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07/07/2016    S129

United Kingdom-Bristol: Repair and maintenance services of ships

2016/S 129-232289

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, Commercially Supported Shipping (CSS) Team
Postal address: Ash 2a #3203, Defence Equipment and Support, MoD Abbey Wood South
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: DESShipsComrcl-CSS-FISS-Group@mod.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: https://www.bipsolutions.com

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:
Commercially Supported Shipping (CSS) Future In Service Support (FISS) — Through Life Support Requirement.
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 Commercially Supported Shipping (CSS) Team manages the In-Service support of a diverse range of platforms which includes the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) flotilla and the Royal Navy (RN) Hydrographic and Patrol (H and P) including Survey Ships. The majority of contracts which support these platforms will expire in 2018. This Prior Information Notice relates specifically to the RFA and HMS Scott requirements currently supported under long-term through life support contracts.
The support activities will include but are not limited to: planning for and execution of global repair and maintenance; operational defect rectification; obsolescence management; surface coatings and furnishings; risk management and design services; to pre-determined availability requirements; supported by an on-site joint MOD / industry team.
The FISS project is currently seeking approval to enter into the Assessment Phase. In issuing this Prior Information Notice (PIN) and engaging with the Market the UK Ministry of Defence is not committing to carry out any procurement in relation to the strategy stated in this PIN. Should the FISS project result in any related procurement activity in future, it will be subject to procurement processes in accordance with DSPCR 2011.
An Industry Day is being held on 4.8.2016 in Bristol, UK. Details can be found in the Additional Information section II.7) to this notice.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 900 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50241000 Repair and maintenance services of ships

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 22.12.2017
II.7)Additional information:

An industry day will be held in Bristol, UK on 4.8.2016 to present the FISS strategy and plans for the Through Life Support requirements. An associated ‘Announcement’ with further details of the event is to be uploaded to the DCO. Interested suppliers are encouraged to review this prior to expressing an interest. You are to submit your expression of interest to: DESShipsComrcl-CSS-FISS-Group@mod.uk no later than 28.7.2016. Expressions of interest received after this time may be rejected owing to restrictions in numbers of attendees.

The intention is to release a Contract Notice and DPQQ in July 2016 where more details of this requirement will be available.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1
1)Short description:
The Lot strategy for this requirement will be presented at the Industry day (details under ‘II.7) Additional Information’).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50241000 Repair and maintenance services of ships

5)Additional information about lots:
The following CPV codes relate to this requirement:
50241000 — Repair and Maintenance Services of Ships;
50640000 — Repair and Maintenance Services of Warships;
79933000 — Design Support Services;
35520000 — Parts for Warships;
90711100 — Risk or Hazard assessment for other than for construction;
90710000 — Environmental management;
45442120 — Painting and protective-coating work of structures.

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:
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 Gov.uk 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 www.contracts.mod.uk GO Reference: GO-201674-DCB-8443162.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: