Supply of Conducted Energy Devices
Compliant devices will then be subjected to testing and user handling trial assessments and a preferred device identified.
United Kingdom-London: Miscellaneous weapons
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Secretary of State for the Home Department (the ‘Home Office’)
4th Floor Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street
For the attention of: Dave Smith and Sue Parr
SW1P 4DF London
Telephone: +44 2070355520
E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
General address of the contracting authority: http://homeoffice.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsourcing.cabinet.gov.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
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Primarily in United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKZZZ
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 45 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Contracting Authorities (as listed in VI.3) will call off their requirements using the terms and conditions under the Framework. The Framework will have a term of 24 months with two optional 12 month extension periods (for a total possible extension period of 24 months).
Bidders will need to meet all costs associated with bidding, including the submission of technical/commercial documentation and the provision of equipment to enable a robust evaluation, and any other reasonable requests to expedite the submission and evaluation of bids.
Bidders whose device(s) comply with all the minimum technical mandatory requirements as detailed in the ITT will need to respond to Home Office requirements to provide samples of their device(s) for testing and trialling evaluation. Bidders of compliant device(s) will be instructed to apply for a Section 5 Authority, which bidders or their representatives based in the United Kingdom are required to hold in order to possess, purchase, acquire, manufacture, sell or transfer a prohibited weapon under section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968.
Compliant devices will then be subjected to testing and user handling trial assessments and a preferred device identified. The preferred device remains subject to final approval by the Secretary of State for the Home Department. Further details are available in the ITT.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online athttps://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Registration for CCS e-Sourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tenderIt should be noted that it may take up to 10 working days for Dun and Bradstreet to respond with a DUNS number.
Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Your email should be entitled ‘National Framework Agreement for the Supply of Conducted Energy Devices and Associated Equipment’ — and must clearly state; the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. The email will be processed and then the buyer will enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Help-desk: Free-phone +44 3450103503, email:email@example.com
Responses must be submitted no later than 12 noon on 27.11.2015.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
See ‘Guidance to Bidders, Evaluation Criteria and Scoring Methodology’ in relation to the ITT.
The ITT can be accessed at:https://ccsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1. of this OJEU notice.
Bidders will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, on the basis of information provided in response to the ITT.
See ‘Guidance to Bidders, Evaluation Criteria and Scoring Methodology’ in relation to the ITT.
The ITT can be accessed at: https://ccsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1 of this OJEU Notice.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
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
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
1) Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, Crown Commercial Service (CCS) intends to publish the ITT document, and the text of any framework agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Home Office. The terms of the proposed Framework will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under the Framework, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at:
2) The Home Office expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Home Office be liable for any costs incurred by the Bidders. If the Home Office decides to enter into a Framework with a successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to Framework award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. Any orders placed under this Framework will form a separate contract under the scope of the Framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Home Office and other contracting bodies utilising the Framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
3) Electronic ordering, invoicing and payment may be used by Contracting Authorities (listed below) under the Framework.
4) The duration referenced in Section II.1.4 is for the placing of orders. The Authority may extend the duration of the Framework from expiry of the initial term of 2 years, with an option to extend for a further 24 month period, consisting of two 12 month periods, from the expiry of the initial Framework Agreement period of 2 years.
5) The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. The Home Office cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this Framework Agreement.
6) The Home Office intends to establish a framework agreement for the Supply of CEDs & Associated Equipment for use by or on behalf of itself and other UK public sector bodies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (and their statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisation or organisational changes). The Framework is primarily intended for use by the following public sector bodies (as defined in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015): the Metropolitan Police Authority; Police Crime Commissioners, the Northern Ireland Policing Board, Scottish Police Authority, or any successor, Police Scotland, the Greater London Authority (or a functional body within the meaning of the Greater London Authority Act 1999), including the Police Forces of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Home Office, British Transport Police, College of Policing, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, Ministry of Defence Police and the National Crime Agency. Although all of these organisations will have access to the Framework, the anticipated scope will mainly be with the Police Forces in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (together with the Home Office, the ‘Contracting Authorities’).
Police Forces in the United Kingdom may be found at:
7) The Contracting Authorities reserve the right to procure some of their needs for Conducted Energy Devices & associated equipment outside of this procurement exercise.
Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Your email should be entitled ‘National Framework Agreement for the Supply of Conducted Energy Devices & Associated Equipment’ — and must clearly state; the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. The email will be processed and then the buyer will enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk: Free-phone +44 3450103503, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
10) Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4.
11) In order to ensure a considered response to any request for clarification, the last date upon which a supplier can submit requests for clarifications is 12:00 noon on 20.11.2015.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Mr David Taylor, Home Office Commercial Director
Home Office, 4th Floor Seacole, 2 Marsham Street
SW1P 4DF London
Telephone: +44 2070355436
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: