Tender for 155 mm Smoke and Illuminating Ammunition

MOD Tender for 155 mm Smoke and Illuminating Ammunition

The UK MOD has a requirement for 155 mm Smoke and/or Illuminating ammunition and is seeking to procure a solution which is ideally Joint Ballistics Memorandum Of Understanding (JBMOU) compliant.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts

2016/S 025-040197

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 3067983951
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/1772: 155 mm Smoke and Illuminating Ammunition.

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):

Weapons, ammunition and associated parts. Ammunition. 1. The UK MOD has a requirement for 155 mm Smoke and/or Illuminating ammunition and is seeking to procure a solution which is ideally Joint Ballistics Memorandum Of Understanding (JBMOU) compliant and at a Technology Readiness Level of at least 7.
2. Assuming successful completion of the Qualification programme, the UK MOD, may subsequently wish to procure 155 mm Smoke and/or Illuminating ammunition; for planning purposes the Qualification programme is estimated will take between approximately 12 and 24 months.
3. A System Requirements Document (SRD) will be issued to those companies which are selected to proceed to the Invitation to Tender Stage.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35300000, 35330000

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:

The successful contractor will carry out the following activities
Between ‘Contract Award’ and November 2017 (Note: this timescale is estimated and subject to change):
1. Provide the necessary 155 mm Smoke ammunition (estimated to be 300 and 400 rounds) to the test site to conduct the qualification testing.
2. Support the qualification test programme for 155 mm Smoke ammunition:
Between ‘Contract Award’ and November 2017 (Note: this timescale is estimated and subject to change):
1. Provide the necessary 155 mm Illuminating ammunition (estimated to be 300 rounds) to the test site to conduct the qualification testing.
2. Support the qualification test programme for 155 mm Illuminating ammunition:
Throughout the contract:
1. Support Project Safety and Environmental processes in accordance with ‘JSP 520: Safety and Environment Management of Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives over the Equipment Acquisition Cycle’.
2. Provide Project Management support and documentation to enable the successful delivery of the programme.
December 2017 onwards:
1. Assuming the successful completion of the Qualification programme, to the satisfaction of the Authority, the UK MOD may wish for the manufacture and supply of the following ammunition quantities (maximum):
a. 2018:
i. 155 mm Smoke — 7 500 rounds
ii. 155 mm Illuminating — 1 200 rounds
b. 2019:
i. 155 mm Smoke — 3 740 rounds
ii. 155 mm Illuminating — 1 200 rounds
c. 2020:
i. 155 mm Smoke — 4 500 rounds
ii. 155 mm Illuminating — 4 400 rounds
Technical and/or professional capacity
Technical Capacity — Means of proof required
1. Provide relevant technical information regarding the proposed solution which demonstrates the company’s ability to meet the requirement.
2. Provide details which demonstrate the company’s ability to deliver to the indicated programme timescales.
3. Provide details of previous and/or existing contracts of the proposed solution.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

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 1.11.2017. Completion 31.10.2019

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 of the European Parliament and of the Council (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.
Technical Capacity – Means of proof required
1. Provide relevant technical information regarding the proposed solution which demonstrates the company’s ability to meet the requirement.
2. Provide details which demonstrate the company’s ability to deliver to the indicated programme timescales.
3. Provide details of previous and/or existing contracts of the proposed solution.

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

Negotiated
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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
IV.3)Administrative information

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

DGM/1772: 155 mm Smoke and Illuminating ammunition

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

no

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

11.3.2016 – 12:00
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:

Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available atwww.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 www.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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GO Reference: GO-201623-DCB-7703055.

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: DESWpnsDGM-ComrclMultiuser@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 1179132548

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Defence General Munitions (DGM) Project Team

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, Defence General Munitions (DGM) Project Team

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

3.2.2016

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