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Title: Ring Sight Optical Systems Spares, Repairs and PDS Support
Published by: MOD
Publication Date: 16/10/2020
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Notice Type: VEAT
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Has ESPD: No

Ring sight optical systems spares, repairs and PDS support.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses


Fir 1a #4105, Abbey Wood


BS34 8JH


Contact person: Demelza Clegg

Telephone: +44 3067931494



Internet address(es)

Main address:

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other: Defence Equipment and Support

I.5) Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Ring Sight Optical Systems Spares, Repairs and PDS Support

Reference number: 701008373

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Ring sight optical systems spares, repairs and PDS support.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 653 000.00 GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


Main site or place of performance:

Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Ring sight optical systems spares, repairs and PDS support.

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure without publication of a contract notice

Justification for selected award procedure:

No tenders or no suitable tenders/requests to participate in response to negotiated procedure with prior publication of a contract notice


Spares and Repair Contract with Post Design Services (PDS) elements, to support the ring sight optical systems


The International Guns Missiles and Rockets Project Team (IGMR PT) which is part of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence is intending to place a contract with Ring Sights Defence Group Ltd for a spares and repair contract with post design services elements, to support the ring sight optical systems.

The LC-40 optic is a sight and laser illuminator, used with M134D (DC) Minigun, M60D and M3M machine guns. The sight comprises of a 1x magnification reflex collimator, to improve the gunner's accuracy using the weapon and mounted on top of the sight is a target illuminator.

Duration of contract and cost

The duration of the contract will be five (5) years and have an estimated value of six hundred and fifty three thousand pounds (£653K).


It is considered that this contract can be placed using the negotiated procedure without prior publication pursuant to Article 28(1) (e) of Directive 2009/18/EC (Regulation 16(1)(a)(ii) of UK Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011) for technical reasons.

Ring Sights Defence Group are the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) for the LC-40-100-NVG-GSO-CA and LC-40-100-NVG-GSO-VBTIL-CA (otherwise referred to as TIL and VBTIL) sighting systems, which provide assurance that the sight design is fit for purpose, meets user requirements and is safely integrated onto Air Platforms (Chinook, Merlin and Wildcat).

The MOD cannot contract with another economic entity as the performance of the contract requires access to technical information and the necessity to use specific know-how and expertise in order to carry out repairs and post design service elements. All drawings and bill of materials necessary to perform the contract are owned by Ring Sights Defence Group.

It is for the reasons listed above that the company is the only operator able to perform the contract.

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: 701008373

Title: Spares and Repair Contract with Post Design Services (PDS) Elements, to Support the Ring Sight Optical Systems

V.2 Award of contract/concession

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession


V.2.2) Information about tenders

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Ring Sights Defence Group Ltd


Harbour Rd


TN31 7TE


Telephone: +44 3067931494



The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the concession and main financing terms (excluding VAT)

Total value of the concession/lot: 653 000.00 GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

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 website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

Advertising Regime OJEU: this contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and Go reference: GO-2020109-DCB-17202125

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body




VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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