Snipers and Optical Viewing Devices Detection System
The Force Protection Delivery Team (FPDT) has an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) for identifying snipers optical viewing devices, enabling the sniper and/or optical viewing devices to be detected prior to weapon firing.
UK-Bristol: intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance
Section I: Contracting authority
Force Protection Team, DE&S
Yew 3C #1349 Abbey Wood
Contact point(s): Mike Aldous
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 30679376564
Fax: +44 3067932987
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
NUTS code UKK11
The requirement has been approved as a UOR. However, Tenderers should note that the funding has yet to be approved and will be sought concurrently throughout the competition. The issue of this possible future purchase is not a commitment by the Secretary of State for Defence, ‘The Authority’, to place an order as a result of seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) or at a later stage. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to an offer of contract and acceptance thereof, is a matter solely for the commercial judgment of your company and undertaken at the company’s own risk.
FP-DT seeks EOI’s from manufacturers who are able to demonstrate a current equipment to achieve the above requirement and demonstrate experience of design, manufacture and testing within challenging timescales. When expressing a valid interest in this project, companies are required to provide the following:
1. Background company information such as company brochure and organisational diagram.
2. Evidence of their capabilities and/or a proven solution and demonstrable experience in delivering equipment within promised lead times without compromising quality in production. (The MOD is not anticipating a development programme.) This evidence must be limited to two sides of A4.
3. In the ITT, the Tenderer will be expected to notify the Authority if all or part of their proposed equipment solution (which includes information and software) is or will be subject to:
— a non-UK export licence, authorisation or exemption, or,
— any other related transfer control that imposes or will impose end use, end user or re-transfer or re-export restrictions, or restrictions on disclosure to individuals based upon their nationality. This does not include Intellectual Property specific restrictions.
Where export controls exist, Tenderers should clearly identify, as part of their EOI response, the timescales which would apply if they have to obtain any of the above as part of this procurement.
Provisional Dates: ITT Response Date: EndJuly/Early August 2012, EMC/Climatic Trials Mid August 2012, Field Trials Mid September 2012, Final Tender Assessment End September 2012, Contract Award November 2012.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
Description of these options: Equipment Support Activities.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#dspr.
Candidates will be required to sign a declaration confirming whether they do or do not have any of the listed criteria as part of the pre-qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
Section IV: Procedure
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: As this is an UOR, the timescales for this project dictate a rapid turnaround of hardware acquisition and integration activities, with the priorities being speed of delivery, quality, reliability, maintainability, training and support.
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: This requirement may be suitable for Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s) who have pertinent experience and capability. Expressions of Interest are sought only from companies who have a proven current equipment solution and demonstrable experience in delivering equipment within promised lead times without losing quality in production. Companies interested in competing for the requirement must provide supporting information with their Expression of Interest but this must be limited to no more than two sides of A4. Expressions of Interests shall be submitted by email to email@example.com. Please note that ITT dates are provisional and subject to change. The FPDT reserves the right to issue Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) to Companies who meet the above criteria in order to facilitate selection of the strongest field of bidders to proceed to Invitation to Tender. Only those Companies that can demonstrate a sufficient level of competence and experience against the criteria stated in the PQQ will be considered for inclusion in the tender excercise. Financial Ability: The Applicant’s financial ability to meet this requirement will be assessed on a risk basis and the Applicant’s financial accounts may be evaluated by the Authority. Applicants who present an unacceptable financial risk to the Authority will not qualify. Transparency, Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations: Applicants should be aware that, should they be awarded any contract, the content of the Contract will be published by the MOD to the general public in line with government policy set out in the Prime Minister’s letter of May 2010 (http://www.number10.gov.uk/news/statements-and-articles/2010/05/letter-to-govenment-departments-on-opening-up-data-51204).
Additional information about electronic auction: Yes. A Reverse Auction, conducted using electronic means, may be used as part of the procurement process for this requirement. Specific relevant information on Reverse Auction usage will be given in the Invitation to Tender.
Section VI: Complementary information
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.Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.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.
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-2012531-DCB-3962413.
Force Protection (FP), DE&S
Yew 3C, #1349, Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067937654
Fax: +44 3067932987