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12/03/2019    S50

United Kingdom-Bristol: Military vehicles and associated parts

2019/S 050-116303

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, ISTAR, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Delivery Team (CBRN DT)
Postal address: CBRN, YEW 3A, no1342, MOD Abbey Wood South
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Laurence Unsted
Telephone: +44 3067931235

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:
FUCHS Sustain
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:
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 Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Delivery Team own 11 Fuchs ‘Fox’ Chemical, Radiological & Nuclear (CRN) survey and reconnaissance vehicles. These platforms were gifted to the Ministry of Defence in the early 1990’s and much of the sense equipment is becoming obsolete.
An obsolescence management project has been initiated and the Ministry of Defence have a requirement to upgrade both the chemical & radiation detection equipment for 10 platforms and 1 simulator, alongside the provision of in-service support to the out of service date of December 2024 (with the potential to extend to 2027).
The Contractor will be required to purchase replacement chemical and radiation sense equipment and integrate these accordingly, while providing in-service support anticipated to begin 1.1.2020.
The in-service aspect of this requirement is to be in accordance with the Army Equipment Support Publications (AESP’s) and could include, but is not limited to, the following:
— Fleet availability of 85 %,
— Level 3 and Level 4 maintenance,
— Train the trainer package for the upgraded equipment (Maintainer, Operator, Tech Elec),
— Unscheduled repairs and maintenance,
— Project management, technical support and obsolescence management activities,
— Seating and occupant restraint improvements,
— Investigation into improving brake performance.
A Prequalification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be issued to interested parties. The anticipated date for the PQQ release is end Jun 2019. Based on the results of the PQQ and if Contractors qualify, an Invitation to Tender (ITT) will be issued.
The requirement will be supported by a Bidders conference, estimated to be held early Autumn 2019.
This project may have a high security classification, resulting in a possibility of performance thresholds for test and evaluation being unavailable to interested parties.
If you are interested in this requirement, please submit your interest to to be updated on the initiation of the next stage of the procurement process.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP


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

35400000 Military vehicles and associated parts

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 21.11.2019
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-201937-DCB-14264284
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: