Operational Ration Packs 2019

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Leidos Supply, Ltd
8 Monarch Court, The Brooms, Emersons Green
Bristol
BS16 7FH
United Kingdom
E-mail: jon.nalder@leidos.com
NUTS code: UKK11

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.leidos-supply.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://esourcing.leidos-supply.uk/emptoris
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://esourcing.leidos-supply.uk/emptoris
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Operational Ration Packs 2019

Reference number: LSL/FOOD/0011
II.1.2)Main CPV code
15000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Team Leidos, under the scope of the Logistics Commodities Support (Transformation) — LCS(T) contract, has a requirement for the supply of a range of Operational Ration Packs (ORP) to support expeditionary military operations and exercises undertaken by the UK Armed Forces.

A flexible range of rations are required to meet the cognitive, nutritional and energy needs of the service personnel in the field. Due to the transient nature of military operations, routinely taking place all over the world, the ORP will need to withstand a variety of climates and have an extended shelf life on delivery into the designated storage facility, the Defence Fulfilment Centre in Donnington, Shropshire.

The agreement shall be divided into 4 lots by ration type. The agreement shall be awarded for an initial period of 2 years 10 months from June 2019, with the option of a further 1 year thereafter. The volumes and values provided are for guidance only and are not a guarantee of business.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 80 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

24 hour General Purpose Ration and its varients and Single Meal Ration

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
15800000
15881000
15890000
15894000
15894200
15897000
15897100
18937000
18937100
22993400
39222100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21
Main site or place of performance:

Defence Fulfilment Centre, Donnington, Telford, Shropshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The main ORP is the 24-hour GP ration, which currently consists of meal retort pouches (breakfast, lunch and dinner), pudding retort pouches, powdered drinks, sweets, chocolate bars, fruit/cereal bars, nuts, chewing gum, teabags, coffee sachets, whitener sachets, sugar sachets, water sterilisation tablets, wet wipes, a pack of tissues, windproof/waterproof matches and a combined spoon/fork (spork). The current annual consumption volume of the 24-hour GP ration is circa 1.5M rations.

The 24-hour Cultural and Ethnic rations (eg: Halal, Kosher etc) are a variant of the 24-hour GP ration. The current annual consumption volume of all the 24-hour Cultural and Ethnic rations is circa 100K rations. The 24-hour Enhanced and 8-hour Single Meal Rations (SMR) are also a variant of the 24-hour GP ration and additionally include a Flameless Ration Heater. The current annual consumption volume of all the 24-hour Enhanced and 8-hour SMR rations is circa 15K and 80K rations respectively.

All outer cartons shall meet minimum performance criteria, including minimum compression and burst strength and minimum water resistance requirements. All ration cartons are packed on NATO Standard Four-Way Pallets to specified menu stacking requirements and maximum weight and dimensional (including height) requirements. All 24-hour and 8-hour ration packs must have a minimum remaining product shelf life of 24 months (2 years) from the date of delivery into the Defence Fulfilment Centre (DFC).

All rations must meet the specified component requirements and complete ration pack calorific and nutritional values and shall be compliant with Food Safety, Legality and Quality in accordance with EU/UK legislation. The supplier holds responsibility for producing the ORP to meet the specified requirements and to deliver complete rations.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/06/2019
End: 31/03/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This agreement shall be replaced by a new agreement, which shall be awarded to coincide with the expiry date of this agreement.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

10-man Ration

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
15800000
15881000
15890000
15894000
15894200
15897000
15897100
18937000
18937100
22993400
39222100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21
Main site or place of performance:

Defence Fulfilment Centre, Donnington, Telford, Shropshire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The 10-Man ration is used by military chefs in field kitchens for group feeding. It currently includes components such as main meal retort pouches, tinned meats, tinned desserts, tinned fruit and vegetables, large pasta and rice packs, biscuits, fruit/cereal bars, powdered drinks, teabags, powdered milk, sauce sachets, flour, bicarbonate of soda, dried yeast, cooking oil, salt and pepper, sugar, garlic powder, dried onions, dried herbs, tin opener and refuse sacks. The current annual consumption volume of the 10-Man ration is circa 200K rations.

All outer cartons shall meet minimum performance criteria, including minimum compression and burst strength and minimum water resistance requirements. All ration cartons are packed on NATO Standard Four-Way Pallets to specified menu stacking requirements and maximum weight and dimensional (including height) requirements.

The 10-Man ration must have a minimum remaining product shelf life of 24 months (2 years) from the date of delivery into the Defence Fulfilment Centre (DFC).

All rations must meet the specified component requirements and complete ration pack calorific and nutritional values and shall be compliant with Food Safety, Legality and Quality in accordance with EU/UK legislation. The supplier holds responsibility for producing the ORP to meet the specified requirements and to deliver complete rations.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/06/2019
End: 31/03/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This agreement shall be replaced by a new agreement, which shall be awarded to coincide with the expiry date of this agreement.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Cold Climate Ration

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
15800000
15881000
15890000
15894000
15894200
15897000
15897100
18937000
18937100
22993400
39222100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21
Main site or place of performance:

Defence Fulfilment Centre, Donnington, Telford, Shropshire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The 24-hour Cold Climate (dehydrated) ration is a variant of the 24-hour GP ration but the main meal and pudding pouches are all freeze dried. The current annual consumption volume of the 24-hour CC ration is circa 30K rations.

All outer cartons shall meet minimum performance criteria, including minimum compression and burst strength and minimum water resistance requirements. All ration cartons are packed on NATO Standard Four-Way Pallets to specified menu stacking requirements and maximum weight and dimensional (including height) requirements.

The Cold Climate ration must have a minimum remaining product shelf life of 24 months (2 years) from the date of delivery into the Defence Fulfilment Centre (DFC).

All rations must meet the specified component requirements and complete ration pack calorific and nutritional values and shall be compliant with Food Safety, Legality and Quality in accordance with EU/UK legislation. The supplier holds responsibility for producing the ORP to meet the specified requirements and to deliver complete rations.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/06/2019
End: 31/03/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This agreement shall be replaced by a new agreement, which shall be awarded to coincide with the expiry date of this agreement.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Emergency Survival Rations

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
15800000
15881000
15890000
15894000
15894200
15897000
15897100
18937000
18937100
22993400
39222100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21
Main site or place of performance:

Defence Fulfilment Centre, Donnington, Telford, Shropshire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Emergency Survival rations currently include components such as drinking water pouches, fruit flavoured sweets, sugar cubes, beef stock drink, coffee sachets, water purification tablets, salt sachets and high calorific energy bars.

All outer cartons shall meet minimum performance criteria, including minimum compression and burst strength and minimum water resistance requirements. All ration cartons are packed on NATO Standard Four-Way Pallets to specified menu stacking requirements and maximum weight and dimensional (including height) requirements.

The Emergency and Survival rations must have a minimum remaining product shelf life of 48 months (4 years) from the date of delivery into the DFC.

All rations must meet the specified component requirements and complete ration pack calorific and nutritional values and shall be compliant with Food Safety, Legality and Quality in accordance with EU/UK legislation. The supplier holds responsibility for producing the ORP to meet the specified requirements and to deliver complete rations.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/06/2019
End: 31/03/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This agreement shall be replaced by a new agreement, which shall be awarded to coincide with the expiry date of this agreement.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 247-517619
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 05/12/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 05/12/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

January 2021

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

If you are already a registered supplier on our eSourcing platform, you can request access to tender documents, free of charge, by emailing esourcing-support@Leidos.com referencing LSL/FOOD/0011 Operational Ration Packs 2019. There is no need to register again. If you are not currently a registered supplier, please go to the following website https://esourcing.leidos-supply.uk click on "Supplier Self Registration" and complete the form, stating your interest in 'Operational Ration Packs 2019' when asked for the reason for your registration. All suppliers need to be registered for our eSourcing platform, via the above self-registration link, to be able to participate in any procurement activity run by Leidos Supply Ltd. On-line tutorials on how to use our eSourcing solution are available on the Leidos Supply Portal. Please go to https://www.leidos-supply.uk/esourcing-supplier-guide For any other technical support relating to your use of the eSourcing system please contact esourcing-support@Leidos.com. Queries will be responded to within one working day.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Leidos Supply, Ltd
8 Monarch Court, The Brooms, Emersons Green
Bristol
BS16 7FH
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
UK has no body responsible for appeals or mediation procedures
N/A
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/09/2018