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03/07/2020    S127

United Kingdom-Bristol: Repair and maintenance services of ships

2020/S 127-312174

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: Naval Ships Support Team, Defence, Equipment and Support, Ministry of Defence
Postal address: MOD Abbey Wood, Neighbourhood 3, Ash 2B, Mailpoint #3229
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Christopher Manning
Telephone: +44 3067936933

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

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:
Future In Service Support Offshore Patrol Vessels (FISS OPV)
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
UKK11 Bristol, City of
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 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Naval Ships Support (NSS) Team manages the in-service support of the Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). The NSS team has a potential future requirement to provide the in-service support for up to 3 River Class Batch 1 OPVs and up to 5 Batch 2 OPVs. The contracting authority will look to best utilise learning from experience whilst ensuring competition and value for money are achieved. The successful bidder will be required to support all requirements under the contract throughout the planned contract duration.
The support activities will include but are not limited to: planning for and execution of global repair and maintenance; engineering support, planned preventative and corrective maintenance, operational defect rectification; obsolescence management; stores management; logistic support; risk management; and post design services; to pre-determined availability requirements.
In issuing this PIN, the MOD is not committing to carry out any procurement in relation to the strategy stated in this PIN. The MOD reserves the right to alter the approach to this project prior to commencing any formal procurement. Any related future procurement activity will be subject to the DSPCR 2011. Equally, non-participation in this Market Engagement will not be taken into account in any future procurement activities and will not preclude any organisation from submitting a tender in any future competition.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 000 and 250 000 000 GBP


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

50241000 Repair and maintenance services of ships, 50640000 Repair and maintenance services of warships

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 31.10.2022
II.7)Additional information:
A market engagement event is planned to present the FISS OPV strategy and future plans for this requirement. Due to the current social distancing restrictions imposed by the UK Government on 23 March 2020, this event will be hosted online.

The MOD invites all parties interested in attending this event to submit an expression of interest (EOI), confirming the name(s) of those wishing to attend, by no later than 16.00 on 16 July 2020 to: Please include ‘FISS OPV Market Engagement Event’ in the email subject line. Following receipt of an EOI, MOD will respond with further details regarding the event, including a limited pre-event questionnaire. (Please note, we require responses to this pre-procurement notice through your company e-mail address only. Responses via personal e-mail addresses will not be accepted).

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:
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-2020630-DCB-16780362

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