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11/06/2015    S111

United Kingdom-Bristol: Parts for warships

2015/S 111-201874

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 Platform Systems Team
Postal address: Birch 3C, NH3 #3331, Abbeywood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom

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 Platform Systems Support Partner.
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:
UKK11 Bristol
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 Platform Systems (MPS) team, which is part of the Ships Operating Centre within Defence Equipment and Support organisation, provides global support to Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships and submarines. The Type 45 Destroyer Class will become part of the MPS portfolio from November 2016, followed very shortly afterwards by the Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) Aircraft Carrier. In light of this MPS is considering contracting for a Support Partner, who will be responsible for provision of services covering spares, repairs and post design services (including provision of technical SQEP) for maritime platform equipment. The scope of hardware supply will include (but is not limited to): gas turbines, high voltage electrical systems, IT software, environmental & domestic systems, mechanical handling systems, structural items and low cost fabrications, electrical and mechanical components, low-cost items e.g. fastners, seals and clips. The requirement may be procured as a whole or broken down into smaller commercial packages to optimise the markets appetite for the work.
This PIN is not a means to seek formal expressions of interest; that opportunity may become available when MPS has an improved understanding of market capabilities. It should be noted that the term Partner is strictly in a customer supplier relationship and there is no intention to form an enduring Partnership — i.e. a business enterprise in which the profits and losses are shared proportionally.
The purpose of this PIN is to test the appetite of the market to satisfy a contract or a number of contracts as outlined above. MPS will consider novel and/or innovate solutions, which may be via procurement specialist, sourcing all the equipment and services from the supply chain or a supplier with maritime support as their core business.
Readers are invited to submit requests for invites to the Industry day to; (dates and details to be included in invite please note this could be as early as 2.7.2015). Please include with the request the following information:
1. a company profile including relevant background information regarding experience of providing similar services outlined above;
2. a response to the following questions in no more than 500 words:
— what areas of providing a support solution would your company be interested in and why?
— would your company consider collaborating on this requirement and if so what areas would you consider collaborating in order to enhance your ability to provide a complete service?
— what knowledge, skills and experience can be offered to support platforms such as T45 and QEC?
Please note:
— this information will not be used to down select suppliers, that will be conducted via the Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire,
— any information provided for the above will be kept confidential, any questions from suppliers (and the Authority's answers) prior, during or subsequent to the Industry Day will be made available to all attending suppliers,
— a Frequently Asked Questions pack will be provided at the Industry Day — please submit any questions that you would like to be included by 21.6.2015.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 000 and 350 000 000 GBP


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

35520000 Parts for warships, 35522000 Electronic and electrical spare parts for warships, 50640000 Repair and maintenance services of warships, 71336000 Engineering support services, 71356300 Technical support services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 3.8.2015
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:
To be confirmed.
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:
From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the new GSC.

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.

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.

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GO Reference: GO-201568-DCB-6663398.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: