In-Service Support of the Hawk TMk2 Aircraft

In-Service Support of the Hawk TMk2 Aircraft

The provision of In-Service Support (ISS) services for the Hawk TMk2 (HT2) aircraft.

UK-Bristol: aircraft maintenance services

2012/S 231-381054

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

UK Military Flying Training System IPT, DE&S
MOD Abbey Wood, #7001
Contact point(s): AJT Support Commercial Manager
For the attention of: Mr Stephen Barratt
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067980003
Fax: +44 1179699675

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

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:

In-Service Support of the Hawk TMk2 Aircraft.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
NUTS code UKL11

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Aircraft maintenance services. The provision of In-Service Support (ISS) services for the Hawk TMk2 (HT2) aircraft.
The HT2 was introduced to service in 2009 and is based at RAF Valley in Anglesey with a fleet of 28 aircraft. The HT2 provides the Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) element of the UKMFTS programme, which is being delivered by the MOD’s Training Service Partner (TSP), Ascent Flight Training (Management) Ltd. The proposed contract is an enabler for the delivery of the AJT training service by the TSP, and the primary object will be the provision of serviceable HT2 aircraft to meet the demands of a flying programme determined and maintained by the TSP. The ISS service provider will be expected to co-operate and work closely with both the UKMFTS PT and the TSP to ensure an effective and efficient interface between the different enablers that collectively contribute to the delivery of a successful aircrew training programme. The ISS service provider will also be expected to co-operate with the RAF’s 22 (Trg) Group in its role as the Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) to ensure that the Duty Holder is able to execute his/her responsibilities for the continuing airworthiness of the HT2.
The activities required under the provision of In-Service Support services for the HT2 aircraft will include, but not necessarily be limited to:
— Fleet Management, including maintenance planning.
— Aircraft Maintenance, including all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance at both forward and depth, and the embodiment of modifications and application of Special Instructions (Technical) (SI(T)s).
— Maintenance of related support and test equipment, including survival equipment.
— Management of spares, including asset management, inventory management, and re-provisioning.
— Delivery of training, including all maintenance training, as well as land survival training and wet drill training for aircrew.
— The operation and maintenance of a Logistic Information System (LIS).
— Creation and maintenance of engineering records, reports and statistical data.
— Provision of support for detachments, display flying, and the recovery of stricken aircraft.
— Maintenance of the Adour Mk951 engine at ‘Forward’.
Applicants should note however that the UKMFTS PT currently plans to conclude separate contract arrangements for:
— Post Design Services (PDS) and Design Organisation (DO) advice.
— Engine (Adour Mk951).
— Adour Engine Fleet Management, including maintenance planning,
— Engine Maintenance and support for Adour Mk951, Line Replaceable Items and component repair in ‘Depth’ maintenance,
— Management of engine spares, including asset management, inventory management, and re-provisioning,
— Maintenance, support and provision of Engine Accessories.
— Aircraft Assisted Escape System (AAES).
— Management of AAES spares, including asset management, inventory management, and re-provisioning.
The proposed contract will be subject to the regulatory framework governing defence aviation activity as published by the MAA through the MAA Regulatory Publications (MRP). Applicants that do not demonstrate compliance against this regulatory framework will not be considered further.
Facilities and infrastructure at RAF Valley will be provided by the Authority as Government Furnished Assets, together with existing holdings of spares and support and test equipment. It is currently envisaged that the contract will need to be in place by no later than 31.12.2013 in order to allow an ordered transition and a seamless transfer of responsibility from the current ISS service provider to a new ISS service provider.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The requirement is for the provision of In-Service Support for a period of 5 years, with an option to extend by 1 year.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: A 1-year option to extend the contract to 31.3.2020.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2014. Completion 31.3.2019

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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, 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 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) 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. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Will be detailed in any subsequent Pre-Qualification Questionnaire or Invitation to Tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(b) A list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator.
(c) An indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work.
(d) A description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities.
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last 3 years.
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
Applicants are to provide (i) a statement of intention to comply with the regulatory framework governing defence aviation activity as published by the MAA through the MAA Regulatory Publications (MRP), and (ii) details and evidence of their Quality Assurance accreditation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Applicants are to provide evidence of holding MAOS MIL Part 145 approval from the UK Military Aviation Authority (or equivalent).
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

Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no
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: Criteria will be specified in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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 will be 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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.1.2013 – 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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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

Only expressions of interest are required at this stage, and a formal Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be issued to suitable applicants in due course. However, expressions of interest should include the information required under Section III.2.3 which may be used as a basis to down select applicants prior to the issue of a formal PQQ. All the required information must be submitted in full, and applicants not providing all the required evidence may not be considered further. Expressions of interest are to be submitted in writing by the time and date shown in Section IV.3.4. An electronic copy of the submission is also to be sent to the email address shown at Section I.1 by the same time and date. Submissions should be no more than 30 single-sided A4 pages and are to include the name, postal and email addresses, telephone and fax numbers of the applicant’s designated point of contact.
The Contracting Authority intends to invite a minimum of three tenderers who meet the minimum pre-qualification standards which will be set out in the PQQ, and it reserves the right to undertake negotiations and iterative tendering in the procurement of this proposed requirement. The Contracting Authority also reserves the right to undertake the competitive negotiated procedure in successive stages by applying the award criteria to be set out in the contract documents. Only applicants that are considered by the Contracting Authority to be fully qualified to participate will be formally invited to tender.
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-20121128-DCB-4416913.

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

UK Military Flying Training System IPT, DE&S
MOD Abbey Wood, #7001
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067980003

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:28.11.2012