QEC Recertification Docking Requirement – Market Engagement Event

QEC Recertification Docking Requirement – Market Engagement Event

A Market Engagement Event is planned to present the QEC Recertification Docking Requirement and future plans. Due to the current social distancing restrictions imposed by the UK Government on 23 March 2020, this event will be hosted online.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Repair and maintenance services of ships

2020/S 114-278045

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, Ships, Naval Ships Support
Postal address: Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Renata.Mazur100@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1179132548

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: www.contracts.mod.uk

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

QEC Recertification Docking Requirement

II.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:
UKK11 Bristol, City of
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:

QEC aircraft carriers Recertification Docking Requirement/UK Eyes Only
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) Naval Ships Support (NSS) Team manages the in-service support of the Queen Elizabeth warships (QEC). The NSS team has a potential future requirement to provide next dry dockings of two aircraft carriers: QNLZ and PWLS.
The contracting authority will look to best utilise learning from experience from the first dry docking whilst ensuring competition and value for money are achieved. The successful bidder will be required to support all requirements under the contract throughout the planned contract duration.
The scope and supportive activities will include but are not limited to planning and delivering robust essential inspection maintenance and LR recertification (hull, underwater appendages, valves, stabiliser, paint scheme etc), managing effectively unplanned variations in scope as well as risk and opportunities, ensuring suitable security and controlled access at all times.
In issuing this PIN, the MOD is not committing to carry out any procurement in relation to the strategy stated in this PIN. The MOD reserves the right to alter the approach to this project prior to commencing any formal procurement (under DSPCR 2011 exemption Article 346 — national security). Equally, non-participation in this Market Engagement will not be taken into account in any future procurement activities and will not preclude any organisation from submitting a tender in any future competition.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 18 000 000 and 30 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50241000 Repair and maintenance services of ships

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

Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 2.8.2021

II.7)Additional information:

A Market Engagement Event is planned to present the QEC Recertification Docking Requirement and future plans. Due to the current social distancing restrictions imposed by the UK Government on 23 March 2020, this event will be hosted online.

The MOD invites all parties interested in attending this event to submit an expression of interest (EOI), confirming the name(s) of those wishing to attend, by no later than noon on 10 July 2020 to: Renata.Mazur100@mod.gov.uk. Please include ‘QEC Recertification Docking Requirement’ in the email subject line. Following receipt of an EOI, MOD will respond with further details regarding the event, including a limited pre-event questionnaire. (Please note, we require responses to this Pre-Procurement Notice through your company e-mail address only. Responses via personal e-mail addresses will not be accepted).

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:

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 Gov.uk 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 www.contracts.mod.uk

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 http://www.contracts.mod.uk

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Suppliers must log in, go to your response manager and add the following access code: 92574QNJT9.
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.
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GO Reference: GO-2020610-DCB-16715916

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: