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Supplies - 7566-2020

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08/01/2020    S5    Supplies - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Bristol: Vehicle bodies, trailers or semi-trailers

2020/S 005-007566

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, Land Concept and Assessment
Postal address: DE&S Land Concept and Assessment, MOD Abbey Wood, Elm 1a, #4140
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: James Till
Telephone: +44 3067981873

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:
Materiel Land Distribution 2025 (MDL25)
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:
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 has outlined a requirement for a replacement Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET). These will form an integral part of the MDL25 logistics vehicle programme. In due course MDL25 will provide the next generation of land materiel lift, bulk liquids and equipment transport deployable capability. The authority has been tasked with exploring the acquisition, support, and through-life service options for the HET capability.
As part of an options analysis, the authority is inviting industry to participate in a Preliminary Market Engagement (PME) survey in support of developing our acquisition strategy. Specifically, the authority seeks information from industry for the following reasons:
(i) establish the current market capability to deliver the authority’s requirements;
(ii) inform the acquisition strategy of the commercial off the shelf (COTS) or military off the shelf (MOTS) options;
(iii) understanding the costings for the capability;
(iv) appraise production and delivery timescales to the authority’s deadlines;
(v) explore the potential for future integration of new technologies as they become available.
Suppliers that are interested and wish to complete the PME Questionnaires are informed that they will be held on the Defence Share website:
Point of contact for this PME is Gary Newman. Suppliers should upload completed responses to Defence Share no later than the closing date 10.00 6.3.2020.
The purpose of this PIN is to alert industry to the Pre-Market Engagement (PME) activity only and does not in any way commit the authority to launch any formal procurement procedure.


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

34200000, 50100000, 35400000, 34223300, 73423000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.4.2021
II.7)Additional information:
The authority is inviting industry to register its interest to participate in a Preliminary Market Engagement (PME) exercise in order to gauge market interest in fulfilling the requirement, assist in the development of acquisition options and support the development of procurement models. This will be a non-competitive, information gathering exercise, where interested parties are invited to respond to providing either part of, or the whole capability.
Industry should not expect to assign significant resource into the upcoming exercise and any responses should be based on solutions that are already in-service. All work completed in response to the PME is at industry’s own risk.
The PME exercise will not represent a commitment by the authority to launch any formal procurement procedure, nor does it indicate that the authority has decided on its procurement options for this requirement. Furthermore, any participation in the PME exercise does not guarantee that you will be invited to participate in any future tender exercise.
Should the authority run a competition for this requirement, then participants will be selected via the normal routes (e.g. Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ)). The PME exercise forms part of our engagement with industry relating to this requirement and you should note we are conducting similar exercises with other potential suppliers.
No personal data is to be provided by anyone on any response submitted.

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-202016-DCB-15773603

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