Description of the goods or services required
Capability Support Contract
Submarines. Oxygen. Repair and maintenance services. Repair, maintenance and associated services related to marine and other equipment. Provision of a capability support contract for up to 5 years.
The Authority is seeking to establish a new capability support contract. The requirement will involve provision of support services for mechanical, electro-mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment including diving and atmosphere monitoring equipment used in a marine environment. Under the existing arrangement a prime provides this service through management of an extensive supply chain.
The Contractor will be required to deliver a service to the Authority, including (but not limited to) the following activities:
Sourcing and procurement of items in support of equipment fits;
Provision of maintenance and repair services for items of equipment;
Provision of Post Design Engineering Services (PDES);
Maintenance of Lloyds Certification for Diving Life Support Equipment;
Cleaning and packaging of equipment to an oxygen clean standard, typically DEFSTAN 68-278;
Packaging of equipment to DEFSTAN 81-41;
Support of equipment subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
This contract will manage items that are subject to third party inspection and qualification by both Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL) and Lloyds Register, along with items that are subject to ITAR constraints.
The contract will be let for an initial 4-year period, with an option to extend for a further year. The potential mechanism and duration are indicative and subject to change / confirmation by the contracting authority.
In order to be considered for this contract, prospective suppliers will be required to hold List X status and be ITAR compliant at contract award. An inability to comply with this will lead to mandatory exclusion from the tender phase. The Authority will invite a maximum of 6 suppliers to the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) stage. Should more than 6 suppliers meet the minimum requirements to progress following successful completion of the DPQQ, the Authority will select the 6 highest scoring suppliers to proceed. Scores will be given for professional and technical knowledge and experience as articulated in the DPQQ and Guidance Instructions.
In order to have access to the ITN documentation, potential suppliers will be required to demonstrate that staff having access to the documentation and working on their tender response are UK Nationals and hold an in-date SC clearance.