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United Kingdom-Bristol: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Main address: www.contracts.mod.uk
Section II: Object
Framework Agreement of repeat procurement of 60mm Mortar Bombs
Placement of Framework Agreement with Hirtenberger Defence Systems for the procurement of 60 mm Mortar Bombs.
Bristol, City of
Placement of an Framework Agreement with Hirtenberger Defence Systems for the procurement of 60 mm Mortar Bombs.
2 years of Contract Options
Section IV: Procedure
The Defence General Munitions Team, part of UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), intends to place a procurement with Hirtenberger Defence Systems for 60 mm Mortar Ammunition. This will consist of an Framework Agreement of a duration of 3 years core with options to extend by up to 2 years, with a value of 10 000 000 GBP.
It is considered that this requirement can be placed using the Non-Competitive Negotiated Procedure pursuant to Article 28(1)(e) of Directive 2009/81/EC (Regulation 16(1)(a)(ii) of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011), for technical reasons.
Hirtenberger Defence Systems are the supplier of the original goods, and current stockpile, and have satisfied MoD standards for Safety and Suitability for Service. Hirtenberger have the technical knowledge and documentary evidence which is necessary for upholding the safety standards required by the MoD and therefore fulfil this requirement. No other supplier would be able to pass the Standards and Suitability for Service tests, containing the REACH compliant fuse that will be S3 qualified, within the timescales required by the MoD to fulfil this operational requirement.
Obtaining goods from any other supplier would result in incompatibility with the existing goods and create significant interoperability issues for the weapon system which this requirement supports.
Section V: Award of contract/concession
Section VI: Complementary information
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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-201942-DCB-14717572