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by Chris Graham
MoD contracts for less that £1m awarded in June to nearly 40 British firms amount to £4.3m worth of business – an average of around £100k per contract – and it could be a good deal more.
Thales Underwater Systems Ltd, Stockport, Greater Manchester, have landed a £685,000 contract for sonar equipment, but the final value could be as much as £3.4m. The Underwater & Electronic Warfare (UEW), Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), Abbey Wood, Bristol is considering placing a single-source procurement for the in-service Sonar 2087 for the development of system alignment across hardware and software along with provision of information for cross decking to the proposed T26 Global Combat Ship. Thales have also been awarded a contract for Sonar S2087 FRITMA update and integration worth £326,858.
Other MoD contracts awarded in June:
Manroy Engineering Ltd, Tonbridge, Kent; supply of 7PMT Towbar; £73,500.
NHS PCT Trust, t/as Community Health Oxfordshire, Oxford; Out of Hours Services provided by medical personnel to RAF Brize Norton & RAF Benson Oxfordshire; £143,214.
Pyser-SGI Ltd, Edenbridge, Kent; Weapons, ammunition and associated parts, Light Weapons, Photography & Batteries (LWPB); £142,000.
Qinetiq Ltd, Malvern Technology Centre, Worcestershire; Provision of Specialist Technical Support to the Harrier Disposal Programme; £222,126.
Prometheus Medical Ltd, Hope Under Dinmore, Hereford; Supply of Intraosseous Infusion Packs; £15,940.
Riflecraft Ltd, Harleston, Norfolk; Beechwood Equipment Ltd, Esher, Surry, Sterling Cross Defense Systems Corp., Peardonville Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada (joint contract); Telescopic Sights; £3,000.
Agropharm Limited, High Wycombe, Bucks; Decontamination equipment; £619,294.
IHS Global Limited, Bracknell, Berkshire; Technical Specifications on-line; £76,567.
Solution Abbott Laboratories Ltd, Queenborough, Kent; Supply of Adalimumab; £14,085.
John Graham (Dromore) Ltd T/A Graham Construction, Eaton Socon, St Neots, Cambridgeshire; Repair Community Support Facility RAF Croughton; £396,404.
Bio Products Laboratory, Elstree, Borehamwood, Herts; Supply of Rabies Immunoglobulin Vaccine; £11,005.
Checkmate Flexible Engineering, Melksham, Wilts; supply of bag, radio, for utility truck; £24,000.
Sykes-Pickavant Ltd, Burntwood, Staffs; Tester Car Kit; £15,000.
Welch Allyn Uk Ltd, Aston Abbotts, Bucks; Supply of Propaq ECG Patient Monitors; £37,820.
Prometheus Medical Ltd, Hope Under Dinmore, Hereford; Supply of Intraosseous Infusion Needle Sets; £21,225.
QED Design and Manufacture Ltd, Harrietsham, Kent; Manufacture and Supply of Precision Moulded Expanded Polyurethane Projectiles; £38,400.
Prometheus Medical Ltd, Hope Under Dinmore, Hereford; Supply of Talon 2 Stretchers; £55,588.
Central Homecare Ltd, Alton, Hampshire; Supply of Emtricitabine Tablets; £20,925.
SB Services Pneumatics Ltd, Reading, Berks; Generators; £145,000.
Cassadian SAS Metapole, Elancourt Cedex, France; Cryptographic Computers Parts for helicopters; £641,600.
Other MoD contracts awarded in June, with no value shown:
Thales Optronics Ltd, Glasgow; Supply of spare parts for the Protector Remote Weapons System, weapons, ammunition and associated parts.
Cordstrap Ltd, Skelmersdale, Lancashire; Cordlash webbing straps.
NHS Fife Community Health Partnership, Dunfermline; Provision of Out of Hours Primary Care to RAF Leuchars.
Law Enforcemnet International, St Albans, Herts; Parts of light firearms.
ABP Marine Environmnetal Research Ltd., Southampton, Hants; Port Assessment Toolkit Support at HMS Nelson, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth.
Chartered Management Institute, Corby, Northants; Provision of External Assistance for Joint Accreditation of IOT and ACS Training in Partnership with the RN.
Hatz Great Britain Ltd, Hinkley, Leicestershire; Parts for diesel engine.
Serco Limited, Portsmouth, Hants; Provision of Tank Cleaning, Cleaning of Sewage Plants, High Pressure Water Jetting & Deep Cleaning of Compartments for RFA Vessels.
Potter (C/T) Ltd, Plymouth, Devon; Manufacture and Repair of Smoke Curtains for HM Ships and Submarines.
SAFT Ltd, South Shields, Tyne & Wear; Non-rechargeable batteries.
Comet PLC, Hull; Supply of White Goods (washing machines, tumble dryers, fridges under counter, microwave ovens).
IHS Global Ltd, Bracknell, Berks; Environmental standards other than for construction. Health and safety services. On-line publications of British Standards OHSIS Core Service and Environmental Management.
ADM Defence Ltd, Talbots Higher Ansty, Dorchester, Dorset; Retainer, Seal, Road Wheel Hub.
Arbil Ltd, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands; Wire Rope Assembly.
BAE Systems, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria; Various AS90 Spares.
John Crane UK Ltd, Manchester; Repair of T42 and T23 Flexi Couplings.