Small Arms Familiarisation Training Course

Fareham: Small Arms Familiarisation Training Course

DSTL Requires a training course that will familiarise particiapnts in handling of small arms.

Reference number: Small Arms Familiarisation

Deadline date: 24/02/2012

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value: £10,000 – £40,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom Southern and Eastern,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: DSTL, DE&S


Description of the contract

DSTL Requires a training course that will familiarise particiapnts in handling of small arms. Each course is expected to be between 1 and 3 days. Demand is likley to be 20-30 in year 1 and 10-20 per year therafter. The Learning Objectives listed below are essential and while it is recognised that Course Providers may be limited in what they can provide, it is recognised that providers may be bound by their own rules to add certain elements not listed below 2.1 Initial Brief on Course and Course Content. 2.2 Understand the various UK and MoD regulations for Firearms. 2.3 Understand the working parts of LW (bolt, carrier etc). 2.4 Understand the safety aspects of LW (safety catch, safety sears etc) and the mechanisms which could cause injury to users. 2.5 Practical experience of handling unloaded firearms (safe direction, leaving unattended). 2.6 Understand the safety aspects of LW ammunition (storing, loading etc). 2.7 Theoretical understanding of how to accurately hit a target (wind, breathing etc). 2.8 Practical experience of live firing (variety of Service and Civilian weapons). 2.9 Practical Demonstration, including, if possible, the firing of a variety of Threat LW, if available (AK-47 etc). Any intersted parties should send an email to the above email address indicating their interest in bidding for this contract.




Classification of the contract

80510000 Specialist training services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – 24

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 16/04/2012 – 31/03/2015


Who to contact

Contact name Carol Collins

Address C111 East Court, DSTL, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, PO17 6AD

Telephone 02392532073

Extension number:



Web address


How to apply

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.