Procurement of Ceremonial Ammunition

Procurement of Ceremonial Ammunition

Defence General Munitions have an upcoming requirement for the procurement of a suite of ceremonial ammunition.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts

2020/S 071-170108

Prior information notice for contracts in the field of defence and security


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Defence General Munitions (DGM) Project Team
Postal address: #4115, Fir 1b, MoD Abbeywood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067931237

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
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/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:

DGM/1974 — Procurement of Ceremonial Ammunition (3 Pounder, 13 Pounder and 105 mm)

II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
II.3)Information on framework agreement

II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Defence General Munitions have an upcoming requirement for the procurement of a suite of ceremonial ammunition. The authority intends to run a competition for this suite of ammunition. This shall consist of 3 pounder, 13 pounder (4oz, 8oz and 1lb variants) and 105 mm blank rounds. These natures are required for continued use at ceremonial firings on special occasions and at public events. They are fired from the 3 pounder naval gun, the quick firing 13 pounder field gun and the electrically initiated L118 105 mm light gun. The authority requires a quantity of 80 rounds of each of the 3 pounder, 13 Pounder (1lb variant) and 105 mm for qualification purposes, to be delivered by no later than March 2021. On successful qualification of the ammunition, the authority anticipates a procurement of the following estimated quantities of ammunition:
— 3 pounder — qty 500 in financial year (FY) 21/22, Qty 1500 in FY 22/23 and Qty 214 FY 23/24
— 13 pounder (4oz) — qty 200 in FY21/22, qty 200 in FY 22/23 and Qty 200 FY 23/24
— 13 pounder (8oz) — qty 400 in FY21/22, qty 300 in FY 22/23 and Qty 300 FY 23/24
— 13 pounder (1lb) — qty 200 in FY21/22, qty 200 in FY 22/23 and Qty 200 FY 23/24
— 105 mm — qty 4000 in FY21/22, qty 2500 in FY 22/23 and 2500 FY 23/24
Please note, these quantities are indicative and may be subject to change. The contract is scheduled to be awarded no later than Quarter 4 of calendar year 2020. The contract has an anticipated duration of 3 firm years with banded quantity options to enable the Authority to procure additional quantities of ammunition. There will also be an option for 2 additional years. An option for the Qualification of the ammunition to ensure safety and suitability for service will also be included.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 4 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract

Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 31.10.2020
II.7)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.2)Additional information:

The authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

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-202047-DCB-16326408

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation

Environmental protection legislation

Employment protection and working conditions

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: