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In-Service Support to Legacy Paveway and 3KG Practice Bombs.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, Weapons, International Guns, Missiles and Rockets (IGMR) Project Team
MOD Abbey Wood, #4105 NH4 Fir 1a
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Kate Ashby
Telephone: +44 3067931154
NUTS code: UKK1

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

In-Service Support to Enhanced Paveway 2 including 1 000 lb Bomb, Tails and Accessories and In-Service Support to 3KG Practice Bomb.

Reference number: IGMR/00052
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

In-Service Support to Legacy Paveway and 3KG Practice Bombs.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 500 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 1 920 000.00 GBP taken into consideration
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK1
Main site or place of performance:

Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In-Service support to Legacy Paveway and 3KG Practice Bombs.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The proposal to award a 4 year contract from April 2017 to 31.3.2021, contains an option to reduce the contract duration by 1 year to 31.3.2020.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without publication of a contract notice
  • No tenders or no suitable tenders/requests to participate in response to negotiated procedure with prior publication of a contract notice
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • protection of exclusive rights, including intellectual property rights

The Secretary of State for Defence (the Authority) acting through the International Guns, Missiles and Rockets Project Team of Defence Equipment and Support proposes to award a 4 year contract from April 2017 to 31.3.2021, with an option to reduce the contract duration by one year to 31.3.2020, to Portsmouth Aviation Ltd (PAL), Airport Service Rd, Portsmouth PO3 5PF.

The contract is to provide In-Service Support of the Paveway II and Enhanced Paveway 2 Weapon Systems and their associated ancillaries, including Technical Support of Core Activities, Programme Management, Technical Support, Design Support, Performance Indicators, Obsolescence Management, Disposal, Safety Management, DAOS, Quality Assurance, Configuration Management. Support may be provided to the following areas through authorisation of tasks to the contract; Tails & Support Items, Spares, Mk 22 Practice Bomb, Mk 20 Forged HE Bomb, Tails & Support Items, Hoisting Lug No 2 Mk 1, A1047 Mk 2 and Mk 3 Bomb Pallet, Packaging, Amendment to existing drawings and publications, Modifications or Enhancements to existing design, Ad hoc meetings, Fault Analysis and Investigation, Obsolescence Management, and Publication updates.

The Authority believes this contract can be placed via the Negotiated without Prior Publication procedure pursuant to Article 28 (1)(e) of Directive 2009/81/EC (Regulation 16 (1)(a)(ii) of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011) for technical reasons on the basis of safety considerations.

PAL have the specific knowledge, tools and means to support these weapons as they hold the IPR rights to the 1 000 lb Mk20 HEMC Bomb, Tail No 120, Adaptor Nose Assembly, Plug Aircraft Bomb Nose No79 and Paveway LEFA Clip. They are the only organisation suitably qualified and experienced to provide the required level of support at an acceptable level of risk.

PAL are the Design Organisation for both Paveway II and Enhanced Paveway 2. As such are the only company who have the authority to sign the Certificate of Design for the weapons. The technical expertise within PAL is key to the continued safety certification and maintenance to ensure a continued Paveway II and Enhance Paveway 2 capability.

Portsmouth Aviation Ltd are therefore uniquely placed to undertake the requirement to support these weapons through their remaining service life.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
POrtsmouth Aviation Ltd
Airport Service Road
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKJ31
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 1 920 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 1 900 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)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 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 GO Reference: GO-2017310-DCB-9768910.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Ministry of Defence, Weapons, International Guns, Missiles and Rockets (IGMR) Project Team
MOD Abbey Wood, #4105 Fir 1a
BS32 8JH
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: