Public Sector Network Tender Alert


381054-2012: UK-Bristol: aircraft maintenance services

Aircraft maintenance services. The provision of In-Service Support (ISS) services for the Hawk TMk2 (HT2) aircraft.
The HT2 was introduced to service in 2009 and is based at RAF Valley in Anglesey with a fleet of 28 aircraft. The HT2 provides the Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) element of the UKMFTS programme, which is being delivered by the MOD’s Training Service Partner (TSP), Ascent Flight Training (Management) Ltd. The proposed contract is an enabler for the delivery of the AJT training service by the TSP, and the primary object will be the provision of serviceable HT2 aircraft to meet the demands of a flying programme determined and maintained by the TSP. The ISS service provider will be expected to co-operate and work closely with both the UKMFTS PT and the TSP to ensure an effective and efficient interface between the different enablers that collectively contribute to the delivery of a successful aircrew training programme. The ISS service provider will also be expected to co-operate with the RAF’s 22 (Trg) Group in its role as the Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) to ensure that the Duty Holder is able to execute his/her responsibilities for the continuing airworthiness of the HT2.
The activities required under the provision of In-Service Support services for the HT2 aircraft will include, but not necessarily be limited to:
— Fleet Management, including maintenance planning.
— Aircraft Maintenance, including all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance at both forward and depth, and the embodiment of modifications and application of Special Instructions (Technical) (SI(T)s).
— Maintenance of related support and test equipment, including survival equipment.
— Management of spares, including asset management, inventory management, and re-provisioning.
— Delivery of training, including all maintenance training, as well as land survival training and wet drill training for aircrew.
— The operation and maintenance of a Logistic Information System (LIS).
— Creation and maintenance of engineering records, reports and statistical data.
— Provision of support for detachments, display flying, and the recovery of stricken aircraft.
— Maintenance of the Adour Mk951 engine at ‘Forward’.
Applicants should note however that the UKMFTS PT currently plans to conclude separate contract arrangements for:
— Post Design Services (PDS) and Design Organisation (DO) advice.
— Engine (Adour Mk951).
— Adour Engine Fleet Management, including maintenance planning,
— Engine Maintenance and support for Adour Mk951, Line Replaceable Items and component repair in ‘Depth’ maintenance,
— Management of engine spares, including asset management, inventory management, and re-provisioning,
— Maintenance, support and provision of Engine Accessories.
— Aircraft Assisted Escape System (AAES).
— Management of AAES spares, including asset management, inventory management, and re-provisioning.
The proposed contract will be subject to the regulatory framework governing defence aviation activity as published by the MAA through the MAA Regulatory Publications (MRP). Applicants that do not demonstrate compliance against this regulatory framework will not be considered further.
Facilities and infrastructure at RAF Valley will be provided by the Authority as Government Furnished Assets, together with existing holdings of spares and support and test equipment. It is currently envisaged that the contract will need to be in place by no later than 31.12.2013 in order to allow an ordered transition and a seamless transfer of responsibility from the current ISS service provider to a new ISS service provider.

Ref: UKMFTS/2014/01,


UK Military Flying Training System IPT, DE&S
MOD Abbey Wood, #7001
Contact point(s): AJT Support Commercial Manager
For the attention of: Mr Stephen Barratt
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067980003
Fax: +44 1179699675
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Contract value: The requirement is for the provision of In-Service Support for a period of 5 years, with an option to extend by 1 year.

Published: 30 Nov 2012, Receipt by: 18 Jan 2013