Air Start Replacement Project
• Ministry of Defence, Air Support, Air Commodities Project Team (AC PT)
Publication reference: 2021/S 000-000755 
Publication date: 14 January 2021
F02: Contract notice
Section one: Contracting authoritySection I: Contracting authority
one.1) Name and addressesI.1) Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, Air Support, Air Commodities Project Team (AC PT)
MOD ABBEY WOOD South, Air Commodities Delivery Team
Bristol
BS34 8JH
Contact
Christopher Simmons
Email

Telephone
+44 3067988095
Country
United Kingdom

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NUTS code
UKK11 – Bristol, City of
Internet address(es)
Main address
www.contracts.mod.uk
one.3) CommunicationI.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at
www.contracts.mod.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via
www.contract.mod.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address
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
Air Start Replacement Project
Reference number
70148382
two.1.2) Main CPV codeII.1.2) Main CPV code
• 34741000 – Aircraft equipment
two.1.3) Type of contractII.1.3) Type of contract
Supplies
two.1.4) Short descriptionII.1.4) Short description
The User requires a turbine-driven air start capability, to support the operation and maintenance of designated aircraft types. The capability will be required to support the enabling of the Strategic Base; fulfil standing commitments; development and maintenance of a contingent capability; and contingent operations commensurate with the direction provided in Defence Strategic Direction 2016, the RAF Command Plan and the requirements of Joint Force 2025.
two.1.5) Estimated total valueII.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: £5,350,000
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
UKK11 – Bristol, City of
Main site or place of performance
Bristol, City of
two.2.4) Description of the procurementII.2.4) Description of the procurement
The scope of the requirement is to replace the current RAF fleet of Houchin 165 and 230 Air Start equipment that have passed their planned out of service date (OSD). The user requires a minimum fleet of 15 new Air Starters to provide an engine start and environmental control system (ECS) maintenance capability for the designated aircraft types operated by Headquarters Air Command (HQ AIR), at UK Main Operating Bases (MOBs), and Permanent Joint Operating Bases (PJOBs) and the deployed operating environment.
The scope of the requirement will also include through life support of the 15x new Air Starters, and for the existing fleet of 21 x Rheinmetall MSU 200/6 T Air Start Units purchased in 2009 and in service with the Royal Air Force’s Typhoon Fleet.
The Contract will include the following Work Packages:
WP 1 – Project Management & Core Post Design Services (PDS)
WP 2 – Test Evaluation, Acceptance & Equipment Delivery
WP 3 – Integrated Logistic Support (ILS)
WP 4 – Provision of Spares
WP 5 – Technical Support
WP 6 – Maintenance and Repair
WP 7 – Training
WP 8 – Technical Publications
WP 9 – Obsolescence Management
A Draft Statement of Requirement (SOR) is available for review as part of the attachments to the Dynamic Pre Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ).
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.2.6) Estimated valueII.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: £5,350,000
two.2.7) Duration of the contract, frame agreement or dynamic purchasing systemII.2.7) Duration of the contract, frame agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months
48
This contract is subject to renewal
No
two.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invitedII.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
Detailed in DPQQ Scoring and Evaluation Criteria
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: Yes
Description of options
This Contract will have 4x additional Option Years.
two.2.14) Additional informationII.2.14) Additional information
Prospective contractors are required to hold Quality Management System certification to BS ISO 9001:2015 or suitable alternative, with appropriate scope to deliver contract requirements, issued by a National Accredited Certification Body. You will be required to provide a copy of certificate(s) in the DPQQ. The winning supplier will be required to provide it for review prior to contract award.

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.1.2) Economic and financial standingIII.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
three.1.3) Technical and professional abilityIII.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section four. ProcedureSection IV. Procedure
four.1) DescriptionIV.1) Description
four.1.1) Type of procedureIV.1.1) Type of procedure
Restricted 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 projects or requests to participateIV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate
Date
15 February 2021
Local time
5:00pm
four.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidatesIV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
16 April 2021
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

Section six. Complementary informationSection VI. Complementary information
six.1) Information about recurrenceVI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
six.3) Additional informationVI.3) 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.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 GO Reference: GO-2021114-DCB-17639815
six.4) Procedures for reviewVI.4) Procedures for review
six.4.1) Review bodyVI.4.1) Review body
Ministry of Defence, Air Support, Air Commodities Project Team (AC PT)
MOD Abbey Wood South, Air Commodities Delivery Team
Bristol
BS34 8JH
Email

Telephone
+44 3067988095
Country
United Kingdom

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• four. ProcedureIV. Procedure
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