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29/12/2020    S253

United Kingdom-Bristol: Repair and maintenance services of weapons and weapon systems

2020/S 253-639128

Prior information notice for contracts in the field of defence and security

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Torpedoes, Tomahawk and Harpoon (TTH) Project Team
Postal address: Fir 3c #4316, MOD Abbey Wood South
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: thomas.sims103@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 123456789

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence

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
Defence
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:
GB-Bristol: Harpoon GWS60 — In Service Support Contract
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 3: Defence services, military defence services and civil defence 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:
Harpoon In-Service Support (ISS). The authority has a requirement for an ISS Contract for the Harpoon Guided Weapon System 60 (GWS 60). The Harpoon system is due to go out of service (OSD) in December 2023.
GWS 60 is installed on 13 (thirteen) Type 23 frigates, 3 (three) Type 45 destroyers and 3 (three) land-based reference systems.
The contract will be for 2 years from 1 January 22 until 31 March 24 with an option to extend in 1-year increments (to a maximum of three) at the authority’s discretion.
A facility is required to provide the authority with contractor support required to support the day to day management of GWS 60.
To provide the authority with a mechanism for the supply of spares.
To provide the authority with a survey and repairs facility as required.
An additional tasking element shall provide the authority with a means to request project activity outside of the core element, at additional cost
Should this requirement proceed, a contract notice will be published in due course with more precise requirements and interested parties may receive an Invitation to Tender, tenders will subsequently be measured against selected criteria in terms of commercial and technical requirements as part of a competition. The Harpoon Missile Canister and the Harpoon Missile are out of scope for this contract. This requirement may contain aspects of ITAR.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 348 000 and 870 000 GBP

Lots

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

50840000 Repair and maintenance services of weapons and weapon systems

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.1.2022
II.7)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement. Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk. The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

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.

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:
N/a.
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 Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

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

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk.

You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.
Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: Q7X6ETA2P4.
Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.
Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing support@contracts.mod.uk or Telephone 0800 282 324.

Go reference: GO-20201224-DCB-17566163
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
24.12.2020