Supply of Sniper Rifle Spares to Ministry of Defence
2 year Enabling Contract, with an option to extend for a further year, for the supply of spares to support a range of Sniper Rifles.
United Kingdom-Telford: Rifles
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Ministry of Defence, DSG
LSBU, Building B15, MOD Donnington
For the attention of: Mrs Keri Lamb
TF2 8JT Telford
Telephone: +44 1952673902
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities
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
NUTS code UKG21
II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 833 400 and 4 322 012 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
In accordance with the Government’s transparency agenda, the Authority shall publish the Tender and Contract documents online. Further guidance shall be provided with the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN). By following the negotiated procedure, the Authority reserves the right to undertake negotiations and iterative tendering with bidders during the ITN process.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Duration — 2 years plus 1 year option — 3 years total.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or contract indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc. will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.
Any resulting Contract shall contain a set of Key Performance Indicators to measure performance in areas such as delivery and quality, and shall include remedies for poor performance.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 833 400 and 4 322 012 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Further 12 month option to be considered, negotiated within 6 months of contract expiry date.
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.1.1)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:
From 2.4.2014 the Government introduced its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC). A key aspect of this was the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of policy as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the GSC.
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: Economic and financial capacity — means of proof required. Information regarding economic and financial capacity will be requested as part of your DPQQ response.
A financial assessment will be undertaken on the supplier’s financial status. An overall pass/fail judgement will be made after considering areas such as turnover, profit, net assets, liquidity, gearing and capacity. This assessment will include the Parent company where applicable. An independent financial assessment obtained from a reputable credit rating organisation may be utilised as part of this process.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The requirement as stated in the DPQQ will prevail.
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:
Technical capacity — means of proof required. Information regarding technical capacity will be requested as part of your DPQQ response.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required
The requirement as stated in the DPQQ will prevail.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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: Interested Suppliers are required to complete the DPQQ to provide the information that allows the Authority to evaluate the supplier’s capacities and capabilities against the selection criteria set out at Sections III.2.1), III.2.2) and III.2.3 of this Contract Notice.
The Authority will use the DPQQ response to create a short-list of tenderers who:
(1) are eligible to participate under Section III.2.1) of this Contract Notice;
(2) fulfil any minimum standards under Sections III.2.2) and III.2.3) of this Contract Notice; and
(3) best meet in terms of capacity and capability the selection criteria set out in Sections III.2.2) and III.2.3) of this Contract Notice.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
Additional information about electronic auction: Yes. 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 Negotiate.
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Notice on a buyer profile
Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 218-385510 of 12.11.2014
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Potential suppliers must note the mandatory requirement for electronic trading using the Ministry of Defence’s standard Purchase to Payment (P2P) system operating under the Defence Electronic Commercial Service, which shall be a special condition for the performance of this Contract. You can find details on the P2P system at www.d2btrade.com The Contractor shall be required to sign DEFFORM 30 (Electronic Transaction Agreements) and unconditionally accept DEFCON 5J (Unique Identifiers), DEFCON 129J (The Use of Electronic Business Delivery Form); and DEFCON 522J (Payment under P2P).
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Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.
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GO Reference: GO-2015316-DCB-6441460.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: