Supply and Support of Aircraft Ground Power

Supply and Support of Aircraft Ground Power

The authority has a requirement for a capability to provide aircraft electrical ground power at both 28V DC and 400 Hz 200V AC output.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Uninterruptible power supplies

2014/S 009-011009

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Air Commodities (AC), DE&S
Mailpoint # 1335, Walnut 3C, MoD Abbeywood
For the attention of: Caroline Jay
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067982676

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:

Supply and Support of Aircraft Ground Power.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UK

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)

Uninterruptible power supplies. The authority has a requirement for a capability to provide aircraft electrical ground power at both 28V DC and 400 Hz 200V AC output. Requirement for power is for fixed and rotary wing aircraft within the Military Air Environment (MAE) and related aircraft maintenance tasks.
The equipment shall meet but not be limited to the following:
(a) Equipment shall be compliant with current EEC directives, UK regulation and ISO standards relating to Aircraft Ground Support Equipment (Electrical ground power units).
(b) The equipment must be capable of providing an uninterrupted output ranging between 200V and 220V at 400 Hz and 28V DC.
(c) Must be capable of being easily manually positioned around the aircraft by two or fewer personnel, operated by a single person and have an emergency stop switch. It shall have anti FOD characteristics; Tie-Down and fork lift points for loading and transportation.
(d) Connection to aircraft shall be via a STANAG 3303 (AC) & STANAG 3302 (DC) plug to ISO 461-1 and 461-2. It shall be provided with a cable length to operate the system at a suitable and safe distance from the aircraft.
(e) Equipment must be suitable for outdoor use, operate at a temperature range of -10oC to +45oC and inform user of system status to enable effective and efficient operation.
(f) The Authority will require In-Service Support relating to yet not limited to,
— Provision of a support service for UK based equipment
— provision of spares to support equipment located at overseas locations
— provision of repairs to equipment located within the UK, having returned from overseas locations.
— technical publications
— training to Tri-Service personnel
— In addition to the initial purchase, the Authority will seek options for potential further purchases.
(g) The Authority has a requirement for 15 years support with the option to extend for a further 5 years.
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

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: In addition to the initial purchase, the Authority will seek options for potential further purchases and potential further support of up to 5 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 180 (from the award of the contract)
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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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
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

Envisaged minimum number 1: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: 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 You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: ZQ49KXRA6M. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 10.2.2014 06:00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.
If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing – or call +44 8452707099

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 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

9.2.2014 – 23:59
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

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-2014110-DCB-5380933

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

Air Commodities (AC), DE&S
Mailpoint # 1335, Walnut 3C, MoD Abbeywood
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067982676

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Air Commodities (AC), DE&S
Mailpoint # 1335, Walnut 3C, MoD Abbeywood
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067982676

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

Air Commodities (AC), DE&S
Mailpoint # 1335, Walnut 3C, MoD Abbeywood
BS34 8JH Bristol

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:10.1.2014