Tender for Radiation Dosimeters

Tender for Radiation Dosimeters

Purchase and Support of personal Radiation detection and monitoring equipment.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Radiation dosimeters

2013/S 184-317243

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Delivery Team, DE&S
DES CBRN DT, Yew 3a #1342, Abbeywood
For the attention of: D. Vinyard
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067939040
E-mail: descbrn-com2a@mod.uk
Fax: +44 3067931906

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:

Purchase and Support of personal Radiation detection and monitoring equipment.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UKJ31

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)

Radiation dosimeters. Short description of the contract or purchase:
Radiation monitors. Alarm Systems. The Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear (CBRN) Delivery Team (DT) are equipment sponsors for radiation detection and monitoring equipment used within the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). The CBRN DT, known as the Authority, has a requirement to provide a single multi function man-portable probe to be used for the detection and monitoring of Alpha, Beta and Gamma / Photon radiations in a single unit, ideally interfacing with existing Authority in-service equipment.
The single Alpha, Beta and Gamma radiation detection capability shall be capable of providing the end user with a single probe that can be used for a multiple set of scenario’s including, but not exclusive of, Health and Safety, Health Physics, Emergency response and full military operations, while digitally displaying the discriminated levels of Alpha, Beta and Photon radiations from background to full war threat levels of detection. Equipment should have a weight low enough to be comfortably manoeuvred in single handed operation whilst in full combat / protective dress. It is an essential requirement that this probe will be rugged enough to survive in a frontline operations environment with no or minimal repair required for the duration of extended missions.
The requirement is for an estimated quantity of 600 units to be provided to the MOD in batches over a the next 3 to 24 month period. It is envisaged that the probe will be in-service for a minimum duration of 10 years, with preferred solutions providing In-service support provided by the contractor for the same period.
The Authority invites expressions of interest from industry for the supply of a probe that can meet the capability defined above. Suppliers wishing to bid for the supply of this equipment may be asked to provide sample equipment, at no cost to the crown, for testing against MoD requirements as part of the ITT process. It is anticipated that the technology for this capability is readily available as a Commercial of the Shelf (COTS) purchase. Bidders will be expected to provide costs and timescales as part of the ITT. Expressions of Interest to be received by Friday 18.10.2013.
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
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
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: 120 (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: no
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
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

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

Envisaged minimum number 2
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

21.10.2013 – 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

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-2013919-DCB-5134055.

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

Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Delivery Team, DE&S
Yew 3a #1342 MOD Abbeywood
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067939040

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:19.9.2013