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Marine Systems Support Partner.

Contract award 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, Maritime Platform Systems (MPS)
Birch 3A, #3320, NH3, Abbeywood South
Contact point(s): Julia Filer
For the attention of: Paul Houston
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067934173

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

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
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Marine Systems Support Partner.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 3: Defence services, military defence services and civil defence services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Bristol, City of.

NUTS code UKK11

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Parts for warships. Electronic and electrical spare parts for warships. Repair and maintenance services of warships. Engineering support services. Technical support services. Platform Systems (MPS) team, which is part of the Ships Operating Centre within Defence Equipment & Support organisation, provides global support to Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships and submarines.
In planning for the future, the Ships Operating Centre is driving forward a Common Support Model, transforming support delivered to all complex warships by a converged, high performing, cost effective support model underpinned by a common approach to class, design and equipment management. The aspiration is to have the Common Support Model in place in time to support the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers and Type 45 Destroyers from the end of November 2016.
As part of the Common Support Model, MPS is planning to transform its organisation structure and ways of working from equipment to systems lines, by implementing its new Marine Systems Hub (MSH). To support its implementation of the MSH, and in view of the timelines to support QEC/T45, MPS is considering contracting for one or more Support Partners, who will be responsible for working alongside the MOD team to provide a range of services covering spares, systems repairs and post design services (including provision of technical SQEP) for maritime platform equipment. The support will primarily cover T45 and QEC but legacy equipment may be incorporated in the future, and as appropriate, future warship and submarine platforms in the Fleet.
In view of the diverse nature of the equipment MPS has described this requirement as 4 systems - Power & Propulsion; Environmental, Domestic & Habitability; Platform Systems; Mechanical & Constructive; allowing a maximum of four contracts to be placed. A single contract may be placed if all four systems are awarded to one company as they provided the Most Economically Advantageous Tender for each System.
The potential contract/s will be placed with Platform Systems Support Partner(s) who will be required to undertake Engineering and Logistics support activities for T45/QEC Systems and Equipment and will discharge these responsibilities as part of the Systems Technical Authority (STA). The role of the STA is to provide guidance and advice to the MPS Systems Approving Authority (SAA), who has responsibility for ensuring system integrity on behalf of the Platform Safety Duty Holder.
The STA will provide assurance to the SAA:
- that design change has been holistically integrated into the relevant system;
- provide evidence-based assurance to the SAA that the solution meets the Design Intent at the system level;
- Supports Ships OC Duty Holders in diagnosing system failures and providing an emergency response service to the Navy on constraints to be placed on operational activity when using systems outside their design intent; and
- Identifies opportunities for improvement of system design.
In some instances the Authority may consider delegating the equipment approving authority role to the STA.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35520000, 35522000, 50640000, 71336000, 71356300

II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 334 349 765,23 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated with publication of a contract notice
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Evaluation stage 1A (ii): Commercial Evaluation. Weighting 10
2. Evaluation stage 1B: Limit of Liability. Weighting 1
3. Evaluation stage 1C: Insurance Assessment. Weighting 1
4. Evaluation stage 3: Technical Assessment. Weighting 48
5. Evaluation stage 4: Price Assessment. Weighting 40
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 111-201874 of 8.6.2015

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 148-274264 of 30.7.2015

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: MPS/004 Lot No: 1 - Lot title: Power and PropulsionLot No: 2 - Lot title: Environmental, Domestic and HabitabilityLot No: 3 - Lot title: Platform SystemsLot No: 4 - Lot title: Mechanical and Constructive
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 3
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Babcock International Technology Limited
Ashton House, Ashton Vale Road
BS3 2HQ Bristol
United Kingdom

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 334 349 765,23 GBP
Excluding VAT
If annual or monthly value:
Number of years: 6
V.5)Information about subcontracting

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:
Please be advised that each Lot as advertised (under MPS/004) has been awarded as 4 separate contracts, numbered as follows:
MPS/004/1 - Lot 1 Power and Propulsion Systems
MPS/004/2 - Lot 2 Environmental, Domestic and Habitability
MPS/004/3 - Lot 3 Platform Systems
MPS/004/4 - Lot 4 Mechanical and Constructive Systems
The online form for the DCO Contract Award Notice does not allow decimal places when inputting data. Therefore, for the purposes of this Contract Award Notice only the following Award criteria has been input:
Section IV.2.1) Award criteria:
Evaluation stage 1B: Limit of Liability - 1
Evaluation stage 1C: Insurance assessment - 1
However, the accurate Contract Award criteria as detailed within the SNIT and evaluated against accordingly was as follows:
Section IV.2.1) Award criteria:
Evaluation stage 1B: Limit of Liability - 1.5
Evaluation stage 1C: Insurance assessment - 0.5
From 2 April 2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the new GSC.

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.

Advertising Regime OJEU:- This contract opportunity was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU),the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and

Please note that any P2P references within this Contract Award Notice should now relate to CP&F. GO Reference: GO-201774-DCB-10567989.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Maritime Platform Systems (MPS)
Birch 3A, #3320, NH3, AbbeyWood South
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Maritime Platform Systems (MPS)
Birch 3A, #3320, NH3, Abbeywood South
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom

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

Ministry of Defence, Ships, Maritime Platform Systems (MPS)
Birch 3A, #3320, NH3, Abbeywood South
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: