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/entity: Commercial Air Charter.

Prior information notice for contracts in the field of defence and security

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, DSCOM
Abbey Wood Cedar 3a
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

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

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
Defence
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:
Commercial Air Charter.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 6: Air transport services of passengers and freight, except transport of mail
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
UK
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 has a possible future requirement to secure cargo and passenger whole-aircraft charter from the commercial market at times when the MODs air mobility force is unable to meet the requirement, which can generally be at short notice.
The Authority is currently developing its procurement strategy for this requirement and is seeking the views of industry on how the requirement might best be met. To obtain these views a short questionnaire has been prepared, which will be available to all companies that are interested in this requirement. Please contact who will provide a copy of the questionnaire. The closing date for expressing interest in this requirement is 31/07/2017 and questionnaire responses should be submitted not later than 7.8.2017.
A Contract Notice will be published to commence the competition. It is anticipated that this competition will commence in 18/06/18 once the necessary approvals have been secured. Note that this requirement will be subject to DSPCR 2011.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34144750, 60400000, 60410000, 60420000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 18.6.2018
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:
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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

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

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 http://www.contracts.mod.uk

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: G32KX263BQ.
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 Helpdesk by emailing or Telephone 0800 282 324.

GO Reference: GO-2017627-DCB-10520014.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27.6.2017