Battery Technical Support

Battery Technical Support

For the MOD

 

UK-Bristol: batteries

2012/S 5-007512

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Light Weapons, Photography & Batteries (LWPB), DE&S
Elm 3c #4326, MoD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1179132548
E-mail: esther.garland748@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:

Battery technical support.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 26: Other services
NUTS code UKG21

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):

Batteries. Test and evaluation. Light weapons photography and batteries project team require comprehensive battery and power source project support for the duration of the contract. The required support covers all DE&S programmes (land, sea & air) but excludes submarine and torpedo main power batteries.
Holistic broad ranging technical support and expertise is required for the full range of electro-chemical power and energy storage technologies (batteries, fuel cells and super-capacitors etc.) that are employed in current or future defence applications. This required support includes laboratory test and evaluation (from single electrical tests to complex electronic and environmental assessment programmes) including abusive hazard and safety tests. The required facilities shall be capable of assessing cells and batteries typically from 50 mAh to 400 Ah capacity and generally up to 48 Volts (occasionally higher). In addition to conventional products various reserve and thermal systems may also require evaluation. The ability to provide a diverse spectrum of discharge loads (single and multistage) in constant resistance, potential, current and power is essential for duty cycle testing to reflect a broad range of applications with currents from <1?A to >1 000A all to be performed within specified environmental conditions. The facilities should also be capable of cycling rechargeable batteries automatically (typically handling 50 batteries simultaneously) with individual control and monitoring, also within specified environmental conditions.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31440000, 73430000

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

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Light weapons photography and batteries project team require comprehensive battery and power source project support for the duration of the contract. The required support covers all DE&S programmes (land, sea & air) but excludes submarine and torpedo main power batteries.
Holistic broad ranging technical support and expertise is required for the full range of electro-chemical power and energy storage technologies (batteries, fuel cells and super-capacitors etc.) that are employed in current or future defence applications. This required support includes laboratory test and evaluation (from single electrical tests to complex electronic and environmental assessment programmes) including abusive hazard and safety tests. The required facilities shall be capable of assessing cells and batteries typically from 50 mAh to 400 Ah capacity and generally up to 48 Volts (occasionally higher). In addition to conventional products various reserve and thermal systems may also require evaluation. The ability to provide a diverse spectrum of discharge loads (single and multistage) in constant resistance, potential, current and power is essential for duty cycle testing to reflect a broad range of applications with currents from <1?A to >1 000A all to be performed within specified environmental conditions. The facilities should also be capable of cycling rechargeable batteries automatically (typically handling 50 batteries simultaneously) with individual control and monitoring, also within specified environmental conditions.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

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 (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://project.contracts.mod.uk/businessExchange/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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
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:

LWPB/00094
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

6.2.2012 – 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 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.

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-201215-DCB-3638495.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:5.1.2012