Repair of Head Mounted Night Optic

Repair of Head Mounted Night Optic

Dismounted Soldier Systems (DSS), DE&S.

UK-Bristol: intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance

2012/S 26-041750

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

This notice is covered by: Directive 2009/81/EC(Defence)

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Dismounted Soldier Systems (DSS), DE&S
Elm 3b, #4325 Abbey Wood
Contact point(s): Miss B D Reid
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 1179134502

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.3)Main activity
1.4)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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract

Repair of Head Mounted Night Optic (HMNO).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
NUTS code UKG2

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

Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance. Dismounted Soldier Systems Project Team (DSS PT), part of the Ministry of Defence, intends to place an amendment to the current HMNO repair contract DSS/00024 with Sensor Technology Systems Ltd (STS) for certain services namely obtaining military equipment – additional Left/Right Hand Monoculars for the repair of the Head Mounted Night Optics (HMNO-5855-01-495-1111. These services need to have been provided in the UK by 30 April 2012.
The HMNO sight was procured competitively in June 2001 from STS (sole approved UK Agent for O’GARA Group US). O’GARA Group is the OEM and the Design Authority for the HMTS sight.
The HMNO sights thus procured have been since used in combat and further such use is expected in the foreseeable future. Unfortunately the damage rate has been higher than expected and the MoD needs more Monoculars to repair HMNO sights bought under DSS/00024. The services required cannot for technical and economic reasons be separated from those under the exisitng contract without major inconvenience to the MoD. It is confirmed that the value of the envisaged additional contract would be fewer than 50 % of the cost of DSS/00024.
It is therefore considered that this contract amendment can be placed using negotiated procedure without prior publication pursuant to Article 28 (4) (a) (i) of Directive 2009/18/EC (Regulation 16 (1) (d) (i) (aa) of the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2011.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)

Value: 326 050 USD
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (in the cases listed in Section 2 of Annexes D1, D2 or D3 as appropriate)
Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice in the OJEU in accordance with Directive 2004/18/EC or 2004/17/EC respectively
The works/goods/services can be provided only by a particular tenderer for reasons that are: technical
Placed using negotiated procedure without prior publication persuant to Article 28 (4) (a) (i) of Directive 2009/18/EC (Regulation 16 (1) (d) (i) (aa) of the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2011.
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
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/entity

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


Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: DSS/00024

V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Sensor Technology Systems INC
2794, Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek

V.4)Information on value of contract

Initial estimated total value of the contract
Value: 326 050 USD
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

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:

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-201223-DCB-3695293.

VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Dismounted Soldier Systems (DSS), DE&S
Elm 3b, #4325, MoD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH
Telephone: +44 1179134502

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Dismounted Soldier Systems (DSS), DE&S

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.2.2012