Submarine Escape Survival Equipment (SESE)
• Platform Equipment Delivery Team (PEDT)
Publication reference: 2021/S 000-016991 
Publication date: 19 July 2021
F17: Contract notice for contracts in the field of defence and security
Section one: Contracting authority/entitySection I: Contracting authority/entity
one.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s)I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Platform Equipment Delivery Team (PEDT)
BS34 8JH
Bristol
For the attention of
Bell Tracey
Email(s)

Country
United Kingdom

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Internet address(es)
General address of the contracting authority/entity
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence
Further information
Further information can be obtained from the above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from
The above-mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to
The above-mentioned contact point(s)
one.2) Type of the contracting authorityI.2) Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
one.3) Main activityI.3) Main activity
Defence
one.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entitiesI.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities:
No

Section two: Object of the contractSection II: Object of the contract
two.1) DescriptionII.1) Description
two.1.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authorityII.1.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority
Submarine Escape Survival Equipment (SESE)
two.1.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performanceII.1.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code
• UKK11 – Bristol, City of
two.1.5) Short description of the contract or purchase(s)II.1.5) Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Submarine Escape Survival Equipment (SESE) is a whole-body suit comprising a one-size fits all, inner terminal liner known as a Thermal Protection Aid (TPA) and a single person life raft all contained in a sealed system within a protective valise. It allows submarine staff to evacuate from a disabled submerged submarine, without assistance, in a safe and controlled manner. The intention of the equipment is to keep the escapee dry and protected from the environment during ascent, and to provide buoyancy, freeboard and terminal insulation at the surface. The SESE shall have a life of 10 years accompanied by an all-inclusive warranty. The value of this procurement is between approximately £10M to £15M.
two.1.6) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)II.1.6) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
• 37414800 – Survival suits
two.1.7) Information about subcontractingII.1.7) Information about subcontracting
The tenderer has to indicate in the tender any share of the contract it may intend to subcontract to third parties and any proposed subcontractor, as well as the subject-matter of the subcontracts for which they are proposed
The tenderer has to indicate any change occurring at the level of subcontractors during the execution of the contract
The contracting authority/entity may oblige the successful tenderer to award all or certain subcontracts
The successful tenderer is obliged to specify which part or parts of the contract it intends to subcontract beyond the required percentage and to indicate the subcontractors already identified
two.1.8) LotsII.1.8) Lots
This contract is divided into lots: No
two.2) Quantity or scope of the contractII.2) Quantity or scope of the contract
two.2.1) Total quantity or scopeII.2.1) Total quantity or scope
Submarine Escape Survival Equipment (SESE) is a whole-body suit comprising a one-size fits all, inner terminal liner known as a Thermal Protection Aid (TPA) and a single person life raft all contained in a sealed system within a protective valise. It allows submarine staff to evacuate from a disabled submerged submarine, without assistance, in a safe and controlled manner. The intention of the equipment is to keep the escapee dry and protected from the environment during ascent, and to provide buoyancy, freeboard and terminal insulation at the surface. The SESE shall have a life of 10 years accompanied by an all-inclusive warranty. The value of this procurement is between approximately £10M to £15M.
The contract duration will be for 5 years where a procurement of approx. Up to 4500 SESE will be required to meet the following standard:
• Depths of up to 198 metres with an appropriate ascent speed.
• Surface survival time of 72 hours;
• Materials used in the manufacture of SESE must be compliant with the Submarine Material Toxicity Database;
• Stored in an air temperature range of -1C to +65C without degradation;
• Must be capable of being donned within 3 minutes 15 seconds;
• Must be capable of being stored in a humid environment.
• The SESE’s air inlet valve must allow connection to current Royal Navy Hood Inflation System;
• Must retain buoyancy on surface and have a method of oral inflation and;
• Push fit connector must be able to withstand a force of 1000N prior to separate from the hose.
In addition to the above the Authority requires approximately 60 training variant SESE which shall include support throughout the life of the contract.
Any successful potential providers will be expected to produce prototypes of the SESE during an agreed timescale at contract award. Testing of prototypes will be undertaken by the Authority’s identified independent testing facility.
Potential providers must be able to provide independent verification/certification of their testing facilities during the procurement process.
In addition the Authority may require the ability to procure further SESE’s on an ad-hoc basis and the provision of individually sized variants in small quantities.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
£15,000,000
two.2.2) Information about optionsII.2.2) Information about options
Options: No
two.2.3) Information about renewalsII.2.3) Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: No
two.3) Duration of the contract or time limit for completionII.3) Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical informationSection III. Legal, economic, financial and technical information
three.2) Conditions for participationIII.2) Conditions for participation
three.2.1) Personal situationIII.2.1) Personal situation
Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
– Browse to the eSourcing Portal
– Click the “Click here to register” link
– Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”
– Enter your correct business and user details
– Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete
– You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)
2. Express an Interest in the tender
– Login to the portal with the username/password
– Click the “PQQs Open to All Suppliers” link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires open to any registered supplier)
– Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content.
– Click the “Express Interest” button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page.
– This will move the PQQ into your “My PQQs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only)
– Click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the “Settings and Buyer Attachments” in the “Actions” box
3. Responding to the tender
– You can now choose to “Reply” or “Reject” (please give a reason if rejecting)
– You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification
– Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ
– There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available)
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
Criteria regarding the personal situation of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
– Browse to the eSourcing Portal
– Click the “Click here to register” link
– Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”
– Enter your correct business and user details
– Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete
– You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)
2. Express an Interest in the tender
– Login to the portal with the username/password
– Click the “PQQs Open to All Suppliers” link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires open to any registered supplier)
– Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content.
– Click the “Express Interest” button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page.
– This will move the PQQ into your “My PQQs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only)
– Click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the “Settings and Buyer Attachments” in the “Actions” box
3. Responding to the tender
– You can now choose to “Reply” or “Reject” (please give a reason if rejecting)
– You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification
– Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ
– There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available)
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

Section four: ProcedureSection IV: Procedure
four.1) Type of procedureIV.1) Type of procedure
four.1.1) Type of procedureIV.1.1) Type of procedure
Restricted
four.1.2) Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participateIV.1.2) Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number
four.2) Award criteriaIV.2) Award criteria
four.2.1) Award criteriaIV.2.1) Award criteria
the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
four.2.2) Information about electronic auctionIV.2.2) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
four.3) Administrative informationIV.3) Administrative information
four.3.1) File reference number attributed by the contracting authorityIV.3.1) File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
PEDT/0011
four.3.2) Previous publication(s) concerning the same contractIV.3.2) Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
four.3.3) Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive documentIV.3.3) Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 25 August 2021 – 5:00pm
Payable documents: no
four.3.4) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participateIV.3.4) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
18 August 2021 – 5:00pm
four.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn upIV.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English

Section six: Complementary informationSection VI: Complementary information
six.1) Information about recurrenceVI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
six.2) Information about European Union fundsVI.2) Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No
six.3) Additional informationVI.3) Additional information
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise, please visit www.contracts.mod.uk for full details and to register your interest in this procurement.

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