Supply of an Aerial Delivery System for Boats

Manufacture and Supply of an Aerial Delivery System for Boats

Manufacture and supply of an Aerial Delivery System capable of safely and effectively deploying Boats from the RAF C130J Mark 4 Aircraft.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Parachutes

2015/S 063-110807

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Air Support
C17 CSAE Project Team, Walnut Level 2c #1232, Abbeywood South
Contact point(s): DESC17CSAE-C130J-CM
For the attention of: Hywel Willmot
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3067986333
E-mail: desc17csae-c130j-cm@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:

Manufacture and Supply of an Aerial Delivery System for Boats-C130J.

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

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UKJ14

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):

Parachutes. Manufacture and supply of an Aerial Delivery System capable of safely and effectively deploying Boats from the RAF C130J Mark 4 Aircraft. The Aerial Delivery System will comprise a platform and parachute system capable of holding and air despatching current and planned Littoral Patrol and Maritime Interdiction Boats into water. The System will allow the deployment of boats up-to circa 6 300 kg in weight, just over 9 m length, 2.7 m wide and 2 m high. Tenderers will be required to supply a sample System for technical evaluation in accordance with the contract award criteria. The Authority is considering the provision of a nominal sum only to support the provision and assessment of the sample. Further detail will be provided within the Tender documents.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39523000

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
The tenderer has to indicate any change occurring at the level of subcontractors during the execution of the contract

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:

Up-to 14 Air Delivery Systems will be required. 7 Air Delivery Systems will be required following award of Contract with a further 7 required subject to the exercise of an options clause (see II 2.2).
The Contract will include the provision of in service support including but not restricted to provision of spares, publications and post design services.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: In the event that the Air Delivery System assessed supports the deployment of additional in service Boats the Authority will consider exercising options for 7 additional Systems.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Starting 31.3.2017. Completion 31.3.2022

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

In the event that the estimated Value of the Requirement is 25 % or greater of the Economic Operators turnover and/or the Economic Operator has recorded a loss in the any of the last financial years the Authority reserves the right to request the provision of a deposit or bank guarantee to the value of 25 % of the estimated Value of the Requirement detailed at Section II.2 of this Notice.
Each Economic Operator selected to undertake Flight Trials will be required to submit a deposit or guarantee to the estimated value of the Government Firnished Assets being supplied to allow flight/deployment trials of the System to take place e.g. the large boat. The value is currently estimated at GBP 700 000. This will be confirmed in the Tender Documents.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment will only been made on delivery of the Aerial Delivery Systems. Economic Operators selected to receive an Invitation to Tender (ITT) will be required to submit as part of their tender a sample Aerial Delivery System for Technical Assessment.
It is intended that Technical Assessment will be undertaken in 3 stages:
Assessment of Technical Data and supporting test certificates.
Load Assessment. The Authority will load each of the Aerial System onto a c-130J Aircraft
Flight Trials. Following successful Load Assessment the Authority will undertake Flight Trials deploying boat(s) from the C130J aircraft using the sample Aerial Systems supplied.
Full details of the Technical Assessment will be included within the ITT.
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

Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 39(1) of Directive 2009/81/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 39(2) of Directive 2009/81/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the DSPCR 2011) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#dspr

Candidates will be required to sign a declaration confirming whether they do or do not have any of the listed criteria as part of the pre-qualification process.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 39(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest (including defence and security factors) for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 39(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from the economic operator’s bankers or where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established.
(c) Where appropriate, a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years of the economic operator, of:(i) the overall turnover of the business of the economic operator; and (ii) where appropriate, the turnover in respect of the work, works, goods or services which are of a similar type to the subject matter of the contract.
In the event that the estimated Value of the Requirement is 25 % or greater of the Economic Operators turnover and/or the Economic Operator has recorded a loss in the any of the last financial years the Authority reserves the right to request the provision of a deposit or bank guarantee to the value of 25 % of the estimated Value of the Requirement detailed at Section II.2 of this Notice. Failure to provide the deposit or bank guarantee will lead to the Economic Operators exclusion.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See above.

Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See above.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See above.

III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity

Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) in the case of a supply contract requiring the siting or installation of goods, a services contract or a works contract, the economic operator’s technical ability, taking into account in particular that economic operator’s skills, efficiency, experience and reliability;
(c) a statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 5 years, or during a shorter period if necessary, and: (i) the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; (ii) the consideration received; (iii) the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the service were provided; (iv) any certificate issued or countersigned by that person confirming the details of the contract for those goods sold or services provided; and (v) where — (a)that person was not a contracting authority, and (b)the certificate referred to in sub-paragraph (c)(iv) is not available, any declaration by the economic operator attesting the details of the goods sold or services provided;
(d) a statement of the technicians or technical services available to the economic operator to: (i) carry out the work under the contract, or (ii) be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract, particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the economic operator;
(e) a statement of the economic operator’s: (i) technical facilities; (ii) measures for ensuring quality; (iii) study and research facilities; and (iv) internal rules regarding intellectual property;
(f) a check carried out by the contracting authority or on its behalf by a competent official body of the member State in which the economic operator is established: (i) on the technical capacity of the economic operator; and (ii) if relevant, on the economic operator’s study and research facilities and quality control measures;
(j) a description of the tools, material, technical equipment, staff numbers, know-how and sources of supply (with an indication of their geographical location when it is outside the territory of the EU) available to the economic operator to perform the contract, cope with any additional needs required by the contracting authority as a result of a crisis or carry out the maintenance, modernisation or adaptation of the goods covered by the contract;
(k) any samples, descriptions and photographs of the goods to be purchased or hired under the contract and certification of the authenticity of such samples, descriptions or photographs;
(n) a certificate: (i) attesting conformity to quality management systems standards based on the relevant European standard; and (ii) from an independent accredited body established in any member State conforming to the European standards concerning accreditation and certification.
As detailed in the supporting Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required
As detailed in the supporting Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

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 1 and maximum number 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As detailed in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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:

C17CSAE/0018
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

27.4.2015 – 16:00
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, 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.

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VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Air Support
C17 CSAE Senior Commercial Manager, Walnut Level 2c, #1232, Abbeywood South
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: desc17csae-sco@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067982010

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Air Support
C17 CSAE Senior Commercial Manager, Walnut Level 2c, #1232, Abbeywood South
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: desc17csae-sco@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067982010

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Ministry of Defence, Air Support
C17 CSAE Senior Commercial Manager, Walnut Level 2c, #1232, Abbeywood South
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: desc17csae-sco@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067982010

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26.3.2015

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