Breaching Shotgun Project – Ministry of Defence

Breaching Shotgun Project – Ministry of Defence

Provision of a COTS/MOTS long and short range breaching shotgun systems including ammunition to achieve effect stated at requirement set.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts

2020/S 141-348296

Prior information notice for contracts in the field of defence and security

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
National registration number: Ministry of Defence
Postal address: Cedar 2A, #3260, Abbeywood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Nicholas Harris
E-mail: Nicholas.Harris841@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067987202

Internet address(es):

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

Further information can be obtained from:
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/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:

Breaching Shotgun

II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
II.3)Information on framework agreement

II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Provision of a COTS/MOTS long and short range breaching shotgun systems including ammunition to achieve effect stated at requirement set.
The authority seeks a solution currently developed to a minimum of technology readiness level of 7.
2 lots with opportunity assessment of a single system to meet the scope of User need through 1 lot.
NOte: the range of ‘GBP 2 000 000 and GBP 5 000 000’ below is the total across both lots. It is not possible to divide the range at this time.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35300000 Weapons, ammunition and associated parts

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract

Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 2.11.2020

II.7)Additional information:

The indicative timelines for the Shotgun project are based on the funding profile and are detailed as follows:
1) Assessment phase: May 20 – Nov 20
2) Anticipated ITT issue date is Nov 20
3) Contract award date: anticipated June 21
4) Demonstration and manufacture: Dec 20 – Mar 22;
5) In-service phase: Mar 22 – Jan 32;
6) Disposal: Mar 32.
Any Company interested in the Project must be List X Approved defined at,

https://www.contracts.mod.uk/list-x/

Specific security elements within the project context are constrained by security classification restrictions any interested party must operate within the confines of Governmental policy defined at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/security-policy-framework

Companies interested in this PIN are not currently required to take any action but any interested parties can register your interest with product information through Kathryn.Parkinson105@mod.gov.uk

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Short Range

1)Short description:

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35300000 Weapons, ammunition and associated parts

3)Quantity or scope:

Note: the range of ‘GBP 2 000 000 and GBP 5 000 000’ below is the total across both lots. It is not possible to divide the range at this time.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract

5)Additional information about lots:

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Long Range

1)Short description:

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35300000 Weapons, ammunition and associated parts

3)Quantity or scope:

Note: the range of ‘GBP 2 000 000 and GBP 5 000 000’ below is the total across both lots. It is not possible to divide the range at this time.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract

5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.2)Additional information:

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

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk

You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.
Suppliers must log in, go to your response manager and add the following access code: 3X7U88Y6TM.
Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.
Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing support@contracts.mod.uk or Telephone 0800 282 324.

GO Reference: GO-2020721-DCB-16866721

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21.7.2020