables in a fixed time period.

The range of services to be provided includes:

— financial accounting — transaction analysis and processing,

— accounting treatment advice and analysis – of extant contracts and planned,

— management accounts reporting,

— inventory accounting,

— annual accounts and reports,

— audit and compliance services – internal control and compliance (ISO9001),

— forensic accounting,

— systems accounting advice and support.

This arrangement will exclude project cost modelling and support to P3M Earned Value Management (EVM) related activities which are already provided for in other DE&S delivery partner contracts.

Envisaged minimum number


Description of options

This procurement will meet the requirements for DE&S for an initial 24 months, with two 12-month options (24 + 1 2+ 12).

Maximum number


Main site or place of performance

Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area


Norway : Oslo - Construction work


Value: 188.0 million Norwegian Krone

Ireland : Cork - Firefighting vehicles


Value: 800,000 Euro

Ireland : Ballinamore - Construction work


Value: 400,000 Euro

Norway : Oslo - Other services


Value: Not specified

Belgium : Brussels - Service Contract for the Provision of ‘European Terrain Database’


Value: 400,000 Euro

United Kingdom : Preston - Health and social work services

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Value: 5.3 million Pound Sterling

Norway : Rissa - Various medicinal products


Value: 5.6 million Norwegian Krone