UK-Bristol: Clothing made of coated or impregnated textile fabrics. (Defence)

Closed 12 days ago

DEFENCE CONTRACTS INTERNATIONAL/ MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
Value
19.8m GBP
Date published
Closed 41 days ago
Deadline
Closed 12 days ago
Categories
- None

Country
United Kingdom

OCID
ocds-0c46vo-0120-2370007643
Description

Type of document:

Contract Notice
Country
:

United Kingdom
UK-Bristol:

Clothing made of coated or impregnated textile fabrics.


I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Delivery Team (CBRN DT)
Abbey Wood, Bristol, BS34 8JH, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 967984388, Email:
caroline.mclaughlin108@mod.gov.uk
Contact:

Caroline McLaughlin
Main Address:

https://des.mod.uk/locations/bristol/
Further information can be obtained at:

As Above
Specifications and additional documents:

As Above
Applications must be sent to:

As Above

I.2)Type of the contracting authority and main activity or activities:
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.3) Main activity:
Defence

I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entity:
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities:

No


II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
Mk4a Suits - Surety of Supply

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
SUPPLIES
Purchase
Region Codes:

UK - UNITED KINGDOM

II.1.3)Framework agreements:
Not Provided

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase:
Clothing made of coated or impregnated textile fabrics. The Authority has a requirement to provide a surety of supply to the CBRN MK4a Individual Protective Equipment (IPE), a capability that is available for the whole force. The Mk4a is designed as an over suit to shed liquid chemical contamination and provide an acceptable level of Chemical Weapon (CW) vapour protection. The MK4a comprises of jacket and trousers. It forms part of a protective ensemble with the respirator, gloves, and over-boots.
The Authority requires the supplier to purchase and stockpile material used for MK4a suits. Should a need occur, the supplier will be expected to fulfill a large order within a short timeframe. The aim of this project is not to enhance the MK4a’s capability, only to maintain its performance requirement and to be able to order more of the same, if required. The assurance of the supply chain is paramount within this project; to be able to purchase and re-buy rapidly whilst not reducing its quality. Within the contract, the supplier will be expected to produce an annual batch of test suits to confirm they meet acceptable threat thresholds and quality standards.
The Mk4a must be able to inter-operate with all other components, including Gloves (Airboss Moulded Gloves), Boots (Moulded Airboss CBRN Lightweight Overboot) and Respirator (General Service Respirator).

II.1.6)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
18224000 - Clothing made of coated or impregnated textile fabrics.

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting:

The tenderer has to indicate in the tender any share of the contract it may intend to subcontract to third parties and any proposed subcontractor, as well as the subject-matter of the subcontracts for which they are proposed.
The tenderer has to indicate any change occurring at the level of subcontractors during the execution of the contract.
The contracting authority/entity may oblige the successful tenderer to award all or certain subcontracts through the procedure set out in Title III of Directive 2009/81/EC.
The successful tenderer is obliged to specify which part or parts of the contract it intends to subcontract beyond the required percentage and to indicate the subcontractors already identified.

II.1.8)Division into lots:
No

II.1.9)Variants will be accepted:
No

II.2)Quantity Or Scope Of The Contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope (including all lots, renewals and options):
Not Provided
Estimated value excluding VAT:

19,800,000
Currency:

GBP

II.2.2)Options:
Yes
If yes, description of these options: 3 individual option years on a 1+1+1 basis.
If known, Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
Duration in months:

36 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Renewals:
No

II.3)Duration Of The Contract Or Time-Limit For Completion


III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
n/a

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Not Provided

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Not Provided

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:
Not Provided

III.1.5) Information about security clearance
Candidates which do not yet hold security clearance may obtain such clearance until:

Not Provided

III.2)Conditions For Participation

III.2.1)Economic and financial capacity:

Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers.
Not Provided

III.2.2) Economic and financial standing:

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

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)
(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;
(b)
a list of works carried out over the past five years together with (unless the contracting authority specifies that the following certificate should be submitted direct to the contracting authority by the person certifying) certificates of satisfactory completion for the most important of those works indicating in each case: (i)the value of the consideration received; (ii)when and where the work or works were carried out; and (iii)specifying whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed;
(c)
a statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past five years, or during a shorter period if necessary, and: (i) the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; (ii) the consideration received; (iii) the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the service were provided; (iv) any certificate issued or countersigned by that person confirming the details of the contract for those goods sold or services provided; and (v) where - (a)that person was not a contracting authority, and (b)the certificate referred to in sub-paragraph (c)(iv) is not available, any declaration by the economic operator attesting the details of the goods sold or services provided;
(d)
a statement of the technicians or technical services available to the economic operator to: (i) carry out the work under the contract, or (ii) be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract, particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the economic operator;
(e)
a statement of the economic operator's: (i) technical facilities; (ii) measures for ensuring quality; (iii) study and research facilities; and (iv) internal rules regarding intellectual property;
(f)
a check carried out by the contracting authority or on its behalf by a competent official body of the member State in which the economic operator is established: (i) on the technical capacity of the economic operator; and (ii) if relevant, on the economic operator's study and research facilities and quality control measures;
(h)
the environmental management measures, that the economic operator is able to apply when performing the contract, but only where it is necessary for the performance of that contract;
(i)
a statement of the services provider's or contractor's average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous three years;
(j)
a description of the tools, material, technical equipment, staff numbers, know-how and sources of supply (with an indication of their geographical location when it is outside the territory of the EU) available to the economic operator to perform the contract, cope with any additional needs required by the contracting authority as a result of a crisis or carry out the maintenance, modernisation or adaptation of the goods covered by the contract;
(k)
any samples, descriptions and photographs of the goods to be purchased or hired under the contract and certification of the authenticity of such samples, descriptions or photographs;
(l)
certification by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence, attesting that the goods to be purchased or hired under the contract conform to standards and technical specifications (within the meaning of regulation 12(1)) identified by the contracting authority;
(m)
in the case of contracts involving, entailing or containing classified information, evidence of the ability to process, store and transmit such information at the level of protection required by the contracting authority;
(n)
a certificate: (i) attesting conformity to quality management systems standards based on the relevant European standard; and (ii) from an independent accredited body established in any member State conforming to the European standards concerning accreditation and certification;
(o)
any other evidence of conformity to quality management systems standards which are equivalent to the standards referred to in sub-paragraph (n)(i);

III.2.4) Information about reserved contracts:
Not Provided


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

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue:
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)An electronic auction will be used:
No

IV.3)Administrative Information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
CBRN/00270

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract:
No

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document:
Date:

16/07/2020 Time-limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 14:00
Payable documents:

No

IV.3.4)Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date:

03/08/2020
Time:

12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates:
Not Provided

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up:
English


VI.1)This Is A Recurrent Procurement:
No

VI.2)The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:
No

VI.3)Additional Information:
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.
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: Z834R737JT.
Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.
Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity 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 Telephone 0800 282 324.The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.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 Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications
Advertising Regime OJEU:

- This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU),the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk
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.
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: Z834R737JT.
Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.
Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity 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 Telephone 0800 282 324.

VI.4)Procedures For Appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Delivery Team (CBRN DT)
Bristol, BS34 8JH, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 967984388, Email:
caroline.mclaughlin108@mod.gov.uk
Body responsible for mediation procedures:


Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Delivery Team (CBRN DT)
Bristol, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 967984388, Email:
caroline.mclaughlin108@mod.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Procedures for appeal:
Appeals must be submitted within 14 days following the Authority's response to the PQQ submissions.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Delivery Team (CBRN DT)
Bristol, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 967984388, Email:
caroline.mclaughlin108@mod.gov.uk

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice:
02/07/2020

ANNEX A

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