Supply of Rifle Ammunition

Supply of Rifle Ammunition

The Mayors office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) as the contracting authority is tendering for the supply and delivery of general purpose ammunition (“the Goods”) to the Met Police Service (“MPS”).

UK-Earls Court: Ammunition

2013/S 029-045164

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Mayors Office for Policing and Crime
Floor 8, Empress State Building, Lillie Road
For the attention of: Nikki Hunter
SW6 1TR Earls Court
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2071611541
E-mail: nikki.hunter@met.police.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

Public order and safety
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 Rifle Ammunition
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London.
NUTS code UKI

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

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 450 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Mayors office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) as the contracting authority is tendering for the supply and delivery of general purpose ammunition (“the Goods”) to the Met Police Service (“MPS”). MOPAC is seeking through this tendering process to award a contract with a suitably capable Contractor to supply and deliver two types of rifle ammunition for police sniper use.
1) 7.62 x 51 mm (.308 Win) calibre ammunition – a general purpose round with a bullet designed to expand and which is also optimised for barrier penetration;
2) .338 Lapua Magnum (8.6 x 70 mm) calibre ammunition.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35330000, 35331000, 35300000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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 Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (“MOPAC”) as the contracting authority is tendering for the supply and delivery of general purpose ammunition (“the Goods”) to the Met Police Service (“MPS”). MOPAC is seeking through this tendering process to award a contract with a suitably capable Contractor to provide these goods for an initial term of four years.
Headline Requirement.
To supply and deliver rifle ammunition for police sniper use.
1) 7.62 x 51 mm (.308 Win) calibre ammunition;
— a general purpose round with a bullet that is designed to expand and which is also optimised for barrier penetration,
2) .338 Lapua Magnum (8.6 x 70 mm) calibre ammunition;
— a round with a bullet that is designed to expand
The estimated total value of the contract GBP 75k – GBP 85k per year.
Background.
The MPS has a number of weapons available to its rifle officers:
— Accuracy International bolt action rifles in 7.62 x 51 mm and .338 Lapua Magnum calibres.
— Heckler & Koch G3K self loading rifles in 7.62 x 51 mm calibre.
The prime requirement is to deliver ammunition that is precise and effective in each of these weapons by providing:
— Excellent quality and reliability (i.e. negligible failure rates);
— Stable and consistent trajectory performance;
— Accurate and consistent impact performance;
— Consistent and appropriate target penetration characteristics;
— Low/negligible pollution for the user and the environment;
— Comprehensive after-sales support;
— Secure continuity of supply.
Consumption Rates.
The MPS currently conducts its rifle training with operational ammunition, however if a training round offers significant benefits and/or savings, it may be considered in more detail at the ITT stage.
Lot 1a
A general purpose round with a bullet designed to expand and which is also optimised for barrier penetration
Lot 1b
An alternative to Lot 1a, with a bullet that incorporates a plastic tip.
The MPS has around 60 rifle officers who routinely consume approximately 40,000 rounds of 7.62 mm calibre general purpose ammunition each year.
Lot 2
There is a requirement for .338 Lapua Magnum calibre ammunition of approximately 400 rounds per year.
Please note: These numbers are intended to provide Candidates with information regarding the potential scope of MOPAC’s requirements for operational ammunition procurement, based upon current views.
Suppliers may choose to bid for one, some or all of the Lots.
Each tender will be permitted to include up to a maximum of:
Lots 1, and 2: TWO submissions per manufacturer (not per supplier),
Note: For lot#1; Each manufacturer will be permitted to submit ONE round which incorporates a bullet with a plastic tip in addition to a maximum of two standard (non-plastic tipped) submissions.
It will be the responsibility of bidders to ensure that they have submitted the optimal bullets that fulfill the performance and quality requirements published at ITT stage.
We envisage that we will invite between 5 – 8 bidders to ITT stage for Lot 1 and a maximum of 5 bidders for all other lot 2. We will conduct the testing in two stages. Accuracy testing will be completed first and then the Top 5 bidders for Lot 1 and the Top 3 bidders for all other Lot 2 will continue to the next stage of testing. Further details of the testing will be made available at the ITT stage.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 450 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: 7.62 mm calibre general purpose ammunition

1)Short description

7.62 mm calibre general purpose ammunition.
Lot 1a
A general purpose round with a bullet designed to expand and which is also optimised for barrier penetration.
Lot 1b
An alternative to Lot 1a, with a bullet that incorporates a plastic tip.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35330000, 35331000, 35300000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: .338 Lapua Magnum calibre ammunition

1)Short description

.338 Lapua Magnum calibre ammunition of approximately 400 rounds per year.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35330000, 35331000, 35300000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As detailed in the PQQ.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in the PQQ.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As detailed in the PQQ.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As detailed in the PQQ.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As detailed in the PQQ.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the PQQ / ITT.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the PQQ / ITT.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Bidders must possess a licence to carry out business as a dealer in ammunition.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As detailed in the PQQ.
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:

SS3/12/97.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.3.2013 – 11:00
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 of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 4 years.
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

Please register at www.bluelight.gov.uk and register an interest. You will then be able to download the PQQ and further information.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.2.2013