Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 13 August 2018

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 13 August 2018

  • Tender Closing Date: 31 August 2019

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: Yes

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: Yes

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Products




Please note: The notice DOES NOT involve the setting up of a framework agreement - this is a system error. (ref II.1.3-4 Framework agreements)

The Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Protection Delivery Team (CBRN DT) is seeking Expressions of Interest from parties wishing to be considered for the supply of a Below Neck CBR Protective Clothing System for Aircrew (Category D).

One of the key drivers for the programme is to provide the required level of Below Neck CBR protection (Key User Requirement) whilst imposing the minimum physiological burden on the wearer.

The selected contractor will be responsible for the supply of a Below Neck System (BNS) for approximately 524 aircrew personnel requiring 3 systems per person (approx. 1527), plus additional trials and training sets (approx 50) to be determined at Invitation to Tender (ITT). The first 900 systems are to be delivered at Contract Award (CA) + 23 months with the balance no later than CA + 45 months (earlier delivery is desirable to the Authority but not essential). Additional buys may be required on an Ad Hoc basis, stipulated by the Authority when required. The BNS should be a Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) solution. The Authority is looking for a Below Neck CBR System which will be an integrated CBR solution comprising of an undergarment, socks and gloves. For clarity, the system must cover personnel from the neck down and must integrate with the Authority's Above Neck System (ANS - a development of the current APED In-Service solution) which includes a neck skirt. The Interface Control Document (ICD) will be issued at ITT containing details of the APED system.

A supplier may be a manufacturer or act as a Prime Contractor (PC) and sub-contract components of the system to other suppliers (e.g. gloves) to deliver the complete BNS. The supplier will be responsible for the integration of the BNS ensemble, i.e. undergarment, socks and gloves and compliance of their BNS with the ANS with the ICD. The Authority will be responsible for integration of the BNS with the ANS components and other Aircrew Equipment Assemblies (AEA).

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

To enable the solution to enter operational service with UK military aviation formations, the supplier will be responsible for providing supporting information, including but not limited to: Training and Training Aids, Technical Publications, Safety and Environmental evidence, and Logistic Support Documentation.

It is required that the preferred contractor is working to the following (or equivalent) standards; AQAP 2110, AQAP 2105 (Quality Plan Standards), DefStan 05-61

About the Buyer

Contact name: n/a

Address: Defence Equipment and Support, NH1 Yew 3A #1342,
BS34 8JH

Telephone: +443067982667

Fax: n/a


Value of Contract

Price Range: £2,000,000 - £5,500,000