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United Kingdom-Bristol: Torpedoes
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Torpedoes In-Service Support
Torpedoes, Tomahawk and Harpoon Project Team (TTH PT), as part of the UK Ministry of Defence, intends to place a future contract, on a single source basis, with BAE Systems Maritime Services for up to 10 years duration from no later than July 2019 for the In-Service Support of the Spearfish Heavyweight and Sting Ray Lightweight torpedoes.
The new contract is likely to be a CAT A or B requirement depending on scope and duration.
This notice is not a request for expressions of interest, so please do not apply to be invited to tender. This notice advises that the authority has decided to negotiate a contract with the named supplier on a single source basis and is published for reasons of transparency. If you are interested in becoming a sub-contractor for this requirement you should apply directly to the supplier named above.
Task includes: Acting as Co-ordinating Design Authority for Spearfish and Sting Ray Torpedoes, to potentially include the following service elements:
1) Management and Logistics of Torpedo Out-loads/Returns;
2) Stock management;
3) Technical services;
4) Integrated logistics support;
5) Safety and environmental management;
6) Support to spearfish in service firings;
7) Asset accounting;
8) Sting Ray In-Service Firings.
Spearfish Torpedo is in service with the RN, out of service date is 2060. Spearfish is currently being upgraded from mod 0 to mod 1 by BAES under separate contract. Support to both mod 0/1 is a requirement of the contract. Sting Ray Torpedo is also in service with the RN, out of service date being 2030. The precise scope of the work will be defined as part of future negotiations. BAE Systems Maritime Services Ltd are the incumbent supplier and design authority for both weapons. Contract value is expected to be up to 400 000 000 GBP subject to negotiations on scope and duration.
There are many subcontractors providing materials, components and technical support. Two major current subcontractors are: defence munitions for storage, processing and out-loads and Hamilton Sundstrand Corp for overhauls and re-certification of Spearfish Engines. The authority is under no obligation to invite tenders or to offer a contract as a result of this voluntary transparency notice.
Section IV: Procedure
Absence of competition for technical reasons.
Section V: Award of contract
Torpedoes Repair and Maintenance Contract
Section VI: Complementary 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 Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.
Advertising Regime OJEU: This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk
Go reference: GO-2020110-DCB-15794460