2017 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: 2017 (data is from Sept 2016)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: To manage the delivery of a Search and Rescue Helicopter contract for the provision of search and rescue helicopter services for the UK
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: The UK SAR Helicopter Programme is reaching the end of the transition phase. The final SAR bases to fold into the new UK SAR Helicopter Programme are at Stornoway, Lee-on-Solent and Shetland in 2017. These bases are currently operated under legacy Coastguard helicopter contracts. All indications are that the transition of these three remaining bases will happen on time and to budget. Since SAR services under the UK SAR Helicopter Programme started, HM Coastguard's new helicopters have responded to over 2,800 requests for assistance, and saved or assisted over 1,900 people.
Start date: 2011-02-08
End date: 2017-09-08
Schedule text: The programme is performing well against the plan. Seven out of the ten planned bases are now in full operation. The three remaining bases to transition are on track to do so at the point at which the legacy Coastguard contracts under which they currently operate end. The issues which were delaying the introduction of the smaller airframe type have been addressed an introduction of these aircraft will start to take place from April 2017. The delayed introduction of these aircraft has been mitigated throughout with the use of alternative aircraft from the contractor's fleet.
Baseline: £207.60m
Forecast: £193.50m
Variance: -7.00%
Variance text: The forecast variance for 2016/17 is an underspend of nearly 7% versus budgeted costs. This is partly attributable to DfT and MCA’s management of the contract, negotiating reduced charges for contract variations and enforcing contractual terms where the contractor has not met performance criteria. Both DfT and MCA have also benefitted from favourable movements in variable costs such as the lower price of fuel and a lower than expected rate of inflation.
Whole Life Cost: £2,157.40m
WLCost text: Budgeted whole life cost of £2,157m represents the contracted cost for running the UK SAR Helicopter Programme from FY 2013/14 until the end of FY 2025/26, inclusive of non-recoverable VAT.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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