United Kingdom-Bristol: Ships
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Main address: www.contracts.mod.uk
Section II: Object
FMSP Hard Facilities Management and Alongside Services at Clyde
The supplier is required to provide hard facilities management services and alongside services for naval vessels (including submarines) at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde.
East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire and Helensburgh and Lomond.
This contract shall support the delivery of programmes, plans and projects for the Royal Navy such as The Estate Management Strategy EMS), including the Asset Survey Programme (ASP), the Forward Maintenance Programme (FMP), the Forward New Works Programme (FNWP), the Forward Maintenance Register (FMR) and the Forward New Works Register (FNWR); and Any agreed subsidiary plans derived from, or to support.
— repair, maintenance and operation of infrastructure,
— utilities management and vessel utilities,
— strategic estates management,
— heavy lift; riggers, berthing and docking services,
— underwater services (infra),
— estates IKM/TIC,
— safety and environmental services,
— quality management,
— radiological and health services,
— calibration services.
Initial contract length will be for 5 years with an option to extend by up to 2 years.
The cyber risk level for this contract has been assessed as “High”.
Section IV: Procedure
The Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP), part of DE&S, intends to award a contract to Babcock Marine (Clyde) Ltd for the provision of Hard Facilities Management and Alongside Services at Clyde Naval Base for a period of 5 years to 31.3.2025, with an option to extend by up to a further 2 years.
The contract is being procured under the Single Source Contracts Regulations 2014 because of the existence of a legally binding agreement, namely the babcock marine and technology terms of business agreement which grants the contractor exclusivity for nominated roles, including the scope of these services. In addition, there are critical interfaces between these services and the delivery of submarine engineering services. It is therefore, impractical for any other supplier to provide these services, as they are in support of other contractual arrangements which are also being procured through single source arrangements.
This contract is considered to be exempt from the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) under Article 346(1)(a). The economic operator to be awarded the contract may be required to handle and protect UK Eyes Only (UKEO) National Caveated information or assets and they must not permit anyone who is not a UK National to access such information or assets, being the home port for the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Information identified as UKEO must not be sent to foreign governments, overseas contractors, international organisations or released to any foreign nationals (either overseas or in the UK) without the originator‘s specific consent. Due to this requirement, the Authority is proceeding with the procurement process in reliance on the exemption in Article 346(1)(a) TFEU and the general exclusion from the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations 2011 (DSPCR) under Regulation 7(1)(a).
In addition, it is considered that Article 346(1)(b) also applies to this procurement as it is in support of war materiel including warships, submarines and other Royal Navy support vessels) as set out in the official translation of Council Decision 255/58.
Section V: Award of contract/concession
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-2019423-DCB-14827553