BAE Systems re-appointed Samil main contractor

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BAE Systems has been re-appointed main contractor for the SAMIL range of South African military trucks that has been in service for about 30 years. The company was last week awarded a R6.5 million contract for its services. The contract follows similar contracts, for smaller amounts, in 2007, 2008 and last year.

BAE Systems and its dealer network have received at least R779 583 979.89 since 2007 to maintain and support the venerable truck family. The Samil fleet at its peak numbered about 12 000 two-, five- and 10-ton load-capacity utility and specialised trucks and are widely used by all Services and divisions of the South African National Defence Force.

The SAMIL 100 family is a licensed local version of the Magirus Deutz 320D22AL 6×6 10-ton (load) truck. They were manufactured by Truckmakers, a Nissan subsidiary, in Rosslyn, Pretoria. Production of the Samil range ended in 1998. The SAMIL 50 is a dometic copy of the Magirus Deutz 192D12AL 4×4 5-ton (load) truck. The SAMIL 20 is a local version of the Magirus Deutz 130M7FAL 4×4 2-ton (load) truck, a somewhat top-heavy design.

It is not clear how long the SAMIL range will still soldier on – or how many remain in service. A Request for Offers (RFO ESVT 2004/100) for a replacement was issued on May 21, 2004 under the designation Project Vistula, with the closing date of June 30, 2005. That acquisition was controversially run off the road on September 17, 2007, when Armscor announced it could not select a preferred bidder due to the complexity of the evaluation process.
“After careful evaluation of all the offers submitted to Armscor for evaluation and consideration, it was decided that no appointment of a preferred bidder be made as none of the bidders conformed to all the critical criteria as set out in the request for offer. … Armscor is in the process of obtaining the applicable authorisations to initiate a new RFO process in due course. This will be in the public domain as soon as Armscor is ready to commence with the new process.” Industry has been waiting ever since.

Even so, continued industry interest in the project was apparent at both the 2008 and 2010 editions of African Aerospace & Defence. Vendors at the latter included Rheinmetall MAN, Mercedes Benz South Africa, Leyland Ashok from India, the US Navistar, BMC from Turkey and Renault Trucks Defence of France. Shortly after AAD2010, BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa and Iveco Defence Vehicles signed a teaming agreement to pursue Vistula.

Land Warfare International in August reported Vistula could see the SANDF acquire “5000 trucks as a first step towards the replacement of the present Samil-100 and Samil-50 fleets.” According to a report by Helmoed-Römer Heitman current plans are for some 2000 8×8 trucks with armoured/mine-protected cabs; 1200 6×6 trucks, some of them with protected cabs; and 1800 4×4 trucks.

DefenseNews, the US defence news daily, reports Armscor is expected to put out a request for proposals (RfP) “in the next few months” for about 1200 trucks. It adds the order “could be worth around R3.2 billion for the winner.

Main contractor services for Samil vehicles – extension of ESVT/2007/1

  • SPV/S2007/1596 13 Sep 2007 R172 228,00 BAE Systems
  • SVT/S2008/1827 7 Aug 2008 R589 372,00 BAE Systems
  • SVT/S2009/2071 20 Aug 2009 R1 754 385,00 BAE Systems
  • ESPV/2009/450 27 Oct 2010 R6 578 946,00 BAE Systems

Total R9 094 931,00

Maintenance and repair of B-vehicles (Samil, Mamba and Casspir)

  • EIVS/2009/202 5 Nov 2009 R8 771 931,00 BAE Systems
  • EIVS/2009/203 5 Nov 2009 R2 894 737,00 BAE Systems
  • EIVS/2010/83 22 Sep 2010 R4 736 842,00 BAE Systems
  • EIVS/2010/84 22 Sep 2010 R4 389 501,00 BAE Systems
  • EIVS/2010/85 22 Sep 2010 R3 508 772,00 BAE Systems
  • EIVS/2010/86 14 Oct 2010 R22 807 017,00 BAE Systems

Total R47 108 800,00

Maintenance and repair of B Vehicles: Extension of ESVT/2003/652.

SPV/S2006/1394 12 Jan 2007 R3 945 528,70 BAE Systems

SPV/S2007/1703 31 Jan 2008 R682 000,00 BAE Systems

SPV/S2009/2091 20 Aug 2009 R500 000,00 BAE Systems

Total R5 127 528,70

Operational support for B-vehicles – extension of EIVS/2007/204

IVS/S2008/0808 29 Jan 2009 R2 346 491,00 BAE Systems

Operational support for B-vehicles – extension of EIVS/2009/202

  • IVS/S2009/1014 21 Jan 2010 R2 175 438,00 BAE Systems

Operational support B-vehicles spares maintenance and repair

  • EIVS/2007/204 18 Dec 2007 R18 724 606,00 BAE Systems

Operational support B-vehicles Spares

  • EIVS/2007/205 31 Jan 2008 R8 771 929,00 BAE Systems
  • EIVS/2008/357 21 Jan 2009 R4 385 965,00 BAE Systems

Total R13 157 894

Procurement of spares and components for B-vehicles

  • EIVS/2009/200 5 Nov 2009 R8 771 929,00 BAE Systems
  • EIVS/2009/201 5 Nov 2009 R7 280 701,00 BAE Systems
  • EIVS/2010/84 22 Sep 2010 R4 389 501,00 BAE Systems

Total R20 442 131,00

Procurement of spares and components for B-vehicles (Mamba, Casspir and Samil)

  • EIVS/2010/85 22 Sep 2010 R3 508 772,00 BAE Systems

Repair/maintenance and spares on B-vehicles and related equipment

  • ESPV/2009/522 3 Jun 2010 R2 850 948,00 BAE Systems
  • ESPV/2006/578 18 Jun 2007 R371 828 146,00
Oudtshoorn Vehicle Repairs

Oudtshoorn

Struisie Motors
t/a Klein Karoo Toyota

Oudtshoorn

Thaba Tshwane Vehicle Repairs

Pretoria

BAE Systems

Benoni

Maritime Motors

Grahamstown

Steradian Consulting

Pretoria

Imperial Group
t/a MAN Truck & Bus Centre Johannesburg

Land Mobility Technologies Brooklyn Square

Mayibuye Engineering
t/a Fleetline Motors

Pretoria West

Pelma Truck and Bus

Nigel

Impie Truck Centre

Gezina

Vhuru Truck Centre CC

Krugersdorp

East Cape Field Services

King William”s Town

Bethlehem Sleepwastelsels
t/a Ferreira Broers

Bethlehem

D & G Motor Repairs

Empangeni

BB Truck and Tractor Services

Polokwane

Bohlabela Wheels

Phalaborwa

F & R Phakisa Operations

Ladysmith

Total R374 679 094,00

Repair of Samil steering boxes

  • ESPV/2007/154 30 Aug 2007 R900 000,00 BAE Systems

Procurement of Samil B-Vehicle components/spares “E-class”

  • ESPV/2008/238 30 Oct 2008 R3 976 812,70 BAE Systems
  • ESPV/2009/307 30 Oct 2009 R2 393 268,99 BAE Systems
  • ESPV/2007/156 30 Aug 2007 R4 418 212,84 BAE Systems
  • ESPV/2007/186 13 Sep 2007 R3 571 440,50 BAE Systems
  • Total R14 359 735.03

Procurement of Samil B-vehicle components/spares A-class

  • ESPV/2007/170 30 Aug 2007 R5 093 515,23 BAE Systems
  • ESPV/2008/235 30 Oct 2008 R4 211 996,90 BAE Systems
  • ESPV/2009/308 19 Nov 2009 R9 840 269,24 BAE Systems

Total R19 145 781.37

Repair of Samil 20 MK 1, MK 11, 50 MK 1, MK 11 and 100 hydraulic, brake and clutch components

  • ESPV/2007/239 15 Nov 2007 R1 754 385,00 BAE Systems

Study for the life extension programme on the Samil vehicle fleet

ESPV/2008/103 10 Dec 2008 R4 338 007,50 BAE Systems

Depot level repair of B-vehicles

  • ESPV/2009/451 16 Sep 2010 R71 929 823,00 BAE Systems

B-vehicles spares for operational support – extension of EIVS/2007/205

  • IVS/S2008/0793 6 Nov 2008 R3 508 771,00 BAE Systems

Operational support of B-vehicles for peace support operations- extension of the EIVS/2007/205

  • IVS/S2008/0795 5 Dec 2008 R7 877 192,00 BAE Systems

Maintenance and repair of Samil Vehicles – extension of ESVT/2005/571

  • SPV/S2006/1412 15 Feb 2007 R121 967 396,00 BAE Systems
  • SPV/S2009/2106 10 Sep 2009 R3 254 248,00 BAE Systems

Total R125 221 644,00

Depot level maintenance/repair of Samil vehicles – extension of ESVT/2005/571

  • SPV/S2007/1534 11 Jul 2007 R16 000 000,00 BAE Systems

Main contractor services for Samil vehicles

  • ESPV/2007/1 7 Jun 2007 R2 900 000,00 BAE Systems

Maintenance and repair of Samil Vehicles and related equipment for the Military Police – extension of ESPV/2006/578

  • SPV/S2007/1670 15 Nov 2007 R948 245,00 BAE Systems

Maintenance and repair Samil vehicles – extension of ESVT/2006/568

  • SPV/S2009/2110 23 Sep 2009 R35 087,00 BAE Systems

Maintenance and repair of Samil vehicles – extension of ESVT/2006/578

  • SPV/S2007/1684 22 Nov 2007 R56 617,00 BAE Systems
  • SPV/S2008/1812 17 Jul 2008 R800 000,00 BAE Systems
  • SPV/S2008/1815 10 Jul 2008 R170 195,90 BAE Systems
  • SPV/S2008/1817 31 Jul 2008 R1 600 000,00 BAE Systems
  • SPV/S2008/1874 9 Oct 2008 R1 154 311,00 BAE Systems
  • SPV/S2008/1905 20 Nov 2008 R164 903,31 BAE Systems
  • SVT/S2008/1936 5 Feb 2009 R202 805,00 BAE Systems
  • SPV/S2008/1946 18 Mar 2009 R1 300 000,00 BAE Systems
  • SPV/S2009/2033 2 Jul 2009 R345 614,00 BAE Systems
  • SPV/S2009/2051 6 Aug 2009 R555 278,87 BAE Systems
  • SPV/S2010/2204 3 Jun 2010 R4 109 776,00 BAE Systems
  • SPV/S2010/2214 3 Jun 2010 R1 315 790,00 BAE Systems
  • SPV/S2010/2222 3 Jun 2010 R301 754,00 BAE Systems

Total R12 077 045,08



Fitment of ISO locks (twist locks) on Samil 100 cargo (flat bed) trucks

  • ESPV/2009/507 20 Oct 2010 R2 222 578,21 HSS Engineering cc Moreleta Plaza