Defence CO2 Cylinder Charging Rigs

Defence CO2 Cylinder Charging Rigs

Supply and Through Life Support to The Defence CO2 Cylinder Charging Rigs. Air Commodities, Defence Equipment and Support.

UK-Bristol: aircraft equipment

2012/S 130-215995

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Air Commodities (AC), DE&S
Walnut 3B #1328, Neighbourhood 1, Abbey Wood
Contact point(s): Amy King
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067982411

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

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Supply and Through Life Support to The Defence CO2 Cylinder Charging Rigs.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Aircraft equipment. The MoD has a requirement for the initial supply and support of fourteen Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) CO2 Cylinder Charging Rigs, which will be installed at thirteen unit locations within the Air, Land and Sea environments. There will be an option to purchase up to an additional 5 assets through the duration of this Contract. The support is required for five years with the effect from 2012.
The CO2 Cylinder Charging Rigs should be capable of charging AC life raft CO2 Cylinders with a delivery pressure range of 35-100bar.
Compliance with the following technical standards are a must:
— operate from a Standard single phase 240 V 13 A supply,
— the Thread coupling to conform to BS 341 Part 1 no 8 (European equivalent DIN 477 No 6).
The successful bidder will be expected to provide Through Life management of all assets, which will include maintenance, technical support, spares, repairs and calibration. The provision of initial and annual training (to include training manuals) shall also be required and the Contractor should have flexibility for possible future training requirements.
The Contractor is also to provide initial training on rig installation at each site and an operating manual is to be supplied with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
The successful bidder shall be compliant with the Pressure Regulations 2000. It is also expected that any safety issues which may arise, shall be fully resolved by the Contractor.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:
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: 60 (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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical 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

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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 7
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 below

Through life costs. Weighting 35

Technical. Weighting 30

Supply. Weighting 15

Quality assurance. Weighting 10

Terms and conditions. Weighting 10

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

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

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

7.8.2012 – 23:59
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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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 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. Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at 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 GO Reference: GO-201275-DCB-4047593.

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

Air Commodities (AC), DE&S
Walnut 3B #1328, Neighbourhood 1, Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067982411

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Air Commodities (AC), DE&S

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

Air Commodities (AC), DE&S

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.7.2012