Supplies - 36646-2016

03/02/2016    S23    - - Supplies - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure 

United Kingdom-Bristol: Armoured military vehicles

2016/S 023-036646

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Operational Support Programmes (OSP)
Spruce 2a, #1309, MOD Abbey Wood
Contact point(s): PMVP FUTURE COM1
For the attention of: Mr David Pembry
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067935969
E-mail: DESLEOSP-PMVP-SUPENGMNT@MOD.UK

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/entities
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 and Support of a Multi-Role Vehicle Protected (MRV-P) Troop Carrying Vehicle (TCV) and Future Protected Battlefield Ambulance (FPBFA).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UKK11

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Armoured military vehicles. Repair and maintenance services of military vehicles. Armoured military vehicles. Repair and maintenance services of military vehicles. The provision and in-service support (including but not limited to spares, repairs, PDS and ad-hoc tasking) Protected Mobility (PM) vehicles capable of providing a ‘Troop carrying’ and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PHEC) and Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) ambulance capability of a modern design. In addition, the Contractor will be required to integrate UK Armed Forces specific mission equipment with the vehicles.
Multi Role Vehicle — Protected (MRV-P) Troop Carrying Vehicle (TCV) and Future Protected Battlefield Ambulance (FPBFA) are intended to be based on a common base platform with sufficient flexibility to satisfy a number of roles. The TCV and FPBFA variants will support the rapidly deployable forces (i.e. first-in, airborne or amphibious capability) as well as the regular armed forces. TCV and FPBFA must therefore provide protected mobility against real world scenarios encountered by military forces conducting Global Operations.
As core equipment, TCV and FPBFA shall have an in-service life of at least 25 years. It is intended that the TCV variant will provide the base platform to satisfy wider requirements which include but are not limited to EOD, RMP, Engineer Support, and Gun Limber. Any requirements for these variants will be completed via Ad Hoc Tasking, post Contract Award.
In order to achieve a Planning Assumption for Service Entry (PASE) date during 2019, the TCV and FPBFA capability is expected to be based on Military off the Shelf (MOTS) mature platforms of modern design capable of incorporating the required Personnel and Medical mission fits.
Whilst a detailed requirements document will be released as part of the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN), the following should be considered as general characteristics of a vehicle suitable to meet the TCV and FPBFA requirement.
Occupants FPBFA:
— 1 x Driver;
— 1 x Commander;
— 6 x Personnel ( FPBFA) — Combination of permanent seating for 2 x Medical Attendants seated at the head of the stretcher and ability to transport 2 stretchered casualties or 1 stretchered casualty and 3 Seated Casualties and combinations thereof.
Occupants TCV:
— 1 x Driver;
— 1 x Commander;
— 6 x Seated Passengers (TCV).
Human Factors Integration (HFI)
— FPBFA must allow Medical Attendants to carry out a number of medical tasks while the vehicle is stationary and in motion.
Capacity:
— Must have sufficient capacity to carry occupants and personal equipment, UK mission systems, Complete Equipment Schedule (CES) and appropriate medical equipment for FPBFA.
Dimensions:
— Max width 2 500 mm;
— Max Height 2 650 mm (transit mode).
Transportability:
— Must be capable of being transported by land, sea and air (including but not limited to A400M and C17) with minimal preparation. There is no requirement to transport under slung by rotary wing aircraft.
Mobility:
— Must have ≥ Medium Mobility load carrying classification.
Survivability:
— To provide threshold protection to the occupants from ballistic threat at ≥ Stanag Level 2 and blast threat at ≥ Stanag Level 2.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35410000, 50630000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The Authority is considering the purchase of around 150 TCV and 80 FPBFA vehicles including 12 simulators initially (precise number to be finalised and advised in the tender documents) along with 5 years of associated support. The initial contract for delivery and initial support is expected to be of around 7 years duration. It is also expected that irrevocable contractual options will be required for additional vehicle quantities (in increments up to a total of around 300 TCV and 300 FPBFA) and support covering a period of 25 years. The ranging and scaling of support may vary through the life of the contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 170 000 000 and 2 000 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The Authority intends to seek irrevocable options to include:
— Additional numbers of vehicles (to be defined) in batch buys but which may not run concurrently with the initial purchase;
— Additional blocks of 5 yr Support Packages (up to a maximum of 25 years).
Exercise of these options will be at the Authority's sole discretion and subject to the contract continuing to demonstrate best value and required performance against Key Performance Indicators. Ranging and scaling of support may vary through the life of the contract.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 300 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.4.2018. Completion 31.3.2044

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Parent or Bank guarantees may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be detailed in the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
If a group of economic operators wish to submit a bid, the group must nominate a lead organisation to deal with the Authority, tender and negotiate the contract. The group must form a legal entity prior to entering into the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of 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. The tender and contract documents will be accompanied by a Security Aspects Letter and the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of the Security Aspects Letter 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.
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
Candidates which do not yet hold security clearance may obtain such clearance until: 1.4.2018
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation

Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 39(1) of Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 39(2) of Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (see also Regulation 23(2) in the DSPCR 2011) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#dspr

Candidates will be required to sign a declaration confirming whether they do or do not have any of the listed criteria as part of the pre-qualification process.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 39(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest (including defence and security factors) for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 39(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
Potential Tenderers must demonstrate their Capability and Capacity in accordance with the attached DPQQ with this advert.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from the economic operator's bankers 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) where appropriate, a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years of the economic operator, of: (i) the overall turnover of the business of the economic operator; and (ii) where appropriate, the turnover in respect of the work, works, goods or services which are of a similar type to the subject matter of the contract;
Potential Tenderers must demonstrate their Capability and Capacity in accordance with the attached DPQQ to this advert. For this requirement Contractors must demonstrate their financial stability in accordance with the defined criteria in the DPQQ.
III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity

Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) in the case of a supply contract requiring the siting or installation of goods, a services contract or a works contract, the economic operator's technical ability, taking into account in particular that economic operator's skills, efficiency, experience and reliability.
Potential tenderers must demonstrate their Capability and Capacity in accordance with the attached DPQQ to this advert.
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
Negotiated
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 3 and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Interested suppliers are required to adequately demonstrate compliance against Part 1 and if successful will then be scored against Part 2 of the attached DPQQ. The Authority intends to take the 6 highest scored compliant bids into the ITN phase.
The Authority intends to conduct iterative tendering.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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 has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
PMVP/31000
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
13.3.2016 - 23:59
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
1.4.2016
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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:
Assessment phase trials (defined in the ITN documentation) will be used to provide quantitative evidence against certain compliance statements made within your bids. Your proposed platforms must be available by around December 2016 for a minimum period of 3 months and the Authority intends to purchase and blast test 1 representative vehicle. The UK Armed Forces specific mission equipment will not be required to be integrated at this time, however the vehicle's ability to accommodate UK Armed Forces specific mission equipment will be assessed. Performance at these trials will be reflected in your bid scores.
Due to the nature of this project it is not assessed as suitable in its entirety for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), however opportunities may exist at the sub-contracting level, and the Authority will publish in the Defence Contracts Online a Contract Bidders Notice listing the details of those companies being issued an ITN.

Suppliers interested in working with the UK Ministry of Defence should register on the MOS 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 that 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 April 2014 the government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is a 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 Authority reserves the right to amend and condition related to the 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. Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect the 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: OJEU/DCB.
Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: 99N9N337GB. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 13.3.2016 23:59. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite 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 call 0800 282 324. GO Reference: GO-201621-DCB-7693611.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, OSP Programme Management Office (PGMO)
Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1179132548

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, OSP Programme Management Office (PGMO)

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

Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Operational Support Programmes (OSP)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
1.2.2016