Services - 105598-2020

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03/03/2020    S44

United Kingdom-Bristol: Repair and maintenance services

2020/S 044-105598

Prior information notice for contracts in the field of defence and security


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Ships, Salvage and Marine Operations (S&MO)
Postal address: Ash 2a, No 3212, MOD Abbeywood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: DES Ships Comrcl-SALMO-1a
For the attention of: Tim Kidner
Telephone: +44 3067932648

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities
The contracting authority/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
S&MOCB/3374 — Provision of Underwater Engineering Services
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
00 Not specified
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
‘The Salvage and Marine Operations Team, part of UK MOD, delivers underwater engineering services for Royal Navy Ships and Submarines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ships and MOD Training Vessels both within the UK and Overseas.
The team have a requirement to contract for a 2-year framework agreement (with a single option year) for the provision of global commercial diving services which shall meet HSE Diving at Work Regulations 1997 as a minimum standard.
Service activities will include but are not limited to: classification society In-Water Surveys, inspection, hull blanking, repair and replacement of ship hull fittings and fixtures, wet welding, coating repairs, propeller polishing and hull fouling removal.
Contractors On Deployed Operations (CONDO) policy will be applicable for defined overseas support requirements.
In issuing this PIN, the MOD is not committing to carry out any procurement in relation to the strategy stated in this PIN. Any related future procurement activity will be in accordance with the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011.’
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 6 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50000000 Repair and maintenance services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 12.7.2020
II.7)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)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.

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Go reference: GO-2020227-DCB-16073320
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: