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Firearms. Procurement of breaching shotgun.

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United Kingdom-Bristol: Firearms

2020/S 203-495013

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Official name: Mark Williams
Postal address: #3260 MoD Abbey Wood, Cedar 2a
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mark Williams
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 3067987202

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:
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/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:

Procurement of Breaching Shotgun

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 Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area

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: 2 500 000 GBP

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

Firearms. Procurement of breaching shotgun.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35320000 Firearms

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

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: yes

II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Lot 1 is for long range shotgun solution and lot 2 is for short range shotgun solution. Lot 3 is for a shotgun solution that can do both long and short ranges. The estimated quantity is 240 units, split across lots 1 and 2 or total for lot 3. The exact split for lots 1 and 2 is unknown at this stage. Quantities are subject to review.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Long Range Breaching Shotgun

1)Short description

The authority requires a long-range shotgun at Technology Readiness Level 7, the system shall provide multiple effects consistently on targets at ranges from 100 m, compatible with current in-service sights with a chamber of 3 inches. The system shall include ArmaLite-15 configured user interface controls with the ability to reload in 10 seconds in all operational environments with system length no longer than 41 inches.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35320000 Firearms

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated 240 units across lots 1 and 2. This is subject to change.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 500 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

 

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Short Range Breaching Shotgun

1)Short description

The authority requires a breaching shotgun at Technology Readiness Level 7 the system shall provide multiple effects consistently on target sets at close range, compatible with current in-service sights with a chamber of 3 inches. The system shall include ArmaLite-15 configured user interface controls with the ability to reload in 10 seconds with overall system length no longer than 26 inches.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35320000 Firearms

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated 240 units across lots 1 and 2. This is subject to change.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 500 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

 

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Combined Solution Breaching Shotgun

1)Short description

The authority requires a combined shotgun to meet the long-range and breaching shotgun requirements at Technology Readiness Level 7 the system which shall provide multiple effects consistently on target sets at close range and beyond 100 m, compatible with current in-service sights with a chamber of 3 inches. The system shall include ArmaLite-15 configured user interface controls with the ability to reload in 10 seconds with overall system length no longer than 26 inches.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35320000 Firearms

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated 240 units in total for lot 3. This is subject to change.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 500 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

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:

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: The authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 39(1) of Directive 2009/81/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 39(2) of Directive 2009/81/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the DSPCR 2011) 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.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 39(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest (including defence and security factors) for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 39(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the authority.
Refer to DPQQ and supporting documentation.

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

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

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 and supporting documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Refer to DPQQ and supporting documentation.

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to DPQQ and supporting documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Refer to DPQQ and supporting documentation.

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 5 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 5 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:
— that person was not a contracting authority, and
— 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 3 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 and supporting documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required
Refer to DPQQ and supporting documentation.

Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Refer to DPQQ and supporting documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required
Refer to DPQQ and supporting documentation.

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:

700879368

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2020/S 141-348296 of 21.7.2020

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

30.11.2020 – 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

The Cyber Risk levels for Vanisher have been assessed as follows:
Lot 1: Low,
Lot 2: Low,
Lot 3: Low.
The associated risk assessment references (RAR or RA) are as follows:
Lot 1: A5YEFFFY,
Lot 2: ADNK8XUP,
Lot 3: FTK3J5BG.

Elements of the requirement are classified up to Secret UK eyes only (SUKEO) therefore all suppliers will need to be able to demonstrate that they hold or are able to obtain List X Status. Information relating to List X status can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/security-requirements-for-list-x-contractors

Note: please refer to the accompanying DPQQ and the supporting documents titled Design Safety Assessment (Generic Question Set). The Design Safety Assessment must be completed in order for each bid to be selected for assessment and possible inclusion at the Invitation to Tender (ITT) stage.
Please copy the following text into your contract notice. This will provide suppliers with the appropriate instruction to respond when you advertise this opportunity.
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VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: Mark Williams
Postal address: #3260 MoD Abbey Wood, CEdar 2a
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 3067987202

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Nicholas Harris
Postal address: #3260 MoD Abbey Wood, Cedar 2a
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 3067987202

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Official name: Mark Williams
Postal address: #3260 MoD Abbey Wood, Cedar 2a
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 3067987202

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.10.2020