Disposal of anti-tank HE blast (Barmine)

Disposal of anti-tank HE blast (Barmine)

Weapons and ammunition disposal services. Defence General Munitions Project Team. UK-Bristol: weapons and ammunition disposal services

2012/S 53-086986

Contract notice


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Defence General Munitions Project Team, DE&S
DE&S #4115 Fir 1b Abbey Wood
For the attention of: Mrs Sophie Thomson
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067983947
E-mail: DESWpnsDGM-Comrcl1b@mod.uk
Fax: +44 1179139949

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/entities

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:

Disposal of anti-tank HE blast (Barmine).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 3: Defence services, military defence services and civil defence services
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):

Weapons and ammunition disposal services. Defence General Munitions Project Team has a possible future requirement for the disposal of approximately 54 000 Mine Anti-tank HE Blast (Barmine) with potential further quantities up to a maximum of approximately 111 000 in 2012 and further minimum quantities of approximately 35 000 in yrs 2013, 2014 and 2015 with further options in each of those years up to a maximum of approximately 55 000 mines.
Each of the HD class 1.1 munition contains 8.1kg of RDX/TNT.
Interested parties should note that the disposal of the munitions must be conducted strictly in accordance with the environmental policies of the country within which the disposal is taking place.
Certification of complete disposal will be required including any arisings.
The selected Service Provider will arrange collection of the munitions from the DM depot, allocated by the Authority, for onward transport, by licensed explosives transport, to the nominated disposal site.
All licensing and required permissions will be arranged by the Service Provider.
Barmine munitions are packaged for logistic handling and storage in an ACA comprising 72 mines per ACA. The dimensions are:
— Height 838mm,
— Length 1.2m,
— Width 1.02m.
The mass of the ACA is 853 kg and the NEQ 615 kg.
There is also a 4 munition pack which measures:
— Height 184mm,
— Length 1.2m,
— Width 244mm,
— Mass 51 kg.
Interested parties should note that the disposal process offered should be at a suitable level of maturity to enable the Authority to assess the process offered within a very demanding exploitation window.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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
II.1.9)Information about variants
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

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
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 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: 1. Operator to provide evidence of any environmental management measures where necessary to the undertaking of this requirement. This must include an Environmental Impact Statement plus any further relevant certification from an appropriately qualified body attesting conformity to environmental standards based on the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme or relevant European or international standards, and any other evident of environmental management measures equivalent to these.
2. Operator to detail the disposal method and the process involved.
3. Operator shall confirm that certification shall be provided to confirm disposal has taken place.
4. Operator shall confirm all licencing and required permissions shall be arranged by supplier.
5. Operator shall confirm they will arrange collection of the munitions from the DM depot, allocated by the department, for onward transport, by licenced explosive transport, to the nominated disposal site.
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:

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

16.4.2012 – 10:00
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


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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-2012314-DCB-3784475.

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

Defence General Munitions (DGM), DE&S
#4115, Fir 1b, DE&S Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
E-mail: DESWpnsDGM-Comrcl1b@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067983947

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:14.3.2012