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08/03/2016    S47

Denmark-Ballerup: Military electronic systems

2016/S 047-078123

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: The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO)
Postal address: Lautrupbjerg 1-5
Town: Ballerup
Postal code: 2750
Country: Denmark
For the attention of: Rikke Løber-Meincke
Telephone: +45 72571141

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: Mercell Danmark A/S
Postal address: Østre Stationsvej 33, Vestfløjen
Town: Odense
Postal code: 5000
Country: Denmark
Telephone: +45 63133700
Internet address:

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:
Remote Controlled Weapon Stations.
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:
Technical dialog /market survey:
The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (hereinafter referred to as DALO) plans to invite tenders for a framework agreement regarding the acquisition of Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (hereinafter referred to as RCWS) and is therefore looking for information on how to structure a possible future tender. As a part of the preparation DALO would like to invite potential contractors to discussions (technical dialogue, cf. preamble 49 to the Defence and Security Sector Directive) regarding the framework agreement for the purpose of gathering information to be used for the preparation of tender documents.
The purpose of this request for information (RFI) is to understand how the best possible tender can be arranged both for DALO and the suppliers according to the EC regulations. It should be stressed that this notice is not a call for tender and participation in the discussions will not be required for later participation in the possible future tender.
The discussions are currently expected to take place in the period from the date of dispatch of this notice until May 2016. DALO plans to conduct the discussions via Mercell Sourcing Services, however, DALO may decide to host meetings with participants.
DALO wishes to enter a framework agreement regarding the acquisition of RCWS, including a sustainment agreement covering spare parts and technical support. By a RCWS DALO understands a complete weapon station consisting of 3 main components a) the part outside the vehicle exclusive of weapon and sensors (the base) b) sensors or sensor package and c) the man machine interface (MMI) with display, control handle(s) and other controls. DALO also wishes with this RFI to explore the possibilities of entering a framework agreement that covers RCWS for the Danish Army, Navy and Special Forces.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35700000 Military electronic systems, 35720000 Intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
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 purchaser is using Mercell Sourcing Services for this RFI, to notify your interest and get access to any documents you must copy and paste the following link into the address part on your browser

If your not a lincesee of Mercell Denmark A/S, fill out a registration for your company. The registration is required for your participation and is free of charge. After sending the registration you have free access to all documents. You will receive access codes to during normal working hours and can then access the RFI documents. For the discussions DALO has prepared a Request for Information Questionnaire where the potential contractors are asked to give their opinion on commercial and technical matters. DALO would like to strongly encourage the potential contractors to obtain the questionnaire via Mercell Sourcing Service, please see Annex A.I, and return it in filled out form — preferably in English and no later than 1.4.2016.

DALO may arrange subsequent technical dialogue meetings with participants in order to gain further insight into the information obtained from the RFI questionnaire.
Potential contractors are kindly made aware, that aside from the Request for Information, no further information regarding the tender material, documents, conditions or the tender procedure is available prior to the publication of the contract notice. DALO emphasizes that this notice is not a call for pre-qualification applications, and participation in the discussions will not be required for pre-qualification in the coming call for tenders. It should furthermore be stressed that replies given during the period of discussion will not in any way be part of any later assessment.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: