Disposal of Surplus / Out of Life Munitions

Disposal of Surplus / Out of Life Munitions

In support of MoD’s strategy to have in place alternative routes for the disposal of surplus/ shelf life expired munitions across the full munitions inventory, the Defence General Munitions Project Team (DGM PT) is seeking expressions of interest, in providing a task based disposal service for up to five years.

UK-Bristol: Weapons and ammunition disposal services

2013/S 024-037362

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Defence General Munitions Project Team, DE&S
Fir1b #4115, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067983949
E-mail: deswpnsdgm-comrclmultiuser@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

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 Surplus / Out of Life Munitions.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKK11

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Weapons and ammunition disposal services. In support of MoD’s strategy to have in place alternative routes for the disposal of surplus/ shelf life expired munitions across the full munitions inventory, the Defence General Munitions Project Team (DGM PT) is seeking expressions of interest, in providing a task based disposal service for up to five years, via an enabling Contract for munition transportation from depots in United Kingdom and Germany for subsequent disposal of ammunition in a safe, environmentally responsible and cost effective way. This task based service is specifically intended to provide a flexible option to dispose of mixed natures in economic tranches, sometimes at relatively short notice. It is not intended to replicate or duplicate the ‘Housekeeping’ disposal service for which the DGM PT is already contractually committed through the QinetiQ LTPA. Similarly, individual PTs will normally separately compete individual logistic disposal requirements as required.
Disposal must be undertaken in accordance with applicable UK, national and EU legislation. Opportunities for recovery and recycling of components/fillings are to be maximised and at a level not less than 50% by weight. The use of open burning or open detonation as a disposal technique within this Contract will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances such as immediate safety concerns with the express consent of MoD. A proven safety record is also required.
Expressions of interest are to be submitted via e-mail to DESWpnsDGM-ComrclMultiuser@mod.uk. These should include details of capability, capacity, security and expertise based on a proven track record. DGM PT requires an experienced single contractor, preferably with a UK representative, with a full range of compliant and appropriate facilities in order to manage the entire range of requirements.

For the purpose of this Contract the MoD requires all suppliers to be in possession of extant ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certification or equivalent and the necessary National permits for munitions disposal. A copy of your certificates should be provided with your expression of interest.

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:

See Description.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) 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://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta/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. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(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 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 1: and maximum number 6
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 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

1.3.2013 – 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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of 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 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-2013130-DCB-4552793

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

Defence General Munitions Project Team, DE&S
Fir1b #4115, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
E-mail: DESWpnsDGM-ComrclMultiuser@mod.uk
Telephone: +00 3067983949

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Defence General Munitions Project Team, DE&S

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

Defence General Munitions Project Team, DE&S

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:30.1.2013