Illuminating Projectile for UK MOD 105mm Artillery Platform

Illuminating Projectile for UK MOD 105mm Artillery Platform

1. Defence General Munitions has a possible future requirement for the supply of a “white-light” illuminating projectile in support of the 105mm UK MoD Artillery Platform. There may also be a requirement in the longer term for an “infra-red” illuminating projectile.

UK-Bristol: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts

2013/S 024-037065

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Defence General Munitions Project Team, DE&S
Fir 1b #4115, Abbey Wood South
For the attention of: Marie Dury
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3067983952
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

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

Illuminating Projectile for UK MOD 105mm Artillery Platform.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UKD1

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, ammunition and associated parts. Weapons, ammunition and associated parts. Ammunition. Statement of requirement for illuminating projectile for UK MoD 105mm Artillery Platform.
1. Defence General Munitions has a possible future requirement for the supply of a “white-light” illuminating projectile in support of the 105mm UK MoD Artillery Platform. There may also be a requirement in the longer term for an “infra-red” illuminating projectile. Requirements are likely to be circa 3000 units per year with delivery commencing 2014 for a 3 year contract with 2 option years. years
2. Suppliers should submit a detailed document listing experience and knowledge of the specific subject matter together with your ISO accreditation certificate. 3. Typical competencies required will be: UK MoD Artillery Projectile Design and Qualification. UK MoD Artillery Projectile, Charge, Fuze and Platform integration. Artillery Ballistics. System Safety. UK MoD Policy.
4. Suppliers should note that the Authority will only consider a nationally qualified projectile which is entirely compatible wit the current 105mm ammunition suite and the L118 Artillery Field Gun. Suppliers will need to demonstrate compliance with the AOP15 for this natureand relevant UK and NATO standards. IM compliance in accordance with STANAG 4439 is desirable.
5. Basic performance criteria are:
Can be fired with both L35 and L35 UK charges.
Can utilise the L163 Medium Infusion Fuze. (NATO Fuze Profiles as specified in STANAG 2916)
Parachute rate of descent to be no greater than 5 ms-1.
Illumination time not less than 35 seconds.
6. Suppliers expressing interest in the possible future purchase may be down-selected based upon technical suitability of the product in the form of a PQQ
7. A copy of the AOP 15 mentioned in 4 above is available from: Mr D Hathway, Indirect Fire, Defence General Munitions Project Team, Platform 2, Fir 1 c #4115, MoD Abbey Wood, Bristol, BS34 8JH. Tel: Mil: 9679 83992. Civ: 030 679 83392. Fax: 030 679 9949. Email: DESWpnsDGM-Platform2@mod.uk

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35300000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated 3000 units per year for 3 years with 2 option years.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Two option years (estimated 3000 units per year).
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: 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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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

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

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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Yes. A Reverse Auction, conducted using electronic means, may be used as part of the procurement process for this requirement. Specific relevant information on Reverse Auction usage will be given in the Invitation to Tender.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

DGM/1711
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 88-144550 of 8.5.2012

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 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

18.3.2013
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
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-4552733

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

Defence General Munitions Project Team, DE&S
Fir 1b #4115, Abbey Wood South
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: DESWpnsDGM-ComrclMultiuser@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067983952
Fax: +44 1179139949

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Defence General Munitions Project Team, DE&S
Fir 1b #4115, Abbey Wood South, Bristol
BS34 8JH
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3067983952
Fax: +44 1179139949

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
Fir 1b #4115, Abbey Wood South
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: DESWpnsDGM-ComrclMultiuser@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067983952
Fax: +44 1179139949

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