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Shotgun System.

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Elm 3, NH4 #4325, MOD Abbey Wood, Filton
Contact point(s): Nick Clarke
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067937585
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:
Shotgun System.
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

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):
Weapons, ammunition and associated parts. The project covers the procurement of a shotgun with options to increase the shotgun capability and purchase further ammunition in the future, if needed. The shotgun must be capable of being used as a breaching device with one barrel and should be capable of changing its barrel in order to be accurate to a range of 100 metres. The shotgun will be bought initially as a breaching device with scope to add in additional capability at long range in the future dependent on need. It must be capable of firing a range of ammunition, (capable of accepting standard 3 inch shell length ammunition) and must be capable of holding at least 8 rounds and must be semi-automatic with adjustable gas.
The contract is for the initial procurement of 100 breaching shotguns that are fit for purpose, and safe and suitable for service to be delivered by March 2019. It will also cover the purchasing of technical publications (in AESPS format), a training T3 package, as well as an initial spares pack for agility in repairs and support during the training period.The contract will also include a provision for engineering support on a tasking Pro-Forma basis for the 3 years following delivery.
The contract will also include options to extend and purchase additional weapons including the longer range capability and additional spares and support.
Bidders will need to provide 10 weapons for user trials alongside their tender. Trials will test the full capability of the shotgun. Tenderers will be given a nominal contribution towards the cost of weapons but it is expected the majority of trial weapons will be returned to bidders.
Suppliers will be down selected from the PQQ to 6 operators who will be invited to tender. Following the phase 1 paper based evaluation, 3 bidders will be taken through to phase 2 user trials. The phase 1 evaluation is expected to be concluded in early January 2018 and it is essential that bidders selected to participate in phase 2 trials will have the weapons available in the UK for the trials by the end of February 2018. Failure to make the weapons available in time for the phase 2 trials will result in the bidder being excluded from further participation in the competition.
A separate competition will be run with Defence General Munitions (DGM) for the ammunition required for the Shotgun system.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35300000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
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:
Initial procurement of 100 and options for further weapons to be procured over subsequent years of the contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 450 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: - To procure additional weapons over subsequent years.
- Additional spares support package.
- Procure shotguns with longer range ability.
- Option to extend duration of the contract by 2 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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:
Payment will be made via the P2P system Contracting, Purchasing and Finance (CP&F).
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Not Applicable.
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:
Candidates which do not yet hold security clearance may obtain such clearance until: 9.10.2017
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
III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity
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
Envisaged minimum number 2 and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: ‘Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and / or documents for this opportunity are available on www.contracts.mod.uk. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to the Response Manager and add the following Access Code: XXXXXXX. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 18/09/2017 23:59. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite 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 .’

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.
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:
SSP/00200
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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
18.9.2017 - 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

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk.

You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.
Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: M934535Q6R.
Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
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-2017817-DCB-10853222.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Elm 3, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Elm, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Elm, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
17.8.2017