Defence Equipment Sales Authority Supplier Engagement Event 27 May 2020

Defence Equipment Sales Authority Supplier Engagement Event 27 May 2020

The Lithuanian Navy is looking to expand its fleet of Hunt Class Mine Counter Measures Vessel via procurement of a legacy hull from the Royal Navy and regeneration of said hull to an agreed operational state.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Repair and maintenance services of security and defence materials

2020/S 084-200079

Prior information notice for contracts in the field of defence and security


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment and Support, Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA)
Postal address: Defence Equipment and Support (DES), Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Nicholas (Nick) Foulkes
Telephone: +44 7971916732

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Further information can be obtained from:
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/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: yes

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other
National registration number: Republic of Lithuania
Postal address: Defence Matereil Agency, Šv. Ignoto str. 6
Town: Vilnius
Postal code: LT-01144
Country: Lithuania

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:

Lithuanian Hunt Class Regeneration

II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 3: Defence services, military defence services and civil defence services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
II.3)Information on framework agreement

II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

The Lithuanian Navy is looking to expand its fleet of Hunt Class Mine Counter Measures Vessel (MCMV) via procurement of a legacy hull from the Royal Navy and regeneration of said hull to an agreed operational state, closely aligned to the Lithuanian Skalvis Class vessels currently in service with the LTU Navy. The Vessel will utilise the Sonar 2193 and the M-CUBE Mine Countermeasure Management System. The scope of this project is for a single entity to deliver the regenerated vessel, with stated mission and sonar systems to an agreed operational condition. Prior to award of the contract, ownership of the vessel will pass to LTU. DESA is the contracting authority that will procure and enter into the contract. Immediately upon signature, the contract shall be novated to the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence (LTU Defence Materiel Agency). From this point, LTU MND will become the contracting authority
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 40 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract

Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 27.5.2020

II.7)Additional information:

The Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA) is holding a supplier engagement event to give suppliers an opportunity to understand the nuances of this piece of work, in particular the novation arrangements and the relationship between the UK MOD and LTU MND.

The date for the event is 27 May 2020, due to the current travel restrictions in place as part of the COVID-19 measures this will be a virtual event taking the form of a VTC. Those organisations wishing to attend this event, should register their interest in by email to the email should be titled LTU Hunt Regeneration Industry Day and received no later than 12.00 BST 19 May 2020.

Exact details of how the event will be hosted will be confirmed via email after you have registered your interest. Due to this differing approach the project team may choose to hold a second industry engagement day, but only if required.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

DESA will act as the contracting authority.
Immediately on signature (or as soon as is practicable) the contract will be novated to the LTU MND.
No work will commence under the contract until novation has completed, if novation were to fail the MOD reserves the right to terminate the contract without liability.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.2)Additional information:

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 website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

Advertising Regime OJEU: this contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on

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Suppliers must log in, go to your response manager and add the following access code: 4B29GJ7M93.
Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.
Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing or Telephone 0800 282 324.

GO Reference: GO-2020427-DCB-16450186

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained
Tax legislation UK
Environmental protection legislation UK
Employment protection and working conditions UK

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: