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MoD Chinook service contract heads the list for last month

by Chris Graham, Great North News Services

An 830,000 contract for servicing Chinook helicopter engines tops the list of 24 MoD UK awards of less than 1m last month. This goes to AT Engine Controls, Worsley, Manchester from GB-Yeovilton and includes repair, overhaul, upgrades and fault investigation. The Chinook helicopter entered service in the early 1980s and is expected to continue to 2040. The current fleet size is 46 Boeing DH-47 airframes. All airframes have two engines, either the T55-L-712F or 55-L-714A, and each engine has a Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC) part of which is the Digital Electronic Control Unit (DECU).

Permali Gloucester Ltd, Gloucester, has won an 830,000 MoD combined contract from GB-Telford for parts for of military vehicles, a front-mounted window with a one-piece frame. GB-Bath has awarded a 812,000 contract for the supply of a Rapid Fluids Infusion and Warming Capability to Genesys Medical Solutions (UK) Ltd, Ascot, Berkshire. Genysis has also gained a separate 812,000 contract from GB-Bath for devices and instruments for infusion.

Rhode and Schwarz Ltd, Fleet, Hampshire, has gained a 700,000 contract for command and control, communication systems, the Learning, Skills & Development Agency (LSDA) Integrated Internal and External Comms System. A 690,000 MOD combined contract to provide vocational training services, a one-off Typhoon ESM/ECM Hardware Theory Training course, has been given by GB-Bucks to Selex Galileo Ltd, Luton, Bedfordshire.

Babcock Support Services Ltd, Bournemouth Airport, Christchurch, Dorset has gained a nesr-600k MoD combined contract award via GB-Bristol for Flight Simulation and Synthetic Trainers (FsAST) Integrated Support Service (FISS) at various locations in the UK. The final value of the contract is estimated at 599,464.

A contract for just under half a million pounds for power generation has been awarded by GB-Bristol. The name of the successful contractor has not been released. The contract is for power generation and support to reefer operations at the Sea Mounting Centre, Marchwood, Southampton, Hampshire, for the provision, transport and commissioning of 2 x 250 Kva Generators to include fuel tank, power distribution board, cables and plugs for ISO refrigeration containers, including immediate replacement generator in the event of failure, twice-daily monitoring and unlimited running hours, maintenance call-out availability 24 hours 7 days a week, provision of fuel and provision of additional 250 Kva Generators on an ad hoc basis. The final value of the contract is estimated at 496,000.

Solutia UK Ltd, Zaventem, Belgium has been awarded 400k contract to supply lubricants from GB-Wimborne. The estimated final value for the contract is 442,879. Solutia UK has also gained an MoD combined contract award worth 442,880 for the supply of lubricants, OX-20 in one and five US gallon containers to JSCS West Moors, Dorset. A three-year, 400,000 MoD combined contract award for spares has been given by GB-Bristol to ESL Defence Ltd, Southampton. The contract is for the repair calibration and supply of spares and ad-hoc tasking for Baringa Test Sets, Blink Boxes, MEON Test Sets, and Solent Test Sets.

Other UK contracts awarded by the MoD last month include:

SHL Refractories Ltd, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, repair, maintenance & replacement to refractory lining of incinerator plant, 372,000, GB-UK;

Enersys Ltd, Swinton, Manchester, supply if batteries, 32,614, GB-Telford;

Level Peaks Associates Ltd, Hereford, hydration system, 48,000, GB-Telford;

Binder Plus Ltd, Coventry, vehicle parts, plastic bags, 18,000, GB-Telford;

Collingwood Environmental Planning Ltd, London, Community Resilience Research, 50,000, GB-Fareham;

University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne, Community Resilience Research, 29,750, GB-Fareham;

Caliper Lifesciences Ltd, Runcorn, Cheshire, calibration services (one year service contract) Caliper IVIS Spectrum, 160,00.00, GB-Salisbury;

BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd, Farnborough, Hampshire, Military Research & Technology, 318,128, GB-Porton Down;

Llanelec Precision Engineering Co Ltd, Neath, Port Talbot, Wales, wheel track support assembly, 153,000, GB-Telford;

Lloyds Register Quality Assured Ltd, Coventry, industrial quality control services, 214,566, GB-Warminster;

Terminal Aviation d'Affaires, Nice, France, support services for air transport, 426,000,GB-High Wycombe;

Muirhead Aerospace Ltd, t/a Muirhead Avionics, Penge, London, repair and maintenance services of helicopters, interim repair of Sea King hydraulic pumps, 300,00, GB-Yeovil;

Selex Elsag Limited, Christchurch, Dorset, communications equipment, Outfit SEZ automated handling of messaging traffic, receiving, processing, conducting integrity checks and forwarding messages to queues for viewing or printing messages, can also be routed through crypto to external systems to high frequency broadcast system used to provide platforms with Ship to Ship, Ship to Shore and Shore to Ship HF Broadcast, 260,000, GB-Bristol;

Essex Probation Service, Witham, Essex, guidance and counselling services, 139,689, GB Colchester;

MoD UK contracts awarded in September without value being reported included:

Central Homecare Ltd, Alton, Hampshire, supply of Emtricitabine 200mg with Tenofovir, GB-Bath;

Smiths Medical International Ltd, Ashford, Kent, supply of Cricothyrotomy Set, GB-Bath;

Consolite Technology Ltd, Zeals, Warminster, Wiltshire, control, safety, signalling and light equipment, ISS & spares for NVD Compatibility of RN Lighting, GB-Bristol;

Carefusion, Basingstoke, Hampshire, medical equipment, diaphragm for use with exhalation valves T-Bird system ventilators, GB-Bath;

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd, Bracknell, Berkshire, pharmaceutical products, Tenecteplace Injection 10,000 Unit (50mg) Vial plus pre-filled syringe of 10ml water for Injection, GB-Bath;

GE Healthcare Ltd, Amersham, Bucks, pharmaceutical products, Iohexol 300mg 1/ml Non-Ionic Contrast Media, 10 x 50ml Plastic Bottle Pack x 117 Packs, GB-Bath;

GE Healthcare Clinical Systems (UK) Ltd, Hatfield, Herts, Anaesthesia devices. supply of module airways E-CAIOV for S5 compact anaesthesia monitor for upgraded E series module, GB-Bath;

FTL Seals Ltd, Leeds, Parts of military vehicles. Supply of seal, floating, hub, GB-Telford;

Selex Galileo Ltd, Luton, Bedfordshire, Specialist training services, Electronic Warfare Foundation and Advanced Course Training to Air Warfare Centre students, GB-High Wycombe;

Survitec Service & Distribution Ltd, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, supply Parts of military vehicles, shackles, GB-Telford;

Abbott Diagnostics Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, Cartridge Blood Analysis ISTAT EG7+, GB-Bath;

Napier Quill Ltd, London, medical consumables, bag warmer infusion intravenous fluid, fully insulated for heating and storage of 3-4 Litres x 76 Units, GB-Bath;

Bio Products Laboratory, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, supply of Tetanus Immunoglobulin, GB-Bath;

Healthcare At Home Ltd, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, supply of Gladiramer and Etanercept 50mg Solution, GB-Bath;

British Fluid Power Association, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, Content or data standardisation and classification services. Review and update of Defence Standards, GB-Bristol;

GNB Industrial Power (UK) Ltd, Bolton, Greater Manchester, maritime equipment, lead batteries. Supply of Marathon Battery Blocks, GB-Bristol;

SP Services (UK) Ltd, Telford, Shropshire, supply of emergency aspirators, hand operated large bore Cannula and 1000ml collection bag suction easy single use disposable, GB-Bath.

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