Sonar 2050 Outboard In-Service Support

Sonar 2050 Outboard In-Service Support

S2050 is a meduim range sonar currently fitted to 13 Type 23 Frigates and is the Royal Navy’s primary Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW Hull Mounted Sonar).

UK-Bristol: Sonars

2013/S 011-014230

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Maritime Combat Systems, DE&S
Birch 1A #3133, MoD Abbey Wood
Contact point(s): DES Ships Comrcl-MCS-1b
For the attention of: G. D. Packwood
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067938223
Fax: +44 3067938908

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:

Sonar 2050 Outboard In-Service Support.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code
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)

Sonars. The Authority requires continued industry support to provide in-service support for Sonar 2050 (S2050) outboard for 5 years.
S2050 is a meduim range sonar currently fitted to 13 Type 23 Frigates and is the Royal Navy’s primary Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW Hull Mounted Sonar).
The Authority aims to extend the scope of support and is also looking for innovative solutions from industry to improve the availability of S2050 outboard equipment, with a view to reducing the support costs.
The support will encompass but not be limited to the following;
Physical support of S2050 (within UK waters) for Operational Defect rectifications and worldwide helpdesk support, obsolescence monitoring and reporting, health checks for each fitted platform, suitably qualified & experienced persons to enter the bow dome in dry dock or afloat, stockholding & asset management services, maintenance calibration & secure storage of handling equipment and Special to Type Test Equipment and Government Furnished Assets, the update & review of S2050 documents including Safety Case/Hazard log and the ability to repair both S2050 arrays and GRP domes.
Subject to the number of suitable expressions of interest received, it may be necessary to issue a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire, this will include a request for a statement of good standing of the company, including its directors or any other person who has powers of representation. This information will be used to assess the capabilities and suitability of companies to tender, the assessment will be made utilising the AWARD assessment tool. It is anticipated that a maximum number of 6 companies will be invited to tender.
Candidate companies shall confirm to ISO 9001: 2000 with appropriate scope covering Design, Development and Production with experience in using COTS/OSA.
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): yes
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical 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 below

1. Price. Weighting 50

2. Design Authority role, Repairs, Qualified Personnel & Facilities. Weighting 19

3. Equipment Availability & capacity to support additional work. Weighting 15

4. Safety culture & operating processes for working in confined spaces. Weighting 10

5. Commercial. Weighting 3

6. Continuous Improvement. Weighting 3

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be 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

14.2.2014 – 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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

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-2013111-DCB-4508693.

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

Maritime Combat Systems, DE&S
MoD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 03067938223

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:11.1.2013