DSTL Project Oberon Contract

DSTL Project Oberon Contract

To assess the feasibility of building a novel UK Synthetic Aperture Radar small satellite constellation for Defence and Security purposes. 

United Kingdom-Salisbury: Feasibility study

2018/S 224-513762

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Dstl Porton Down
SP4 0JQ Salisbury
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1980952684
E-mail: jmvleuven@dstl.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/dstl/aspx/Home

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/dstl/aspx/Home

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: 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

Defence

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)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Project Oberon

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 3: Defence services, military defence services and civil defence services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area.

NUTS code UKK1

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Feasibility study. Spacecraft, satellites and launch vehicles. Satellites. Military satellites. Research and experimental development services. The overall aims of this contract (defined as “Contract A”) are to assess the feasibility of building a novel UK Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) small satellite (<500KG) constellation for Defence and Security purposes. The contract will develop an outline system design (in line with a full European Space Agency (ESA) Phase A “Feasibility” Study as a widely known and well-defined Space industry baseline.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

7931400034712000347122003563100073100000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

750 000 GBP for the core work package. Potentially 4 000 000 GBP for the options, if funding becomes available.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 750 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 2 and maximum number 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The Authority does not have the resource to evaluate more than 10 candidates.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

1000134167

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.12.2018 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

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

The Authority will publish the full ITT documentation to suppliers who are successful through the DPQQ. In order to access the ITT documentation the company will need to register with the Authority’s in-tend tool (https://in-tendhost.co.uk/dstl/aspx/Home).

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 http://www.contracts.mod.uk.

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: JM49N42Y45.
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.

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GO Reference: GO-20181116-DCB-13565034

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Dstl Porton Down
SP4 0JQ Salisbury
United Kingdom
E-mail: jmvleuven@dstl.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1980952684
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/dstl/aspx/Home

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Dstl Porton Down
SP4 0JQ Salisbury
United Kingdom
E-mail: jmvleuven@dstl.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1980952684

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Dstl Porton Down
SP4 0JQ Salisbury
United Kingdom
E-mail: jmvleuven@dstl.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1980952684

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16.11.2018

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