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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Bristol: Minerva — Autonomous Flight
Document Ref:
578910-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other
Date Published:
06 December 2019
Deadline Date:
08 January 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

Procurement of an autonomous flight control system that can be integrated with a Government Furnished Asset (GFX) Unmanned Air System (UAS) and a Man Overboard (MOB) Detection system to enable trails of the MINERVA Capability Concept Demonstrator (CCD). The Man Overboard (MOB) Detection system will be procured under a different tender.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other

Spruce 2B #1261, MOD Abbey Wood

Bristol

BS34 8JH

UK

Contact person: Richard Horner

Telephone: +44 3067931178

E-mail: destech-r-gnss@mod.gov.uk

NUTS: UKK11

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned 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

Defence

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Minerva — Autonomous Flight

Reference number: 700031332

II.1.2) Main CPV code

35000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Procurement of an autonomous flight control system that can be integrated with a Government Furnished Asset (GFX) Unmanned Air System (UAS) and a Man Overboard (MOB) Detection system to enable trails of the MINERVA Capability Concept Demonstrator (CCD). The Man Overboard (MOB) Detection system will be procured under a different tender.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKK11

Main site or place of performance:

Bristol, City of.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Procurement of an autonomous flight control system that can be integrated with a Government Furnished Asset (GFX) Unmanned Air System (UAS) and a Man Overboard (MOB) Detection system to enable trails of the MINERVA Capability Concept Demonstrator (CCD). The Man Overboard (MOB) Detection system will be procured under a different tender.

The autonomous system must be capable of: autonomous take off, autonomous landing, autonomous flight, station holding.

Please note that bidders are required to complete the supplier assessment questionnaire (SAQ) via Defence Contracts Online as well as submitting a proposal in response to the ITT (found under Supporting Documents in the SAQ).

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2019/S 194-471536

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 08/01/2020

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/01/2020

Local time: 08:00

Place:

MOD Abbey Wood

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

MOD Tender Board using established tender board procedures for receipt of tenders.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

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 http://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: R57Y3K67N8.

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.

GO Reference: GO-2019123-DCB-15627119

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other

Spruce 2B #1261, MOD Abbey Wood

Bristol

BS34 8JH

UK

Telephone: +44 3067931178

E-mail: destech-r-gnss@mod.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

03/12/2019

Current Notes