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13/09/2014    S176

United Kingdom-Bristol: Training and simulation in military vehicles

2014/S 176-311626

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, Land Equipment
Postal address: Elm 3a, #4324, MoD Abbeywood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Commercial Manager
For the attention of: David Sealey
Telephone: +44 1179137132

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:
Provision of Unit Based Virtual Trainer (UBVT).
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 26: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
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:
Provision of Unit Based Virtual Trainer (UBVT).


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

80630000 Training and simulation in military vehicles, 80660000 Training and simulation in military electronic systems, 80610000 Training and simulation in security equipment, 80620000 Training and simulation in firearms and ammunition, 80640000 Training and simulation in warships

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 15.12.2014
II.7)Additional information:
The Training and Simulation System Programme (TSSP) team, part of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) within the UK Ministry Of Defence (MoD) is considering the potential requirement for the replacement of Operational Joint Combat Operations Virtual Environment (Op JCOVE) service as a Core capability, to provide flexible and accessible virtual collective training in a tri-service environment.
An outline of the proposed requirement will be to demonstrate, implement and ultimately manage, over a period of up to 5 years, a managed service capable of delivering platoon to company level (or Service/Arm equivalent) collective training across the UK. It is envisaged to be capable of delivering mounted and dismounted Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) training in combat, patrolling, counter-IED, ISTAR management and exploitation and mission planning. It will support a range of environments, equipments and missions types by being flexible in its scenario generation and content integration, exploiting MOD corporate simulation data where practicable.
The primary purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to contribute towards the ongoing market sounding exercising being undertaken by TSSP in support of the proposed requirement.
Any interested party wishing to register their specific interest and capability in the proposed requirement may do so, at their own discretion, in writing using the points of contact referred to within this notice, noting that their is no requirement to express an interest at this stage.

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:
All Payments shall be made using the Authorities Purchase to Payment (P2P) system and shall be subject to the unqualified acceptance of the Authorities Terms and Conditions of Contract.
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:

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-2014910-DCB-5992913

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