2018 Report details for project: Fleet Solid Support

Project name: Fleet Solid Support - there are 2 reports for this project: 2018, 2019
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Organisation: MOD (D17) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2018 (data is from Sept 2017)
Category: Military - see all reports for this category
Description: The FSS project will deliver the ships to provide the solid sustainment (food, stores and ammunition) required for Maritime Task Groups and Joint Forces to operate at the reach, tempo and for the duration required to poise and deliver effect. FSS is a key enabler to achievement of Full Operating Capability for Carrier Enabled Power Projection (CEPP), provides highly mobile sovereign Access and Basing choices for Defence reducing the demand on the support chain and assuring the highly regulated and constrained movement of munitions. SDSR15 directed the delivery of 3 Fleet Solid Support Ships as part of Joint Force 2025 (JF25).
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: Since the IPA assessment in Jun 17, access to programme management skills and resource has been improved through co-location of the programme team with other platform programme teams within Navy Command (Type 26, Type 31e). DE&S project team recruitment has improved with a focus on specific key posts and use of contracted support. Release of some of the experienced personnel from MARS Tanker has been achieved, with the transition of further posts now clearer as MARS Tanker project closure timeline matures.
Start date: 2016-03-14
End date: 2030-04-30
Schedule text: Schedule remains extremely taut, with some Assessment Phase activities hampered through a delay in team recruitment and contracting of project technical support. Schedule currently under review.
Baseline: £3.27m
Forecast: £3.27m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £17.27m
WLCost text: Current finances represent the allocation against the Programme Assessment Phase. The future Design and Manufacture phase budget will be commercially sensitive until the competition phase concludes and Prime Contract has been awarded(currently scheduled for 2020).
Sourcefile: IPA_2018.csv

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