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United Kingdom-Bristol: Torpedoes




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Date Published


Nature Of Contract

Service contract

Awarding Authority

Centeral Government

Awarding Criteria

The most economic tender



Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Torpedoes, Tomahawk and Harpoon (TTH) Project Team
Postal address: DE&S, Fir 3C #4316, MOD Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 3067986479
NUTS code: UKJ31
Main address (URL):
I.4) Type of the contracting authority: MINISTRY

Main Activity
I.5.1) Main Activity: DEFENCE

Section II: Object of Contract

Torpedoes In-Service Support
Reference number: TTHC/0017

II.1.4) Short description
Torpedoes, Tomahawk and Harpoon Project Team (TTH PT), as part of the UK Ministry of Defence, intends to place a future contract, on a single source basis, with BAE Systems Maritime Services for up to 10 years duration from no later than July 2019 for the In-Service Support of the Spearfish Heavyweight and Sting Ray Lightweight torpedoes.
The new contract is likely to be a CAT A or B requirement depending on scope and duration.
This notice is not a request for expressions of interest, so please do not apply to be invited to tender. This notice advises that the authority has decided to negotiate a contract with the named supplier on a single source basis and is published for reasons of transparency. If you are interested in becoming a sub-contractor for this requirement you should apply directly to the supplier named above.
Total Value:
GBP 400000000

Information about lots
II.1.6) This contract is divided into lots: no

Description: Item/Lot 1
NUTS code: UKJ31
II.2.3.2) Main site or place of performance:
II.1.4) Short description
Task includes: Acting as Co-ordinating Design Authority for Spearfish and Sting Ray Torpedoes, to potentially include the following service elements:
1) Management and Logistics of Torpedo Out-loads/Returns;
2) Stock management;
3) Technical services;
4) Integrated logistics support;
5) Safety and environmental management;
6) Support to spearfish in service firings;
7) Asset accounting;
8) Sting Ray In-Service Firings.
Spearfish Torpedo is in service with the RN, out of service date is 2060. Spearfish is currently being upgraded from mod 0 to mod 1 by BAES under separate contract. Support to both mod 0/1 is a requirement of the contract. Sting Ray Torpedo is also in service with the RN, out of service date being 2030. The precise scope of the work will be defined as part of future negotiations. BAE Systems Maritime Services Ltd are the incumbent supplier and design authority for both weapons. Contract value is expected to be up to 400 000 000 GBP subject to negotiations on scope and duration.
II.2.5) Award criteria:
Criteria: Price is not the only award criteria and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
Weighting: 100

Additional information:
There are many subcontractors providing materials, components and technical support. Two major current subcontractors are: defence munitions for storage, processing and out-loads and Hamilton Sundstrand Corp for overhauls and re-certification of Spearfish Engines. The authority is under no obligation to invite tenders or to offer a contract as a result of this voluntary transparency notice.

Section IV: Procedure

Absence of competition for technical reasons.

Contract No:
Torpedoes Repair and Maintenance Contract



Official name: BAE Systems Maritime Services
Postal address: Broad Oak
Town: Portsmouth
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 2392226000
NUTS code: UKJ31
V.2.3) The contractor is an SME: no

II.01) Estimated value excluding VAT:
GBP 400000000
Total Value:
GBP 229701650

Section V: Complementary information

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-2020110-DCB-15794460

Review body:
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Weapons, Torpedoes, Tomahawk and Harpoon (TTH) Project Team
Town: Bristol
Country: UK

Section VI

VI.05.00) Date of dispatch of this notice 2020-01-10

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