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Title: CHC/633 — Chinook Unique Cabling and Associated Spares
Published by: Ministry of Defence, Helicopters, Chinook Project Team
Publication Date: 22/05/2020
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: VEAT
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Has ESPD: No

Procurement of unique cabling and Associated spare for the Chinook Aircraft Platform.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, Helicopters, Chinook Project Team

Chinook DT, Teak 1 #5101,, MOD Abbey Wood North


BS34 8QW


Contact person: Hayley Williams

Telephone: +44 3067989519



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

CHC/633 — Chinook Unique Cabling and Associated Spares

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Require is to purchase unique cables for the Chinook Aircraft in accordance with the drawings/specifications of the Aircraft.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Lowest offer: 1 000 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Procurement of unique cabling and Associated spare for the Chinook Aircraft Platform.

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

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:

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


The Chinook Project Team, part of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, intends to place a contract with TT Electronics Fairford Ltd (the Contractor) for the procurement of Chinook unique aircraft cabling (including mega-rupter cables) and associated spares. The contract has a term of 5 years and an estimated value of GBP 1.7 million (ex VAT).

It is considered that this contract may be placed using the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice pursuant to Article 28(1)(e) of Directive 2009/81/EC and Regulation 16(1)(a)(ii) of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 (SI 1848) on the basis that for technical reasons the contract may be awarded only to the Contractor. The unique aircraft cabling and spares were previously designed and manufactured by TT Electronics-IMS. No other economic operator outside the Contractor’s group would be able to source and provide the items required under the contract in a manner that meets its requirements. Alternative provision would directly and adversely impact on Chinook airworthiness causing an unacceptable air safety risk.

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: 700618370 (CHC/633)

Title: Chinook Unique Cabling and Associated Spares

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

TT Electronics

United Kingdom

London Road,, Fairford, Gloucestershire




Telephone: +44 7778131458



The contractor is an SME: No

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

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 website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

Advertising Regime OJEU: this contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and Go reference: GO-2020519-DCB-16588616

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Ministry of Defence, Helicopters, Chinook Project Team



Telephone: +44 3067989519


VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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