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Title: The Provision of HUSLE and Cargo Nets including PDS Support - F15 VTN
OCID: ocds-h6vhtk-03591b
Published by: Ministry of Defence
Authority ID: AA76012
Publication Date: 05/08/2022
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: VEAT
Has Documents: No
Has SPD: No

The Provision of Helicopter Under Slung Load Equipment (HUSLE) and Cargo Nets including PDS Support for the British Armed Forces.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence

Stoke Gifford

BS34 8JH


Contact person: Tim Urry



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

II.1.1) Title

The Provision of HUSLE and Cargo Nets including PDS Support - F15 VTN

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

The Provision of HUSLE and Cargo Nets including PDS Support

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 12 000 000.00  GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)




II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Provision of Helicopter Under Slung Load Equipment (HUSLE) and Cargo Nets including PDS Support for the British Armed Forces.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:


II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

1 * 12 month option included

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure without publication of a contract notice

Justification for selected award procedure:

No tenders or no suitable tenders/requests to participate in response to negotiated procedure with prior publication of a contract notice


The Air Commodities Delivery Team (ACDT), part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), intends to place a new Contract with Amsafe Birdport Ltd (Amsafe) to satisfy short term customer requirements for the procurement of and support of Cargo Nets/Helicopter Underslung Load Equipment from 1st September 2022. The estimated Contract value is £15M - £20M which will support multiple platforms including but not limited to: C17, A400M Chinook, Merlin and Wildcat.

In accordance with regulation 4 of The Defence and Security Public Contracts (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/697) this procurement falls to be regulated under the provisions of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 as amended (in particular by SI 2019/697 and SI 2020/1450). Prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union is no longer appropriate. It is considered that the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the UK e-notification service is lawful in accordance with Regulation 16(1)(a)(ii) of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 for Technical Reasons. This is due to the technical impracticality for another economic operator to undertake the work required in order to meet MoD timescales and at the required MAA air worthiness standards for example RA 5850. Only Amsafe hold the manufacturing information and current technical expertise necessary to provide the required services.

To contract with another supplier would currently create an unacceptable safety risk for the MOD. The MoD is currently formulating its longer term strategy and will look to engage with the market to explore potential options for a future competition.

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: 701555457

Title: Supply of Cargo Restraint Nets (HUSLE) and PDS Support

V.2 Award of contract/concession

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


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

AmSafe Bridport Ltd




The contractor is an SME: No

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

Total value of the concession/lot: 12 000 000.00  GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract/concession is likely to be subcontracted

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Air Commodities Delivery Team (ACDT)

Stoke Gifford


VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
34741000Aircraft equipmentAircraft or spacecraft equipment, trainers, simulators and associated parts
35611400Military transport aircraftsMilitary aircrafts
35641000Structure and mechanical spare parts for military aerospace equipmentParts for military aerospace equipment
39541200Textile netsCordage, rope, twine and netting

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