Unmanned Underwater Vehicles – Request for Information

Unmanned Underwater Vehicles – Request for Information

The authority kindly request to be provided with leaflets/brochures/data sheets/website links on Medium and Large UUVs. United Kingdom-Bristol: Unmanned underwater vehicles

2020/S 123-302731

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, Mine and Hydrographic Capability
Postal address: MHC Commercial Team, Birch 2B, MOD, Defence Equipment and Support, Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr David Hayward
E-mail: david.hayward104@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067934459

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support

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:

Procurement of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles for The MHC Team

II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

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:

The authority’s requirement would be for the contractor to provide the design and manufacture of three sets of several Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) with Launch and Recovery System, C2 system, payloads plus all ancillaries, including Special Tools and Test Equipment (STTE); with the aim of conducting Mine Counter Measures (MCM) operations from an 11 metres motorboat in various environments as the threshold, and hydrographic activities as an objective.
A detailed statement of work shall be provided by the Authority for the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and Invitation To tender (ITT) process.
Indicative dates are:
Aug/Sept 2020 for PQQ, ITT Nov/Dec 2020 and March/Apr 2021 for contract award.
These are not firm dates and may be subject to change.


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35512400 Unmanned underwater vehicles

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

Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 30.4.2021

II.7)Additional information:

The authority kindly request to be provided with leaflets/brochures/data sheets/website links on Medium and Large UUVs that the contractor consider could fulfil the short description of the requirement provided above.
The aforementioned information is to be sent to the following email addresses:




The authority might request a physical demonstration of the contractor products as part of the procurement process.

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:

All contractual payments will be made electronically through MOD’s Contracting Purchasing and Finance (CP&F) system and will require selected supplier to be set up for electronic payments using the EXOSTAR portal system.
MOD commercial can offer advice to suppliers on getting started.
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 GO Reference: GO-2020625-DCB-16768379

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: