Tender for Interim Surface to Surface Guided Weapon System

Tender for Interim Surface to Surface Guided Weapon System

The TTH project team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence, hereafter referred to as the authority, has a requirement for the provision and introduction into service of the I-SSGW system as an interim replacement for the existing system that is going out of service.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Missiles

2019/S 161-397419

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Torpedoes, Tomahawk and Harpoon (TTH) Project Team
MOD Abbey Wood, Fir 3C, #4316
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067936131
E-mail: DES-WpnsTTH-Commercial@mod.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support

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:

Interim Surface to Surface Guided Weapon System (I-SSGW)

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: Portsmouth.

NUTS code UKJ31

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):

Missiles. There is a requirement to implement an interim surface to surface guided weapon to replace the existing system.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35620000

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
The contracting authority/entity may oblige the successful tenderer to award all or certain subcontracts through the procedure set out in Title III of Directive 2009/81/EC

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The TTH project team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence, hereafter referred to as the authority, has a requirement for the provision and introduction into service of the I-SSGW system as an interim replacement for the existing system that is going out of service.
The I-SSGW is to provide a ship launched over the horizon precision anti-ship capability and a terrain following precision maritime land attack capability.
It is anticipated that the I-SSGW capability will operate on X 5 Type 23 (Towed Array) frigates capable of concurrent Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW) operations in protection of a formed Maritime Tasking Group, for a 10-year period.
Important Note: In publishing this contract notice requesting expressions of interest, the Authority is under no obligation whatsoever to issue an invitation to tender or to place a contract as a result of this notice. Any potential providers who respond to this procurement shall be fully responsible for the cost of responding to the procurement, the authority shall not be liable in any way whatsoever to pay for any work undertaken by interested parties as a result of this notice.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
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:

Requirements are further specified in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Requirements are further specified in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Requirements are further specified in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

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:

Requirements are further specified in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

III.1.5)Information about security clearance:

Candidates which do not yet hold security clearance may obtain such clearance until: 1.1.2020
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation

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: (a) appropriate statements from the economic operator’s bankers or where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) where appropriate, a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years of the economic operator, of:
(i) the overall turnover of the business of the economic operator; and
(ii) where appropriate, the turnover in respect of the work, works, goods or services which are of a similar type to the subject matter of the contract.
Requirements are further specified in the Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ).

Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Requirements are further specified in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)

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:
Requirements are further specified in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)

Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Requirements are further specified in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)

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 2 and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)
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: no
IV.3)Administrative information

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

TTHC/0055

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2019/S 048-111467 of 5.3.2019

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

20.9.2019 – 15:00
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:

The authority has engaged commerce decisions limited to utilise the award software to support the I-SSGW Pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) process. Award is available as an internet-based portal, providing potential providers access controlled via login and permissions.

To express an interest and for award access, potential providers will need to provide 2 points of contact (including name, telephone and e-mail) to DES-WpnsTTH-Commercial@mod.gov.uk and the potential providers will receive their award log-in details directly from the award customer support team.

Award software operating instructions are available on award once login and permissions are issued.

Should any potential providers have difficulties accessing the I-SSGW AWARD® site, please contact the MOD’s AWARD® Helpdesk – at support@commercedecisions.com or by calling +44 (0) 1235 431100, quoting I-SSGW.

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-2019819-DCB-15268101

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Torpedoes, Tomahawk and Harpoon (TTH) Project Team
MOD Abbey Wood, Fir 3C, #4316
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail: DES-WpnsTTH-Commercial@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067936131

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.8.2019

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