Published date: 31 August 2023

Last edited date: 31 August 2023

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 14 September 2023

Contract summary


  • Weapons, ammunition and associated parts - 35300000

  • Shells - 35331200

Location of contract

Any region

Procurement reference


Published date

31 August 2023

Closing date

14 September 2023

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



This Notice serves to alert the market of an early engagement opportunity to respond to a Request for Information relating to T31 57mm and 40mm Operational and Training Naval Ammunition. This is not a call of competition nor a formal expression of interest activity.

The Authority is seeking to engage with industry via a Request For Information to support the objectives detailed below:

- Grow the understanding of the medium calibre naval ammunition market, its readiness, supply chain resilience and competitiveness including key players.
- Gather knowledge of VfM alternative options from potential bidders to inform the structuring of requirements and specifications.
- Understand the operational performance of alternative ammunition natures.
- Inform the Authority's future considerations in respect of Ammunition Procurement.

The RFI is an opportunity for industry to provide information to scope potential alternative solutions for the ammunition compatible with T31 Bofors Naval Gun Systems and the associated commercial construct that may follow. This RFI is not part of a procurement or Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. The Authority shall not reimburse any costs incurred by respondents in connection with the preparation and submission of their responses to this RFI.

The RFI will be published via the Defence Sourcing Portal (DSP) onto Contracts Finder and shall be issued to all who express an interest in participating within the Early Market Engagement RFI.

If you are interested in participating in the RFI process for the Type 31 57mm and 40mm Operational and Training Naval Ammunition please e-mail citing the unique reference number 708848452.

The deadline for expressions is 23:59 on Friday 14th September 2023.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

RFI - EME - T31 57mm and 40mm Operational and Training Naval Ammunition

  • Early engagement
  • Published 31 August 2023


About the buyer

Contact name

Jason Piper


MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH