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/entity: DGM/1776 - Enhanced Blast Grenade.

Prior information notice for contracts in the field of defence and security

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Defence General Munitions (DGM) Project Team
#4115, Fir 1b, ABW
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067983951
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: www.mod.uk

Further information can be obtained from: 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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
DGM/1776 - Enhanced Blast Grenade.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
UKK11
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Authority has a possible future requirement to procure an Enhanced Blast Grenade (EBG) for use in the dismounted close combat role. The grenade should be hand thrown/deployed in the primary role and must provide a neutralising effect against combatants with a disruptive capability against IEDs and infrastructure.
The prospective 3 year contract would include the delivery of sufficient quantities in year 1 to meet an initial operating capability of 200 operational grenades plus any additional requirement for the completion of Safety and Suitability in Service (S3) trials and testing. Training variants may be required to qualify the user. Quantities for years 2 and 3 will maintain an operational stockpile of 500 with an annual training consumption of 300.
Any solutions should meet MoD policy and be safe and suitable for international transportation in all current in-service air, land and sea logistic platforms.
Should this requirement proceed, a Contract Notice will be published and respondents will be invited to complete an online Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) which will be measured against selected criteria in terms of commercial and technical requirements.
The technical requirement will be base lined against the current in-service models as well as specific user requirements. The PQQ will include questions in the following categories: Climatic and Environment; Blast/Impluse Pressure; Target Effect; Sensitivity; System and Design Safety; Human Factors; Deployability; Training; Sustainment; Policy and Legal; Capability Resilience and Reliability.
The weighting will be released within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire to denote Key User Requirements, Mandatory, Priority 1 and Priority 2 requirements. Evidence will be required to demonstrate the ammunition can meet the Authorities requirements set. Any additional trials the Authority require to be undertaken will require sample ammunition at the contractor's cost.
On award of the contract, the supplying contractor will be responsible for obtaining full qualification and maintenance of this qualification through the duration of the Contract to the Authorities requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, MoD Safety and Suitability for Service (S3) trials to assess the products suitability with regard to the manufacture to disposal sequence (MoD may terminate the contract if any safety concerns become apparent). Any resultant product procured as a result of this PIN will be subject to the relevant Quality Assurance Standards.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35331300

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.3.2017
II.7)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
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 GO Reference: GO-2016119-DCB-9086271.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
9.11.2016