Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-compliant bids have been submitted to the competition to build the Type 31e frigate.

Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any bids submitted to the Type 31e frigate competition were priced at less than £250 million for each frigate.

Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any compensation is due to bidders due to the pausing of the Type 31e frigate procurement.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

I am withholding the information requested about the bids received as its release would prejudice the commercial interests of the bidders and the Ministry of Defence.

When the previous Competitive Design Phase was stopped, we exercised our right as set out in the procurement documents and as such compensation is not payable to the bidders.

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