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Title: 701648450 - DGM/2005 Procurement of Ballistite
Published by: Ministry of Defence
Publication Date: 14/10/2021
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: VEAT
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No

Procurement of a quantity of 7500 Cartridge 5.56mm Ballistite L2A1

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence

Fir 1c Abbey Wood


BS34 8JH




Internet address(es)

Main 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


Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

701648450 - DGM/2005 Procurement of Ballistite

Reference number: 701648450

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

The procurement of a quantity of 7500 Cartridge 5.56mm Ballistite

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 10 575.00  GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


Main site or place of performance:

Tuxford, Nottinghamshire

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Procurement of a quantity of 7500 Cartridge 5.56mm Ballistite L2A1

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:


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:

The products involved are manufactured purely for the purpose of research, experiment, study or development under the condition stated in the Directive (for supplies only)


The Secretary of State for Defence, acting by the Defence General Munitions Team (DGM PT), intends to enter into a contract with EPA (the Supplier) for the purchase of Cartridge Ballistite The estimated total value of the procurement is £10,575.00 ex-VAT.

In accordance with regulation 4 of The Defence and Security Public Contracts (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/697) this procurement falls to be regulated under the provisions of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 as amended (in particular by SI 2019/697 and SI 2020/1450). Prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union is no longer appropriate. It is considered that the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the UK e-notification service (in accordance with the relevant legislation) is lawful in accordance with regulation 16(1)(a)(ii) of the DSPCR 2011 on the basis that for technical reasons as the original equipment manufacturer for the Ballistite the Supplier alone has the technical designs, tools, parts, knowledge and know-how necessary to meet the requirements set out in 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

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

EPA Manufacturing Ltd




The contractor is an SME: Yes

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

Total value of the concession/lot: 10 575.00  GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract/concession is likely to be subcontracted

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body




VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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35300000Weapons, ammunition and associated partsSecurity, fire-fighting, police and defence equipment

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