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Supplies - 161123-2019

05/04/2019    S68    Supplies - Voluntary ex ante transparency notice - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition 

United Kingdom-Bristol: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts

2019/S 068-161123

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Defence General Munitions (DGM) Project Team
Postal address: No 4115, Fir 1b, ABW
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK11
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Rebecca Logan
E-mail: DESWpnsDGM-ComrclMultiuser@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067988111

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.contracts.mod.uk

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

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Framework Agreement of repeat procurement of 60mm Mortar Bombs

Reference number: DGM/1941
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Placement of Framework Agreement with Hirtenberger Defence Systems for the procurement of 60 mm Mortar Bombs.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP
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:

Placement of an Framework Agreement with Hirtenberger Defence Systems for the procurement of 60 mm Mortar Bombs.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

2 years of Contract Options

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without publication of a contract notice
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons

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.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: DGM/1941

Framework Agreement of repeat procurement of 60mm Mortar Bombs

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Hirtenberger Defence Europe GmbH & Co Kg
Postal address: Leobersdorfer Strasse 31-33, A-2552
Town: Hirtenberger
NUTS code: UKK11
Country: Austria
E-mail: vicsteels@aol.com
Telephone: +44 2077952345
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 10 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

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.


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

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Defence General Munitions (DGM) Project Team
Postal address: Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1179132548
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: