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Deliver of 4 new vehicle projects MRV (P), NAV (P), LW(AP)RC and F(P)BA

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Operational Support Programmes, DE&S;
Spruce 3B #1309, NH1 MOD Abbey Wood, DE&S;
For the attention of: David Pembry
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067935969
Fax: +44 1179131907

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Deliver of 4 new vehicle projects MRV (P), NAV (P), LW(AP)RC and F(P)BA
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Operational Support Programme (OSP) is to deliver four new vehicle projects on behalf of Capability Director Combat Service Support (CD CSS) and Capability Director Medical (CD Med):
- Multi Role Vehicle - Protected (MRV-P) is a Cat A project intended to meet the requirement for a protected deployable platform employed by all Force Elements, at all scales of effort, in a wide range of environments, and on all parts of the battlefield except for the direct fire zone. The MRV-P should bring commonality to the fleet and reduce the logistic footprint for utility vehicles by 2020.
- Non-Articulated Vehicle - Protected (NAV-P) is a Cat B project to meet the requirement for a protectable Palletised Load System (PLS). This would replace the ageing and unprotected DROPS fleet, enabling logistic support by a protected fleet to concurrent operations from 2020.
- Light Weight (Air Portable) Recover (LW(AP)RC) is a Cat D project to meet the requirement for a recovery capability that is air portable and that can wade ashore with Commando Forces to provide intimate support to Very High Readiness (VHR) forces by 2016
- Future Protected Battle Field Ambulance (FPBFA) is a Cat C project to meet the requirement for a Protected Mobility (PM) battlefield multi role ambulance. This will enable in-theatre protected movement of casualties, whilst delivering expected clinical care by 2020.
The OSP Programme Management Office (OSP PgMO) in the DE&S; at Abbey Wood is conducting a Market Survey to inform Concept Phase activities related to these projects. OSP PgMO intend to release a Request For Information (RFI) to those parties who may have an interest in providing a solution to one or more of these requirements. The RFI will be sent out in early 2014 to those who express interest, together with supporting programme information.
Those interested in receiving the RFI and supporting the market engagement are invited to respond by email to the point of contact with the following information no later than Friday 13.12.2013:
1. Company Name.
2. Company Address.
3. Project(s) of interest.
4. Nominated Point of Contact details:
a. Full name.
b. Address for correspondence (if different from above).
c. Email address.
d. Contact telephone number.
Upon receipt of interest, a letter will be issued providing more details.


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

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-20131129-DCB-5300773

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: