Future In Service Support Offshore Patrol Vessels (FISS OPV)

A Prior Information Notice

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24 May 2021
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Repair and maintenance services of ships. Repair and maintenance services of warships. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) Naval Ships Support (NSS) Team manages the in-service support of the Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). The NSS team has a potential future requirement to provide the in-service support for up to 3 River Class Batch 1 OPVs and up to 5 Batch 2 OPVs. The Contracting Authority will look to best utilise learning from experience whilst ensuring competition and value for money are achieved. The successful bidder will be required to support all requirements under the contract throughout the planned contract duration. The support activities will include but are not limited to: planning for and execution of global repair and maintenance; engineering support, planned preventative and corrective maintenance, Operational Defect rectification; obsolescence management; stores management; logistic support; risk management; and post design services; to pre-determined availability requirements. In issuing this PIN, the MOD is not committing to carry out any procurement in relation to the strategy stated in this PIN. The MOD reserves the right to alter the approach to this project prior to commencing any formal procurement. Any related future procurement activity will be subject to the DSPCR 2011. Equally, non-participation in this Market Engagement will not be taken into account in any future procurement activities and will not preclude any organisation from submitting a tender in any future competition. Additional information: A previous PIN was released for FISS OPV on OJEU in July 2020. The link to Tender Electronic Daily can be followed here: https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:312174-2020:TEXT:EN:HTML.

Lot Division

1 Batch 1 OPVs
2 Batch 2 OPVs

CPV Codes

  • 50640000 - Repair and maintenance services of warships
  • 50241000 - Repair and maintenance services of ships

Other Information

The original PIN began a series of group and individual market engagement with interested suppliers. This new PIN invites interested parties to another round of market engagement now that the project and requirements have been updated and further defined. This engagement will involve another Request for Information and will again be followed by opportunities for individual sessions with the Authority to discuss RFI responses and updates to the project requirements. If you would like to be involved in the continuation of the FISS OPV market engagement please follow the link below to self register for an AWARD account. The AWARD data room will be used to manage and store any shared information and communication as part of this next step of FISS OPV market engagement. AWARD Self Registration Link: https://award.bravosolution.co.uk/fiss/web/project/43d4f675-efe7-4110-930b-6b813... Please follow the instructions provided to be granted access to the FISS OPV Market Engagement Dataroom. If you encounter any difficulties please contact the FISS OPV team using the above contact details. Please register for you account and complete the on screen instructions by no later than the 31st May 2021. Additional information: The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise, please visit www.contracts.mod.uk for full details and to register your interest in this procurement. ** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** … 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 Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications