Published date: 11 June 2018

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 31 December 2022

Contract summary


  • Weapons, ammunition and associated parts - 35300000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

11 June 2018

Closing date

31 December 2022

Contract start date

1 January 2023

Contract end date

31 December 2033

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Text to be corrected in the original notice:
Place of text to be modified: Question 2
Instead of: 2) How do you perceive your Company's role in an ABEL solution, (Prime, Sub-contractor, bidding for specific categories)?
- large calibre,
- medium calibre,
- mortars,
- small arms ammunition.
Read: 2) How do you perceive your Company's role in an ABEL solution, (Prime, Sub-contractor, bidding for specific categories)?
- Shells,
- Grenades & Mortars,
- Explosives &
- Rounds & Cartridges
- Pyrotechnics
Other 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
The Defence General Munitions (DGM) Team currently manage a number of contracts with different providers for the manufacture & supply of the General Munitions (GM) portfolio. The Team is responsible for ensuring that munitions are available, sustainable, safe & reliable for Operational & Training purposes. DE&S is reviewing its procurement strategy. Project ABEL was launched by the Weapons Operating Centre to determine the optimal DGM contracting landscape for all General Munitions from 2023 onwards

An Industry Day will be held on 28th June to expose & seek feedback on concepts for competition and single source. It will allow existing & potential suppliers to contribute information to inform the Authority's procurement strategy decisions.

Potential participants will be required to provide responses to four selection questions by the 15th June, each answer being a maximum of one A4 page. Following receipt of the responses the Authority will select the participants for the Industry Day on the 28th June.

DE&S will provide the selected attendees with a further set of questions that will be discussed at the Industry Day; where Industry will have an opportunity to ask questions in an open forum after which one-to-one sessions will be held to discuss the questions. DE&S will staff a room per question to allow for parallel one-to-one conversations; Indus

More information

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and search for the notice with reference 'UK-Bristol: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts.'.

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer


Project ABEL, Fir 1a, #4115
BS34 8JH




Closing: 31 December 2022