Supplies - 232520-2017

17/06/2017    S115    - - Supplies - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Bristol: Electronic warfare systems and counter measures

2017/S 115-232520

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

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) Team
United Kingdom
Ash 2b #3133, MOD Abbey Wood
For the attention of: Alex Carvlin
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067984557
E-mail: desshipscomrcl-mewp@mod.uk

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)

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/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:
Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP): Electronic Warfare Countermeasures (EWCM) Request For Information (RFI) PIN # 9.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
UK
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:
This is the ninth in a series of PIN releases for the Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP) and the first for the Electronic Warfare Countermeasures (EWCM) project which forms part of it. Further information on the Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP) is set out in PIN Release Number #1 dated 01 March 2016 and PIN Release Number #5 dated 25th October 2016. Interested parties are encouraged to regularly check the MoD Defence Contracts Online for future updates on the Programme.
The purpose of this advert is to announce that the second stage of the Balanced Countermeasures Suite Study (BCM2) has initiated and DE&S are planning to issue a Request For Information (RFI), in the form of a questionnaire, via multiple channels, as part of its market research for EWCM. This is to gain a better understanding of potential technology currently available. The participation of small and medium sized enterprises and academia is actively encouraged. This RFI encompasses all Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs), from early developmental considerations to Commercial and Military Off The Shelf (COTS/MOTS) items and products available now or in the near future. It also includes key enabling technologies, for example solid state RF amplifier development. This is an opportunity for external organisations to inform the thinking behind MEWP EWCM roadmap, and forms an important strand of the MEWP EWCM planning activities.
The RFI will be hosted in the MEWP Data Room. Further information relating to the MEWP Data room can be found at MEWP PIN Release Number #7 dated 31st January 2017.
If you require access to the MEWP Data Room, where this RFI will be hosted, then please submit your request to DESShipsComrcl-MEWP@mod.uk in accordance with the registration process detailed in PIN#7. The deadline for submission of requests is 30th June 2017.
If you do not have access to the MEWP Data Room and would like a copy of the RFI, please submit your request to DESShipsComrcl-MEWP@mod.uk in accordance with the registration process detailed below. The deadline for submission of requests is 30th June 2017.
Please note that the MOD will be unable to accept more than one request per company. In the event that multiple requests are submitted the MOD will only process the first request received.
When registering you must include the following details:
a. Reference Number: MCS/4001
b. Pin Release Number: 9
c. Company name and registered number
d. A single point of contact details (email, telephone number, address and role within the company)
Please ensure to carefully check your registration request before submission because in the event any of the foregoing information is omitted or found to be incorrect, your request will be rejected and you will need to reapply.
A message confirming receipt of your request will be issued by the MOD within 2 business days, if you do not receive this confirmation mail please contact the MOD to check the status of your request.
Any general enquiries regarding MEWP may also be submitted to DESShipsComrcl-MEWP@mod.uk, Such enquiries must include the details described at a to d above.
An application to participate in response to this PIN does not guarantee that you will be included in any market engagement activity or activities advertised through future PINs, nor does a failure to respond to this PIN or a failure to participate preclude your participating in any market engagement advertised through future PINs. Each PIN must be responded to on an individual basis. Furthermore, a failure to respond to any or all of the PINs will not preclude you from responding to any invitation to tender/negotiate or such other procurement procedure as is applicable to the programme.
This activity does not constitute the initialisation or otherwise form part of any official procurement procedure.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 000 and 400 000 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35730000, 38115100, 35700000, 73426000, 31710000, 73100000, 73300000, 73436000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 31.12.2025
II.7)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.

From 2 April 2014 the Government has introduced its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

The MOD 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 MOD 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.
Advertising Regime DCO:- These contract opportunities are published in the MoD Defence Contracts Online.
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 support@contracts.mod.uk or Telephone 0800 282 324.

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:
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 GO Reference: GO-2017615-DCB-10428585.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15.6.2017