UK Ministry of Defence Award Maritime spares procurement contract to TVS Supply Chain Solutions
LONDON : The Maritime Spares team within the UK MOD’s Logistics Services Operating Centre have awarded one of three places on their 4 year + 1 option year FGS contract to TVS SCS, to procure a wide range of Royal Navy Fleet General Stores items.
The requirement covers the provision of spares, repairs, and associated services for a wide range of equipment. This equipment includes domestic appliances, test equipment, laboratory equipment, ropes, catering equipment, and mechanical items such as seals and gaskets.
Underpinning the procurement activity and to enable continued availability of contracted items is the supply of Technical Services covering Obsolescence management, Integrated Logistics Support and assistance with Safety Assessments.
TVS SCS are a global supply chain organisation who manage circa 3 million items per day for customers in the automotive, beverage, defence, healthcare, rail, and utilities sector. These clients rely on TVS’s ability to create and manage a resilient supply chain that actively mitigates the risk of supply from global disruptions.
The MOD’s decision to place this contract with a professional supply chain organisation aligns with their recently released Defence Supply Chain Strategy. This strategy advocates an ambition to build supply chains that are ‘resilient by design’ and able to handle the ‘new normal’ of constant disruption through a proactive, integrated, and collaborative approach.
Rebecca Ryan, TVS SCS Procurement Director, commented, “We are delighted to have been selected by UK MOD to support their requirements for general store items. This plays to our core strength in supply chain management, specifically procurement. We are also very much aligned to the UK MOD’s ambition to create a circular supply chain where we invest in the repair and refurbishment of items rather than simply dispose. This is a fundamental part of our own environmental, sustainability and governance strategy.”