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UK SBS PR16214 Aircraft Maintenance and Support Twin Otter DHC6-300.

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

UK Shared Business Services
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Belinda Field
SN2 1FF Swindon
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Natural Environment Research Council

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
UK SBS PR16214 Aircraft Maintenance and Support Twin Otter DHC6-300.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This procurement is for the purchase of the Service and Maintenance Contract for the British Antarctic Survey's Twin Otter Aircraft.
The four DHC6-300 aircraft are registered in the Falkland Islands. The oversight of maintenance is by Air Safety Support International (a wholly owned subsidiary of UK Civil Aviation Authority). The regulatory framework for Maintenance Organisations is the Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements (OTAR 145).
All four aircraft have an STC for operations at 14 000 lb. In the Antarctic and Arctic they are operated on wheel/skis. 2 of the platforms are heavily modified to undertake airborne science missions.
The contract is both for heavy maintenance at the contractors home maintenance facility and line maintenance when the aircraft are deployed.
The aircraft are deployed to the Antarctic in October. It is expected that up to 4 licensed engineers will support the aircraft depending on the field programme and deployments. They undertake support of both the UK and international science programmes from the research station at Rothera. The facilities at Rothera include a Hangar and workshop facility. The support includes Halley Station and field work is conducted across the whole Continent. An engineer will sometimes be deployed with the aircraft, dependant on location and duration of the deployment, and need to be stationed at remote field camps. The deployment of the 4 aircraft to the Antarctic is for approximately 6 months with a return to the home maintenance facility in March for heavy maintenance.
Whilst undertaking heavy maintenance the contractor will often be requested to incorporate modifications in support of operation equipment upgrades but also science requirements.
1 Twin Otter is required in the period April to September for science in UK and Europe. Additionally, an aircraft is required to be ready to support medical evacuations from Antarctica during the maintenance period. Accurate scheduling and completion of the maintenance is critical to allow this support while undergoing maintenance, repair or modifications.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34700000, 50200000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 4 000 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
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

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: PR16214 Lot title: UK SBS PR16214 Aircraft Maintenance and Support Twin Otter DHC6-300
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 4
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd operating as Rocky Mountain Aircraft
129 MacLaurin Drive
T3Z 3S4 Calgary, Alberta

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 4 000 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

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 Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by any Supplier.
If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded.
Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Bidders.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1FF Swindon
United Kingdom
Internet address:

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1FF Swindon
United Kingdom
Internet address:

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: