News & Events-Frazer-Nash to assist in securing future UK Search And Rescue Helicopter Service

Engineering Consultancy Frazer-Nash has been awarded a contract to support the Department for Transport and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in their procurement of the future UK Search And Rescue Helicopter Service.  

The UK SAR programme will see Civilian Service Providers delivering the UK's Search and Rescue capability increasingly from 2015, as the MOD Sea Kings retire in 2016. The procurement is being run through a Competitive Dialogue process which concludes in early 2013, when a preferred bidder will be appointed to deliver the UK SAR Service. 
Frazer-Nash will provide specialist technical expertise in helicopter performance, airworthiness and operations, as well as SAR Medical Equipment and basing infrastructure throughout the whole process. Initially, Frazer-Nash is supporting the evaluation of tenders and the competitive dialogue and following this, they will support the acceptance trials required to ensure that the service transitions smoothly from the current SAR Helicopter capability into the new arrangements. 
Martin Soltau, Business Manager for Frazer-Nash said, "We are delighted to have been selected by the DfT for this high profile role on a very important programme for the UK.  Frazer-Nash brings a blend of technical expertise and experience in supporting major government procurements."