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United Kingdom-Bristol: Vehicle conversion kits
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Main address: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisation/defence-equipment-and-support
Section II: Object
Repair and Conversion Hydrogas Gen 3 Suspension Parts
Repair and conversion of hydrogas suspension parts to Hg3 standard.
Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Repair and conversion hydrogas gen 3 suspension parts.
Section IV: Procedure
The land equipment vehicle support team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence intends to place a c.24 m (ex VAT) 10-year Qualifying Defence Contract with Horstman Defence Systems Ltd (‘the Contractor’) for the repair and conversion of 2118 LH and 2118 RH Hydrogas Suspension Units (‘Units’) used in connection with the challenger II platform to generation III build standard. It is considered that this contract can be placed using the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice pursuant to Article 28(1)(e) of Directive 2009/81/EC (Regulation 16(1)(a)(ii) of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011) for technical reasons.
The Contractor, as the original equipment manufacturer for the Units has the technical designs, tools, knowledge and know-how necessary to repair and convert the Units to generation III build standard, the authority does not own the rights authorising them to share the essential technical specifications that other economic providers require to redesign. The Units are safety critical to the operation of the platform, to safeguard interoperability across the platform the Units must be repaired and converted in accordance with the relevant technical specifications in order to meet operational safety requirements.
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-2020713-DCB-16838559