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The Authority has a requirement for a dual-layered hearing protection solution to form part of the Tactical Hearing Protection System (THPS) project. The solution should consist of a circum aural (over-ear) electronic level dependent headset that ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Soldier Training and Special Programmes
Elm 3c. #4325, Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sue Towell
Telephone: +44 1179134502
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKK11

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Tactical Hearing Protection System Specialist User+ (THPS SU+).

Reference number: SSP/00207
II.1.2)Main CPV code
18143000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority has a requirement for a dual-layered hearing protection solution to form part of the Tactical Hearing Protection System (THPS) project. The solution should consist of a circum aural (over-ear) electronic level dependent headset that provides both hearing protection and two-way communications by integrating with current MOD radios, and an in-ear moisture resistant plug that should integrate seamlessly and not interfere with the headset to offer a complete system. The system should ensure that the MOD can offer dual-layered hearing protection that is fully compliant with the Control of Noise At Work Regulations (CNAWR) 2005.

This PIN is to alert the market to the potential future requirement and is not a formal request for Expression of Interest (EOI). A Contract Notice and Dynamic PQQ is planned to be issued in October 2017 to request EOIs which shall reference this PIN.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK11
Main site or place of performance:

Bristol, City of.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Authority has a requirement for a dual-layered hearing protection solution to form part of the Tactical Hearing Protection System (THPS) project. The solution should consist of a circum aural (over-ear) electronic level dependant headset that provides both hearing protection and two-way communications by integrating with current MOD radios, and an in-ear moisture resistant plug that should integrate seamlessly and not interfere with the headset to offer a complete system. The system should ensure that the MOD can offer dual-layered hearing protection that is fully compliant with the Control of Noise At Work Regulations (CNAWR) 2005.

This PIN is to alert the market to the potential future requirement and is not a formal request for Expression of Interest (EOI). A Contract Notice and Dynamic PQQ is planned to be issued in October 2017 to request EOIs which shall reference this PIN.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
09/10/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)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

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.

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Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: HB34UD4SY3.

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-10853076.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
17/08/2017