Supply of Ceremonial Ammunition to MOD

Supply of Ceremonial Ammunition to MOD

The Authority has a potential requirement for the manufacture and supply of a range of ceremonial saluting natures.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts

2019/S 113-278690

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Defence General Munitions (DGM) Project Team
#4115, Fir 1b, ABW
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067931237
E-mail: Francesca.James100@mod.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: www.contracts.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:

DGM/1944 — Supply of Ceremonial Ammunition

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UNITED KINGDOM.

NUTS code UK

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):

Weapons, ammunition and associated parts. The Authority has a potential requirement for the manufacture and supply of a range of ceremonial saluting natures for use in the 105MM FD L118, 13 Pounder and 3 Pounder ceremonial saluting guns.
At this stage, the following items have been identified, are for information only and are subject to change:
— cartridge blank 105MM FD 6OZ GP L48A1 — Build to print,
— cartridge blank 3 PR,
— cartridge blank 13 PR 4oz,
— cartridge blank 13 PR 8oz,
— cartridge blank 13 PR 1lb.
The contract will be 3 years Firm, with options to buy quantities of the ammunition for an additional 2 years.
It is the initial intention of the Authority, where practicable and available, to supply Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) for the 105MM FD 6OZ GP L48A1 blank and a technical data pack for the manufacture and supply of this item.
For all the other natures, the Authority no longer retains the GFE. Therefore, an appropriate solution is requested.
There will also be options to procure additional quantities of ammunition throughout the duration of the contract and for a further 2 years after the initial 3 year requirements.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35300000

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:

The Authority has a potential requirement for the manufacture and supply of a range of ceremonial saluting natures for use in the 105MM FD L118, 13 Pounder and 3 Pounder ceremonial saluting guns. Quantities of the ammunition are required from Financial Year 19/20 — FY 21/22.
At this stage, the following items have been identified, are for information only and are subject to change:
— cartridge blank 105MM FD 6OZ GP L48A1 — Build to print,
— cartridge blank 3 PR,
— cartridge blank 13 PR 4oz,
— cartridge blank 13 PR 8oz,
— cartridge blank 13 PR 1lb.
It is the initial intention of the authority, where practicable and available, to supply Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) for the 105MM FD 6OZ GP L48A1 blank and a technical data pack for the manufacture and supply of this item.
For all the other natures, the authority no longer retains the GFE. Therefore, an appropriate solution is requested.
There will be an option to undertake the qualification programme to qualify the ammunition as safe and suitable for service. There will also be Options to procure additional quantities of ammunition throughout the duration of the contract and for a further 2 years after the initial 3 year firm requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 4 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: There will be an Option for the contractor to undertake the qualification programme to qualify the ammunition as safe and suitable for service. There will also be options to procure additional quantities of ammunition throughout the duration of the contract and for a further 2 years after the initial 3 year firm requirements. Tenderer’s will be asked to provide firm prices against banded quantities of each type of the ammunition throughout the 5 years in total.
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

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
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

Restricted

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

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

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/1944
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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

17.7.2019 – 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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

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

GO Reference: GO-2019612-DCB-14986076

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Defence General Munitions (DGM) Project Team
Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail: Francesca.James100@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067931237

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Defence General Munitions (DGM) Project Team
Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail: Francesca.James100@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067931237

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Ministry of Defence
Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail: Francesca.James100@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067931237

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.6.2019

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