Awarded contract

M55 Regeneration Project

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Defence Materiel Agency

F18: Contract award notice for contracts in the field of defence and security

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-019104

Published 13 July 2022, 9:16am

Section one: Contracting authority/entity

one.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Ministry of Defence

Defence Equipment and Support (DES), Abbey Wood


BS34 8JH


Sarah Hodgkinson

For the attention of

Hodgkinson Sarah



+44 7795684127


United Kingdom

National registration number

United Kingdom

one.2) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

one.3) Main activity


one.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities:


Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Defence Materiel Agency

Sv. Ignoto str. 6





National registration number


Section two: Object of the contract

two.1) Description

two.1.1) Title attributed to the contract

M55 Regeneration Project

two.1.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance


Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Appledore Ship Yard

NUTS code

  • UK - United Kingdom

two.1.4) Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Repair and maintenance services of security and defence materials. The Lithuanian Navy is looking to expand its fleet of Hunt Class Mine Counter Measures Vessel (MCMV) via procurement of a legacy hull from the Royal Navy and regeneration of said hull to an agreed operational state, closely aligned to the Lithuanian Skalvis Class vessels currently in service with the LTU Navy. The scope of this project is for a single entity to deliver the regenerated vessel, with stated mission and sonar systems to an agreed operational condition. Prior to award of the contract, ownership of the vessel will pass to LTU. DESA is the contracting authority that will procure and enter into the contract. Immediately upon signature, the contract shall be novated to the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence (LTU Defence Materiel Agency). From this point, LTU MND will become the contracting authority.

two.1.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

  • 50640000 - Repair and maintenance services of warships

two.2) Total final value of contract(s)

two.2.1) Total final value of contract(s)

Value: £54,999,840

Excluding VAT

Section four: Procedure

Type of procedure

Negotiated with publication of a contract notice

four.2) Award criteria

four.2.2) Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction has been used: no

four.3) Administrative information

four.3.1) File reference number attributed by the contracting authority

2020/S 122-300513

four.3.2) Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice number: 2020/S 122-300513 of 26 June 2020

Contract notice

Notice number: 2020/S 122-300513 of 26 June 2020

Section five: Award of contract

five.1) Date of contract award decision

12 July 2022

five.2) Information about offers

Number of offers received


Number of offers received by electronic means


five.3) Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Harland and Wolff (Appledore) Limited

Bideford Yard, Wooda Road


EX39 1UZ


United Kingdom

five.4) Information on value of contract

Total final value of the contract

Value: £54,999,840

Excluding VAT

If annual or monthly value

Number of years: 2

five.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: No

Section six: Complementary information

six.1) Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

six.3) Procedures for appeal

six.3.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures

Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA)

Building C16, C Site, MOD Bicester, Arncott


OX25 1NY

National ID




+44 7795684127


United Kingdom