Shock Mount Cost Reduction

Shock Mount Cost Reduction

Shock mounts are widely used in the Royal Navy’s ships and submarines. The preferred design is the X-type shock mount, made to MoD specifications described in shock manual BR3021 volume 2.

Reference number: ITT/75530

Deadline date:07/09/2012

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£10,000 – £113,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: South East EAST OF ENGLAND,EAST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND),WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND),SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND),SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND),NORTH WEST (ENGLAND),NORTH EAST (ENGLAND),

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? No

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: DSTL

Original source URL http://www.dstl.gov.uk/

 

Description of the contract

Shock mounts are widely used in the Royal Navy’s ships and submarines. The preferred design is the X-type shock mount, made to MoD specifications described in shock manual BR3021 volume 2. The mount itself is cheap to buy. However the through-life cost is relatively high owing to the need to replace the mounts at regular intervals. The problem is the deterioration of the damping compound. The RN seeks to reduce or eliminate the cost of regular replacement. One approach would be to develop a new damping material which lasted longer (preferably for the life of the vessel). Another approach would be to develop a cheap and reliable testing method for in-situ shock mounts which would mean that mounts were replaced only when necessary. The Authority is seeking 2 research studies (1 on alternative mounts and 1 on failure testing), which propose solutions to the above identified issues. Further specific requirements will be detailed within the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document. Evaluation Criteria: The Authority is seeking the most cost effective price, ensuring best value for money on a Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) basis. Selection of a supplier will be based on the specific evaluation criteria, which will be fully detailed within the ITT document. The criteria will include weightings & the scoring rationale. Expressions of interest are sought from suppliers that feel they could address the problem. It is likely that such companies would have experience in materials science and would understand the shock environment on ships and submarines. In order to proceed with this requirement interested suppliers should submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), via email, to Chsmith@dstl.gov.uk, by no later than 17:00 Friday 7th September 2012 (the deadline). Dstl are not at liberty to accept any late responses. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your response to reach Dstl. Estimated Procurement Timetable Please note this may be required to change, as such the Authority reserves the right to amend the timetable. If this occurs participants will be informed at ITT stage. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 17:00 hrs (GMT) 07/09/2012 Proposed/Estimated ITT Issue Date: 10/09/2012 Proposed/Estimated ITT Return Date: 08/10/2012 Proposed Issue Date of Contract: 22/10/2012 Proposed Completion Date of Contract: 31/05/2013

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

50240000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to marine and other equipment

73400000 Research and Development services on security and defence materials

73112000 Marine research services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – 8

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 31/10/2012 – 31/05/2013

 

Who to contact

Contact name Mr Christopher Hetherington Smith

Organisation name DSTL

Address East Court Level C ISAT D, Grenville Building, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, PO17 6AD

Telephone 02392532575

Extension number:

Fax

Web address

 

How to apply

Shock mounts are widely used in the Royal Navy’s ships and submarines. The preferred design is the X-type shock mount, made to MoD specifications described in shock manual BR3021 volume 2. The mount itself is cheap to buy. However the through-life cost is relatively high owing to the need to replace the mounts at regular intervals. The problem is the deterioration of the damping compound. The RN seeks to reduce or eliminate the cost of regular replacement. One approach would be to develop a new damping material which lasted longer (preferably for the life of the vessel). Another approach would be to develop a cheap and reliable testing method for in-situ shock mounts which would mean that mounts were replaced only when necessary. The Authority is seeking 2 research studies (1 on alternative mounts and 1 on failure testing), which propose solutions to the above identified issues. Further specific requirements will be detailed within the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document. Evaluation Criteria: The Authority is seeking the most cost effective price, ensuring best value for money on a Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) basis. Selection of a supplier will be based on the specific evaluation criteria, which will be fully detailed within the ITT document. The criteria will include weightings & the scoring rationale. Expressions of interest are sought from suppliers that feel they could address the problem. It is likely that such companies would have experience in materials science and would understand the shock environment on ships and submarines. In order to proceed with this requirement interested suppliers should submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), via email, to Chsmith@dstl.gov.uk, by no later than 17:00 Friday 7th September 2012 (the deadline). Dstl are not at liberty to accept any late responses. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your response to reach Dstl. Estimated Procurement Timetable Please note this may be required to change, as such the Authority reserves the right to amend the timetable. If this occurs participants will be informed at ITT stage. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 17:00 hrs (GMT) 07/09/2012 Proposed/Estimated ITT Issue Date: 10/09/2012 Proposed/Estimated ITT Return Date: 08/10/2012 Proposed Issue Date of Contract: 22/10/2012 Proposed Completion Date of Contract: 31/05/2013

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