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11/07/2019    S132

United Kingdom-Bristol: Telescopic sights

2019/S 132-325599

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


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Soldier Training and Special Programmes
Postal address: NH3, Cedar 2a
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Jessica Cainey
Telephone: +44 3067939504

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

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
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:
Assault Rifle In-line Low Light Sight
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
UKK1 Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
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:
The Ministry of Defence is looking to award a 5-year contract for an Assault Rifle In-line Low Light Sight. The project covers the procurement of fused weapon mounted in line sight Night Vision Systems (NVS) with a capability that enables the dismounted close combat assault rifle operator to acquire and engage targets in low and zero light conditions, commensurate with the daylight performance of the current in-service weapon system and day sight. Included in the procurement will be a support package on an ad-hoc basis.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 30 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38633000 Telescopic sights

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 30.4.2020
II.7)Additional information:

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 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 Go Reference: GO-201978-DCB-15074876

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