Supply of Marine Location Marker to MOD

Supply of Marine Location Marker to MOD

Defence General Munitions Project Team has a potential requirement for a hand launched store capable of producing a smoke and flame signal for sea marking purposes.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Pyrotechnics

2015/S 064-112674

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Weapons
DGM Commercial, #4115, Fir 1c, MOD Abbey Wood
Contact point(s): DGM Commercial
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3067986010
E-mail: deswpnsdgm-comrclmultiuser@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/1735 — Supply of Marine Location Marker.

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):

Pyrotechnics. DGM/1735 — Defence General Munitions Project Team (DGM PT) has a potential requirement for a hand launched store capable of producing a smoke and flame signal for sea marking purposes. The store will be deployed from fixed wing aircraft and must produce a signal on the surface of the sea for a minimum of 40 minutes. The signal must be seen from a distance of several miles during day and night.
This store shall be reliable, safe and suitable for service, comply with UK and UK MOD quality assurance and technical specification requirements and capable of meeting the User Requirement for Marine Location Marker. The store will therefore be required to pass the UK MOD Safety and Suitability for Service (S3) trials to assess the store’s suitability in regard to in-service storage, transport and use.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39225500

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

DGM/1735 — Defence General Munitions Project Team (DGM PT) has a potential requirement for a hand launched store capable of producing a smoke and flame signal for sea marking purposes. The store will be deployed from fixed wing aircraft and must produce a signal on the surface of the sea for a minimum of 40 minutes. The signal must be seen from a distance of several miles during day and night.
This store shall be reliable, safe and suitable for service, comply with UK and UK MOD quality assurance and technical specification requirements and capable of meeting the User Requirement for Marine Location Marker. The store will therefore be required to pass the UK MOD Safety and Suitability for Service (S3) trials to assess the store’s suitability in regard to in-service storage, transport and use.
Manufacturers are invited to complete the PQQ associated with this Contract Notice with submissions evaluated utilising the following weighting:
1) Confirm whether your store is available Off The Shelf to supply now — Score 0-5 / Weighting 25 %
2) Provide the results of any qualification, reliability, performance or environmental testing your store has undergone – Score 0-5 / Weighting 10 %
3) Confirm the duration of of the smoke and flame produced by your store — Score 0-5 / Weighting 5 %
4) Provide details of the method of ignition and confirm that if an Electro Explosive Device (EED) is used to ignite the store whether the design of the store meets the requirements of Def Stan 59-114 — Score 0-5 / Weighting 6 %
5) Provide details of the main smoke composition and confirm that if Red Phosphorus is used whether it is oiled amorphous or micro-encapsulated grade — Score 0-5 / Weighting 2 %
6) Provide details of any current users, either military or civilian, of your store — Score 0-5 / Weighting 3 %
7) Confirm if any ITAR components are used — Score 0-5 / Weighting 2 %
8) Following deployment, confirm if your store will sink regardless of whether it has functioned or not — Score 0-5 / Weighting 4 %
9) Confirm if your store contains any parts that could present a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) hazard to the deploying aircraft e.g. safety pins, protective covers/bags — Score 0-5 / Weighting 8 %
10) Confirm the external dimensions of your store — Score 0-5 / Weighting 5 %
11) Economic & Financial Standing Sections — Combined Weighting 18 %
12) Technical & Professional Ability Sections — Combined Weighting 12 %
N.B. Manufacturers attention is drawn to the presence in the PQQ of mandatory pass/fail questions, the failure of which will lead to responses being automatically deemed unsuccessful. Submissions compliant with all mandatory pass criteria will be expected to achieve a combined weighting of 80 % to progress to the next stage.
Please be aware that the following numbers are open to review prior to the issue of the ITT/ITN:
UK MOD Financial Year 15/16 = 50
UK MOD Financial Year 16/17 = 150
UK MOD Financial Year 17/18 = Nil
UK MOD Financial Year 18/19 = Nil
UK MOD Financial Year 19/20 = 100.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 347 868 and 869 716 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
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:

Potential suppliers must note the mandatory requirement for electronic trading using the Ministry of Defences standard Purchase 2 Payment (P2P) system operating under the Defence Electronic Commerce Service which shall be a special condition for the performance of this contract.
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

Envisaged minimum number 3 and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Use of Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and mandatory exclusion questions.
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: A Reverse Auction, conducted using electronic means, may be used as part of the procurement process for this requirement. Specific relevant information on Reverse Auction usage will be given in the Invitation to Tender.
IV.3)Administrative information

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

DGM/1735

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

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 178-306747 of 13.9.2013

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

11.5.2015 – 23:55
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.

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

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk

You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.
Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: D475F5QMT5.
Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.
Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing support@contracts.mod.uk or Telephone +44 800282324.

GO Reference: GO-2015327-DCB-6477664.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Weapons
#4115, Fir 1c, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: deswpnsdgm-comrclmultiuser@mod.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Weapons
#4115, Fir 1c, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: deswpnsdgm-comrclmultiuser@mod.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Ministry of Defence, Weapons
#4115, Fir 1c, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: deswpnsdgm-comrclmultiuser@mod.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27.3.2015

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