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Procurement Notice Details

Machinery and apparatus for filtering or purifying water [combat water supply system - includes chemical biological radiological and nuclear requirements]

Purchaser: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Operational Infrastructure Programme (OIP)

16/12/2015 S243 - - Supplies - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure
United Kingdom-Bristol: Machinery and apparatus for filtering or purifying water

2015/S 243-441529

Contract notice


Directive 2009/81/EC
Section I: Contracting authority/entity

Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Operational Infrastructure Programme (OIP)
Operational Infrastructure Programmes, Abbey Wood, Spruce 3a, Mailpoint #1309
Contact point(s): Mailpoint #1309
For the attention of: Miss Cassie Wilkins
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067987509
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
Main activity
Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Combat Water Supply System (CWSS).
Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UK
Information on framework agreement
Information on framework agreement
Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Machinery and apparatus for filtering or purifying water. CWSS is a Tri-Service programme that will provide water self-sufficiency for a force operating in the land environment, configured to conduct expeditionary, high tempo operations worldwide, with the ability to undertake 3 (three) concurrent operations. It seeks to provide potable, palatable and packaged water to all components deployed on operations in the Land environment. It includes the capability to source, treat, test, package, store, issue, dispose and manage water from source to point of issue, across the full spectrum of operations including Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear. CWSS will source water as close to the point of need as possible and will have an optimised logistic footprint, minimising the resources required for support.
Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
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
This contract is divided into lots: no
Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
Quantity or scope of the contract
Total quantity or scope:
Contract Scope
— Initial contract duration will cover the equipment development and delivery period up to a maximum of 3 (three) years.
— The expected duration of the initial support solution service will cover an additional 5 (five) year period. Options may extend the support solution service up to 2 (two) years.
— Options may include but not be limited to additional purchases of equipment and extensions to contract duration.
The CWSS provision will consist of the following equipment types:
— Purification equipment — the ability to treat sourced water to the required standards and in quantities to meet operational need;
— Packaging equipment — at potable and highly palatable water standard into sterilised packages. Sealed containers providing protection from contamination with a specified shelf life;
— Sub unit portable storage equipment — portable containers protecting water from contamination and environmental impact. Issue water to personnel at potable and palatable standard for immediate or imminent consumption and potable standard for other purposes;
— Ground storage containers — long life, collapsible, re-usable storage without degradation in water quality;
— Test equipment — Test for Chemical, Physical, Microbiological contaminants and Residual disinfectant.
Subject to change.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Options may include but not be limited to additional purchases of equipment and extensions to contract duration.
Information about renewals
Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 27.3.2017. Completion 27.3.2025
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

Conditions relating to the contract
Deposits and guarantees required:
Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Prime Contractor.
Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:
Facility Security Clearance.
Information about security clearance:
Candidates which do not yet hold security clearance may obtain such clearance until: 13.3.2017
Conditions for participation
Personal situation
Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 39 (1) of Directive 2009/81/EC (implemented as Regulation 23 (1) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 39 (2) of Directive 2009/81/EC (see also Regulation 23 (2) in the DSPCR 2011) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23 (1) and 23 (2) criteria are at
Candidates will be required to sign a declaration confirming whether they do or do not have any of the listed criteria as part of the pre-qualification process.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 39 (1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest (including defence and security factors) for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 39 (2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
Economic and financial ability
Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information will be required as part of the Dynamic Pre Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ) response.
Technical and/or professional capacity
Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information will be required as part of the Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ) response.
Information about reserved contracts
Conditions specific to services contracts
Information about a particular profession
Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure

Type of procedure
Type of procedure
Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 3 and maximum number 10
Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Award criteria
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
Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
Administrative information
File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Notice on a buyer profile
Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 207-337336 of 27.10.2011
Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
22.1.2016 - 23:59
Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information

Information about recurrence
Information about European Union funds
Additional information:
Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.
From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the new GSC.
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.
Advertising Regime OJEU:- This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU),the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and
Suppliers are invited to express their interest, through the submission of a valid DPQQ response linked to this advert. The DPQQ Access Code: Y2TDW9M23N. All submissions of interest are required on or before the 22/01/2016. If an interested supplier fails to provide a DPQQ response, then their expression of interest will not be valid.
Potential Providers must meet the success criteria in the DPQQ defined below.
Success criteria:
a) A Potential Provider must obtain at least five (5) high confidence scores.
b. A Potential Provider will be automatically disqualified from the CWSS competition for any of the following reasons:
a) Award of a single very low confidence score.
b) Award of three (3) or more low confidence scores.
c) Questions 6.1.1, 8.1.1 and 10.1.1 do not receive a high confidence score.
d) Question 8.1.4 fails to achieve a pass.
Please note:
The Department intends to invite a minimum of 3 Suppliers to Tender. The Tender Evaluation Criteria will be specified within the Tender Documentation. It is intended that the Department will enter into negotiations with the Top Ranking Supplier (following Evaluation based on MEAT principles). GO Reference: GO-20151211-DCB-7448704.
Procedures for appeal
Body responsible for appeal procedures
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Operational Infrastructure Programme (OIP)
Body responsible for mediation procedures
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Operational Infrastructure Programme (OIP)
Lodging of appeals
Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Operational Infrastructure Programme (OIP)
Date of dispatch of this notice:
11.12.2015, TED database, © European Communities, 1995-2015.