Gazelle Interim Depth Support Tender

Gazelle Interim Depth Support Tender

UK MOD has a requirement to provide Interim depth support (both on and off aircraft work) to its existing Gazelle fleet for a period of 12-15 months.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Helicopters, aeroplanes, spacecraft and other powered aircraft

2017/S 101-203496

Contract notice


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Helicopters, Other
Yew 0A, Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

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:

Gazelle Interim Depth Support.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area,Hampshire CC.
NUTS code UKK1,UKJ33
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):

Helicopters, aeroplanes, spacecraft and other powered aircraft. Helicopters and aeroplanes. Helicopters. Parts for aircraft, spacecraft and helicopters. Parts for helicopters. Repair and maintenance services of helicopters. Military aircraft. Repair, maintenance and associated services related to aircraft and other equipment. Repair and maintenance services of aircraft. Aircraft maintenance services. Aircraft repair services. Reconditioning services of aircraft. UK MOD has a requirement to provide Interim depth support (both on and off aircraft work) to its existing Gazelle fleet for a period of 12-15 months. The scope of the work is expected to be 2 Major, 3 B5 and 8 B4 maintenance packages during the period, although exact numbers may be subject to change. The depth events may include some additional supplementary work, such as embody of minor modifications. Timely delivery will be an important consideration. The contractor must be MAOS accredited for Depth Maintenance of Gazelle AH Mk1 Helicopter.
Please note that this work is undertaken by the Multi-Aircraft Platform Support Unit (MPSU) at Middle Wallop via a Contract between the Authority and Cobham that expires on 31.3.2018. Any replacement Contract is likely to have implications under Transfer of Undertaking (Protection for Employment) (TUPE). Details will be provided as part of any ITT resulting from this enquiry.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34710000, 34711000, 34711500, 34730000, 34731700, 50212000, 35610000, 50210000, 50211000, 50211100, 50211200, 50211300

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 GBP
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
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Yes. A Reverse Auction, conducted using electronic means, may be used as part of the procurement process for this requirement. Specific relevant information on Reverse Auction usage will be given in the Invitation to Tender.
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

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

25.6.2017 – 00:00
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:

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

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VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Helicopters, Other
United Kingdom

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Helicopters, Other
United Kingdom

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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