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06/04/2016    S67

United Kingdom-Bristol: Training simulators

2016/S 067-117670

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, Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) Team
Postal address: Birch 1B #3133, NH3, Abbey Wood, Stoke Gifford
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Stuart Carr
Telephone: +44 3067938144

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:
Maritime Training Systems Through-Life Availability and Support Service ( MARTASS).
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 3: Defence services, military defence services and civil defence 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 Maritime Training Acquisition Organisation (MTAO), within the Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) Team has a potential requirement for provision of through life support to Royal Navy (RN) training systems. The training systems consist of classroom based trainers, bespoke training systems and training simulators for a range of RN equipments and platforms. The requirement involves support to training systems including both legacy and new systems located at various MOD establishments, as well as provision of technical support with a focus on training services.
The contractor may be required to provide, for example, the following services:
— In service support (including obsolescence management, document management, post design services, technical support, etc.);
— Provision of spares incl. COTS hardware;
— Repair services;
— Technical refresh studies and implementation programmes;
— Capability upgrades;
— Conduct training studies and Training Needs Analysis (TNA).
This requirement known as Maritime Training Systems Through-Life Availability and Support Service (MARTASS) may be part of a phased approach to deliver a broader range of training support capability potentially including future platforms such as Queen Elizabeth Class and Type 26.
It is anticipated that the support contract will be for awarded in FY 17/18, for a period of 5 years, with an option to extend for a further 2 years.
This PIN is to alert the market to the potential future requirement and is Not a formal request for Expressions of Interest (EOI). A Contract Notice and Dynamic PQQ may be issued in due course to request EOIs which shall reference this PIN.


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

34152000 Training simulators - FB01, 80500000 Training services - FB01, 80640000 Training and simulation in warships

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 3.4.2017
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:

Advertising Regime OJEU: This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on

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Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: 4MVACX299M.
Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.
Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO help desk by emailing: or Telephone. 0800 282 324.

GO Reference: GO-201644-DCB-8016151.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: