Provision of Underwater Fixing Tool Capability for Ministry of Defence

Provision of Underwater Fixing Tool Capability for Ministry of Defence

This tool is to be used by military divers to attach a range of fixtures and fittings to stone, concrete, rock, bricks and metal in the underwater environment.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Tools

2015/S 016-024276

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment
MOD Abbey Wood, Rowan, Mail Point #8207
For the attention of: Nick Gibbs
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3067936752
E-mail: deslestsp-spscm-comrcl1b@mod.uk
Fax: +44 1179137945

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

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:

Provision of Underwater Fixing Tool Capability.

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

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UKK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Tools. Hand tools. Special Projects Search and Countermeasures Delivery Team, part of the Defence Equipment and Support Organisation (DE&S) within the UK Ministry of Defence, has a requirement for an Underwater Fixing Tool. This tool is to be used by military divers to attach a range of fixtures and fittings to stone, concrete, rock, bricks and metal in the underwater environment. Specific tasks typically supported through the use of the underwater fixing tool include, but are not limited to, the following:
a) Construction;
b) Demolitions (fixing charges);
c) Buoyancy tasks (using lift bags, usually up to 1 000 kg);
d) Repair/Patching of infrastructure and equipment.
This tool should operate in air, fresh water and seawater, be operable by a single diver and be safe by design. The project will deliver the tool with associated consumables and ancillaries, and provide through life support by way of spares and repairs.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

44510000, 44511000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

The requirement is to provide:
1. 42 tools with fixed price options for further purchases;
2. Provision of fixtures and fittings;
3. Provision of consumable items;
4. Provision of spares and repairs;
5. Provision of project support to enable SPSCM to deliver: a) Training, b) Saftey Case, c) Technical Publications.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Firm Price Options.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Economic and financial capacity — means of proof required. Information regarding economic and financial capacity will be requested as part of your PQQ response.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Technical capacity — means of proof required. Information regarding technical capacity will be requested as part of your PQQ response.
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

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 3: and maximum number 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Scoring Matrix:
Part 1 is based on pass/fail criteria. If the Authority believes the cost and time impact of a MOTS solution is outside the scope of the project the company will not be invited to tender.
All questions in Part 2 will be scored between 0-10 as described below;
— 0-2 non compliance;
— 3-6 Partial compliance;
— 7-10 Full compliance.
The marks given for either non, partial or full compliance will vary depending on authorities confidence that the system will be able to meet the requirement. Each question will be weighted equally.
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 will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

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

SPSCM/00963

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

2.3.2015 – 15:00
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.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC.

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

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.

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 GO Reference: GO-2015119-DCB-6300520.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.1.2015

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