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/entity: DGM/1858 - Manufacture and supply of Non service pattern light weapons ammunition.

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


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
For the attention of: Stephanie Macdonald
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +30 67983951

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

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
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/1858 - Manufacture and supply of Non service pattern light weapons ammunition.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
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 potential requirement to procure Non service pattern (NSPLW) Ammunition for light weapons. The ammunition will replace the ammunition currently in service and will undertake safety testing.
First delivery would be required in Oct 19 (FY 19/20)
The ammunition shall be safe and secure to transit within the non-operational and operational theatre in all UK military vehicles, maritime/littoral craft and ships and airframes. It should function safely and reliably over a service life of five years.
The ammunition shall function safely and correctly in the specified climatic conditions, during both day and night.
The procurement will include but not limited to Operational and Training ammunition. First delivery would be required in FY (Oct) 19/20
The technical requirements will be base-lined against the User and System Requirement Document and will include questions regarding: Battlefield Effect; Terminal Effect; Climatic and Environment; Munition Sensitivity; System and Design Safety; Interoperability; 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 ammunition suitability with regard to Manufacturer to Disposal sequence (MOD may terminate the Contract if any safety concerns become apparent) Any resultant munitions procured as a result of this expression of interest will be subject to the relevant Quality Assurance Standards.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 879 000 and 4 500 000 GBP


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


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.11.2017
II.7)Additional information:
Manufacture and supply of the following ammunition:
Round 0.357 Inch Magnum Semi Wadcutter 158 Grain,
Round 0.38 Inch Special Round Nose 158 Grain,
Round 9mm Ball Short L29A2,
Round 0.45 Inch Ball Auto Colt Pistol L1A1,
Round 5.45mm x 39mm Ball L1A1,
Round 7.62mm x 39mm Ball Short L53A2,
Round 7.62mm x 54mm Ball Long L55A2,
Round 9mm Ball L28A2 (Makarov),
Cartridge 7.62mm x 39mm Blank Short L31A2.

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:
Duration of Contract: 5 years Firm & 5 years option. GO Reference: GO-2017712-DCB-10616218.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: