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Supply of lightweight bayonet.

Contract notice

Supplies

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Light weapons, Photographic & Batteries Project Team, DE&S
Elm 3c, #4326, MoD Abbey Wood
For the attention of: Jen Parish
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3067971094
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1179132923

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
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:
Supply of lightweight bayonet.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
Main place of delivery: Telford and Wrekin.

NUTS code UKG21

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Bayonets. Supply of lightweight bayonet.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35311300

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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
The Army has an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) for the supply of lightweight bayonets with an anticipated service life of 5 years from initial fielding. However, if the equipment proves to be successful, its life could be extended to up to 20 years. All proposed designs must have a clear path of being sustained and supported in service for that period in accordance with DEFSTAN 00-600 Integrated Logistic Support requirements.
Potential suppliers who believe they are able to meet these criteria must demonstrate in their expressions of interest how these Key user requirements, supportability and other stated criteria will be met by their proposal. Potential suppliers who do not provide sufficient evidence will not be invited to participate in pre-qualification. Each Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) will be permitted to propose one lightweight bayonet design.
The key user requirements are as follows:
1. The user requires a lightweight bayonet that shall be fitted to:
Threshold: L85A2 (SA80 IW) fitted with and without the L123A3 (UGL). L86A2 (SA80 LSW). L110 (LMG). L22A2 (SA80 Carbine). All weapons must be capable of completing a full BFM with the bayonet fitted.
Objective: L129A1 (sharpshooter);
2. The user requires a lightweight bayonet that shall not impair the operation of the following in service individual weapon mounted ancillaries:
Threshold: laser light module, laser target marker, down-grip, bipod, hand guards;
3. The user requires a lightweight bayonet that shall be interoperable with the Osprey MOLLE system.
Threshold: The Bayonet System is to be stable in all orientations when fitted to the MOLLE system.
The Bayonet System shall be able to be positioned on the body armour where it is easily accessible to left and right handed firers and shall not pose a threat of a secondary effect to the user from improvised explosive device explosions;
4. The user requires a lightweight bayonet that shall be seen to be a physical escalation of force when first fitted to the weapon.
Threshold: in normal daylight conditions, to be visible when viewed from the frontal arc at 25m.
Objective: in normal daylight conditions, to be visible when viewed from the frontal arc at 50m;
5. The User requires a lightweight bayonet that shall incapacitate a lightly protected adversary at or about arms length with a single blow to the torso area.
Threshold: The bayonet must be able to penetrate a coat/overcoat and still incapacitate the individual.
Objective: The bayonet must be able to penetrate a coat/overcoat, a standard UK Police stab vest and still incapacitate the individual;
6. The user requires a lightweight bayonet that, with the scabbard/sheath, shall weigh no more than:
Threshold: 0,250 kg.
Objective: 0,150 kg;
7. The user requires a lightweight bayonet that shall be capable of being used as an improvised mine prodder:
Threshold: able to detect, and not detonate, non-metallic, improvised explosive devices, at up to arms length (1m) and to a vertical depth of 10 cms;
8. The user requires a lightweight bayonet that shall be capable of repeatedly (x10):
Threshold: digging a circular hole, 100mm in diameter, in an improvised solid earth wall, up to 1m thick, without damage to the bayonet, when not fitted to the rifle.
Objective: digging a circular hole, 100mm in diameter, in an improvised solid earth wall, up to 1m thick, without damage to the bayonet, when fitted to the rifle. The rifle must retain its zero;
9. The user requires a lightweight bayonet that shall be able to be drawn from the scabbard and fitted to the designated weapons (See Ser 1) or removed from the said weapon and sheathed in the scabbard with a single, gloved hand (left or right) from the prone, kneeling and standing positions within:
Threshold: 10 seconds.
Objective: 3 seconds;
10. The user requires a lightweight bayonet that shall be able to be used in the following operational environments, by day and by night:
Threshold: Def Stan 00-35 Part 3, A1-3, B1-3, C1-2, M1-2. The lightweight bayonet must function safely and correctly in all environments.
Qualification of potential lightweight bayonet suppliers will be undertaken in 2 stages:
- Stage 1 - assessment of candidate suppliers’ competence, capability and capacity to undertake work of the scope, value and duration proposed,
- Stage 2 - assessment of the technical nature of up to six (6) of the proposed solutions, one per OEM, which will require physical presentation and assessment of candidate lightweight bayonets. The minimum acceptable level of technical product maturity for proposals is Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7, with the potential to reach TRL 8 within 2 months and TRL 9 within 4 months of initial assessment.
Suppliers who pass both stages of the pre-qualification will be taken forward for tendering and testing. Suppliers will be required to loan or supply free of charge six (6) lightweight bayonets for safety and suitability for service (S3) testing and for environmental user trials. Appropriate spares, ancillaries and support for these tests and trials will also be required free of charge. That support may include attendance at worldwide trials locations at short notice to support incident sentencing, inspect and rectify failures etc. Suppliers will be allowed access to the Soldier Reference Centre, Land Warfare Centre, Warminster, in order to ensure there is compatibility and inter-operability, between their proposed product and the weapons listed in the key user requirements.
There may be 2 or more rounds of tendering prior to selection of the preferred bidder, and an electronic reverse auction may be used. Selection of the preferred lightweight bayonet will be made on a "most economically advantageous” basis, taking into account technical compliance, demonstrated trials performance, reliability, whole life cost and other relevant factors to be defined in the invitation to tender.
The scope of supply in the invitation to tender for the lightweight bayonet will include:
- Supply an initial quantity of Lightweight Bayonets, anticipated to be between 12 000 and 16 000,
- Full delivery of this initial quantity commencing in July 2012 and concluding no later than November 2012,
- Firm-price options for the supply of additional Lightweight Bayonets and associated ancillaries up to a maximum of 27 500 and for 7 years duration from date of contract.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Firm-price options for the supply of additional lightweight bayonets and associated ancillaries up to a maximum of 27 500 and for 7 years duration from date of contract.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.7.2012. Completion 30.11.2012

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
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the Court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the Court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) Has been convicted by a judgement which has he force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by ay means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this section or has not supplied such information;
(h) Has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) Has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) Has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) Has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(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) A statement of the undertaking's overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
Evidence to be presented at pre-qualification as required by the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Evidence to be presented at pre-qualification as required by the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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
Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure Urgent operational requirement.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Potential suppliers' competence, capacity and capability to undertake the work required will be assessed using a pre-qualification questionnaire.
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 will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: 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:
LWPB 00091
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
11.11.2011 - 16:00
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.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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

Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk. The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

This notice is pursuant to procurement under Directive 2009/81/EC that has been transposed in the UK as the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011. Tracker reference: TKR-20111024-DCB-2718112. GO reference: GO-20111024-DCB-2718113.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Light weapons, Photographic & Batteries Project Team, DE&S

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Light weapons, Photographic & Batteries Project Team, DE&S

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

Light weapons, Photographic & Batteries Project Team, DE&S

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
24.10.2011
Note! Supplement
2012-08-08 UK-Bristol: bayonets 2012/S 151-251599