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Title: Hypobaric Chamber Support and Maintenance
Published by: Ministry of Defence, Air Support, Flight Simulation and Synthetic Trainers Project Team (FSAST PT)
Publication Date: 07/08/2020
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: VEAT
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

Support and maintenance of hypobaric chamber training and test facility at RAF Henlow.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, Air Support, Flight Simulation and Synthetic Trainers Project Team (FSAST PT)

Walnut 3a, Mailpoint #1317, MOD Abbeywood

Bristol

BS34 8JH

UK

Contact person: James Cowley

Telephone: +44 1179181755

E-mail: James.Cowley104@mod.gov.uk

NUTS: UKK11

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.mod.gov.uk

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

Defence

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Hypobaric Chamber Support and Maintenance

Reference number: 700859369

II.1.2) Main CPV code

50000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Support and maintenance of hypobaric chamber training and testing facility at RAF Henlow.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

34152000

39162200

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKH25


Main site or place of performance:

Central Bedfordshire.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Support and maintenance of hypobaric chamber training and test facility at RAF Henlow.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Price

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

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

The Cyber Risk Profile for this requirement identified by the Cyber Risk Assessment is Low (Reference – RAR-Y28ASCJJ).

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure without prior publication

Justification for selected award procedure:

The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason: absence of competition for technical reasons

Explanation:

The Flight Simulation and Synthetic Training (FsAST) Team, part of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (‘the Authority’) intends to enter into a contract with a duration that is expected to be up to 6 years (this may include options) with Vacuum Furnace Engineering Ltd (VFE) for the support and maintenance of the hypobaric chamber training and test facility at RAF Henlow. The equipment consists of a pressure vessel for human occupancy and simulates the effects of high altitude, up to 45 000 ft, on the human body.

The contract will incorporate works including:

• annual maintenance, servicing and safety checks to all elements of the equipment, including air-conditioning plant equipment, vacuum pumps and receivers and associated plant;

• acting as the design organisation advise the Authority on likely effects of changes in legislation or technical design of equipment;

• annual review of maintenance publications and other technical information;

• provide a Post Design Services (PDS) support solution to investigate faults and ensuring all faults are addressed and completed to the authority’s satisfaction.

It is considered that this contract can be procured using the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice pursuant to Article 32(2)(b)(ii) of Directive 2014/24/EU (Regulation 32(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Contracts Regulations). This is because competition is absent for technical reasons as only VFE, as the original equipment manufacturer and design organisation, have the necessary know-how, experience, design data and source code to carry out the support and maintenance required. Only VFE have the necessary technical specifications and design drawings for the hypobaric chamber; and the underlying source code for the software control system, to meet the authority’s requirements. Further, without this know-how, experience, design data and source code, a third-party supplier would not be able to meet the strict safety requirements critical to the safe functioning of the system.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: 700859369

Title: Provision of Support and Maintenance to the Hypobaric chamber training and test facility

V.2 Award of contract/concession

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession

03/07/2020

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

Vacuum Furnace Engineering Ltd

Unit 8, Hingley Road, Hayes Industrial Estate

Halesowen

B63 2RR

UK

Telephone: +44 1384426170

NUTS: UKH25

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the concession and main financing terms (excluding VAT)

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 350 000.00 GBP

Total value of the concession/lot: 350 000.00 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 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 Go reference: GO-202083-DCB-16908623

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Ministry of Defence, Air Support, Flight Simulation and Synthetic Trainers Project Team (FSAST PT)

walnut 3a, Mailpoint #1317, MOD Abbeywood

Bristol

BS34 8JH

UK

Telephone: +44 1179181755

E-mail: edward.wintebottom505@mod.gov.uk

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Air Support, Flight Simulation and Synthetic Trainers Project Team (FSAST PT)

Walnut 3a, Mailpoint #1317, MOD Abbeywood

Bristol

BS34 8JH

UK

Telephone: +44 1179132548

E-mail: Julia.Veale101@mod.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

03/08/2020


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Main Contact: James.Cowley104@mod.gov.uk
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IDTitleParent Category
50000000Repair and maintenance servicesOther Services
39162200Training aids and devicesEducational equipment
34152000Training simulatorsSimulators

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