Services - 425622-2016

02/12/2016    S233

United Kingdom-Bristol: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts

2016/S 233-425622

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, Land Equipment, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Postal address: Elm 3c, MOD, Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKG21 Telford and Wrekin
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 11791371094
Internet address(es):
Main address:
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

C8 Rifle Mid Life Improvement- Procurement of Additional Weapons.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
35300000 Weapons, ammunition and associated parts
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Weapons Ammunition and associated parts. C8 Rifle Mid Life Improvement - Procurement of additional L119A2 Assault Rifles.

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: 522 000.00 GBP
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21 Telford and Wrekin
Main site or place of performance:

Telford and Wrekin.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

C8 Rifle Mid Life Improvement-Procurement of Additional L119A2 Assualt Rifle Weapons.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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:
    • protection of exclusive rights, including intellectual property rights

The Dismounted Close Combat Team (DCC) part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) intends to award a contract to Colt Canada Corporation for the supply and purchase of additional quantities of L119A2 (C8) Assault Rifles to meet the demand of the increased sized fleet. The authority intends to exercise the option within the SSP/00010 contract to facilitate this requirement. This will increase the value of the current contract by 522 000 GBP to a total Value of 4 387 599 GBP.

Reason for award: As the Design Authority Colt Canada Corporation underwrite the design and performance integrity of the whole weapon it is therefore considered that this contract can be placed using the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice pursuant to Articles 28 (1)(e) and 28 (3)(a) of Directive 2009/8a EC Regulations 16(1)(a)(ii) and 16 (1)(b)(i) of the UK Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 for reasons associated with the protection of exclusive rights, to ensure compatibility with the current weapon and commonality across the fleet.

IV.1.3)Information about 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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2013/S 127-217971

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: SSP/00010
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: Colt Canada Corporation
Postal address: 1036 Wilson Avenue, Ontario
Town: Kitchener
NUTS code: UKG21 Telford and Wrekin
Postal code: N2C 1J3
Country: Canada
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: 4 387 599.00 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 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-20161130-DCB-9173301.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Town: Bristol
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: