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Royal Air Force (RAF) Centre of Aviation Medicine (CAM) Relocation - 701577386

  • Ministry of Defence

F16: Prior information notice for contracts in the field of defence and security

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-024517

Published 1 October 2021, 10:45pm

Section one: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence

Defence Equipment & Support, Walnut 2B Mail point #1229 MOD Abbey Wood


BS34 8JH


DESFsAST-ComrclMailbox@mod.uk ; julia.veale101@mod.gov.uk ; thomas.macklin100@mod.gov.uk

For the attention of

Julia Veale & Thomas Macklin




United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

General address of the contracting authority/entity


Address of the buyer profile


Further information

Further information can be obtained from the above mentioned contact point(s)

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

The contracting authority/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities:


Section two: Object

two.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:

Royal Air Force (RAF) Centre of Aviation Medicine (CAM) Relocation - 701577386

two.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance


Service category No 17: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services

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

RAF Cranwell



NG34 8HB

NUTS code

  • UK - United Kingdom
  • UKF3 - Lincolnshire
  • UKH25 - Central Bedfordshire

two.3) Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No

two.4) Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services

The purpose of this procurement, is to relocate the Royal Air Force (RAF) Centre of Aviation Medicine (CAM) from RAF Henlow to RAF Cranwell into a new purpose-built facility. This will include the design and build of the new facility at RAF Cranwell and relocation of the existing capability from RAF Henlow which may require refurbishing existing equipment or procuring new equipment to be housed in the facility to be constructed at RAF Cranwell. It is currently anticipated that there will also be a requirement to provide a support solution for the equipment to meet maintenance requirements following the relocation.

The equipment to be relocated includes specialist medical aviation equipment such as Hypobaric Chambers, Multi Point Pressure Breathing Rig, and Scenario Based Hypoxia Training Rigs as well as other pieces of specialist equipment. There are also non-specialist large pieces of equipment such as Helmet Drop Rigs, and various Aircraft Cockpit Rigs as well as a range of smaller equipment will also require relocation. Further details on the range of equipment inclusive of quantities will be provided at a later stage of the procurement process.

A Market Interest Day is planned for 29th October 2021 at the RAF CAM building at RAF Henlow from 10:30-13:30 (further details can be found in the Additional Information section of this Prior Information Notice). It is anticipated that the Contract Notice and associated Dynamic Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (DPQQ) will be issued in October 2021. The anticipated key dates for this procurement are as follows; Contract Award July 2023, completion of RAF CAM facility Construction Phase January 2026, Equipment Delivery Date June 2026 and Maintenance/Support Solution of key Equipment thereafter.

Estimated value excluding VAT



This contract is divided into lots: No

two.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

  • 71540000 - Construction management services

Additional CPV code(s)

  • 50000000 - Repair and maintenance services
  • 71000000 - Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
  • 71220000 - Architectural design services
  • 71500000 - Construction-related services

two.6) Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract

Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 31 July 2023

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.2) Additional information

Additional Information: Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk. The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise.

Market Interest Day: Suppliers interested in attending the Market Interest Day planned for 29th October 2021 should contact the Authority at DESFsAST-ComrclMailbox@mod.uk no later than 17:00 Monday 20th October 2021 expressing their intention to attend. The Authority will respond to expressions of interest and provide further details about the Market Interest Day to coordinate the process of booking attendees onto the event in due course.

Please Note: Due to capacity limitations, no more than 3 personnel from each supplier organisation shall be invited to attend the Market Interest Day. Details of the event information including the agenda will be provided ahead of the event. ATTENDEES WHO HAVE NOT PRE-BOOKED WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND THE EVENT.

The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise, please visit www.contracts.mod.uk for full details and to register your interest in this procurement.