SEA is pleased to announce it has recently been awarded two Managed Services contracts by the UK Ministry of Defence, DE&S.
The first of the contracts is for taking over the role of managing the Naval Combat Systems Interface Co-ordination (NCSIC) service. Upgrading and updating platform and combat management system in the Royal Navy surface and sub-surface Fleet is a complex activity requiring careful configuration management. The NCSIC service, which has been in existence since 1994, aims to provide this configuration management. In winning this contract, SEA will build upon its strong credentials in combat system change management and bring fresh ideas to help develop new and novel ways to streamline, update and unify the change management processes across the Fleet. Working with Systems Engineering and Integration Group (SEIG) and the relevant stakeholders, SEA will provide and maintain an accurate, comprehensive and easy-to-use database. This database will ultimately be made available ‘on-line’ to the relevant stakeholders and accredited contractors. Over the duration of the contract it is anticipated that NCSIC will be extended to encompass additional platforms thus ensuring the need for providing a fast, efficient and reliable service.
Further recognition of SEA’s managed service capability was the award of a 2-year contract to support the Ships Compass Transmission System Support (SCTS). The equipment transmits heading, pitch and roll data to the sensors and steering equipments and is fitted in the majority of Royal Navy platforms. SEA will be supported in delivery of this contract by Ferranti Technologies Ltd (FTL). The contract, worth around £400k per annum, provides MoD with options for up to 4 years of a total support solution encompassing: equipment repairs, spares provisions, obsolescence management, investigating and overcoming critical design issues, safety management, providing engineering technical advice, onboard RN vessel support and management of drawings and documentation.
Commenting on the contract wins, Steve Hill, SEA’s Managing Director said: “These contracts are important for SEA; they complement our other managed service activities for the Royal Navy’s above and below water fleet. We are keen to approach these support activities as a partnership between DE&S and ourselves, focussing on efficient and effective front-line support. These contracts continue SEA’s heritage in this field and the strategic development of our managed services business.”