Tender for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Tender for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Service Provision of Contractor Owned Contractor Operated Maritime Unmanned Air System.

UK-Bristol: Unmanned aerial vehicles

2013/S 030-047029

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Unmanned Air Systems PT (UAS PT), DE&S
Yew 2c,#1251, Abbey Wood
For the attention of: Natalie Orme
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 1179134546
E-mail: desuas-cm1a@mod.uk

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

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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Service Provision of Contractor Owned Contractor Operated Maritime Unmanned Air System
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UK

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)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. This requirement was previously advertised in OJEU/DCO (ref 2012/S 156-260691).

Expressions of Interest are sought from Potential Providers with the ability to prime an end to end solution that meets the following requirement:
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. DE&S has a possible future requirement for a Contractor Owned Contractor Operated (COCO) Service provision of up to two task lines of 300hrs/month each ISR coverage from Royal Navy and/or Royal Fleet Auxiliary platforms to meet the operational demand of the tactical commander. The system will be required to operate both day and night and be available to the user on a 24/7 basis. Due to the timescales of this UOR a mature Military or Commercial Off The Shelf solution is required that will meet MAA regulations.
Broad minimum system specifications are expected to be: an operating range of 40Nm from the launch platform with ability to loiter at this range for 8hrs and be able to track fast moving targets and anticipated to be predominantly EO/IR based. The system must be able to operate alongside existing aviation detachments.
The full requirement will be released as part of the ITT.
Due to the classification of the requirement Potential Providers, and their sub-contractors, must have the ability to process, store and transmit information classified at UK Restricted level. As part of your expression of interest please confirm the status of your organisations Facility Security Clearance, once clearances have been confirmed the Authority will send Potential Providers a copy of the SRD for review and comment.
If your organisation previously submitted a PQQ for this requirement under the auspices of OJEU/DCO ref 2012/S 156-260691, please confirm either; that your original PQQ remains extant or that you will be updating and resubmitting your original PQQ submission.

Potential Providers not previously involved with this requirement are to contact the Authority to request a PQQ form.
Completed PQQs are to be submitted to the Authority by 1000am on 21st February 2013.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

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

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 30 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Authority may have a potential requirement for Options to be included. These Options will be fully defined within the ITT and may include but not be limited to an option to extend 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

Completion 31.3.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Bank and/or parent company guarantees and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Conditions relating to financing and payment will be specified in the contractual documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If a contract is awarded to a grouping of economic operators, the contracting authority may require the grouping to form a legal entity (with appropriate financial guarantee from its parent companies) before entering into the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Specific conditions will be set out in the ITT.
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
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.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Potential suppliers who submit an Expression of interest (EoI) proposing a suitable MarUAS will be required to address sections III.2 in either a pre-qualification questionnaire return or in an invitation to tender return.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Potential suppliers who submit an Expression of interest (EoI) proposing a suitable MarUAS will be required to address sections III.2 in either a pre-qualification questionnaire return or in an invitation to tender return.
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: MarUAS has been given UOR status
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Full criteria for down selection will be contained in the PQQ and ITT.
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:

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

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

21.2.2013 – 10:00
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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of 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

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-201327-DCB-4571275

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

Unmanned Air Systems PT (UAS PT), DE&S
Yew 2c,#1251, abbey wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 1179134546

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Unmanned Air Systems PT (UAS PT), DE&S

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

Unmanned Air Systems PT (UAS PT), DE&S

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: