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18/12/2015    S245

United Kingdom-Bristol: Parts for aircraft, spacecraft and helicopters

2015/S 245-445958

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, Air Support, C17 Command Support and Airborne Equipment Project Team (CSAE PT)
Postal address: Mailpoint #1232, Walnut 2C, MoD Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: C17CSAE-CSAT-COMM
For the attention of: Hywel Willmot
Telephone: +44 3067986333

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 Procurement Strategy for Support to RAF Command Support Fixed Wing Aircraft.
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:
UKI23 Outer London - West and North West
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:
Purpose of this Prior Indicative Notice (PIN) is to advise Potential Tenderers of the procurement strategy, currently being considered by the Secretary of State of Defence acting on behalf of the Crown (‘the Authority’) for the future support of the Fixed Wing (FW) Command Support Air Transport (CSAT) aircraft operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF).
The FW CSAT aircraft comprise of 4 x BAe 146 Aircraft based at RAF Northolt.
Contract Strategy.
It is intended that 4 Contracts will be used to support the Aircraft:
1. Availability Contract for the provision of Engineering Support;
2. Framework (Call off) Arrangement for the Repair and Maintenance of Engines;
3. Post Design Services (PDS) Contract with the Aircraft OEM;
4. Multi Supplier Framework Arrangement for emergent work not covered by the scope of Availability Contract.
Availability Contract.
This Contract will provide the majority of the engineering support, including the provision of spares to the Aircraft and require the successful Contractor to provide the following key services:
1. The provision of Engineering Services including front-line and depth maintenance;
2. The provision of Personnel including Aircraft Ground Engineers to support deployment of the Aircraft away from RAF Northolt. This will include the provision of personnel supplied as Sponsored Reserves as defined in the Reserve Forces Act 1996 (RFA96) section 40 or as Contractors on Deployed Operations (CONDO).
The Contract will require the following Aircraft availability.
3 x BAe146 Fit for Purpose (FFP) aircraft from 0600hrs Monday to 0100hrs Saturday;
2 x BAe146 FFP aircraft at all other times;
2,192 hrs + 10 % surge of fleet Annual Flying Task (AFT).
It is intended that the Contract will operate to 31.3.2022 with options available to obtain Contract extension for up to a further 2 years.
The Authority intends to issue a Contract Notice and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire in Q2 2016 and issue the Invitation to Tender in Q3 2016.
The Authority is seeking Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) prices, without commitment, to support its internal review process. Potential Economic Operators wishing to obtain more detail regarding the contract strategy and to provide a ROM price are requested to contact to the representative of the Authority identified at Section 1).
This Prior Indicative Notice is not a means to submit a formal expression of interest in respect of any potential tender. Any resultant requirement will be subject to the EU Public Procurement Regulations and respective advertising action.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34730000 Parts for aircraft, spacecraft and helicopters, 34731000 Parts for aircraft, 34731100 Aircraft engines, 34731500 Parts for aircraft engines, 34731800 Tyres for aircraft, 34741000 Aircraft equipment, 35611400 Military transport aircrafts, 50210000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to aircraft and other equipment, 50211000 Repair and maintenance services of aircraft, 50211100 Aircraft maintenance services, 50211200 Aircraft repair services, 50211210 Repair and maintenance services of aircraft engines, 50211211 Aircraft-engine maintenance services, 50211212 Aircraft-engine repair services, 50211300 Reconditioning services of aircraft, 50211310 Reconditioning services of aircraft engines, 51146000 Installation services of aircraft engines, 60445000 Aircraft operating services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.4.2016
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
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-20151215-DCB-7460814.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: