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/entity: Diving Equipment Contract.

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)

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Underwater and Electronic Warfare
MoD Abbey Wood, Stoke Gifford
For the attention of: Christopher Williams
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067939367

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
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:
Diving Equipment Contract.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
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 Underwater and Electronic Warfare (UEW) team within the Ships Operating Centre of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) has a potential requirement for a single supplier framework agreement for the provision and support of diving and ancillary equipment for the UK Ministry of Defence.
The intention is that all military diving equipment including but not limited to; suits, tools, compressors, cylinders etc. will be procured and supported under this framework agreement.
It is anticipated that this contract will be awarded in the FY 17/18 for a period of 5 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years. The value of this requirement is estimated between 50 000 000 - 70 000 000 GBP.
This Prior Information Notice has been issued to notify the market of this potential requirement. This is not a formal call for competition however if you wish to notify the Authority of your interest should this opportunity arise, please provide confirmation in an email with brief company profile to
Your email will help inform the Contracting Authority on the strength of the market for this requirement. Please note that your email will not be officially assessed as part of the procurement process.
In the event that the Authority proceeds with this procurement, official expressions of interest will be recorded through the completion of the PQQ that accompanies a Contract Notice advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

42123400 - FB01, 37412240, 44611110, 37412241, 37412242, 43328100 - DA19

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 31.10.2017
II.7)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:
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: 4W762T2BS2.
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.
Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity 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 Help-desk by emailing or Telephone 0800 282 324.

GO Reference: GO-2016524-DCB-8254029.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: