Develop Concepts of Operation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
• Ministry of Defence
F02: Contract notice
Notice reference: 2022/S 000-012317
Published 11 May 2022, 5:07pm

Contents
one. Contracting authorityI. Contracting authorityPress escape key to exit
two. Object II. Object
three. Legal, economic, financial and technical informationIII. Legal, economic, financial and technical information
four. ProcedureIV. Procedure
six. Complementary informationVI. Complementary information
Section one: Contracting authoritySection I: Contracting authority
one.1) Name and addressesI.1) Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence
Portsmouth
Email

Country
United Kingdom

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NUTS code
UKJ31 – Portsmouth
Internet address(es)
Main address
https://contracts.mod.uk/web/login.html
one.3) CommunicationI.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at
https://contracts.mod.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via
https://contracts.mod.uk/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
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Portsmouth
Email

Country
United Kingdom
NUTS code
UKJ31 – Portsmouth
Internet address(es)
Main address
https://contracts.mod.uk/web/login.html
one.4) Type of the contracting authorityI.4) Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority
one.5) Main activityI.5) Main activity
Defence

Section two: ObjectSection II: Object
two.1) Scope of the procurementII.1) Scope of the procurement
two.1.1) TitleII.1.1) Title
703264452 Develop Concepts of Operation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Reference number
703264452
two.1.2) Main CPV codeII.1.2) Main CPV code
• 73410000 – Military research and technology
two.1.3) Type of contractII.1.3) Type of contract
Services
two.1.4) Short descriptionII.1.4) Short description
This Contract Notice is being re-issued as the Tender Competition duration has been extended until the Tender Close date of 20 Jun 2022.
The tender for ‘703264452 Develop Concepts of Operation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles’ is now live within the Defence Sourcing Portal, available at: https://contracts.mod.uk/web/login.html
This tender relates to Contracts Finder PIN 2021/S 000-028279, dated 11 Nov 2021.
A Contracts Finder Opportunity Notice has been published at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/af97a367-f53e-4c7e-add7-1316aa76f950
Requirement
Project ATLANTIS vision and Maritime Underwater Future Capability (MUFC) employs a combination of submarine (SSN(R)) and autonomous off-board systems. Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) are regarded as a key component of future underwater and covert operations.
Three non-lethal mission sets (Anti-Submarine/Surface Warfare; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance; and Seabed Warfare) will be used by the study to consider AUV operational employment over the next 30 years. In each of the three cases, the output comprises a CONOPS including the full range of operational employment of vehicle and systems and an outline of the likely operational constraints, particularly technical challenges.
The CONOPS will be presented in the form of a Joint Concept Note. This is this to be presented in hard copy as well as soft copies.
Specific Conditions of Tendering
The Tenderers’ attention is drawn to the following:
a. Contract Award will be dependent upon the Winning Tenderer:
• The winning tenderer providing evidence of all workers handling information up to SECRET for the duration of the contract being in receipt of valid Security Check (SC) Security Clearance or obtaining SC Security Clearance by Service Commencement Date. The SC Security Clearance is to be valid for the duration of the proposed contract;
• holding at least provisional List X status by final Tender return and obtaining full List X status by Service Commencement Date, for any site at which it will hold SECRET classified information.
If the Winning Tenderer is unable to meet any of the above, the Authority retains the right to consider the tenderer non-compliant and award the Contract to the next highest placed Tenderer.
Please note that any questions or tenders in response to this email must be submitted via the Defence Sourcing Portal.
two.1.5) Estimated total valueII.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: £291,666
two.1.6) Information about lotsII.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No
two.2) DescriptionII.2) Description
two.2.3) Place of performanceII.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
• UKJ31 – Portsmouth
two.2.4) Description of the procurementII.2.4) Description of the procurement
A Contracts Finder Opportunity Notice has been published at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/af97a367-f53e-4c7e-add7-1316aa76f950
two.2.5) Award criteriaII.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing systemII.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months
10
This contract is subject to renewal
No
two.2.10) Information about variantsII.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
two.2.11) Information about optionsII.2.11) Information about options
Options: No
two.2.13) Information about European Union FundsII.2.13) Information about European Union Funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical informationSection III. Legal, economic, financial and technical information
three.1) Conditions for participationIII.1) Conditions for participation
three.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registersIII.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions
The tender for ‘703264452 Develop Concepts of Operation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles’ is now live within the Defence Sourcing Portal, available at: https://contracts.mod.uk/web/login.html
three.1.2) Economic and financial standingIII.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria
The tender for ‘703264452 Develop Concepts of Operation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles’ is now live within the Defence Sourcing Portal, available at: https://contracts.mod.uk/web/login.html
three.1.3) Technical and professional abilityIII.1.3) Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria
The tender for ‘703264452 Develop Concepts of Operation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles’ is now live within the Defence Sourcing Portal, available at: https://contracts.mod.uk/web/login.html
three.2) Conditions related to the contractIII.2) Conditions related to the contract
three.2.2) Contract performance conditionsIII.2.2) Contract performance conditions
The tender for ‘703264452 Develop Concepts of Operation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles’ is now live within the Defence Sourcing Portal, available at: https://contracts.mod.uk/web/login.html

Section four. ProcedureSection IV. Procedure
four.1) DescriptionIV.1) Description
four.1.1) Type of procedureIV.1.1) Type of procedure
Open procedure
four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No
four.2) Administrative informationIV.2) Administrative information
four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participateIV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date
20 June 2022
Local time
10:00am
four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submittedIV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
English
four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tendersIV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date
20 June 2022
Local time
10:01am

Section six. Complementary informationSection VI. Complementary information
six.1) Information about recurrenceVI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
six.4) Procedures for reviewVI.4) Procedures for review
six.4.1) Review bodyVI.4.1) Review body
Ministry of Defence
Portsmouth
Country
United Kingdom

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