Arming and Loading Point Commander Tool Vest

Arming and Loading Point Commander Tool Vest

The Authority has a requirement for the Arming and Loading Point Commander Tool Vest.

Reference number: Apache/064

Deadline date:31/12/2013

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£10,000 – £113,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Somerset Somerset,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Apache Project Team, DE&S


Description of the contract

The Authority has a requirement for the Arming and Loading Point Commander Tool Vest. This Procurement has been previously advertised and Tenders received. Due to a change in scope and the addition of a support package for the item, it was decided on the grounds of impartiality, to re-advertise the requirement, as an Invitation to Negotiate. The Tool Vest should comprise of a bespoke tool pouch to accommodate a specified tool set in order and allowing positive tool identification at night. These items will be worn both on the Front Line and at the units. The Vest should be of modular design such that it can be worn on load bearing yolk or attached to the Osprey Body Armour Mk4 by the Attachment Pouch Ladder System. Consideration should be taken into account for usage and durability. The Fabric should be Multi Terrain Pattern (Pattern No MAT0041A) and completely Fire Retardant. The requirement will be in the region of 117 items, but will not be limited to this amount. In addition support of the items should be considered.



Classification of the contract

18130000 Special workwear


Additional information

Contract type: Supplies – Purchase

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria below:

Priority Description of criteria Percentage weighting
1 Prototype functionality 30.00
2 Operational Suitability 20.00
3 Technical Preference 15.00
5 Lead Time for Supply 5.00
4 Price 20.00
6 Support Arrangement 10.00

Estimated length of contract: 01/04/2014 – 01/04/2015


Who to contact

Contact name Jane Moloney

Organisation name Apache Project Team, DE&S

Address Box 188, Agusta Westland, Lysander Road, Yeovil, BA20 2YB

Telephone 01935701610

Extension number:

Fax 01935 701678

Web address


How to apply

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.