Advance Notice for the Potential Sale of the former HMS Walney

FIBRE GLASS VESSEL FOR FURTHER USE

Built in 1991 as a warship (Single Role Minehunter), Walney is a genuine former HMS vessel which came out of service in 2010. It is currently moored in Portsmouth and will be sold from there.

The Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA) is inviting expressions of interest from individuals who wish to be considered for this one-of-a-kind proposed sale. All interested parties will be required to contact the Defence Equipment Sales Authority for further information.

The vessel is sound for towing but is no longer in a running condition and since decommissioning has been stripped, including engine removal.

Guide Price – £30,000

Further use interest should be based on the use of the hull and superstructure. It has the potential for use as a houseboat, a stylish restaurant, a floating bar or even an office-space packed with individuality.

A unique development opportunity where viewing is recommended.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/potential-sale-of-the-former-hms-walney

Closing date for expressions of interest is 31 July 2018.

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Advance Notice for the Potential Sale of the former HMS Walney

FIBRE GLASS VESSEL FOR FURTHER USE

Built in 1991 as a warship (Single Role Minehunter), Walney is a genuine former HMS vessel which came out of service in 2010. It is currently moored in Portsmouth and will be sold from there.

The Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA) is inviting expressions of interest from individuals who wish to be considered for this one-of-a-kind proposed sale. All interested parties will be required to contact the Defence Equipment Sales Authority for further information.

The vessel is sound for towing but is no longer in a running condition and since decommissioning has been stripped, including engine removal.

Guide Price – £30,000

Further use interest should be based on the use of the hull and superstructure. It has the potential for use as a houseboat, a stylish restaurant, a floating bar or even an office-space packed with individuality.

A unique development opportunity where viewing is recommended.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/potential-sale-of-the-former-hms-walney

Closing date for expressions of interest is 31 July 2018.

 

LOGNET 18-1: Modernising Defence Logistics

LOGNET 18-1: Modernising Defence Logistics

 

7-8 JUNE 2018

 

Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel, 140 Bath Road, Harlington, Hayes UB3 5AW

 

LOGNET is the Ministry of Defence’s logistics support enterprise engagement and future development event. We want to engage with the logistics and engineering industry, academia, international partners and allies to optimise military logistics and promote UK prosperity; not just by being open for business, but by being open for modernisation. LOGNET is designed to improve outside understanding of UK Defence logistic requirements, and to pursue knowledge of academic and commercial capability and new developments while reinforcing partnerships through continuing engagement.

 

Benefits of attending LOGNET:

 

  • Understand Defence’s logistic requirements to propose superior solutions.
  • Opportunity to influence Defence Logistics policy, direction and development.
  • Engage with the future vision of Defence Logistics capability and industry integration.
  • Opportunity to conduct business with Defence partners.
  • Maintain the equitable relationship between Defence and the logistics and engineering enterprise.
  • Opportunity for attendees to forward questions, points and comments directly via an interactive conference software app.
  • LOGNET 18-1 is free to attend with lunch and refreshments included.

 

Background to LOGNET 18-1

 

Building on previous LOGNET events and following the National Security Capability Review (NSCR) the next LOGNET event seeks to complement the activity ongoing within the Modernising Defence Programme (MDP). Defence Logistics sees the opportunity to use LOGNET to develop thinking and activity influencing outcomes and future work as the department develops its next iteration of strategic direction.

 

LOGNET is used to support Defence Logistics in arguing the case for the UK to maintain a credible, highly capable and value for money logistics capability. This capability enables and supports military forces while contributing to Other Government Department effect. Within the themes of the Modernising Defence Programme LOGNET seeks to enable a stronger relationship with industry and welcomes new ways of thinking and innovation. Previously the LOGNET group has provided views and ideas; we have listened to these and used them to inform our work within the various reviews and activity that has been taking place. Now we are seeking a renewed discussion aiming to foster greater information-sharing and the opportunity for the relationship to be evolved.

 

Aim of LOGNET 18-1

 

The aim of LOGNET 18-1 is to update the network on the topics which are being investigated for development and to discuss in more detail some of the topics. It is then to enable the opportunity for industrial partners to consider the challenges faced, giving the opportunity for proposals to be brought back to Defence Logistics personnel within the linked 18-2 event.

 

LOGNET 18-1 content

The agenda for LOGNET 18-1: ‘Evolving Defence Logistics’ on 7-8 June 2018 will provide an update on Defence Logistics challenges and opportunities. It will also progress from previous LOGNET work which has brought Defence Logistic focus to these areas:

 

  • Rapid information infrastructure deployment
  • Human/Computer Interface
  • Reducing dependency demand, operational cost and logistics footprint on deployments
  • Condition Based Maintenance/Predictive Maintenance & Monitoring Systems
  • Space (Saving) Food Concept – less transport mass, full nourishment
  • Smarter Power Distribution
  • Real-time monitoring, reporting and management of the condition of precious stock
  • Battlefield Water Generation
  • Battlefield Manufacturing (Additive Manufacturing)
  • Automation, Robots, Drones and Remote Controlled (Hardware) eg: unmanned delivery vehicles
  • Artificial Intelligence for logistics
  • Quicker/Smart Contract Writing (Software)
  • Mobile/Agile Warehousing
  • Augmented Reality for training and surrogate expert repairs
  • Codification & Item Data

 

An industry response event (LOGNET 18-2) is planned for 9-10 October 2018 when the industry will have the opportunity to showcase its solutions.

 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Parking at the hotel is free. A special rate for the venue accommodation can be obtained through this link https://www.radissonblu-edwardian.com/lognet and other hotels can be found through all price comparison websites.

 

If your organisation is connected to the logistics and engineering support sector and you

would like to engage with the Defence Logistics community, please feel welcome to sign up and attend LOGNET 18-1.

 

Please sign up on Eventbrite through this link: www.lognet18-1.eventbrite.com

 

 

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UK Export Control Forum

6 JUNE 2018 – LONDON

EGADD is pleased to announce the return of the UK Industry Export Control Forum, taking place in London on Wednesday 6 June. This one-day event consists of key updates and specific topic sessions delivered by industry experts along with breakout workshops and networking opportunities.

This is a must-attend event for practitioners at both beginner and intermediate level working in export controls and is ideal for those new to these events.

 

BOOK YOUR PLACE:

For further information and to book your attendance, please click here or contact:

 

Jemma Keen

Event Manager

Tel: +44 (0)20 7091 7815

Email: jemma.keen@adsgroup.org.uk

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ITAR 2018 – US Export Controls Workshop

23-25 JULY 2018 – STRATFORD UPON AVON

ADS is pleased to announce the return of the increasingly popular ITAR workshop. This three-day workshop is fundamental to those working in or those whose work involves knowledge of US Export Controls. With a range of expert speakers leading conversations on a number of key topics, this comprehensive event really is the one and only place to learn about important updates, latest changes and enhancing knowledge.

Those who are new to US Export Controls will also benefit from attending this event, with specific workshops targeted to aid your understanding of this highly complex subject.

BOOK YOUR PLACE:

For further information and to book your attendance, please click here or contact:

 

Robin Reed

Head of Sales and Sponsorship

Tel: +44 (0)20 7091 7818

Email: robin.reed@adsgroup.org.uk

 

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18th NATO Military Engineering Working Group

20 JUNE 2018 – CHATHAM

Army Headquarters, Capability Ground Manoeuvre (Manoeuvre Support) are hosting the biannual NATO Military Engineering Working Group (MILENG WG), which will be held at the Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham over the period 18-22 June 2018.

The working group will see in excess of 100 delegates from all NATO and partner nations meet to discuss issues relating to standardization, capability development and doctrine coherence within the Military Engineering spectrum.

The meeting will be closed to industry; however, a reception will be held on the evening of 20 June 2018, when UK defence contractors who have products and services relating to Combat Engineering are invited to attend. Any company wishing to attend will need to have market presence in the following areas:

  • Mobility Support
  • Counter Mobility
  • Force Protection

The reception will be an informal gathering held within the Royal Engineers Museum, and the primary aim of the evening is networking. Industry attendees will have the opportunity to have a small display stand (no more than one table) which delegates may visit at their discretion. It is requested that each company limit their attendance to two participants. This is not a dedicated industry engagement, rather an informal opportunity for British industry to engage with the NATO MILENG community.

 

Those companies with an interest in attending are requested to contact:

 

Maj Chris Coles

SO2 Manoeuvre Support Plans

Tel: 01264 886178

Email: christopher.coles451@mod.gov.uk

 

Attendance is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for applications is 25 May 2018.

 

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On 21 March, Roger West (DE&S Director Logistics Operating Centre) launched the new LCST Supplier Manual

This LCST Supplier Manual is released to coincide with the ‘go live’ of the Defence Fulfilment Centre (DFC) at Donnington. This ‘go live’ is enabled by the release of the LCST Information Systems, and specifically the JDA Warehouse Management System (WMS) that will replace the ageing Base Ordnance Depot Management System (BODMS). Of note, the JDA WMS is being rolled out across all LCST depots and not just the Defence Fulfilment Centre and so its release signifies a key milestone for the LCST programme. The MOD must now ensure that it has complete confidence in the integrity of the data, information and the physical configuration and storage of stock held across the LCST depot estate. To this end, the LCST Supplier Manual brings in a clearer guide to how we expect our suppliers (delivering into the LCST depot estate) to work with us. This is not new and reflects established Defence Policy (specifically the DLF, Def Stans and DEFCONs).

The LCST programme, is a genuine transformational programme that will introduce substantial benefits to Defence, and bring our supply chain into the 21st Century. This LCST Supplier Manual is the guide on how Defence can get the most out of this opportunity.

Download the LCST Supplier Manual below:

Programme CORTISONE Procurement Update Event

Date: 17 May 2018

Time: 14:00-17:30

Venue: techUK, 10 Bride Street, LONDON EC4A 4AD

Post a strategic procurement reset in Autumn 2017, and consultation with healthcare suppliers and NHS Digital, CORTISONE is looking to showcase its refreshed procurement approach and upcoming opportunities for suppliers. This event looks to outline MOD’s vision for its healthcare services and opportunities for healthcare product/service suppliers to help deliver the CORTISONE solution. We will explain changes to the procurement approach for CORTISONE since the previous exercise, and offer an opportunity for industry to ask questions and engage with the programme team. The programme will then seek feedback on the approach after the event, to advise upcoming procurements in 2018/19.

What is Programme CORTISONE?

CORTISONE is a programme looking to deliver to Defence Medical Services an integrated ecosystem of multiple medical information services. Its vision is to deliver “a sustainable, integrated, cohesive and enduring information capability that will fully and effectively support the delivery of evidence-based medical and dental health and healthcare outputs, to achieve the Aim of the Defence Medical Services (DMS)” – which is to Promote, Protect and Restore the health of the Defence population to maximise their fitness for role, while maintaining an occupational focus and an operational edge.

A multimillion-pound programme, with global reach and operations equivalent in size to two large CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) and a Community Trust, CORTISONE looks to procure a full suite of healthcare software and services from multiple healthcare product/service suppliers, as well as appoint a systems integrator. Elements of the ecosystem will be re-competed on a regular basis to ensure the best solutions are being delivered to users, giving an ongoing opportunity for market players to get involved with the ecosystem on a long-term basis.

The MOD is looking for a range of companies to engage with the programme, delivering a full suite of healthcare software and services to meet use-cases and patient-journey-defined functional requirements. The full range of services required can be seen in the accompanying graphic. All suppliers are encouraged to participate in the modular nature of the procurement allowing innovation to take a leading role in delivery of functionality.

CORTISONE is also looking to the future – to exploit innovations which will align with NHS strategy for the virtualisation of healthcare and integrated healthcare services across the healthcare sector. This will include telemedicine for deployed troops, integration with patient records across the NHS and other patient databases, patient condition tracking, and more.

What information will you get from this day?

  1. What CORTISONE is looking to procure and deliver.
  2. How the future procurement will be run.
  3. What the CORTISONE programme has learnt from, and has developed since its initial market engagement and procurement process.
  4. The opportunities and innovations that the procurement opens up, both in the short and long term.

Opportunities of the day:

  1. Engage with the CORTISONE team and representatives from DMS.
  2. Network with other suppliers and potential partners.

To book a place click here.

Foreign Defence Attaché Briefing and Lunch

16 May 2018 – Farnborough

This event is an opportunity to meet the London-based Foreign Defence Attachés and understand the requirements they are seeking on behalf of their respective countries.

The event will take place at the brand-new Hall 1 of the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre (FIECC).

This event will include a short briefing on the UK defence sector with presentations from the Department for International Trade’s Defence & Security Organisation (DIT DSO), the UK Ministry of Defence, ADS and Farnborough International Ltd. A networking lunch will be provided following the presentations.   

REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE:

To book your place at this event, please follow this link.

For further information, please contact claire.parsons@adsgroup.org.uk.

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Regional Facilities Management, Regional Housing Maintenance and National Housing Management Service contract supplier briefing

FRIDAY 11 MAY 2018, 10.00 – 14.30

 

Tidworth Garrison Theatre, St Andrews Road, Tidworth, Wiltshire SP9 7EP

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) Programme will be hosting a briefing event to provide details on plans for the procurement of four Regional FM contracts, four Regional Housing Maintenance contracts and a National Housing Management contract. Procurement will be initiated in June through the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) FM Marketplace framework, to replace the current contractual arrangements which are due to expire in late 2019 / early 2020.

DIO plays a vital role in supporting Defence by leading and managing the delivery of what the Armed Forces need to live, work, train and deploy on operations. We advise, buy, manage and assure the delivery of infrastructure services across the defence estate in an affordable and sustainable way.

The Regional contracts will provide a vital service supporting the Armed Forces through the provision of predominantly hard facilities management services required to support a fit-for-purpose estate, including barracks, airfields, Service family housing and other defence facilities in the UK and Northern Ireland.

The scope of the National Housing Management contract will include the provision of the full range of occupancy management services required to administer the allocation and occupation of MOD housing (c45,000 properties in the UK and NI) in accordance with MOD policies.

It is anticipated the morning session will focus on the Regional FM contracts and the afternoon session will cover the Regional Housing Maintenance and National Housing Management contracts.

If you are interested in attending please email the FDIS Programme at DIOSDFPG-FDIS GroupMailbox@mod.gov.uk no later than midday on Thursday 3 May 2018. Please provide the names and company details of the people who would plan to attend. As carparking spaces can be limited, attendees are requested to car-share where practicable.

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