2014 Report details for project: Search and Rescue Helicopters

Project name Search and Rescue Helicopters - there are 6 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
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Organisation DFT (D9) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year 2014 (data is from September 2013)
Category Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: To manage the delivery of UK SAR-H contract for the provision of a Search and Rescue Helicopter service to cover the entire UK search and rescue region. The UK SAR-H contract will replace the current Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) contracted service, which runs to June 2017, and the existing MOD capability which is due to end in March 2016 when the Sea King fleet is due out of service. The UK Government is committed to a number of international agreements which require a national framework of search and rescue resources to be available within a geographically defined region, currently the service is jointly provided by the MOD at 8 bases and the MCA at 4 bases. The UK SAR-H programme aims to deliver the UK SAR-H service from 10 bases. The benefit of the service is to save lives.
DCA (RAG) Amber/Green
DCA text: The UK SAR Programme Management is progressing well with the MCA and Bristow colleagues working closely together towards the delivery of airframes, bases and personnel. Although Bristow are responsible for the procurement of airframes, development of operational bases and recruitment of personnel, the MCA are supporting the process by providing clear direction towards meeting key deliverables based on pre-set list of requirements and operational dates. MCA Programme and Project Management processes have been further developed to aid the Agency in monitoring planned SAR activity throughout the transition phase. A list Key Performance indicators (KPIs) have been agreed between the MCA and the contractor, with the aim of supporting the management and delivery of SAR services at key intervals throughout the transition process
Start date 2011-02-08
End date 2017-09-08
Schedule text The programme remains on course to deliver against two of the key programme deliverables (infrastructure and recruitment), the contractor has experienced delay in regulatory certification of the new, smaller airframe, which may impact upon the entry into service of the first helicopter. The Contractor and MCA have explored a range of contingencies, which have assured the MCAs Aviation Programme Board that the delay will have no impact upon launching SAR services against Operational Delivery milestones. The delivery of the larger airframe remains on course.
Baseline £0.00m
Forecast £0.00m
Variance 0.00%
Variance text: Not Applicable
Whole Life Cost £1,923.00m
WLCost text: Budgeted whole life cost [of £1,923m] is the headline cost figure [£1.6bn] for the contract plus the associated non-recoverable VAT. This represents a significant saving against the previously reported whole life cost figure [of £3,286m] as a result of the procurement strategy requiring a shift away from a PFI-negotiated contract to a contract procured under the Competitive Dialogue process. Contract costs will only be incurred once operational delivery commences in April 2015.
Notes1: Search & Rescue Helicopters (SARH)
Sourcefile IPA_2014.csv

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