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Title: Support of ALE 47 AND M147 Counter Measure Dispensing Systems (CMDS)
Published by: Ministry of Defence
Publication Date: 25/11/2021
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: VEAT
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No

The through life support of ALE47 and M147 Countermeasure Dispensing Systems are fitted to various aircraft platforms.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence

MOD Abbey Wood, #1325 | Walnut 3b | Bristol | BS34 8JH





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

Support of ALE 47 AND M147 Counter Measure Dispensing Systems (CMDS)

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Requirement to support the ALE 47 and M147 CMDS capability on a number of fixed and rotary wing platforms.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 5 874 923.81  GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The through life support of ALE47 and M147 Countermeasure Dispensing Systems are fitted to various aircraft platforms.

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:

No tenders or no suitable tenders/requests to participate in response to restricted procedure


1. The Air Platform Systems Platform Protection Delivery Team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), intends to extend an existing contract entered into with Petards Joyce-Loebl (PJL) on 1st January 2022 for the through-life support of ALE-47 and M-147 Counter Measure Dispensing Systems (CMDS) that are fitted to Chinook (all marks), C-130, Puma and Merlin Mk.2 and Mk.4 aircraft. The original, estimated value (net of VAT) of the contract was £4.7M and the Contract’s original term was 01/01/2017 – 31/12/2021. The estimated value (net of VAT) of the extension is £295,898 and the scheduled term of the extension is 6 months.

It is considered that this extension can be entered into using the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice pursuant to Regulation 16(1)(a)(ii) of the UK Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 (SI 1848) on the basis that PJL alone can carry out the services under it for reasons connected with the protection of exclusive rights that subsist in the software and equipment required to deliver those services.

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: APS/013

Title: Support of ALE 47 AND M147 Counter Measure Dispensing Systems (CMDS)

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

Petards Joyce-Loebl

390 Princesway, Team Valley, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear


NE11 0TU



The contractor is an SME: Yes

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

Total value of the concession/lot: 5 874 923.81  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

Not Applicable

Not Applicable


VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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