Tender to Supply Sniper In-Line Low Light Systems

Tender to Supply Sniper In-Line Low Light Systems

LOT 1: Weapon Sight 1 – The Authority requires a Medium Wave InfraRed thermal sight at Technology Readiness level 7 for the L115 A4 Sniper Rifle.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Telescopic sights

2020/S 089-213672

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Postal address: Cedar 2A, no 3260, Abbeywood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Damian Probert
E-mail: damien.probert104@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 7341869415

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: https://des.mod.uk/contact-us/

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:
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Town: Bristol
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: damien.probert104@mod.gov.uk

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/entities

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:

Provision of Sniper In-Line Low Light Systems (SILLS)

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: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area

NUTS code UKK1

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds seven years:

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 6 500 000 and 95 000 000 GBP

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

Telescopic sights. LOT 1: Weapon Sight 1 – The Authority requires a Medium Wave InfraRed (MWIR) thermal sight at Technology Readiness level 7 (TRL 7) for the L115 A4 Sniper Rifle.
It should be noted that for LOT 1 there is an anticipated initial order quantity of 16 units with future options. NOTE: This quantity is subject to budget approval.
LOT 2: Weapon Sight 2 – The Authority requires a Long Wave InfraRed (LWIR) thermal sight at Technology Readiness Level 9 (TRL 9) for the L115 A4 Sniper Rifle as a replacement for the in-service Sniper Thermal Sight.
It should be noted that for LOT 2 there is an anticipated initial order quantity of 200 units with future options. NOTE: This quantity is subject to budget approval.
LOT 3: Medium Range Target Locator (MRTL) – The Authority requires a Medium Wave InfraRed (MWIR) thermal Target Locator at Technology Readiness level 7 (TRL 7).
It should be noted that for LOT 3 there is an anticipated initial order quantity of 16 units with future options. NOTE: This quantity is subject to budget approval.
LOT 4: Ballistic Calculator – The Authority requires a weapon mounted Ballistic Calculator at Technology Readiness Level 9 (TRL 9).
It should be noted that for LOT 4 there is an anticipated initial order quantity of 16 units with future options. NOTE: This quantity is subject to budget approval.
The figures provided in the Range above are subject to budget approval and are an estimate ONLY.
NOTE: IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT POTENTIAL SUPPLIERS REFER TO THE DYNAMIC PRE-QUALIFICATION QUESTIONNAIRE (DPQQ) FOR FULL INFORMATION.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38633000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

The tenderer has to indicate any change occurring at the level of subcontractors during the execution of the contract

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:

LOT 1: Weapon Sight 1 – The Authority requires a Medium Wave InfraRed (MWIR) thermal sight at Technology Readiness level 7 (TRL 7) for the L115 A4 Sniper Rifle. The sight when mounted on the L115 A4 Sniper Rifle (Unsuppressed) must not interfere with the operational functions of the host weapon and must be capable of mounting in-line with the scope currently in-service, to acquire and engage targets in zero light. The system must permit the firer to observe the passage of a 0.338 ball round to target, out to a range of 1000m. The User must be able to make any adjustments (including focus adjustment, mode selection and image adjustment) whilst maintaining firing position, sight picture and eye relief. The sight must not exceed a maximum weight of 2kg (including batteries). The sight, in all light conditions (down to zero light), must be capable of achieving successful Detection and Recognition ranges of 3 000m and 1 500m respectively of a human sized target.
Suppliers who wish to provide a product in line with the above must submit a system data sheet outlining the product that is being put forward.
It should be noted that for LOT 1 there is an anticipated initial order quantity of 16 units with future options. NOTE: This quantity is subject to budget approval.
LOT 2: Weapon Sight 2 – The Authority requires a Long Wave InfraRed (LWIR) thermal sight at Technology Readiness Level 9 (TRL 9) for the L115 A4 Sniper Rifle as a replacement for the in-service Sniper Thermal Sight. The sight when mounted on the L115 A4 Sniper Rifle (Unsuppressed), must not interfere with the operational functions of the host weapon and must be capable of mounting in-line with the scope currently in-service, to acquire and engage targets in zero light. The User must be able to make any adjustments (including focus adjustment, mode selection and image adjustment), whilst maintaining firing position, sight picture and eye relief. The sight must not exceed a maximum weight of 1.2kg (including batteries). The sight, in all light conditions (down to zero light), must be capable of achieving successful Detection and Recognition ranges of 2 000m and 1200m respectively of a human sized target.
Suppliers who wish to provide a product in line with the above must submit a system data sheet outlining the product that is being put forward.
It should be noted that for LOT 2 there is an anticipated initial order quantity of 200 units with future options. NOTE: This quantity is subject to budget approval.
LOT 3: Medium Range Target Locator (MRTL) – The Authority requires a Medium Wave InfraRed (MWIR) thermal Target Locator at Technology Readiness level 7 (TRL 7). The MRTL must be a handheld device capable of tripod mounting. The system must permit the User to observe the passage of a 0.338 ball round to target, out to a range of 1 000m. The MRTL must not exceed a maximum weight of 3.0kg (including batteries). The MRTL, in all light conditions (down to zero light), must be capable of achieving successful Detection and Recognition ranges of 3 500m and 2 000m respectively.
Suppliers who wish to provide a product in line with the above must submit a system data sheet outlining the product that is being put forward.
It should be noted that for LOT 3 there is an anticipated initial order quantity of 16 units with future options. NOTE: This quantity is subject to budget approval.
LOT 4: Ballistic Calculator – The Authority requires a weapon mounted Ballistic Calculator at Technology Readiness Level 9 (TRL 9). The system must achieve an effective measurement and ballistic solution at a range of 1500m against a human sized target. The system must not affect the operational use of the host weapon system (L115 A4 Sniper Rifle) when mounted, via a NATO STANAG 4694 rail, on top of the scope currently in-service. The ballistic calculator must not exceed a maximum weight of 0.5kg (including batteries).
Suppliers who wish to provide a product in line with the above must submit a system data sheet outlining the product that is being put forward.
It should be noted that for LOT 4 there is an anticipated initial order quantity of 16 units with future options. NOTE: This quantity is subject to budget approval.
The initial Framework period will be for two years with three one-year options. Therefore, the potential Framework period will be up to five years.The figures provided in the Range below are subject to budget approval and are an estimate ONLY.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 6 500 000 and 95 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: There will be 3x one-year options
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (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: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Weapon Sight 1

1)Short description

The Authority requires a Medium Wave InfraRed (MWIR) thermal sight at Technology Readiness level 7 (TRL 7) for the L115 A4 Sniper Rifle. The sight when mounted on the L115 A4 Sniper Rifle (Unsuppressed) must not interfere with the operational functions of the host weapon and must be capable of mounting in-line with the scope currently in-service, to acquire and engage targets in zero light. The system must permit the firer to observe the passage of a 0.338 ball round to target, out to a range of 1000m. The User must be able to make any adjustments (including focus adjustment, mode selection and image adjustment) whilst maintaining firing position, sight picture and eye relief. The sight must not exceed a maximum weight of 2kg (including batteries). The sight, in all light conditions (down to zero light), must be capable of achieving successful Detection and Recognition ranges of 3 000m and 1 500m respectively of a human sized target.
Suppliers who wish to provide a product in line with the above must submit a system data sheet outlining the product that is being put forward.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38633000

3)Quantity or scope

For LOT 1 – There is an anticipated initial order quantity of 16 units with future options. NOTE: This quantity is subject to budget approval.
The figures provided in the Range below are subject to budget approval and are an estimate ONLY.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 28 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

IMPORTANT: This requirement is being conducted as a Division into Lots. There are Four Lots. Potential Suppliers can submit bids for any single Lot or combination of Lots.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Weapon Sight 2

1)Short description

The Authority requires a Long Wave InfraRed (LWIR) thermal sight at Technology Readiness Level 9 (TRL 9) for the L115 A4 Sniper Rifle as a replacement for the in-service Sniper Thermal Sight. The sight when mounted on the L115 A4 Sniper Rifle (Unsuppressed), must not interfere with the operational functions of the host weapon and must be capable of mounting in-line with the scope currently in-service, to acquire and engage targets in zero light. The User must be able to make any adjustments (including focus adjustment, mode selection and image adjustment), whilst maintaining firing position, sight picture and eye relief. The sight must not exceed a maximum weight of 1.2kg (including batteries). The sight, in all light conditions (down to zero light), must be capable of achieving successful Detection and Recognition ranges of 2 000m and 1 200m respectively of a human sized target.
Suppliers who wish to provide a product in line with the above must submit a system data sheet outlining the product that is being put forward.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38633000

3)Quantity or scope

For LOT 2 There is an anticipated initial order quantity of 200 units with future options. NOTE: This quantity is subject to budget approval.
The figures provided in the Range below are subject to budget approval and are an estimate ONLY.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 200 000 and 18 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

IMPORTANT: This requirement is being conducted as a Division into Lots. There are Four Lots. Potential Suppliers can submit bids for any single Lot or combination of Lots.

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Medium Range Target Locator (MRTL)

1)Short description

The Authority requires a Medium Wave InfraRed (MWIR) thermal Target Locator at Technology Readiness level 7 (TRL 7). The MRTL must be a handheld device capable of tripod mounting. The system must permit the User to observe the passage of a 0.338 ball round to target, out to a range of 1 000m. The MRTL must not exceed a maximum weight of 3.0kg (including batteries). The MRTL, in all light conditions (down to zero light), must be capable of achieving successful Detection and Recognition ranges of 3 500m and 2 000m respectively.
Suppliers who wish to provide a product in line with the above must submit a system data sheet outlining the product that is being put forward.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35720000

3)Quantity or scope

For LOT 3 There is an anticipated initial order quantity of 16 units with future options. NOTE: This quantity is subject to budget approval.
The figures provided in the Range below are subject to budget approval and are an estimate ONLY.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 45 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

IMPORTANT: This requirement is being conducted as a Division into Lots. There are Four Lots. Potential Suppliers can submit bids for any single Lot or combination of Lots.

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Ballistic Calculator

1)Short description

The Authority requires a weapon mounted Ballistic Calculator at Technology Readiness Level 9 (TRL 9). The system must achieve an effective measurement and ballistic solution at a range of 1500m against a human sized target. The system must not affect the operational use of the host weapon system (L115 A4 Sniper Rifle) when mounted, via a NATO STANAG 4694 rail, on top of the scope currently in-service. The ballistic calculator must not exceed a maximum weight of 0.5kg (including batteries).
Suppliers who wish to provide a product in line with the above must submit a system data sheet outlining the product that is being put forward.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35720000

3)Quantity or scope

For LOT 4 There is an anticipated initial order quantity of 16 units with future options. NOTE: This quantity is subject to budget approval.
The figures provided in the Range below are subject to budget approval and are an estimate ONLY.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 4 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

IMPORTANT: This requirement is being conducted as a Division into Lots. There are Four Lots. Potential Suppliers can submit bids for any single Lot or combination of Lots.

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 to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation

Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to DPQQ

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) appropriate statements from the economic operator’s bankers or where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) where appropriate, a statement, covering the three previous financial years of the economic operator, of:
(i) the overall turnover of the business of the economic operator; and
(ii) where appropriate, the turnover in respect of the work, works, goods or services which are of a similar type to the subject matter of the contract.
Refer to DPQQ
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Refer to DPQQ

Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection)

III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity

Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) in the case of a supply contract requiring the siting or installation of goods, a services contract or a works contract, the economic operator’s technical ability, taking into account in particular that economic operator’s skills, efficiency, experience and reliability;
(b) a list of works carried out over the past five years together with (unless the contracting authority specifies that the following certificate should be submitted direct to the contracting authority by the person certifying) certificates of satisfactory completion for the most important of those works indicating in each case:
(i) the value of the consideration received;
(ii) when and where the work or works were carried out; and
(iii) specifying whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
(c) a statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past five years, or during a shorter period if necessary, and:
(i) the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided;
(ii) the consideration received;
(iii) the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the service were provided;
(iv) any certificate issued or countersigned by that person confirming the details of the contract for those goods sold or services provided; and
(v) where – (a) that person was not a contracting authority, and (b) the certificate referred to in sub-paragraph (c) (iv) is not available, any declaration by the economic operator attesting the details of the goods sold or services provided;
(d) a statement of the technicians or technical services available to the economic operator to:
(i) carry out the work under the contract, or
(ii) be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract, particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the economic operator;
(e) a statement of the economic operator’s:
(i) technical facilities;
(ii) measures for ensuring quality;
(iii) study and research facilities; and
(iv) internal rules regarding intellectual property;
(f) a check carried out by the contracting authority or on its behalf by a competent official body of the member State in which the economic operator is established:
(i) on the technical capacity of the economic operator; and
(ii) if relevant, on the economic operator’s study and research facilities and quality control measures;
(g) in the case of works contracts, services contracts or supply contracts also covering siting and installation operations or services, the economic operator’s educational and professional qualifications where the economic operator is an individual and:
(i) if any, those of the economic operator’s managerial staff; and
(ii) those of one or more persons who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(h) the environmental management measures, that the economic operator is able to apply when performing the contract, but only where it is necessary for the performance of that contract;
(i) a statement of the services provider’s or contractor’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous three years;
(j) a description of the tools, material, technical equipment, staff numbers, know-how and sources of supply (with an indication of their geographical location when it is outside the territory of the EU) available to the economic operator to perform the contract, cope with any additional needs required by the contracting authority as a result of a crisis or carry out the maintenance, modernisation or adaptation of the goods covered by the contract;
(k) any samples, descriptions and photographs of the goods to be purchased or hired under the contract and certification of the authenticity of such samples, descriptions or photographs;
(l) certification by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence, attesting that the goods to be purchased or hired under the contract conform to standards and technical specifications (within the meaning of regulation 12(1)) identified by the contracting authority;
(m) in the case of contracts involving, entailing or containing classified information, evidence of the ability to process, store and transmit such information at the level of protection required by the contracting authority;
(n) a certificate:
(i) attesting conformity to quality management systems standards based on the relevant European standard; and
(ii) from an independent accredited body established in any member State conforming to the European standards concerning accreditation and certification;
(o) any other evidence of conformity to quality management systems standards which are equivalent to the standards referred to in sub-paragraph (n)(i).
Refer to DPQQ
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required
Refer to DPQQ

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

Restricted

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

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
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 has been used: yes
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.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

700010086

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2019/S 200-487363 of 23.4.2020

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

8.6.2020 – 23:59
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.

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.The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

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.

IMPORTANT: This requirement is being conducted as a Division into Lots. There are Four Lots. Potential Suppliers can submit bids for any single Lot or combination of Lots.
NOTE: In reference to Section IV.3.4) ‘Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate’ – the deadline for responses is 8th June 2020, 23:59 BRITISH SUMMER TIME (BST)
NOTE: The access code for the DPQQ is 9A9F4M6944.
Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk.

You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.
Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: 9A9F4M6944.
Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.
Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing support@contracts.mod.uk or Telephone 0800 282 324.

GO Reference: GO-202054-DCB-16489535

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Town: Bristol
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: damien.probert104@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 7341869415

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Town: Bristol
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: damien.probert104@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 7341869415

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Town: Bristol
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: damien.probert104@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 7341869415

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.5.2020