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United Kingdom-Bristol: Torpedoes

2020/S 009-017378

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Torpedoes, Tomahawk and Harpoon (TTH) Project Team
Postal address: DE&S, Fir 3C #4316, MOD Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKJ31 Portsmouth
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067986479

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Torpedoes In-Service Support

Reference number: TTHC/0017
II.1.2)Main CPV code
35332100 Torpedoes
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 400 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ31 Portsmouth
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Cost criterion - Name: Price is not the only award criteria and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents / Weighting: 100
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

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

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons

Absence of competition for technical reasons.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: TTHC/0017

Torpedoes Repair and Maintenance Contract

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: BAE Systems Maritime Services
Postal address: Broad Oak
Town: Portsmouth
NUTS code: UKJ31 Portsmouth
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2392226000
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 400 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 229 701 650.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)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.

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

Go reference: GO-2020110-DCB-15794460

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Torpedoes, Tomahawk and Harpoon (TTH) Project Team
Town: Bristol
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: