Chinook engine support arrangement

Chinook engine support arrangement

Chinook Project Team, Defence Equipment and Support. UK-Yeovilton: repair and maintenance services of aircraft engines

2012/S 64-104571

Contract notice


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Chinook Project Team, DE&S
Room 101, Gazelle House
Contact point(s): Sarah Mitchell
BA22 8HJ Yeovilton
Telephone: +44 1935453697
Fax: +44 1935453658

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)

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

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Chinook engine support arrangement (CESA).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Repair and maintenance services of aircraft engines.
1. This is a revision to the Contract Notice published in the OJEU (2011/S 62-101005) on 25.3.2011. Please note the move from the “restricted procedure” under the Public Procurement Procedures 2006 to the competitive “negotiated procedure” under the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations (DSCPR) 2011.

2. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) defence equipment & support (DE&S) Chinook project team (CHPT) has a requirement for the provision of a prime Contracting Activity to support the 55-L-714A Chinook helicopter engine, including accessories, fitted to all marks of Chinook Aircraft. The MOD does not hold design rights for this engine.
3. The support requirement is for a prime Contracting Activity for up to 12 years in duration to provide an asset availability service for engines and accessories to meet the front line commands annual flying hours. The service shall include but not be limited to:
a) Engine, accessories and spares availability;
b) Depth repair and overhaul (including test);
c) Post design service (PDS); for all engines supported from the Chinook main operating base, at RAF Odiham, UK. Potential subcontractors interested in bidding for this work are encouraged to contact tenderers selected to receive any ITN in the role of prime. These shall be published in a subsequent OJEU advert when any ITN is issued.
4. This requirement will only be considered as a whole and, the Authority invites proposals from tenderers who may offer all of the above services in a potential asset availability Service or another compliant, innovative, cost-efficient solution.
5. This requirement has international traffic in arms regulations (ITAR) implications and any selected contractor should be in a position to comply with these regulations at the contract start date.
6. This contract will be awarded and maintained under english law.
7. Tenderers shall comply with the following quality assurance and defence standard (Defstan) publications:
a) AQAP 2110 Edn 1 (NATO quality assurance requirements for design, development and production);
b) Defstan 05-130 part 1 Issue 2 (maintenance approved organisation scheme (MAOS) Military Regulations Part 145: maintenance organisations);
c) Defstan 05-123, part 1, Section 1, Issue 2 (design approved organisations scheme (DAOS).
8. Potential tenderers may be required to demonstrate their credentials and experience within a pre qualification questionnaire (PQQ) before being invited to tender. Only suppliers who are successful at the PQQ stage will be issued with the ITN. Those tenderers who have already completed PQQs as part of the March 2011 OJEU notice will be required to confirm their previous completed PQQ is still extant.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.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

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 39(1) of Directive 2009/81/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 39(2) of Directive 2009/81/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the DSPCR 2011) to the decision of whether a candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at

Candidates will be required to sign a declaration confirming whether they do or do not have any of the listed criteria as part of the pre-qualification process.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 39(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest (including defence and security factors) for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 39(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

HEC1a/0201 (subject to Change)
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 62-101005 of 25.3.2011

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.5.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information:

Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD supplier information database (SID) register, available at 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.

Advertising regime OJEU: this contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and GO Reference: GO-2012328-DCB-3815793.

I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s):
E-mail: (deschinook-ComrclOffr4 as 1 Apr).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Chinook Project Team, DE&S
Room 101 Gazelle House
BA22 8HJ Yeovilton

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Chinook Project Team, DE&S

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Chinook Project Team, DE&S

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.3.2012