The tender concerns worldwide transportation services, primarily regarding transportation of acquisitions from a third party to the Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO), as well as transportation of repairable goods from DALO to a third party. The transportation services concerns both non-military and military goods. This includes transportation of all types of dangerous goods and special handling of classified transports of sensitive materials. The agreement also concerns worldwide transportation of personal property in relation to relocation of personel.
The main parts of acquisitions transports are from the USA to Denmark and from Europe to Denmark. Purchases from the USA are mainly through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) System and the Supplier must be able to receive goods at a storage facility in USA, in accordance with the rules of FMS.
The main parts of repairable materiel transports are from Denmark to USA or from Denmark to countries in Europe. Transports within Europe will most often be to/from a number of recurring locations that are reachable through the main road networks.
Most deliveries and pick-ups in Denmark will be to/from the DALO main storage facilities in Skrydstrup, Hjørring, Karup and Klosterheden.
Goods to be transported through this agreement are purchased by DALO through other framework agreements or acquisition contracts. The supplier must be prepared to coordinate pick-up directly with the factory/third-party supplier when the goods are ready to be picked up. There will often be a long interval between the initial placement of the transportation order and the actual transport taking place.
The agreement shall support the transportation of all types of goods, including classified, hazardous and goods where transportation is regulated by various international conventions and defense-related licenses.
The buyer’s services must include, but are not limited to:
1) overland transport, rail, air transport (part load) and vessel (part load/full load) including multimodal transports as door-to-door solutions;
2) relocation of personal property including packing, unpacking, storage, handling and insurance
3) general support and consultancy services, e.g. regarding import and export
4) free access to a web-based transport booking system.
The supplier shall be able to transport and store classified material up to and including ‘Secret’ (National: Hemmeligt (HEM) and ‘NATO: NATO SECRET (NS)’ as well as sensitive materiel in general, pursuant to Danish and other national laws and legislation.
The framework agreement will be entered into with up to three suppliers. After the commencement of the framework agreement the placing of orders will be based on a cascade principle meaning that the supplier who offered the most economically advantageous tender at the tender stage (Supplier No 1) will always be given the opportunity to complete the services and the specific orders before the other suppliers (Supplier No 2 and Supplier No 3), who offered the second and third most economically advantageous tender. However supplier No 1 is expected to meet all DALO's needs for transportation services. Only in special situations the transportation service will be completed by supplier No 2 or No 3. Further details about witch scenarios supplier No 2 or 3 will be expected to deliver the transportation services is described in an Annex to the framework agreement witch will be available to the pre-qualified tenderers.
The agreement is entered into by DALO. However, all divisions of the Danish Ministry of Defence, including all divisions of the Danish Defence which are subject to the command of the Chief of Defence shall be entitled to use the agreement for the purchase of deliverables on the terms and conditions of the agreement.