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CBRN/00205 SONORIC.

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Delivery Team (CBRN DT)
#1342, Yew 3a, Neighbourhood 1, MoD Abbey Wood South
Contact point(s): Hannah Jones
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067988761
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence

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:
CBRN/00205 SONORIC.
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: Bristol, City of.

NUTS code UKK11

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Radiological protection equipment. Defence requires a new Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Individual Protective Equipment dermal protection capability that replaces the existing in-service equipment. The procurement strategy and subsequent contract will follow a lots based approach. The requirement is for: lot 1 - suits, lot 2 - gloves and lot 3 - boots and will therefore result in 3 separate contracts (unless the same tenderer wins 2 or more lots, in which case the contracts may be combined). The lots approach does not rule out the possibility that a single company could be contracted to provide two or more lots of the system.
Candidate lots will be tested on their individual performance and for interoperability with in-service defence equipment including respirators. Candidate lots will not be tested in conjunction with other lots, e.g. competing boots and suits will not have their integrated performance tested with each other. The Authority will evaluate the PQQ responses for each lot separately. Therefore, if a potential provider bids for more than one lot, the PQQ response given will be evaluated for each lot in a slightly different context. To ensure the successful integration between winning candidate lots the Authority accepts that minor integration adjustments may have to be made to the winning solution of lot 1 (suits). More information about the expected integration adjustments is contained in Annex B.1 (Lot No 1, Section 3. Quantity or Scope) of this Contract Notice.
For each lot, the contract will involve the purchase of equipment (i.e. suits, boots and gloves), training support and integrated logistic support.
The Authority shall set out the procurement process to be followed for each lot in the relevant Invitation to Negotiate.
The Authority, acting reasonably, may in the Invitation to Negotiate for each lot (whether in the specification or otherwise) preclude bidders from using, or require bidders to restrict or otherwise control the use of, certain chemicals in the manufacture or composition of the equipment or otherwise in the performance of the proposed contract, where and/or to the extent that such chemicals, their manufacture, placing on the market and their use are controlled by the REACH regulations. The Authority may therefore impose the same or stricter requirements than the REACH regulations and/or apply any relevant exemption or derogation from the REACH regulations to all or any part of the requirement.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35113200

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting
The tenderer has to indicate in the tender any share of the contract it may intend to subcontract to third parties and any proposed subcontractor, as well as the subject-matter of the subcontracts for which they are proposed
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 all 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:
The advertised contracts shall form enabling arrangements for the supply of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Individual Protective Equipment (IPE) dermal protection capability for a period of 5 years plus 1 year extension options to cover a maximum period of 8 years. There will be defined initial purchases followed by re-supply on a demand basis. There is also a requirement for training support and integrated logistic support. The specific IPE required is fully defined in the ‘Information About Lots’ section of this Contract Notice.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The initial contract period for each lot will be 5 years. There will also be 1 year extension options to take each contract up to a maximum period of 8 years in length. Therefore, each contract will be 5 firm years + 1 option year + 1 option year + 1 option year.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 96 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Suits
1)Short description
Defence requires an enabling arrangement for the supply of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Individual Protective Equipment dermal protection capability in the form of a suit.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35113200

3)Quantity or scope
The advertised suit contract shall form an enabling arrangement for the supply of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Individual Protective Equipment (IPE) dermal protection capability for a period of 5 years plus 1 year extension options to cover a maximum period of 8 years. There will be defined initial suit purchases followed by re-supply on a demand basis. There is also a requirement for training support and integrated logistic support.
The suit solution must:
a) be an over suit design;
b) comprise of two pieces (i.e. jacket and trousers) with no detachable components e.g. hood;
c) have full length sleeves;
d) have full length trouser legs;
e) be interoperable with specified in-service capabilities;
f) interface with the defence General Service Respirator and other defence respirators whilst maintaining the required level of protection;
g) provide protection against CBRN threats and hazards;
h) provide dermal protection over the whole of the body including head and neck and excluding the areas protected by the respirator, gloves and boots;
i) be compatible with defence decontamination drills;
j) be able to operate for specified periods of use in a specified CBRN contaminated environment;
k) minimise physiological (thermal and movement) and psychological burden;
l) allow the user to operate for prolonged periods of time;
m) allow the user to operate effectively in a variety of climatic conditions;
n) allow the user to operate in a variety of land, air and maritime operational scenarios;
o) have a training solution;
p) minimise logistic burden and integrate with the current defence logistic supply chain;
q) have a high degree of availability throughout the lifetime of the capability;
r) have the ability to be stored, deployed, operated and sustained safely, so far as reasonably practicable;
s) allow for the safe disposal of waste products and uncontaminated items.
There is a requirement for the suits to be made to defence specified print and colour patterns (the print and colour patterns will be specified at the Invitation to Negotiate stage of the competition). The expected integrated logistic support to be provided by the Contractor will cover areas including, but not limited to, the provision of technical documentation (such as user manuals); NATO codification; managing obsolescence and training support. Further information will be provided at the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) stage of the competition.
Within the first 4 years of the contract, there are likely to be initial purchase quantities of suits within the following range to enable the Authority to meet Full Operating Capability:
56 800 - 105 600.
These purchase quantities are likely to be procured in various batch sizes throughout the first 4 years of the contract to enable the Authority to meet Early Operating Capability, Initial Operating Capability and Full Operating Capability. The initial purchase quantities stated above include the purchase of suits for training purposes as well as the purchase of suits for operational purposes.
Following Full Operating Capability, purchases of suits for operational and training purposes will be purchased via an enabling arrangement to enable training and operational sustainment. This enabling arrangement will exist for the remainder of the maximum potential life of the contract (i.e. up to year 8) and purchases quantities are likely to fall within the following range:
800 - 24 000 suits per year.
There may also be a requirement throughout the duration of the contract to provide support to surge requirements.
Tenderers will be required to provide suit and material samples during the ITN stage to enable Authority testing during the competition. Around 40 suits will be required of various sizes and 5m of full width cloth (assumed to be 3.25m wide). The exact sample requirement will be defined in the ITN documentation. Please note that the Authority will not pay for these samples and that sample requirements may increase if the Authority has to revert to rounds of negotiation. Some of the samples will be destroyed during the testing, some may be returned unused and some may be returned in a used state. The Tenderer will be provided with some or all of the test data obtained in respect of the samples provided.
Please note that the quantities of purchases provided in this Contract Notice are estimates. The Authority reserves the right to revise actual numbers prior to the ITNs being issued to down-selected suppliers.
Minor integration adjustments:
The winner of the suits lot may be required to modify his solution to ensure maximum integration with the winning solutions of the gloves and boots lots and to ensure maximum interoperability with in-service defence equipment. The minor integration adjustments are likely to rectify the following (please note that this list is not exhaustive):
1. Small deficits in performance relating to integration with defence in-service body mounted equipment e.g. suit hood with respirator;
2. Potential integration deficiencies between the SONORIC winning solutions from each lot i.e. between the suits, gloves and boots;
3. Functional and cosmetic changes to improve usability e.g. position and size of pockets.
The maximum price chargeable by the winning suit tenderer for such adjustments will be 400 000 GBP. This figure is an all-inclusive price for the minor integration adjustments described above. None of the other prices tendered will change as a result of the minor integration adjustments described above. Should the winning suit tenderer fail to comply with the minor integration adjustment stipulations described above, the Authority reserves the right to revert to the second placed tenderer.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 96 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Prospective suppliers may submit a response to 1, 2 or all 3 of the lots advertised in this Contract Notice. Candidates should submit a single PQQ response and indicate in their response which lots they are tendering for.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Gloves
1)Short description
Defence requires an enabling arrangement for the supply of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Individual Protective Equipment dermal protection capability in the form of gloves.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35113200

3)Quantity or scope
The advertised glove contract shall form an enabling arrangement for the supply of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Individual Protective Equipment (IPE) dermal protection capability for a period of 5 years plus 1 year extension options to cover a maximum period of 8 years. There will be defined initial glove purchases followed by re-supply on a demand basis. There is also a requirement for training support and integrated logistic support.
The glove solution must:
a) be compatible with hand operated equipment;
b) be compatible with a full length sleeve jacket;
c) not hinder the use of hand held weapons;
d) maintain a usable level of dexterity;
e) provide protection against CBRN threats and hazards;
f) be compatible with defence decontamination drills;
g) be able to operate for specified periods of use in a specified CBRN contaminated environment;
h) minimise physiological (thermal and movement) and psychological burden;
i) be interoperable with specified in-service capabilities;
j) allow the user to operate effectively in a variety of climatic conditions;
k) allow the user to operate in a variety of land, air and maritime operational scenarios;
l) be compatible with a variety of in-service capabilities;
m) have a training solution;
n) minimise logistic burden and integrate with the current defence logistic supply chain;
o) have a high degree of availability throughout the lifetime of the capability;
p) have the ability to be stored, deployed, operated and sustained safely, so far as reasonable practicable;
q) allow for the safe disposal of waste products and uncontaminated items.
The expected integrated logistic support to be provided by the Contractor will cover areas including, but not limited to, the provision of technical documentation (such as user manuals); NATO codification; managing obsolescence and training support. Further information will be provided at the ITN stage of the competition.
Within the first 4 years of the contract, there are likely to be initial purchase quantities of pairs of gloves within the following range to enable the Authority to meet Full Operating Capability:
71 000 - 132 000.
These purchase quantities are likely to be procured in various batch sizes throughout the first 4 years of the contract to enable the Authority to meet Early Operating Capability, Initial Operating Capability and Full Operating Capability. The initial purchase quantities stated above include the purchase of gloves for training purposes as well as the purchase of gloves for operational purposes.
Following Full Operating Capability, purchases of gloves for operational and training purposes will be via an enabling arrangement to enable training and operational sustainment. This enabling arrangement will exist for the remainder of the maximum potential life of the contract (i.e. up to year 8) and the purchase quantities are likely to fall within the following range:
1 000 - 30 000 pairs of gloves per year.
There may also be a requirement throughout the duration of the contract to provide support to surge requirements.
Tenderers will be required to provide sample gloves during the ITN stage to enable Authority testing during the competition. Around 38 pairs of gloves will be required of various sizes and a further 23 pairs of gloves or equivalent material area in flat form. The exact sample requirement will be defined in the ITN documentation. Please note that the Authority will not pay for these samples and that sample requirements may increase if the Authority has to revert to rounds of negotiation. Some of the samples will be destroyed during the testing, some may be returned unused and some may be returned in a used state. The Tenderer will be provided with some or all of the test data obtained in respect of the samples provided.
Please note that the quantities of purchases provided in this Contract Notice are estimates. The Authority reserves the right to revise actual numbers prior to the ITNs being issued to down-selected suppliers.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 96 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Prospective suppliers may submit a response to 1, 2 or all 3 of the lots advertised in this Contract Notice. Candidates should submit a single PQQ response and indicate in their response which lots they are tendering for.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Boots
1)Short description
Defence requires an enabling arrangement for the supply of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Individual Protective Equipment dermal protection capability in the form of boots.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35113200

3)Quantity or scope
The advertised boots contract shall form an enabling arrangement for the supply of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Individual Protective Equipment (IPE) dermal protection capability for a period of 5 years plus 1 year extension options to cover a maximum period of 8 years. There will be defined initial purchases followed by re-supply on a demand basis. There is also a requirement for training support and integrated logistic support.
The boot solution must:
a) be worn over the in-service combat boots;
b) provide protection against CBRN threats and hazards;
c) be compatible with defence decontamination drills;
d) be able to operate for specified periods of use in a specified CBRN contaminated environment;
e) minimise physiological (thermal and movement) and psychological burden;
f) allow the user to operate for prolonged periods of time;
g) allow the user to operate effectively in a variety of climatic conditions;
h) allow the user to operate in a variety of Land, Air and Maritime operational scenarios;
i) be interoperable with specified in-service capabilities;
j) have a training solution;
k) minimise logistic burden and integrate with the current defence logistic supply chain;
l) have a high degree of availability throughout the lifetime of the capability;
m) have the ability to be stored, deployed, operated and sustained safely, so far as reasonably practicable;
n) allow for the safe disposal of waste products and uncontaminated items.
The expected integrated logistic support to be provided by the Contractor will cover areas including, but not limited to, the provision of technical documentation (such as user manuals); NATO codification; managing obsolescence and training support. Further information will be provided at the ITN stage of the competition.
Within the first 4 years of the contract, there are likely to be initial purchase quantities of pairs of boots within the following range to enable the Authority to meet Full Operating Capability:
56 800 - 105 600.
These purchase quantities are likely to be procured in various batch sizes throughout the first 4 years of the contract to enable the Authority to meet Early Operating Capability, Initial Operating Capability and Full Operating Capability. The initial purchase quantities stated above include the purchase of boots for training purposes as well as the purchase of boots for operational purposes.
Following Full Operating Capability, purchases of boots for operational and training purposes will be purchased via an enabling arrangement to enable training and operational sustainment. This enabling arrangement will exist for the remainder of the maximum potential life of the contract (i.e. up to year 8) and the purchase quantities are likely to fall within the following range:
800 - 24 000 pairs of boots per year.
There may also be a requirement throughout the duration of the contract to provide support to surge requirements.
Tenderers will be required to provide sample boots during the ITN stage to enable Authority testing during the competition. Around 38 pairs of boots will be required of various sizes and a further 21 pairs of boots or equivalent material area in flat form. The exact sample requirement will be defined in the ITN documentation. Please note that the Authority will not pay for these samples and that sample requirements may increase if the Authority has to revert to rounds of negotiation. Some of the samples will be destroyed during the testing, some may be returned unused and some may be returned in a used state. The Tenderer will be provided with some or all of the test data obtained in respect of the samples provided.
Please note that the quantities of purchases provided in this Contract Notice are estimates. The Authority reserves the right to revise actual numbers prior to the ITNs being issued to down-selected suppliers.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 96 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Prospective suppliers may submit a response to 1, 2 or all 3 of the lots advertised in this Contract Notice. Candidates should submit a single PQQ response and indicate in their response which lots they are tendering for.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The Authority reserves the right to require an indemnity, guarantee or bank bond if the supplier does not meet the required standard for economic and financial standing.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payment will follow delivery and acceptance of the goods, works or services.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
If a group of economic operators submits a bid, the group must nominate a lead organisation to deal with the Authority. The Authority shall require the group to form a legal entity before entering into the contract.
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:
Tenderers must have at least one employee with a valid personal security clearance to enable them to view classified information up to the level of UK SECRET. This is to enable them to come to Authority or other valid security cleared premises to view essential documentation which will be provided at the Invitation to Negotiate stage for each lot. UK personnel holding a valid Baseline Personal Security Standard as verified by their parent company may also be permitted to view the UK SECRET level information, but this will be decided on a case by case basis. Tenderers must ensure that at least one employee has the valid personal security clearance to enable them to view classified information up to the level of UK SECRET by 1.8.2017.
The Authority reserves the right to incorporate a Security Aspects Letter into the contract, in addition to other security related terms and conditions. The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or governmental policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by a Security Aspects Letter, the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of the Security Aspects Letter to reflect any changes in national law or governmental policy whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies or otherwise.
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
Candidates which do not yet hold security clearance may obtain such clearance until: 1.8.2017
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.
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: (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.
At least two years audited accounts (if available) or equivalent must be submitted as part of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire response. The Authority reserves the right to request further financial information following receipt of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire response.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: A financial assessment will be undertaken on the supplier's financial status. An overall pass / fail judgement will be made after considering areas such as turnover, profit, net assets, liquidity, gearing and capacity. This assessment will include the Parent company where applicable. An independent financial assessment obtained from a reputable credit rating organisation may be utilised as part of this process. Potential providers will be assessed financially against all lots they apply for.
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
(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
(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
(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
(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)
As requested at the a) Pre-Qualification Questionnaire stage and b) The Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) stage for those companies down-selected to participate in the ITN stage.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required
Demonstration of capability and capacity to deliver the advertised requirement in the supplier's Pre-Qualification Questionnaire response.

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:
The Authority is seeking compliant responses to this PQQ that pass and/or meet a score of 3 or above for each question. With regard to questions with a pass or fail criteria, where a potential provider receives a fail for any question, he will be excluded from further rounds of tendering. With regard to questions with a 0 - 5 score, whilst the Authority is seeking full compliance (3 or above) for each question, it reserves the right to take through to further rounds of tendering potential providers who receive a score of 2 for up to no more than 5 questions. Where a potential provider receives a score of 1 or 0 for any question, he will be excluded from further rounds of tendering.
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
Negotiated
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Interested suppliers are required to complete the PQQ to provide information that allows the Authority to evaluate the supplier's capacities and capabilities against the selection criteria set out at Sections III.2.1), III.2.2) and III.2.3) of this Contract Notice.
The Authority will use the PQQ response to create a shortlist of tenderers who:
(1) are eligible to participate under Section III.2.1) of this Contract Notice;
(2) fulfil any minimum standards under Sections III.2.2) and III.2.3) of this Contract Notice; and
(3) best meet in terms of capacity and capability the selection criteria set out Sections III.2.2) and III.2.3) of this Contract Notice.
The range given at section IV.1.2 is a guide, the Authority reserves the right to revise this.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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 Negotiate.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
CBRN/00205
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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
26.4.2017 - 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
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

Electronic Trading

Potential suppliers must note the mandatory requirement for electronic trading using the Contracting, Purchasing and Finance (CP&F) electronic procurement tool. All payments for Contractor Deliverables under the Contract shall only be made via CP&F. You can find details on CP&F at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mod-contracting-purchasing-and-finance-e-procurement-system.

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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 or Telephone 0800 282 324.

GO Reference: GO-2017315-DCB-9806449.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Delivery Team (CBRN DT)
Bristol
United Kingdom

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:
15.3.2017