Maritime equipment transformation programme

Maritime equipment transformation programme

Details of Industry Briefing Day.

UK-Bristol: technical support services

2012/S 125-207179

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Maritime Equipment Transformation (MET) Team, DE&S
Maritime Platform Systems, Birch 3c #3331, MoD Abbeywood
Contact point(s): Mr. Kevin Wall – MET Business Manager
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 117939620

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

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

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

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

The Maritime equipment transformation (MET) programme – PIN – industry briefing day.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

The Maritime equipment transformation (MET) programme.
Prior information notice.
The Maritime equipment transformation (MET) team as part of the Ships Operating Centre (OC) – Maritime platform systems (MPS) has been seeking to meet the increasing challenge of balancing delivery demand against resource availability within the overall Ships OC transformation context encompassing, but not limited to, the surface ship support-alliance (SSS-A) and optimised support planning (OSP). The MET Transformation Programme is planning to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Equipment Management (EM) role and Equipment Support (ES) solutions in order to deliver improved value for defence.
In simple terms, the EM role encompasses accountability and responsibility for the operational availability of equipment, and manages the provision of ES. ES caters for the provision of support from Industry for specific equipments or groups of equipment known as Master Equipments (MEs), and incorporates the manufacture, supply, repair/overhaul and support of equipment and spares across a range of contractual vehicles from corporate card purchasing (the Government Procurement Card (GPC)) through to more inclusive, output-based contracts. The EM role also works closely with a range of other MOD stakeholders, for example navy command, to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the end-to-end support chain, although it does not have direct authority over, for example, the onboard maintainers on HM ships and submarines.
In August 2009 industry were invited to propose innovative and cost effective solutions to fulfil the EM task (with possible options for the integration of ES tasks) across the MET equipment ranges; which includes – but not limited to – equipments such as valves, hoses, electrical distribution, Diesel engines, Refrigeration and Air, lighting, domestics; this was undertaken through a competitive market testing exercise with a main gate submission being presented to the IAC in July 2011.
The IAC in conjunction with the Defence Board directed that the in-house “do-better” option was taken forward in which the MET team retains the EM role but fully exploits the available scope for In-House continuous improvement including: the full exploitation of OSP; commercial rationalisation and output-based contracting at equipment level.
This is the advanced notification for a forthcoming Industry briefing day on the 8.8.2012 at Abbeywood, Bristol, whereby the MET team will declare its high level plans and commence dialogue with industry. Please be aware that there will be two duplicate sessions held, a morning session starting at 1000 and an afternoon session starting at 1400, these sessions are set to run for approx 2nhrs each. Due to capacity restrictions we are limiting each session to two participants from each contractor and on a first come first served basis.
Those wishing for further information or to participate in this day should provide their intentions via e-mail to Mr. Kevin Wall – MET Business Manager,
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

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:
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:

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-2012628-DCB-4026933.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.6.2012