Chinook Mk6 Differences Synthetic Training

Chinook Mk6 Differences Synthetic Training

he FsAST Project Team has been given responsibility for delivering the Mk6 synthetic training solution for these aircraft. The training solution including infrastructure shall be co-located with the Chinook Fleet on an identified site at RAF Odiham.

UK-Bristol: aircraft or spacecraft equipment, trainers, simulators and associated parts

2012/S 116-192030

Contract notice


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Flight Simulation and Synthetic Trainers Project Team, DE&S
MOD Abbey Wood, Walnut 3a, #1317
Contact point(s): DES FsAST-Comrcl3b
For the attention of: Scott McClelland
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067984309
Fax: +44 1179131919

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 Mk6 Differences Synthetic Training.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UKJ3

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):

Aircraft or spacecraft equipment, trainers, simulators and associated parts. The MOD has placed a contract for the procurement of 14 Chinook Mk6 aircraft, a new mark of helicopter to the MOD. The FsAST Project Team has been given responsibility for delivering the Mk6 synthetic training solution for these aircraft. The training solution including infrastructure shall be co-located with the Chinook Fleet on an identified site at RAF Odiham.
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

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:

The Authority has a possible future requirement to place a competitively awarded Contract for the design, development, management and introduction into service of the Chinook Mk6 Synthetic training solution together with a medium to long term support package thereafter. The Chinook Mk6 Training solution is expected to train Chinook Mk6 aircrew in the basic flying tasks and operational tasks associated with the aircraft; Mk6 pilots will already be trained to Mk4 standard. The current cockpit training system for Chinook is based at RAF Benson and consists of 3 full flight simulators (FFSs). Rear crew and maintainer training is largely completed on live aircraft.
Our current assessment has identified that motion critical aspects of training for Mk6 aircraft can be completed on the Mk4 FFS and live aircraft. In order for Mk6 specific flying, emergency and mission capabilities to be trained, an alternative capability, to train the differences between Mk4 and Mk6 is required. It is possible that synthetic training packages/equipment will also be required for the rear-crews and maintainers.
The solution is expected to be required to occasionally operate at up to SECRET-UK-EYES ONLY. However Tenderers will not need nor have any access to this classification of material during the procurement process and as such a full open competition will be run in accordance with the DSPCR 2011 Competitive Negotiated Procedure. Industry involved in delivery of this Training solution will be required to hold or obtain appropriate security clearance/accreditation.
Potential bidders are to note that as part of the requirement they will be required to design and deliver an infrastructure solution, at RAF Odiham, capable of housing the Chinook synthetic training.
All Expressions of Interest should be forwarded to the Issuing Branch detailed above and include a summary of previous experience in providing a systems design and integrator role in respect of aircraft simulators, Synthetic Training Equipment and Synthetic Environments.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: As part of the ITN, bidders will be invited to propose alternative contract durations which may provide the best value for money solution.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 20.9.2013. Completion 20.9.2025

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

Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Full details will be provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity

Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Full details will be provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

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

Envisaged minimum number 3 and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: If necessary a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be issued to all those registering an expression of interest. The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will provide the evaluation criteria to be used in selecting those to be invited to tender, which will be a minimum of three companies. The evaluation criteria to assess the PQQ will include, but not be limited to, the Supplier’s Organisation and management, capability, financial standing, quality accreditation, supply chain management, and technical capability and capacity relevant to the requirement. The negotiated procedure may take place in successive stages in order to reduce the number of tenders to be negotiated.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16.7.2012 – 17:00
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

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
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-2012615-DCB-3997513.

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

Flight Simulation & Synthetic Trainers 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

Flight Simulation & Synthetic Trainers Project Team, DE&S

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.6.2012