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21/11/2015    S226

United Kingdom-Bristol: Parts of military vehicles

2015/S 226-411348

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, Other
Postal address: AVP ISP, Spruce 1a, #1122, Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: AVP ISP Commercial
For the attention of: Mr Alan Humphreys
Telephone: +44 3067931002

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:
Challenger 2 Thermal Imaging System.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
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 UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Armoured Vehicles Programmes (AVP) has a possible future requirement to deliver an interim solution to maintain or replace the Challenger 2 Thermal Imaging (TI) System. The existing TI system is suffering from obsolescence in key components and is required to be supported until its replacement under the CR2 Life Extension Programme (LEP). In order to maintain the capability of the Platform AVP would like to gather information on the options available, including, but not limited to, maintain or replace the existing system, either in part or in full. This requirement is an interim solution until an enduring solution is provided by LEP and is anticipated that it will be required from 2017 with the interim solution sustained until 2025 on a fleet of 227 vehicles.
The MOD AVP is conducting a Market Survey to inform the CR2 TI Procurement Strategy and the Business Case. The AVP intend to post a questionnaire with supporting project information to those parties who are accredited to BS EN ISO 9001 standard and have an interest in providing support to the requirement either in the role of a prime contractor or as a technical authority in TI Systems.
Completed questionnaires are requested by no later than close of business on 8.1.2016.
Those interested in supporting the market engagement are invited to respond by email to the point of contact with the following information:
1. Company Name;
2. Company Address.
3. Nominated Point of Contact details:
3.1. Full Name;
3.2. Address for Correspondence (if different from above);
3.3. Email Address;
3.4. Contact Telephone Number.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP


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

35420000 Parts of military vehicles

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.12.2016
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:
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

GO Reference: GO-20151119-DCB-7344402.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: