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					     COMPETITION FOR THE SUPPLY OF

LIGHT TACTICAL ARMOURED VEHICLES (LTAVs)




            Request for Tenders (RFT)

  for the Provision to the Department of Defence of

         Light Tactical Armoured Vehicles




             Reference: Con/008/2008




    Issued by the Department of Defence, Ireland

                    8 MAY 2008
Table of Contents


Section             Item                                      Page No.


Section 1           Background/ Summary of Requirements             2


Section 2           Conditions of Tender                            3


Section 3           Statement of Requirement                        8


Section 4           Award Criteria / Evaluation Process             10


Section 5           Format of Response                              12


Appendix 1          Declaration of Compliance with RFT              13


Appendix 2          Freedom of Information Declaration              14


Appendix 3          Declaration of Compliance with Article 45 of E.U.
                    Council Directive 2004/18/EC                    15


Annex A             Essential/ Desirable Characteristics of LTAV    16
Annex B             Maintenance & Logistics                         29
Annex C             Training Requirements                           32


Information Note: Equipment/ Weapons Irish Defence Forces           33


Compliance Matrix – Separate document                         Pages1 - 28




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Section 1.    Background and Summary of Requirements
       Contracting authority

       The contracting authority is the Minister for Defence, Ireland.

       Background
       A requirement has arisen for the provision of Light Tactical Armoured Vehicles
       (LTAVs) to the Department of Defence for operational use by the Irish Defence
       Forces.

       The vehicles will be required to enhance the capability of the Defence Forces to
       carry out a range of tasks including light reconnaissance, target acquisition,
       command, control and communications and to act as a weapon platform in
       current and future peace support operations.

       Further details of the requirement are included later in this document, in
       particular, the required characteristics of the LTAVs are set out in Annex A.

       The tender competition for the supply of the LTAVs consists of a single Request
       for Tenders stage.




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Section 2: Conditions of Tender

      Tender Submission
      Tenderers are required to provide three (3) hard copies of the Tender in a sealed
      envelope marked “Tender for Light Tactical Armoured Vehicles -
      Con/008/2008”, and addressed to:

                                    Contracts Manager,
                                    Department of Defence,
                                    Colaiste Caoimhin,
                                    Mobhi Road,
                                    Glasnevin,
                                    Dublin 9,
                                    Ireland.

      Closing Date
      Tenders should be delivered to the above address not later than 12 noon
      (local time) on Wednesday, 9 July 2008. Tenders delivered late, tenders
      not in the specified format and incomplete tenders will not be considered.
      Emailed tenders will not be accepted. Tenderers hand delivering tenders (which
      will only be accepted at the above address) should obtain a receipt detailing time
      and date of delivery.


      Opening of Tenders
      Tenders will be opened at the Department‟s Contracts Branch on 9 July 2008 at
      12:00 hours (local time) in the presence of authorised officers from the
      Department of Defence.

      Query Handling
      All queries regarding this document should be addressed by email to
      una.mcgarry@defence.irlgov.ie and copied to
      lorraine.Hughes@defence.irlgov.ie.
      The deadline for the submission of queries is Wednesday 2 July 2008 at 12:00
      hrs local time. No queries will be accepted after this date/ time. The queries and
      associated responses will be addressed expeditiously. Where the Department
      considers it appropriate, a copy of any relevant substantive enquiry and its
      answer will be published on www.defence.ie. In such cases, the identity and
      source of the query will be protected.

      Freedom of Information / Confidentiality
      The Department and the Defence Forces undertake to use their best endeavours
      to hold confidential any information provided by Tenderers in response to this
      Tender, subject to obligations under law, including the Freedom of Information
      Act, 1997 and the Freedom of Information Amendment Act 2003.


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Tenderers wishing that any of the information supplied in their tender should not
be disclosed should identify this sensitive information clearly and specify the
reason for its sensitivity. (See Appendix 2). The Department will consult such
candidates before making a decision on disclosure of the information concerned
on foot of any relevant Freedom of Information (FOI) request, which may be
received. However, the Department can give no guarantee on the final outcome
of any FOI request in any instance. The Department of Defence may release all
other information supplied by the candidate (without prior consultation with the
candidate), in response to an FOI request.

The Department requires that all information made available to tenderers in the
course of this competition be treated in strict confidence, unless indicated
otherwise by the Department in writing.

Delivery of Service
The contractor shall be responsible for the delivery of all goods and services
provided for within any agreed Contract emanating from this tender competition
on the basis of the agreed costs. The Department retains the right to withhold
payment where the contractor has failed to meet its contractual obligations in
relation to the delivery of goods and services to an acceptable level or quality and
to terminate the contract if necessary.

Single Contract
Although the Department of Defence reserves the right to have any information
provided to the Department of Defence in a tender clarified or confirmed, the
information supplied in tenders will be treated as the potential basis for a contract
between the Department of Defence and the selected company. The Department
of Defence will not enter into negotiations with any third party. If it is the case
that a tender is being made by more than one company they must nominate one
company, with which the Department of Defence may enter into a contract on
behalf of the other companies and which will accept overall responsibility for the
work. All contact/correspondence with the Department of Defence will be made
through this party. In the case that the tendering company has an authorized agent
/ representative acting on it‟s behalf in Ireland, contact details for the agent/
representative should be outlined in the tender response (See Appendix 1).


Tax Clearance
The successful tenderer must be compliant with the terms of the Department of
Finance Circular 43/2006 Tax Clearance Procedures - Public Sector Contracts.
Where a Tax Clearance Certificate expires within the course of the Contract, the
Department will seek a renewed certificate from the company. All payments
under the Contract will be conditional on the contractor being in possession of a
valid tax clearance certificate issued by the Irish Revenue Commissioners.

Cost of Responding to this RFT
The Department will not be liable in respect of any costs incurred by Tenderers
in the preparation of the Tender Bid or any associated work effort, including the




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costs of any presentations and the trialing of vehicles in Ireland as part of the
evaluation process.

Clarification of Information
Information provided by Tenderers will be treated as binding. However, the
Department reserves the right to seek clarification or verification of any such
information. Post-tender qualifications or revisions will not be acceptable and
may invalidate the tender.

Interpretation of RFT
The Department does not accept responsibility for any Tenderer‟s assessment of
the requirements. It is the duty of the Tenderer to fully understand and correctly
interpret this RFT. At all times, the Tenderer has the responsibility to notify the
Department, in writing, of any ambiguity, divergence, error, omission, oversight,
or contradiction contained in this RFT as it is discovered or to request any
instruction, decision, clarification or direction that the Tenderer may require to
prepare a Tender. (See Section on Query Handling.) In the event that any
additions or amendments to the Request for Tenders, as set out in the document,
be deemed necessary prior to the closing date for receipt of tenders, these will be
issued to applicants in the form of supplementary documents and will form part
of the Request for Tenders.


Acceptance of Tenders
Subject to the appropriate procurement rules, the Department reserves the right
not to proceed with the procurement process or any part of the process or to
change the basis of the process and may terminate the process (or any part
thereof) at any time and in such event the Department shall not be liable,
howsoever, to any potential candidate or the company tendering. Nothing herein
or any communication between the Department and any potential candidate in
connection with this procurement shall be relied upon as constituting a contract,
agreement or representation that any contract shall be offered in accordance
herewith. The Department shall not be bound to accept the lowest or any tender.


Duration of Tender Bid
The Tenderer‟s terms and conditions of response to this RFT must hold good for
180 days from the closing date for submission of tenders. Tenderers must sign a
declaration to this effect (see Appendix 1). The tender bid will form the basis of
any contract subsequently entered into.

Conflict of Interest
Any conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest on the part of the
successful tenderer, individual employee or corporate or individual service
provider of a contractor must be fully disclosed to the Department. All
references hereinafter to conflicts of interest shall include conflicts of interest or
potential conflicts of interest arising either for the successful tenderer, individual
employees or corporate or individual service providers relating to the Tender.
Tenderers should confirm in the course of their Tender that, prior to responding
to this RFT, comprehensive searches to identify any conflict of interest have been


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carried out. Tenderers are expected to exercise all reasonable care in ensuring
that they are aware of any conflicts of interest, which exist or may arise at any
stage of the process.

Should any such association or conflict of interest emerge at any time subsequent
to the submission of a response to this RFT it should be immediately disclosed to
the Department and confirmed in writing by registered post.

Registerable Interest
Any registerable interest involving a Tenderer and the Department or the
Defence Forces, members of the Government, members of the Oireachtas or
employees of the Department or the Defence Forces or their relatives must be
fully disclosed in the response to this RFT and, in the event of information on
this matter only coming to notice after the submission of a Tender, should be
communicated to the Department immediately upon such information becoming
known to the Tenderer and should be confirmed in writing by registered post.
Registerable interest is interpreted in line with Section 2 of the Ethics in Public
Office Act, 1995.

Law and Jurisdiction
Work carried out by the contractor, irrespective of where their offices are located,
shall be deemed to be carried out in Ireland and shall be governed by the laws of
Ireland and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.

National Legislation
Tenderers should be aware that National legislation in relation to Official Secrets,
Data Protection, Minimum Wage (including legally binding industrial or sectoral
agreements), Waste Management, the Environment, and Health and Safety
applies. The successful tenderer will be expected to comply with the relevant
aspects of such legislation.

Pricing
All quotations / prices shall be in euro. Quotations expressed in any
other currency will not be accepted. All price information must be shown in a
separate section in your tender response. All prices quoted must be for delivery
of the vehicles and associated items to the Defence Forces Training Centre, The
Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland.

Proposed Contract
The Contract between the Department of Defence and the successful tenderer
will include the following:

            This RFT,
            Queries and Responses,
            The selected contractor's Tender Bid, and
            Any mutually negotiated terms and conditions.



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Payment Schedule
Payment for all services will be on foot of the submission of appropriate
invoices. Payment terms and invoicing arrangements will be agreed with the
successful tenderer as part of the contractual arrangements. Should a down
payment be required as part of any contract, such payment will have to be
covered by a suitable Bank Guarantee. Payments will be made to the contractor
in accordance with the provisions of the Prompt Payments Act, 1997 (No. 31 of
97), as amended in the Regulations on Late Payments in Commercial
Transactions, 2002, and on condition that the contractor shall pay sub-contractors
accordingly.


Termination of Contract
The Department reserves the right to go to tender again or to terminate the
contract at any stage on payment of reasonable and agreed costs accrued to the
date of termination.

Insurance
The successful tendering company will be required, where appropriate, to
maintain in force during the lifetime of the contract, Public Liability Insurance,
Employer‟s Liability, Professional Indemnity Insurance and Product Liability
Insurance.

Format of Response
Responses to this RFT will be evaluated solely on the quality of the content of
the tender proposal. In the event that the company tendering have previously
been involved in the provision of services to the Department, they should not
assume that the Department is aware of their ability to carry out the work set out
in this RFT. No recognition will be given to information previously submitted.
Tenderers must sign the Declaration of Compliance with this RFT set out at
Appendix 1.

EU Council Directive 2004/18/EC
Tenderers must submit a signed declaration by the company that none of the
circumstances listed in Article 45 of EU Directive 2004/18/EC apply to it. This
refers to tenderers being excluded from the award procedure for reasons such as
being bankrupt, having been convicted of an offence concerning professional
misconduct, not having paid taxes or not having contributed to social security
systems. Appendix 3 fully completed will suffice.




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Section 3: Statement of Requirement

The Department of Defence / Defence Forces has a requirement to source a fleet of
Light Tactical Armoured Vehicles (LTAV) that will fulfil a number of distinct roles,
within the full spectrum of operations both at home and overseas. The vehicles will be
required to carry out a range of tasks including command, control and communications,
light reconnaissance, target acquisition tasks and to act as a weapon platform.

The procurement of the LTAV‟s will be carried out in three phases with the 2nd and 3rd
phase optional from the Department‟s perspective.

The initial requirement (Phase 1) is to procure 27 vehicles. These 27 LTAVs will
consist of Standard (15), Surveillance and Target Acquisition (4),
Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance (6) and Communications and Information
Services (2) variants.

The preferred delivery schedule required for the 27 vehicles is as follows:

                 Variant                     Year 1 (2009)      Year 2 (2010)
Standard                                          15                  -
Surveillance &Target Acquisition (STA)           NIL                  4
Intelligence/ Surveillance/ Reconnaissance       NIL                  6
(ISR)
Communications and Information                         1             1
Services (CIS)
Total – Phase 1                                        16            11

The requirement for Phase 2, subject to the option being exercised, is for the supply of
up to 17 additional vehicles as follows.

Should the option be accepted, it will be exercised during Year 2 (2010) and will require
delivery of the 17 additional vehicles in 2011. It should be noted that the Department
reserves the right to change or modify the final configuration of the additional vehicles
with regard to developments that may arise in the interim and from experience gained in
service with the initial vehicles. This will be a matter for negotiation with the successful
tenderer.

                      Variant                               Year 3 (2011)
Standard                                                         10
Surveillance &Target Acquisition (STA)                            2
Intelligence/ Surveillance/ Reconnaissance (ISR)                  4
Communications and Information Services (CIS)                     1
Total – Phase 2                                                  17

The requirement for Phase 3, again subject to the option being exercised, is for the
supply of up to 10 additional vehicles as follows.




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Should the option be accepted, it will be exercised during Year 3 (2011) and will require
delivery of the 10 additional vehicles in 2012.

                     Variant                           Year 4 (2012)
Standard                                                     5
Surveillance &Target Acquisition (STA)                       2
Intelligence/ Surveillance/ Reconnaissance (ISR)             2
Communications and Information Services (CIS)                1
Total – Phase 3                                             10

The required characteristics of the LTAV are set out in Annex “A”.


Please note that the term “must” in Annex A means that the requirement is essential
and should a tender fail to meet an essential requirement, the Evaluation Board
reserves the right to reject the tender on that basis. The term “should” in Annex A
means that the requirement is desirable.




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Section 4: Award Criteria and Evaluation Process


      The contract will be awarded on the basis of the most strategically and
      economically advantageous tender received applying the following award
      criteria, listed in order of priority:


      CRITERIA                                  WEIGHTING (100%)
      Functional Characteristics and            25%
      Functional Performance
      Technical Merit and Technical             23%
      Performance
      Price                                     22%
      Ease of Maintenance, Technical            10%
      Support and After Sales service
      Cost and ready availability of            8%
      spare parts.
      Warranty terms on offer                   7%
      Complete delivery schedule                5%
      from contract signature


   The evaluation process will be conducted in four stages as follows:
   1. Evaluation of manufacturers' / suppliers' written tender
      submission.
      Only tenders that comply with the requirements of this RFT will be considered.
      Should a tenderer‟s proposal be regarded as not meeting the required
      specification or as incomplete by the Evaluation Board, the company will be so
      advised at the earliest opportunity and the tender will not be considered any
      further in the competition.

      During the evaluation period clarification may be sought in writing from
      tenderers. Responses to requests for clarification must not materially change any
      of the elements of the tenders submitted. Tenderers who do not provide the
      clarifications sought within 5 working days of receipt of such a request in
      writing/by email from the Department may be excluded from the competition.
      No unsolicited communications from tenderers will be entertained during the
      evaluation period.

   2. Presentation of tendered proposal to the Evaluation Board.
      Should a tender be regarded as meeting the required specification, the company
      will be required to give a detailed presentation by the end of July 2008 on their
      tender proposal. Following the presentations, only those tenders, which in the
      opinion of the Evaluation Board, satisfy all the requirements of the RFT, will be
      considered for the Field Trials.


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3. Field Trials of LTAV in Ireland.
   The tenderer must provide, on request, a standard vehicle in accordance with
   Annex A, Essential and Desirable Characteristics of LTAV, for approximately
   two months, for technical evaluation and user testing in Ireland by the Defence
   Forces. Any costs arising from the field trials will be a matter for the Tenderer.
   The focus of the trials will be to assess from a technical and end user perspective
   the suitability of any vehicle selected for trial.

   The trials of the LTAV will consist of a workshop technical assessment, an end-
   user assessment, and a manufacturer in-situ evaluation. The user trial programme
   for each vehicle will take approximately eight weeks. After initial introductory
   instruction Defence Forces personnel will be responsible for all driving and
   maintenance operations for the duration of the trials with minimum supervision
   from the tenderers. On completion of the initial introductory instruction the
   tenderer will be required to certify the competence of all personnel to crew the
   vehicle. Subsequently the manufacturers‟ representatives will only be present at
   the trials on request of the Evaluation Board.

   The concept of the trials will be explained to all participants prior to the
   commencement of the trials. It is intended that vehicle trials will commence
   within 35 days from the closing date for the receipt of tenders, i.e. by
   Wednesday 13 August 2008.

   Failure to supply a trial vehicle when required will result in a tender being
   rejected.


4. Selection of preferred Vehicle:
   Following the field trials, the selection of the preferred vehicle will be made
   against the award criteria listed above.

   Companies must submit tender proposals based on the requirements set down in
   the RFT. Tenderers must clearly outline their ability to meet the requirements of
   the competition and be in a position to furnish evidence of financial and technical
   ability to fulfill any eventual contract within agreed time limits.

   Each company must identify the proposed vehicle‟s compliance or non-
   compliance with the characteristics listed in the separate compliance matrix
   attached. It is important to note that no prototypes will be accepted into this
   competition. The proposed vehicle must have reached, at minimum, final
   production stage at the time of submission of proposals.




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Section 5: Format of Response

Tender responses must clearly detail and include the following: -
1.    General specification of the proposed Standard Variant LTAV. This must
      include detailed manufacturers technical data to include technical specification
      and drawings (English throughout).
2.    The cost of the proposed vehicle, including all escalators, based on a programme
      to purchase up to Twenty seven (27) vehicles in Phase 1 as outlined in Section 3
      and on the general description given in Annex A. All price information must be
      shown in a separate section in your response. All quotations must be expressed
      in Euros. Quotations expressed in other currencies will not be considered. All
      prices quoted must be for delivery of the vehicles to Defence Forces Training
      Centre, The Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland.
3.    The cost of the proposed vehicle, including all escalators, based on a programme
      to purchase up to Seventeen (17) additional vehicles in Phase 2 and ten (10)
      additional vehicles in Phase 3, as outlined in Section 3 and on the general
      description given in Annex A. Again, all price information must be shown in a
      separate section in your response. All quotations must be expressed in Euros.
      Quotations expressed in other currencies will not be considered. All prices
      quoted must be for delivery of the vehicles to Defence Forces Training Centre,
      The Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland.
4.    The quantity of spare parts and other components, which applicants propose,
      must be set out for Phase 1 covering a five year period – Please see Annex B
      attached dealing with Maintenance and Logistics requirements.
5.    Tenderers must provide an outline of all relevant Training courses associated
      with the acquisition of the vehicles and the cost factors involved. Please see
      Annex C attached dealing with Training requirements.
6.    Details of the quantity of vehicles, of the type proposed, constructed to date.
7.    Details of the organisations currently operating the proposed vehicle and a
      contact reference point in each organisation.
8.    Details of lead-time for the construction and delivery of the proposed number of
      vehicles.
9.    All responses must include the completion of the separate Compliance Matrix
      attached. Tenderers must clearly identify the vehicle‟s compliance or non-
      compliance with the functional characteristics as outlined. Applicants may
      supplement this matrix with reference to additional information as deemed
      necessary.
10.   Quality Control – Companies must give full details of quality control measures
      employed in the production of the vehicle. Where compliance with a recognised
      standard, STANAG, ISO, etc is claimed by a manufacturer, supplier and sub-
      contractor, then a copy of the standard and certification must be submitted,
      (English throughout). Copies of Standards submitted will only be returned if
      requested, including copies of all standards claimed.
11.   Details of all warranties offered – It should be noted that a minimum warranty
      period of 24 months must be offered.




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Appendix 1
Declaration of Compliance with RFT
Con/008/2008



TO:           Department of Defence




RE:           Competition for the supply of Light Tactical Armoured
              Vehicles to the Department of Defence - CON/008/2008.


I declare that all the information given in response to this Request for Tender (RFT)
is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.


In submitting a tender I am aware of and accept the terms and conditions as set out in
this Request for Tenders dated 8 May 2008




Name Of Tenderer:_________________________

Address:               ___________________________________

                       ___________________________________

                       ___________________________________

Date:                  _____________________

Signature:                   ___________________________________

Position in Company:           ____________________________________

Company Registration No.       ____________________________________

Irish Agent (If
applicable)_____________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________


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                                       Appendix 2

                                      Con/008/2008

Freedom of Information Act 1997 and Freedom of Information Amendment Act 2003




    Declaration


    The following information submitted by this Company/Candidate in response to this RFT
    is considered sensitive in the context of the above Acts.


    _______________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________
    The reason(s) it is considered sensitive by the Company/Candidate are
    _______________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________


    Signed:                        ____________________________________


    Position in Company: ____________________________________


    Date:                          ____________________________________




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                                    Appendix 3

   Declaration of Compliance with Article 45 of E.U. Council Directive
                                    2004/18/EC

To:           Department of Defence


Re:           Request for Tenders for the Provision of Light Tactical Armoured
              Vehicles to the Department of Defence


I declare that the company is in good financial and professional standing and that

none of the conditions and exclusions set out in Article 45 of EU Directive

2004/18/EC apply to this company.



(THIS FORM MUST BE SIGNED BY AN AUTHORISED OFFICER OF THE
COMPANY TENDERING)


      Company Name:                 ___________________________________

      Company Reg. No.              ____________________________________

      Address                       ___________________________________

                                    ___________________________________

                                    ___________________________________

      Date:                         _____________________

      Signature:                      __________________________

      Position in Company:          ____________________________________




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                                                                              ANNEX A


       ESSENTIAL AND DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS OF
         LIGHT TACTICAL ARMOURED VEHICLE (LTAV)

It is essential that the proposed vehicle must possess the following minimum functional
characteristics:


ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS

1.    PROTECTION

      The vehicle must be fitted with spall liners and provide the following levels of
      protection:

      a        Armour
               (1) Assault Rifles, armour piercing steel core. Distance 30m, Angle
               azimuth 360 degrees, and elevation 0-30 degrees.

               (2) Ammunition 7.62mm x 39 API BZ; velocity - 695 m/s. (STANAG
               4569 level 2).

               (3) Splinter, Artillery splinter 155mm at estimated range burst 80m, angle
               azimuth 360 degrees, elevation 0 – 22 degrees. (STANAG 4569 level 2).


          b.    Mine Protection

               (1) Protection against mine explosion (min 6 Kgs explosive TNT blast)
                   pressure activated AT mine
                       (a) under any wheel location (STANAG 4569 level 2a) and
                       (b) under centre (STANAG 4569 level 2 b)

               (2) Must have an internal design optimised to minimise secondary
                   explosions and fire from fuel, ammunition and explosives.

      c.        CBRN

                (1) The vehicle must be capable of operating in a CBRN environment.

       d.       ECM

                (1) The vehicle must be capable of supporting an ECM system of Input
                    power 800W with 125W RF, and must be capable of mounting an
                    additional seven (7) antenna on the roof of the vehicle. (The ECM
                    equipment will be provided as GFE)




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2.   MOBILITY, PERFORMANCE, CAPACITY The vehicle must:

       a. Mobility

         (1) Have a Gross Vehicle Design Weight, which does not exceed 9 tonnes.
         (2) Have a four (4)-wheel configuration with all wheel drive.
         (3) Have an Automatic transmission with differential-lock.
         (4) Have external jump-start facility with inter-vehicle starter socket
           (STANAG 4074 Type II) and allow trickle charging of the vehicles
           batteries from an external source via the inter vehicle starting receptacle.
         (5) Have power assisted steering.
         (6) Be fitted with a self-recovery 30m winch.
         (7) Be fitted with a NATO international tow-hitch with the required „D‟
             rating for towing a combat laden vehicle of the same type.
         (8) Have a central tyre inflation system (CTIS) capable of selecting tyre
             pressure while on the move, inflation and deflation of tyres on any
             chosen wheel, with a driver dashboard mounted gauge indicating the
             pressure of individual tyres. The system must provide for isolation of a
             defective leaking tyre.
           (9) The tyres fitted must be suitable for use in cross-country terrain and
             road operations and be capable of being fitted with anti-skid snow
             chains.
           (10) Be fitted with run flat tyres capable of running for 50Km at 50km/h
             and be designed for the carriage of a spare wheel.
         (11) Have a Steering wheel located either centrally or on the left side of the
             vehicle.
         (12) Be fitted with front and rear emergency recovery points (STANAG
             4019) and be capable of being towed for distances up to 50km without
             preparation.
         (13) Be equipped with appropriate On Board Tools (OBD) and towing
             equipment to include a towing bar.
          (14)Have all necessary tie down and lifting requirements fitted
             for transportation by Road, Rail, Sea and Air (Fixed wing and
             Helicopter).
         (15) Lighting
           (a) Be fitted with external lighting including a reversing light that
               complies with 76/756/EEC.
           (b) Be fitted with a pair of blackout marker lights which must be fitted to
             the front of the vehicle, one at each side in close proximity to the
             normal width marker lights.
           (c) Be fitted with a pair of combination blackout indicator, marker and
             stoplights fitted to the rear of the vehicle, one at each side in close
             proximity to the normal taillights.
           (d) Be fitted with reflectors, which must be easily removed or covered for
             tactical operations.
           (e) Be supplied with white and blue lighting for the driver and occupants‟
             compartments.


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  (f) Have driver warning/ gauge lights capable of being dimmed.
  (g) Have a 360° searchlight fitted to the standard variant, operated from
    within the vehicle.
  (h) Have a flexibly-mounted map reading light provided for the vehicle
    Front Right passenger with a variable brightness control, the ability to
    select white or blue light, the ability to remain in the position set by the
    vehicle commander during normal operation of the vehicle including a
    „parked‟ or „not in use‟ position.
  (i) Have a circuit selector switch fitted to provide the
      following functions:-

      (i) Normal Lighting. This setting must allow the normal use of all
      lights. The horn and warning lights or buzzers must operate in this
      mode.

      (ii)Reduced Lighting. This setting must allow the use of only the
      reduced headlight in addition to the blackout lighting.

      (iii)Blackout Lighting. This setting must allow the use of only the
      blackout marker, blackout stop/tail, instrument and map reading
      lights. All warning lights must operate in this mode and all other
      lights must not operate in this mode.

     (iv)Switches controlling the white lights must be fitted with a
       positive interlock to prevent inadvertent operation during blackout.

     (v)Opening of any door or hatch must automatically switch off the
     lights inside the occupants compartment when the vehicle is
     operated in blackout mode.



b. Performance

   (1) Have a diesel engine (F-54, EN 590) developing a power to weight
   ratio of at least 25:1 hp/t (DIN).
  (2) The range of the vehicle must have a minimum of 600 km on road and
        300 km off road.
   (3) Be fitted with a modern effective braking system complying with EU
        Directives 98/12/EC and 71/320/EEC as amended.
  (4) Have the capability of running on F-34/F-35 fuel.
   (5) Have a road speed not less than 100 km/h at gross vehicle design
        weight.
  (6) Have a capability to negotiate 60% gradient and 30% side slope.
   (7) Have an angle of approach of at least 40° and an angle of departure of
   at least 45° and the capability of negotiating a vertical step of at least 400
   mm.
  (8) Have a fording depth of not less than 0.8m without preparation.
  (9) Have a vehicle blackout capability to facilitate night driving.



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  (10) Must be capable of performing in temperatures between -32 to +44
     degrees centigrade, without preparation (STANAG 2895 A2, B2, C1).
  (11) Have an anti-lock braking system.
  (12) Have an audible warning system for low battery voltage for the
       vehicle technical batteries.
  (13) Have a „NATO Standard‟ light socket as per STANAG 4007 ED 2.
  (14) Be capable of idling frequently for two-hour periods without
      significantly affecting its performance, reliability or durability
  (15) Have a hand throttle fitted to allow the engine to be
       operated above the idle speed during specific tasks, e.g. battery
        charging
  (16) Provide retardation, by means of a torque converter or ratio
       lockup(s) or add-on retarders, so that the service brakes do not
       have to be used when descending a 60% slope, except for the
       purpose of bringing the vehicle to a complete stop
   (17) Have a minimum braking efficiency of not less than 45% of the
       design gross weight of the vehicle and must not be significantly
       degraded subsequent to cross country and or fording/ amphibious
       operations
   (18) Have a parking brake capable of holding the combat laden
        vehicle on a 60% slope facing forward or rearward.
   (19) Be fitted with quick release couplings for removal of all fluid
        carrying pipelines of the power pack.
   (20) Have batteries that are maintenance free and readily
        accessible for daily checks and in a location where they are
         protected from debris, which may fly up from the wheels

c. Capacity

   (1) Have a seating capacity to carry four (4) personnel including the
       driver, on the Standard Variant with their standard operational
       equipment (minimum weight per person including equipment
       150Kgs.).

   (2) Have a payload capacity of 1.4 tonnes to satisfy the requirements of
       each vehicle variant, inclusive of personnel equipment, at STANAG
       4569 level 2a, with full fuel tank, on-board tools and all equipments
       fitted for vehicle compliance with the essential characteristics.

   (3) The vehicle must be fitted with four (4) individual seats, including
       driver seat, which are forward facing capable of seating four (4)
       personnel wearing standard Infantry equipment. The seats must be of
       such design to give maximum protection to the occupant and to
       minimize the effect of blast shock to the crews.

   (4) All driver and occupant task functions must be anthrop metrically
       designed (UK standards) to permit safe operation by 5th to 95th
       percentile male or female personnel.




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3.       ARMAMENT

         a. Remote Weapons System
           (1) The standard and ISR variants must be fitted to accept and operate a Remote
               Weapons System, inclusive of wiring, mount and ancillary equipment.
           (2) The standard and ISR variants must be fitted with a hatch to permit crew
               access to the RWS, located to the rear of the mount for the RWS. The hatch
               must be fitted with a ring capable of rotating through 360°, fitted with a
               traverse lock. This hatch is also required on the STA and Comms. Variant.
           (3) The Remote Weapons System must be the Kongsberg Protector M151 RWS
               in service with the Defence Forces and will be provided as Government
               Furnished Equipment (GFE).

         b. Pintle Mount
         The hatch/ring specified in para 3.a. (2) must be capable of being fitted with a
         Pintle mount on all vehicle variants. The pintle mount must not interfere with the
         fitting of a Remote Weapons Station. The pintle mount must be of proven design
         with wide proliferation, in service and not a prototype:

             (1) Which must be fitted with a standard 7.62mm cradle including
                 ammunition box holder and frontal protection ballistic shield.
             (2) Which must be supplied and fitted with a 7.62 mm MG.
             (3) Which must be accessible from a vehicle hatch. Location of pintle must
                 take account of hatch location(s) and ease of use.
             (4) Weapon must be a current Defence Forces service weapon.

          c. Smoke Dischargers
         The vehicle must be capable of being fitted with smoke dischargers (66mm).
         The dischargers should not interfere with the fitting of a Remote Weapons
          Station. The dischargers must be of proven design with wide proliferation, in
         service and not a prototype.


4.       COMMUNICATIONS

     The vehicle must have

             a. The capability to accept further electrical communications equipment
                 at 12 V and 24 V DC.
             b. A complete electrical power and equipment footprint table provided
                within the design implementation phase.
             c. A minimum of four (4) NATO standard external five (5) bolt antenna
                mounting brackets with the capability to accept additional cabling and
                external antennas.
             d. Antenna mounts with the following characteristics

                 1)       Located as far as is physically possible from the vehicle crew
                          without degradation of the RF signal.


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   2)         Maximum Earthing straps to allow flexibility in the installation
              of equipment.
   3)        Additional wiring capability throughout the vehicle without
              any requirement for further drilling of the vehicle

e. The ability to accept variant specific radio equipment.

f. Be capable of supporting as a minimum the following communications
  systems:

 (1) Radio

   (a) SINCGARS 1702E VHF Radios in AN/VRE 92 configuration (Two
       (2) Radios) using TRM, Two RF PA‟s and individual antennae for
       each radio.
   (b) Harris HF 5800-H Radio 125W Vehicular Configuration
        using RF/5832H/PA Amplifier and RF5382H external Antenna
       coupler
   (c) Motorola GM360 (5/25W) VHF/UHF Vehicular configuration.
   (d) Panasonic CF-30 Ruggedised Laptop solution to include docking
        station.

 (2) Intercom System

     Be capable of fitting the Defence Forces Ireland, 24V Rovis intercom
     system in a ring configuration using a combination of MCS/L, FFCS/L,
     & RIT/D modules as supplied by BAE systems.

 (3) Data Stations

   (a) Be capable of mounting a minimum of One (1) Panasonic
       CF-30 ruggedised laptop solution, to include docking station.
   (b) Be capable of allowing the use of all computers and monitors
        while on the move or stationary.
   (c) Have a power source for the operation and continuous charging of
       all C3 systems.
   (d) Be capable of being continuously connected to vehicle‟s
       radio equipment suite.

   (4) Electrical

     (a)  Have 24V electrical system as to Mil Std 1275 A (AT)
          minimum.
     (b) Have Individual electrical circuit and 24v battery pack for C2
          and C3 capable of supporting all communications equipment.
     (c) EMC Compatibility to Mil Std 461, Mil Std 461E, as amended.
     (d) Provide for electrical expansion of at least 25% based on final
         electrical power table.




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5.   HEALTH AND SAFETY

     The vehicle must:

        a. Conform ergonomically and technically to all current EU Health and
           Safety standards.
        b. Conform to 70/157/EEC, as amended, with regard to noise emissions.
        c. Be fitted with an effective cabin heating system.
        d. Be fitted with an effective cabin air conditioning system.
        e. Be fitted with an effective crew restraint system with minimum four (4)-
           point harness system. The harness restraint system must incorporate an
           approved quick-release mechanism.
        f. Be fitted with an engine fire detection and suppression system including a
           warning light on activation.
        g. Be fitted with internal crew operated hand held fire extinguishers. Fire
           resistant materials must be used inside the vehicle. Materials that emit
           toxic fumes when heated must not be used inside the vehicle.
        h. Be fitted with effective crew escape mechanism.
        i. All components must be manufactured from asbestos free material.
        j. Proposed antennae locations to provide crew RF safety as per
           manufacturers specifications without degradation of RF transmission.
        k. Engine exhaust fumes and engine cooling air efflux must be directed in
           such a way that, in normal operation, neither causes the vehicle occupants
           to breathe exhaust fumes or engine efflux. Engine exhaust fumes and
           engine cooling air efflux must be directed in such a way so as not to raise
           dust.
        l. Provide a ride quality, which does not lead to damage to equipment or
           injury to personnel and of sufficient quality to ensure that the
           performance of all personnel in the vehicle do not suffer degradation
           from motion sickness when the vehicle is driven for a two-hour period
           over cross-country.
        m. Each door/hatch must be designed to be opened and closed internally and
           externally when the vehicle is stationary on level ground, or on ground
           sloping less than 30%.
        n. A means of securing each door/hatch in the open and closed position
           must be provided. All doors/hatches must be capable of being combat
           locked. The combat-locking system provided must be capable of being
           overridden in an emergency from the outside of the vehicle.
        o. At least one exit point (door or hatch) must be capable of being opened
           when the vehicle is resting on either side or on its roof. At least one hatch
           must have the provision for the fitting of an external locking device.
        p. The vehicle must comply with the Safety, Health and Welfare At Work
           Act 2005, the Safety, Health and Welfare At Work (General Applicant)
           Regulations 2007 and all EU Regulations/Directives relating to Health
           and Safety.




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6.   ERGONOMICS

     The following instrumentation must be provided for the driver: -

        a.    Speedometer.
        b.    Tachometer.
        c.    Odometer with a trip facility.
        d.    Fuel gauge.
        e.    Battery charging indicator
        f.    Battery condition indicator.
        g.    Engine oil pressure gauge.
        h.    Engine coolant temperature gauge.
        i.    Transmission oil temperature.
        j.    Engine hour meter.
        k.    Devices that warn the driver of low coolant level, low oil pressure and
              high coolant temperature in the engine and of high oil temperature in
              the transmission.
        l.    No driver control function, other than steering, must require a two
              handed operation.


7.   SURVEILLANCE

        a. The RWS suite must be the Kongsberg Protector M151 RWS in service
           with the Defence Forces.
        b. Must be capable of supporting the RAID-M CBRN Detection System
           currently in service with the Defence Forces.

8.   VARIANTS The overall requirement will consist of four (4) distinct variants.
     The selection of variants must include:

        a.   Standard Variant

             (1)   Must be capable of accepting and supporting the Kongsberg
                   Protector M151 Remote Weapons Station in service with the
                   Defence Forces.
             (2)   Must be capable of the carriage of the Javelin anti-armour system
                   complete with stowage for two (2) missiles

        b. Surveillance & Target Acquisition Variant

             (1)    Must incorporate an autonomous north pointing system.
             (2)    Must be fitted with a day/night Surveillance and Target
                    Acquisition (STA) suite incorporated in a pan „n‟ tilt head capable
                    of being elevated and retracted.
             (3)    Must be capable of being fitted for and operating the AMSTAR
                    Ground Surveillance Radar.




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            (4)    Must be capable of being fitted with an Artillery indirect Fire
                   Control System, which will require a 24V supply to power the
                   system.
            (5)    Must be capable of being fitted with communications package,
                   including SINCGARS 1702E VHF Radios in AN/VRE 92
                   configuration (Two (2) Radios) using TRM Two RF PA‟s and
                   individual antennae for each radio. Also Harris HF 5800-H Radio
                   125W Vehicular Configuration using RF/5832H/PA Amplifier
                   and RF5382H external Antenna coupler


        c. Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance (ISR) Variant

             (1) Must be fitted with the Kongsberg Protector M151 RWS surveillance
                 and weapons suite. The vehicle manufacturer will be responsible for
                 the integration of the RWS into the vehicle.
            (2) Must be capable of carrying ISR detachment associated equipment,
                 comprising of Amstar.
            (3)Must be capable of being fitted with communications package,
                including SINCGARS 1702E VHF Radios in AN/VRE 92
                configuration (Two (2) Radios) using TRM, Two RF PA‟s and
                individual antennae for each radio. Also Harris HF 5800-H Radio
                125W Vehicular Configuration using RF/5832H/PA Amplifier and
                RF5382H external Antenna coupler

        d. Communications Variant

        The vehicle must be capable of supporting:

            (1)   Dual SINCGARS 1702E VHF Radios in AN/VRE 92 configuration
                  using TRM, Four RF PA‟s and individual antennae for each radio.
                  (Two TRM‟s with 4 1702E Radios all L/R).
            (2)   Harris HF 5800-H Radio 125W Vehicular Configuration using
                  RF/5832H/PA Amplifier and RF5382H external Antenna coupler
            (3)   Motorola GM360 (5/25W) VHF/UHF vehicular Configuration.
            (4)   BGAN COTM Solution
            (5)   Communications mast capable of a minimum of 3m extension
                   above the vehicle
            (6)   Panasonic CF-30 Ruggedised Laptop solution to include
                   docking station.



9.   MAINTENANCE AND LOGISTICS

     a. The vehicle must:

        (1) Not be a prototype.

        (2) Have a proven in service international reliability record.


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   (3) Have a 24-month warranty period from the date of successful completion
       of acceptance procedures in Ireland. Replacement components fitted
       under warranty shall also be covered for a further period of 24 months on
       replacement. If systematic or repeat errors occur in 10% of the fleet, they
       shall be covered for a period of 60 months on reporting.


b. Cleaning

   (1) The vehicle must be designed so that there are no recesses where water
       could collect and cause corrosion.

   (2) The exterior of the vehicle must be capable of undergoing a cleaning
       process, which includes the use of high pressure water jets (working
       pressure 150 bar), without causing damage to any components exposed to
       the water jet.

   (3) The interior of the vehicle must be capable of undergoing a cleaning
       process without causing damage to the components concerned.

c. Kongsberg Remote Weapons System

   (1) The Kongsberg RWS must be provided with a full and detailed itemised
       spare parts listing.

      (a) This list should include the lead-time to availability (LTTA) of each
            individual component relating to the RWS.

      (b) The list provided should include a unit price and prices based on
           increased quantities.

   (2) The Kongsberg RWS must be provided with certification that all RWS
       components are of the latest design (year of delivery) and that the
       specification is current and will not be discontinued.

   (3) The Kongsberg RWS must be provided with a detailed itemised list of all
       Special Tools and Test Equipment (STTE) including:

      (a) All diagnostic equipment used in the maintenance of the RWS up to
          Third Echelon.

      (b) A pricing list and LTTA of all STTE.

      (c) The STTE manual must clearly specify the task that each STTE item
          is required for and the Echelon at which it will be required.

      (d) Each STTE item must be clearly numbered and referenced in the
          manual.



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                  (e)In the event of agreed modifications post delivery of RWS, the
                  manufacturer will provide amended spare parts, maintenance and
                  crew manuals as required during the projected service life of the
                  RWS, at no extra cost to the Defence Forces.

       (4) Have support manuals in English, in hard copy and digital format for:

              a. Crew (operators manual)
              b. Repair technicians up to 3rd echelon level (maintenance manual)
              c. Technical stores and repair technicians (spare parts manual)

       (5) The purchase of spare parts and STTE should be direct from Kongsberg.



10.   MANUFACTURER’S PROFILE

      The manufacturer must have:

         a. An international reputation.

11.   MISCELLANEOUS

         a.  Paint colours and finish must be in accordance with Defence Forces
            specifications.
         b. The driver station must have a 24V socket and the vehicle must have both
            a 12V and 24V socket in the rear crew compartment.




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DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS

In addition to the stated essential requirements it is desirable that the proposed vehicle
should possess the following functional characteristics:

1.     PROTECTION

       The vehicle should provide the following levels of protection:

       a. Armour and Mine Protection

           (1) Should be capable of being upgraded from Level 2 with additional
               armour without adversely affecting the operational performance of the
               vehicle.


       b. Other Protection

           The vehicle should have:

           (1) A low thermal signature.
           (2) A low noise signature.
           (3) A low radar signature.
           (4) A low silhouette.


2.     MOBILITY, PERFORMANCE, CAPACITY

       The vehicle should:

       a. Mobility

           1. Have a built in night driving capability.


       b. Performance

           (1) Have an engine management system.
           (2) Have on board diagnostic system
           (3) Have a turning circle conducive to operations on urban roads
           (4) Have a user monitoring system
           (5) Conform to current EU emission regulations.




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3.   ARMAMENT

     a. Weapons should be compatible with current Defence Forces service weapons.


4.   HEALTH & SAFETY

     a. The engine compartment should be fitted with fire retardant noise insulation
        panels.

     b. The vehicle should comply with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work
        (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 271 0f 2006), which gives
        effect to DIR 2003/10/EC 6 Feb 2003.

     c. The vehicle should comply with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work
        (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 370 of 2006), which
        gives effect to DIR 2004/44/EC 25 June 2002.

5.   MISCELLANEOUS

     The vehicle should have:

     a. The potential to undertake mid-life vehicle extension programmes.


6.   MAINTENANCE AND LOGISTICS

     The vehicle should have:

     a. On-board food/water “hotbox” equipment adequate for a crew of four (4).
     b. A system to allow for connection to an external dehumidifier source
     c. An external socket for a built in battery charging system


7.   MANUFACTURER’S PROFILE

     The manufacturer should have:

     a. A recognised active R&D capacity.




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                                                                    ANNEX B

MAINTENANCE AND LOGISTICS


         The vehicles must be supported at home and in future overseas
          missions by the vehicle manufacturer for the projected service life
          of the vehicle.

         The vehicles must have low maintenance costs based on
          maximum use of COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) components.

         The vehicles must have support manuals in English in hard copy
          and digital format for:

                 (a) Crew (Operators Manual).

                 (b) Repair technicians (Maintenance Manual).

                 (c)Technical stores and Repair technicians (Spare Parts
                 Manual).


         All manuals must be sub-divided into the following sections:

                 (a)   Detailed technical data.
                 (b)   Functional descriptions of systems
                 (c)   Safety regulations
                 (d)   Maintenance instructions
                 (e)   Trouble shooting
                 (f)   Systems adjustment
                 (g)   Overhaul instructions
                 (h)   Maintenance scheduling
                 (i)   Systems schematics


         In the event of agreed modifications post delivery of vehicles, the
          manufacturer will provide amended spare parts, maintenance and
          crew manuals immediately following the modification as required
          during the projected service life of the vehicle, at no extra cost to
          the Defence Forces.

         The vehicles must be fitted with parts that will be available for the
          projected service life of the vehicle.

         The vehicles must be supplied with a manufacturer recommended
          spare parts package that must sustain the vehicle both at home and
          overseas. The mission profile for the vehicle is based on an


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        estimated 25,000kms per year. This can be estimated at 50% Off-
        Road and 50% On- Road.

       The initial spare parts package supplied for Phase 1 must cover
        the 27 vehicles for a period of 5 years.

       The tenderer must supply a digital and hard copy spare parts
        listing of all components used on the vehicle, which must include
        the following information at a minimum

        (a) Vehicle Manufacturer Part Number.

        (b) All COTS components used on the vehicle must be clearly
        identified from the vehicle manufacturer parts and have the
        individual component manufacturers name and manufacturers part
        number listed.

        (c) All COTS components used on the vehicle that are modified
        and/or are licensed to be solely supplied to the vehicle
        manufacturer must also be clearly identified.

        The tenderer must supply a full and detailed itemised price list
         of each individual component fitted to the vehicle to include the
         following:

        (a) The lead-time to availability (LTTA) of each individual
        component fitted to the vehicle.

        (b) The list provided should include a unit price for individual
        components and prices based on increased quantities.

        (c) The price list provided with the tender proposal must remain
        valid for the duration of the delivery period of the vehicles under
        Phase 1 following which revisions of same must be supplied in
        January every year.

        The tenderer must supply a full and detailed list of all Special
         Tools and Test Equipment (STTE) required for the maintenance
         of the LTAV with a particular emphasis on the following:

    (a) The STTE list must include all the diagnostic equipment used in
    the maintenance of the vehicle up to and including Third Echelon.
    (Base Workshops Level)

    (b) The STTE manual must clearly specify the task that each STTE
    item is required for and the Echelon at which it will be required.

    (c) Each STTE item must be clearly numbered and referenced in the
    manual.



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             (d) The STTE required for the vehicles that are COTS must be
             clearly identified from the manufacturers own designed and built
             STTE. The COTS STTE must have the manufacturers name and
             part number clearly listed.

             (e) All diagnostic equipment or software included in the STTE that
             require annual upgrades or annual licensing must also be clearly
             identified and the cost if any, associated with the upgrade.

             (f) The list should also include the prices and LTTA of all STTE.


   The tenderer must supply maintenance estimated repair times for second
    level (Brigade) maintenance.

   The tenderer must supply maintenance estimated repair times for the removal
    and replacement by third level (Base Workshops) maintenance support for:-

             (a) Removal/replacement of power pack.
             (b) Separation of engine from transmission.
             (c) Reassembly of engine and transmission.
             (d) Removal/replacement of transfer case (separate fro
                 transmission).
             (e) Removal/replacement of complete wheel stations.


   The tenderer must supply reliability figures for the following categories and
    state the mathematical model on which these figures are based: -

            a.     Mean time between failures (MTBF).
            b.     Mean time between critical failures (MTBCF).
            c.     Mean time to repair (MTTR).
            d.     Maximum time to repair (Max TTR).

   The tenderer must supply a vehicle fitted with a vehicle diagnostics
    system for engine, automatic transmission and ABS.




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                                                                                ANNEX C



                             TRAINING REQUIREMENT


To assist the introduction of the selected vehicle and vehicle variants into the Defence
Forces there will be a requirement to train key personnel in the operation and
maintenance of the vehicle and its systems. All training programmes shall be conducted
in English and should include classroom and hands –on type training, thereby ensuring
the benefits of theoretical knowledge and practical applications. The courses shall cover
all systems and sub-systems of the vehicle and RWS.

Training Courses

Maintenance Support:            The requirement is to train a total of twelve (12) Officers
and NCOs to instructor level in the maintenance of the vehicle. This course or courses
shall cover 1st, 2nd and 3rd Echelon maintenance and shall include automotive, signal and
ordnance components.

Crew Operators:          The requirement is to train a total of twelve (12) Officers and
NCOs to instructor level on the crew operation and maintenance of the vehicle and its
systems. This shall include the driver and all crew operators of the system or systems
fitted to the variants listed.

Documentation

All instruction shall be supported by detailed draft documentation, which shall be issued
personally to each student on the commencement of each specific course. All such
documentation shall be agreed and finalised on completion of courses and to be re-
issued by the manufacturer.

Training Aids
Training Aids such as mock ups, sectionalised components, exterior scaled models
(1:20), wall charts, slides, training DVDs‟ etc, shall be quoted separately.

Course Location
The courses outlined above may be conducted at the manufacturers location or in
Ireland. Costing for each course and location shall be included. Courses must be
completed prior to delivery of first vehicle and acceptance procedures.




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INFORMATION NOTE ON RELATED EQUIPMENT / WEAPONS OF THE IRISH DEFENCE
FORCES

STEYR AUG – Technical Data
STEYR AUG A1 5.56mm. Manufacturer Steyr Austria. In service with Defence Forces
since 1988.

STEYR AUG A1 5.56 mm                             Assault Rifle
Calibre                                          5.56mm
Weight Gun (without magazine)                    3.8 Kg
Weight of empty 30 round magazine                0.13 Kg
Weight of full 30 round magazine                 0.48 Kg
Overall Length                                   790mm
Length of Barrel                                 508mm
Sighting                                         Optical Sight & emergency sight
Magnification                                    1.5
Max Range                                        2700m approx
Muzzle velocity                                  980 m/s
Theoretical rate of fire (semi automatic)        680 – 850 Rds/min approx

Remote Weapon Station - Technical Data
Protector M151 Remote Weapon Station. Manufacturer Kongsberg Norway. In service
with Defence Forces since 2007.

Protector M151 Remote Weapon Station
Weight
Weapon station (exclusive Gun & ammo)            135 Kg
Fire Control Unit, Control grip and connecting   Approx 20 Kg
cables
RWS with H&K 40mm GMG and fully loaded           213 Kg (including cables and support
(48 rds and loaded 66mm smoke grenade            bag)
launchers) including FCU
RWS with M2 and fully loaded (200 rds and        258.8 Kg (including cables and support
loaded 66mm smoke grenade launchers)             bag)
including FCU
Size
Height above hull at zero degree elevation       750mm
Area of hull interface                           190mm
Electrical Power
Voltage                                           18 to 32 Volts dc (Mil-Std-1275)
Current surge                                     < 4 idle, <40A Nominal, < 80 A peak
                                                  (<1s)
Weapon Integration. Protector has standard interfaces for the following
.50 cal M2HB –QCB and -50 cal M2HB
GMG 40mm AGL
Solenoid. An electrical Solenoid is required to remotely fire the weapons mounted to the
Protector. Firing solenoids for all weapons should be supplied as standard equipment.




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GPMG(General Purpose Machine Gun) – Technical Data
GPMG General Purpose Machine Gun 58M.. Manufacturer FN Belgium. In service with
Defence Forces since early 1970s.

GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun)
Calibre                                          7.62mm
Weight Gun                                       10.9 Kg
Weight Barrel                                    2.828 Kg
Length of Gun                                    1.231mm
Length of Barrel                                 679mm
Sight range                                      200 – 1800m
System of operation                              Gas and Spring
Cyclic rate of fire                              750 to at least 900 rpm

Browning Guns Machine - M2HB QCB 12.7mm -Technical Data
Browning Guns Machine M2HB QCB 12.7mm Manufacturer Browning USA. In service
with Defence Forces on Mowag CRV since 2007.

Browning Guns Machine M2HB QCB 12.7mm
Weight overall                                   38Kg
- Barrel                                         12 Kg
- Receiver                                       26Kg
Length overall                                   1.65m
Barrel                                           1.143m
Belt Fed , Short recoil, Air cooled
Muzzle velocity                                  916mps
Max Range                                        6800m
Effective Range                                  1800 – 2200m

H & K, 40mm GMG Grenade Launcher - Technical Data
GMG Grenade Launcher 40mm. Manufacturer H&K Germany. In service with Defence
Forces on Mowag CRV since 2007.

H & K, 40mm GMG Grenade Launcher
Calibre                                    40mm
Length without Flash Hider                 1.015m
Length with Flash Hider                    1.180m
Width                                      140mm
Height                                     180mm
Barrell                                    415mm
Weights
GMG                                        29.5Kg
Ammunition box                             20Kg
Tripod                                     15Kg
Max Range                                  2200m
Max effective range approx.                1850m
Box capacity                               32 rds belted
Safety
Fire selector lever


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Firing pin safety lever device
Locking safety lever device
Load safety device
Bolt lock


Thales - 66mm Smoke Grenade Launcher
66mm Smoke Grenade Launcher. Manufacturer Thales UK. In service with Defence
Forces on Kongsberg Weapon Station Norway since 2007. Ammunition in use, 66mm
Smoke Screening Infra Red L144 (66mm Multi-band screening grenade Mk40)

66mm Smoke Grenade Launcher
Calibre                                        66mm
Manufacturer Thales

Technical Data

Javelin Anti Tank Missile
Manufacturer, Javelin Lockhead USA

Individual missile (including coolant unit).   Weight 15.5 Kg
Command Launch Unit (CLU) complete with        Weight 5.7 Kg + 1 Kg for battery
Sincgar battery.



Technical Data - RAID-1, Version 1.52 Bruker Daltonik GmBH
RAID-1, Version 1.52. Manufacturer Bruker Daltonics GmbH Switzerland.

RAID-1, Version 1.52 Bruker Daltonik GmBH
Dimensions                   (210 x 165 x 75) mm
Weight                       3Kg including battery
Operating Temp               -25 to + 55 degree C
Storage Temp                 -50 to +75 degree C
Operating Humidity           Up to 95% r.H.
Internal power supply        Li battery for 6-8 hours
                             Ni/Cd battery pack for 6 hours
External power supply        9 – 32 V DC
                             110 / 220 V AC (with adaptable power supply)
Interface                    RS 485 (up to 1000m) (optional)
                             RS 422 (up to 1000m) (optional)
                             RS 232 (up to 15m) (optional)
Power supply RAID-1
Dimensions                   (220 x 165 x 75) mm
Weight                       2.15 Kg
Operating voltage            230 V AC / 2 x 24 V DC
Ni/Cd-accumulator
Dimensions                   (72 x 165 x 75) mm
Weight                       2 Kg


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Load cycle                       Up to 1000
Remote control RAID -1
Dimensions                       (55 x 170 x 135)mm
Weight                           1.2Kg
Service Life                     < 2h
InterfaceRS232
Dimensions                       (40 x 165 x 75) mm
Weight                           0.4 Kg
Battery container with Li
battery
Dimensions                       (75 x 165 x 30) mm
Weight                           0.4 Kg
Charging Adapter
Dimensions                       (70 x 165 x 75) mm
Weight                           1.0 Kg
Battery Adapter
Dimensions                       (60 x 165 x 75) mm
Weight                           0.6 Kg


AMSTAR Radar
In service with the Defence Forces for five years manufactured by Thales.
The device comes in three (3) parts:
           a. AHA – Aerial head assembly. - Mounted externally.
           b. MEA – Main Electronic assembly - mounted externally.
           c. HMI - Human Machine Interface - Controls & Visual Display Unit -
                       internally mounted.

    AMSTAR            Height (mm)        Width (mm)       Depth (mm)           Mass (Kg)
     AHA                  620               690              300                 11.4
     MEA                  480               420              370                 14.6
     HMI                  450               340              400                  9.9


Radio Bank Weight / Dimensions
All of the equipment listed is in service with the Defence Forces

Item                             Front Width (M)        Depth (M)      Height (M)          Weight (Kg)

Harris 5800H Radio Fit
Harris 5800H Radio               0.3                    0.34           0.35                4.7
Harris Vehicle Amplifier         0.2                    0.26           0.14                5.9
Harris Mounting Base             0.3                    0.24           0.06                2.0
Harris Antenna Coupler           0.3                    0.37           0.17                7.8
Harris Vehicle Adapter           0.23                   0.37           0.17                7.0
Motorola Radio Fit
Motorola GM 360 Radio            0.179                  0.186          0.059               1.4
Motorola 24V – 12 V              0.155                  0.125          0.06                1.0
Converter


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Ruggedised Laptop Fit
CF30 Laptop                       0.3              0.28          0.07        3.8
CF30 Vehicle Mount Port           0.274            0.22          0.072       6.7
Replicator

SINCGAR Radio Fit
TRM                               0.24             0.34          0.24
TRM RF PA                         0.08             0.28          0.14
TRM Mounting Tray                 0.25             0.24          0.08
RF PA Mounting Tray               0.15             0.32          0.21
SINCGAR 1702E Radio               0.26             0.26          0.09        3.5
Intercom Fit
MCS/L                             0.140            0.115         0.078       0.9
RIT/D                             0.140            0.115         0.078       0.9
FFCS/L                            0.140            0.115         0.078       0.9

BGAN COTM Antenna                 0.45             0.45          0.144       0.7
BGAN Modem                        0.17             0.165         0.028       0.75


Infantry Man Standard Equipment

            ITEM                 WEIGHT/VOLUME             MANUFACTURER
Main Backpack*                 Volume 90 litres       Lowe Alpine
Day Pack                       Volume 20 litres       Lowe Alpine
Body Armour                    20 kgs                 LBA International
Helmet                         1.5 kgs                Rabintex
Chest Rig                      TBC                    TBC


* As pack can be expanded approx dimensions are W 40cm D 40cm H 90cm. The most
relevant figure is the volume of 90 litres.




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