Supply of Ammunition to Ministry of Defence

Supply of Ammunition to Ministry of Defence

Ammunition. 1. The UK MOD has a requirement for 155 mm Smoke and/or Illuminating ammunition and is seeking to procure a Commercial/Military Off the Shelf (MOTS/COTS) solution which is Joint Ballistics Memorandum Of Understanding (JBMOU) compliant and of a Technology Readiness Level of at least 8.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Ammunition

2014/S 245-431960

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Weapons
#4115, Fir 1b, ABW
Contact point(s): DES Wpnscomrcl-DGM-Asst Hd
For the attention of: Rebecca Ivins
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3067937537
E-mail: deswpnscomrcl-dgm-assthd@mod.uk

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:

155 mm Smoke and Illuminating Ammunition.

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

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UKK11

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):

Ammunition. 1. The UK MOD has a requirement for 155 mm Smoke and/or Illuminating ammunition and is seeking to procure a Commercial/Military Off the Shelf (MOTS/COTS) solution which is Joint Ballistics Memorandum Of Understanding (JBMOU) compliant and of a Technology Readiness Level of at least 8.
2. Assuming successful completion of the Qualification programme, the UK MOD, may subsequently wish to procure 155 mm Smoke and/or illuminating ammunition; for planning purposes the Qualification programme is expected to take place between approximately May 2015 and February 2017.
3. A System Requirements Document (SRD) will be issued to those companies which are selected to proceed to the Invitation to Tender Stage.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35330000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

The tenderer has to indicate in the tender any share of the contract it may intend to subcontract to third parties and any proposed subcontractor, as well as the subject-matter of the subcontracts for which they are proposed
II.1.8)Lots

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 successful contractor will carry out the following activities between May 2015 and January 2017 (Note: this timescale is estimated and subject to change):
1. Production of an Integrated Test, Evaluation and Acceptance Plan (ITEAP) aligned to the SRD, to be agreed by the Authority, which specifies all Acceptance activities in order for the Authority to accept the 155 mm Smoke and Illuminating ammunition as ‘Safe and Suitable for Service’.
2. The provision of the necessary 155 mm Smoke ammunition (estimated to be 300 rounds) to the test site to conduct the testing as agreed in the ITEAP.
3. Manage the test programme for 155 mm Smoke ammunition in accordance with agreed ITEAP:
a. Produce individual Test Specifications for each trial, to be agreed by the Authority;
b. Trials to be conducted in accordance with the agreed Test Specification;
c. Produce reports of the trials results, to be provided to the Authority for acceptance.
4. Support Project Safety and Environmental processes in accordance with ‘JSP 520: Safety and Environment Management of Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives over the Equipment Acquisition Cycle’.
5. Provide Project Management support and documentation to enable the successful delivery of the programme.
Option 1 — May 15 to Dec 16 (estimated).
1. The provision of the necessary 155 mm Illuminating ammunition (estimated to be 300-500 rounds) to the test site to conduct the testing as agreed in the ITEAP.
2. Manage the test programme for 155 mm Illuminating ammunition in accordance with agreed ITEAP:
a. Produce individual Test Specifications for each trial, to be agreed by the Authority;
b. Trials to be conducted in accordance with the agreed Test Specification;
c. Produce reports of the trials results, to be provided to the Authority for acceptance.
Option 2 — 2017 to 2020
1. Assuming the successful completion of the Qualification programme, in accordance with the ITEAP, the UK MOD may wish for the manufacture and supply of the following ammunition quantities (maximum).
a. 2017:
i. 155 mm Smoke — 3 740 rounds;
ii. 155 mm illuminating — 1 200 rounds.
b. 2018:
i. 155 mm Smoke — 3 740 rounds;
ii. 155 mm Illuminating — 1 200 rounds.
c. 2019:
i. 155 mm Smoke — 3 740;
ii. 155 mm Illuminating — 1 200 rounds.
Option 3 — 2020-2025:
1. The UK MOD may wish, dependant on usage and future requirement, for the manufacture and supply of the following ammunition quantities (maximum):
a. 155 mm Smoke — 18 700 rounds;
b. 155 mm Illuminating — 18 700 rounds.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: See detail above in 11.2.1.
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

DGM/1772

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

26.1.2015 – 10:00
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:

Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available atwww.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 www.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-20141216-DCB-6232614.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Weapons
Fir 1b, # 4115, DE&S AbbeyWood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: deswpnscomrcl-dgm-assthd@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067937537

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Weapons

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16.12.2014

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