Description of the goods or services required
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Marine Services is a key enabler in supporting the generation of operational capabilities across Defence including Force Generation, the Royal Navy’s Continuous at Sea Deterrent and Future Fleet Operating Model. The continuity of in port marine services is vital in ensuring that the RN support activities are uninterrupted so that ships’ moves in the Naval Bases continue safely and effectively.
MS2022 is a Navy Command Cat A project established to provide the following service delivery & vessel acquisition.
In-Port marine services in the three Naval Bases at Clyde, Devonport and Portsmouth;
(b)Out-of-Port marine services within the Kyle of Lochalsh, Falmouth, Raasay Ranges and British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre including the provision of tri-service training platforms and services both in UK waters and worldwide; and
(c)Maintenance and replacement of moorings and navigational markers in UK waters and overseas.
MS2022 will be a 3rd generation outsourcing contractual arrangement. The scope and requirement are therefore well understood and have been tested rigorously over many years. As well as the delivery of Marine Services outlined above, the requirement will also include a vessel replacement programme.