Purchase of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

Purchase of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. Side Scan Sonar possibly including bathymetric capability. Conductivity and temperature Sensors, Weight limit of 45 kg,Length not to exceed 2 400 mm, Operating depth to at least 100 m,  Endurance (at cruise) >10 hrs.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Unmanned underwater vehicles

2014/S 174-307679

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Ships
Ships Support Agency, Birch 2b#3229, MOD Abbey Wood
For the attention of: Mrs J Holley
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 117936662
E-mail: desshipscomrcl-ssa-1a@mod.uk
Fax: +44 1179136910

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/entities

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:

Purchase of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UKK1

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):

Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. Side Scan Sonar possibly including bathymetric capability
— Conductivity and Temperature Sensors,
— Weight limit of 45 kg,
— Length not to exceed 2 400 mm,
— Operating depth to at least 100 m,
— Endurance (at cruise) >10 hrs,

— Processor capability of dual core 1.6 GHz, capable of integrating and running 3rd party Autonomy algorithms,

— Navigation System (desirably non-ITAR),
— Through water 2-way communication capability,
— Stand alone command and control unit,
— Delivery time of no greater than 10 weeks from contract award,
— The UUVs (3 off) are to have a demonstrable pedigree of reliable and robust operation. Evidence of cross-fleet in-water times assumed to exceed 2 000 operating hours (i.e. in total) is required.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35512400

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
The contracting authority/entity may oblige the successful tenderer to award all or certain subcontracts through the procedure set out in Title III of Directive 2009/81/EC

II.1.8)Lots

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
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 175 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 31.10.2014. Completion 31.12.2014

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
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

Negotiated
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 has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

SSA/074

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

31.10.2014 – 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

English.

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:

Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available atwww.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.

From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the www.gov.uk web site provides information on the new GSC.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

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.

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-201498-DCB-5987373

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Ships
Ships Support Agency, Birch 2b #3229, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: desshipscomrcl-ssa-1a@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 1179136662
Fax: +44 1179136910

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Ships
as above

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Ministry of Defence, Ships
as above

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.9.2014