Illuminating Projectile for UK MoD 105mm Artillery Platform

Illuminating Projectile for UK MoD 105mm Artillery Platform

Defence General Munitions Project Team, Defence Equipment and Support

UK-Bristol: weapons, ammunition and associated parts

2012/S 87-142718

Contract notice

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Defence General Munitions Project Team, Defence Equipment and Support
#4115 Fir 1b, Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067983952

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

NUTS code UKD1
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)
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. 3 000 units per year with delivery commencing 2014.
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 with the current 105mm ammunition suite and the L118 Artillery Field Gun. Suppliers will need to demonstrate compliance with the AOP15 for this nature and 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 L36 UK charges.
Can utilise the L163 Medium Intrusion 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 this possible future purchase shall be down-selected based upon technical suitability of the product in the form of a PQQ, availability profile and technology readiness levels.
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 1b #4115.
MoD Abbey Wood.
BS34 8JH.
Tel: Mil: +44 967983992.
Civ: +44 3067983992.
Fax: +44 3067939949.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35300000, 35330000
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:
3 000 units
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
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
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
Lowest price
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
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 15.6.2012 – 10:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
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 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-201252-DCB-3896233.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

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

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: