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/entity: DGM/1827- Delay Detonators (Non-Electric).

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

Works

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
The contracting authority/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
DGM/1827- Delay Detonators (Non-Electric).
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Works
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
UKK11
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Detonators - non electric and non-electric delay.
Please note this requirement will be for non-electric detonators and not as the CPV code suggests.

Lots

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

24615000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 31.5.2017
II.7)Additional information:
1. The authority has a possible future requirement to procure a suite of shock tube detonator assemblies as part of a system of systems approach for a variety of demolition requirements across MoD. The requirements detailed below (henceforth referred to as the system) will include differing variants to meet training and operational objectives. The system is to be utilised by trained service personnel conducting specialist demolitions in a variety of environments. The system will be compatible with all existing military demolition explosives and accessories.
2. Requirement 1. Detonator Assembly, Non Electric. This requirement is for a suite of complete, sealed assemblies consisting of cap, shock tube and instant detonator. The suite will include single and dual detonator units. The suite should be percussion initiated via the DX10-U Shock Tube Initiator (or equivalent), or an integral striker mechanism. The requirement will include units from 5 m to 30 m in length either loose wound, or, housed in an integral containment or wrapping for ease of deployment or use. The suite should be demonstrable at TRL 9 for immediate operational use and will be used by trained service personnel conducting specialist demolitions in a variety of environments. Delivery quantities will vary dependant on unit length and function between 1 000-2 000 per unit in year 1 to meet an initial operating capability plus any additional requirement for the completion of any Safety and Suitability in Service (S3) trials and testing. Quantities for years 2 and 3 are expected to be between 500-1 500 for each variant with a similar sustained annual requirement of 500 for each variant in years 4 to 10.
3. Requirement 2. Detonator Assembly, Non Electric Delay. This requirement is for a suite of complete, sealed assemblies consisting of shock tube and delay detonator for the purpose of providing ‘at target’ delays for specialist demolition activities. The suite must include delays of 100 ms increments in the range of 100 ms to 500 ms with a minimum length of 4 meters. The suite should be at demonstrable at TRL 9 for immediate operational employment and will be used by trained service personnel conducting specialist demolitions of heavy structure targets in a similar manner to mining and quarrying industries. This requirement would include the delivery of sufficient quantities in year 1 to meet an initial operating capability of 300 of each variant plus any additional requirement for the completion of any Safety and Suitability in Service (S3) trials and testing. Quantities for years 2 and 3 are expected to be 150 of each variant with a sustained annual requirement of 50 in years 4 to 10.
4. Requirement 3. Detonator Assembly, Special Purpose. This requirement is for a suite of complete, sealed assemblies consisting of interface connector, shock tube and instant detonator for use with a bespoke MoD procured initiation device. The successful contractor will be required to utilise the interface connector as designed by the initiation device's Design Authority, fitted as an integral, fixed and sealed component of the final assembly. Details of the interface connector will be provided only to those organisations entering into an appropriate confidentiality agreement. The prospective 10 year contract will be aligned to the service dates of the initiation device; the estimated in service date is 2018. This would include the delivery of sufficient quantities in year 1 to meet an initial operating capability of 300 of each variant plus any additional requirement for the completion of any Safety and Suitability in Service (S3) trials and testing. Quantities for years 2 and 3 are expected to be 150 of each variant with a sustained annual requirement of 50 in years 4 to 10.
5. 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. Any associated packaging solution will be required to meet service standards or environmental protection, hermetic sealing and a target hazard classification code of 1.4S.
6. 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.
7. The technical requirement will be base lined against the current in-service models of detonators and shock tube detonator assemblies as well as specific user requirements. The PQQ will include questions in the following categories: Climatic and Environment; Target Effect; Sensitivity; System and Design Safety; Human Factors; Deployability; Training; Sustainment; Policy and Legal; Capability Resilience and Reliability.
8. The weighting will be released within the PQQ to denote Key User Requirements, Mandatory, Priority 1 and Priority 2 requirements. Evidence will be required to demonstrate the product can meet the Authorities requirements set. Any additional trials the Authority require to be undertaken will require sample ammunition at the contractor's cost.
9. 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.

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-20161221-DCB-9304251.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21.12.2016