Provision of in-service support for Chemical Sense Training Equipment (CSTE) VTN – Early Engagement

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United Kingdom

1. Title: Provision of in-service support for Chemical Sense Training Equipment (CSTE) VTN
2. Awarding Authority:
Ministry of Defence
Yew 3a, MOD Abbeywood

BRistol
England
BS34 8JH
Contact: Ross Sinfield
Email: ross.sinfield100@mod.gov.uk
Phone:
URL:
3. Contract Type:
4. Description: Main Place of Performance or Delivery: UK
Short description of the contract or purchase(s): The Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear (CBRN) Delivery Team (DT) (the contracting Authority) are equipment sponsors for chemical, biological and radiological agent detection, monitoring, identification and sample collection equipment used by UK Government.
The Authority has a requirement for a supplier to provide support for its range of Chemical Warfare Agent Detection and Monitoring Training Equipment.
The equipment requiring support was designed, manufactured and supplied by Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. under a previous contract and comprises simulant versions of Smiths Detection LCAD, LCD3.2, LCD3.3, MCAD and CAM, and Proengin AP4C/S4PE, along with all necessary ancillary items, which fully replicate the functions of the operational instruments without requiring the use of any chemical weapon simulants.
Also to be supported is PlumeSIM and ADM-300-SIM, field and table-top exercise simulation equipment, both hardware and software, which was supplied by Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. under a previous contract. The contract requirements will include survey, report, repair and replacement of damaged or faulty equipment, disposal of equipment deemed Beyond Economic Repair (BER), the provision of spares and consumable items, training support, regular update of safety and environmental case reports, configuration and obsolescence management and planning and update of service technical publications (AESP).
The original competitive notice was issued 13/09/2021and only the incumbent (Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd submitted a Tender. Due to the failed competition the Authority is converting to Regulation 16(a)(i) (Single Source in the absence of Tenders) and this notice is being published for transparency purposes.
5. CPV Codes:
50600000 – Repair and maintenance services of security and defence materials
6. NUTS Codes: UKK11
7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: South West
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority:
tender_285206/1045449
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Not Provided
10. Start Date:
11. End Date:
12. Closing Date:
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