Supply of Choker Lite Mineroller Systems

Supply of Choker Lite Mineroller Systems

Detection apparatus for mines. UK-Bristol: detection apparatus for mines

2012/S 50-081510

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Manoeuvre Support Team, DE&S
Spruce 2b, #1211 DE&S MOD Abbey Wood
Contact point(s): MS-Comrcl1
For the attention of: Ian Hamblin
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1179131409
E-mail: DESLECWG-MS-Comrcl1@mod.uk
Fax: +44 1179131908

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

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:

Supply of Choker Lite Mineroller Systems.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Detection apparatus for mines. The Authority has a potential requirement for the supply of Choker Lite Systems; this will be a pushed trailer designed and developed for Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) activities. The system[s] shall be of a similar size or slightly bigger than the average towing trailer with more intricate and extensive Hydraulics and Pneumatic systems.
The Choker Lite Systems will be designed to fit to existing UK Wheeled Vehicle Platforms and shall weigh no more than 1 000 Kgs, therefore a Commercial of the Shelf (COTS) system is preferred but other designs will be considered. The Choker Lite Systems needs to be modular with easily inter changeable parts and all components will need to be NATO Codified.
The Choker Lite Systems needs to be designed, manufactured and in service by December 2012. It is currently envisaged that between 50 and 100 systems will be required (exact number of units to be confirmed) however this is subject to variation.
Apart from the UK, the Choker Lite Systems will be deployed and utilised in the Middle East but will not necessarily be restricted to these areas. Therefore consideration to the diverse weather conditions [i.e extreme heat – extreme cold] shall be required to ensure that the systems and host platforms are not adversely affected in said conditions.
Expressions of Interests are invited from companies who can demonstrate competence in the pushed trailer environment and who preferably already have a system developed and fully qualified. Companies shall note that the project has very aggressive timescales for supply.
Upon receipt and assessment of the responses to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire [PQQ], it is the Authority’s intention to consider inviting a minimum of 3 and no more than 6 companies to submit tenders. An Invitation to Tender [ITT] may be issued to selected companies following the Authority’s assessment of the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and will contain details of the procurement and protential options for future purchases. ITT’s will be assessed to establish the most economically advantageous / best value for money solution which fully meets the requirement within the aggressive timescales of the project. Full criteria will be specified in the ITT alongside the evaluation process.
Additional Information.
The contracting process for this requirement will utilise the Accelerated Restricted process timescales due to the Urgent Operational Requirements (UOR) status of this project and shall be in accordance with the European Union Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations (DSPCR) 2011. Any late expressions of interest from companies will not be considered. Similarly requests for extensions to timelines for return of the PQQ and ITT will not be considered in this instance except for in the most exceptional of circumstances. All responses shall be in English language.
Should interested parties wish to provide any promotional material for review at the expression of interest stage, please ensure this does not exceed 5 A4 pages. An expression of interest shall be returned to the Commercial Officer no later than close of play (5:00pm) 19th March 2012.
The announcement of a future requirement is not to be construed as confirmation that a tender/contract will subsequently be issued. Announcements are for information only. Thus the issue of a possible future purchase notice, or the issue of an invitation to tender, is not to be construed as a commitment by the MoD to place an order as a result of the tendering exercise or at a later stage. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of the potential suppliers. Announcements herein may also be published in the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin, the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) or the European Defence Agency’s Electronic Bulletin Board as appropriate.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31642200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

The Authority has a potential requirement for the supply of Choker Lite Systems; this will be a pushed trailer designed and developed for Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) activities. The system[s] shall be of a similar size or slightly bigger than the average towing trailer with more intricate and extensive Hydraulics and Pneumatic systems.
The Choker Lite Systems will be designed to fit to existing UK Wheeled Vehicle Platforms and shall weigh no more than 1 000 Kgs, therefore a Commercial of the Shelf (COTS) system is preferred but other designs will be considered. The Choker Lite Systems needs to be modular with easily inter changeable parts and all components will need to be NATO Codified.
The Choker Lite Systems needs to be designed, manufactured and in service by December 2012. It is currently envisaged that between 50 and 100 systems will be required (exact number of units to be confirmed) however this is subject to variation.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option will be identified and included within the Invitation to Tender.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Conditions will be identified and included within the Invitation to Tender documentation.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available
III.2.3)Technical 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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Due to Urgent Operational Requirement status of the project.
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 will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

MS/00203
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

19.3.2012 – 17:00
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.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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

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-201238-DCB-3770493.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Manoeuvre Support Team, DE&S
Spruce 2b, #1211, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: DESLECWG-MS-comrcl1@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 117931409
Fax: +44 1179131908

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Manoeuvre Support Team, DE&S
Spruce 2b, #1211, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: DESLECWG-MS-Comrcl1@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 117931409
Fax: +44 1179131908

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Manoeuvre Support Team, DE&S
Manoeuvre Support Team, DE&S, Spruce 2b
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: DESLECWG-MS-Comrcl1@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 117931409
Fax: +44 1179131908

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:8.3.2012