Services - 201937-2016

14/06/2016    S113    - - Services - Voluntary ex ante transparency notice - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition 

United Kingdom-Bristol: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts

2016/S 113-201937

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Scout Specialist Vehicle (Scout SV) Team
Abbey Wood South, Spruce 1C, Mailpoint #1115
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Contact person: David Skevington
Telephone: +44 3067987697
E-mail: DESLEAVP-SV-Comrcl@mod.uk
NUTS code: UKK11

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Voluntary Transparency Notice for TPRR.

Reference number: MATT/CCAP/003
II.1.2)Main CPV code
35300000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Amendment to contract MATT/CCAP/003 with CTA International (CTAI) to provide services required to conduct the qualification of a Target Practice Reduced Range (TPRR) type of ammunition on behalf of the United Kingdom and French Authorities.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 16 500 000.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: FR
Main site or place of performance:

France.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

VTN Narrative for TPRR — Qualification Contract elements:

Duration: Q2 2016-Q2 2021.

Anticipated value: 16 500 000 EUR (approx 12 900 000 GBP at 1,28 EUR: 1 GBP).

The DE&S Specialist Vehicles Cannon Delivery Team, part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) intends to place an amendment to contract MATT/CCAP/003 (Common Cannon and Ammunition Project — 40mm Cased Telescoped Cannon and Ammunition Qualification Programme) with CTA International (CTAI), the designer and manufacturer of the Cased Telescoped Cannon and Ammunition (CTCA) to provide services required to conduct the qualification of a Target Practice Reduced Range (TPRR) type of ammunition on behalf of the United Kingdom and French Authorities. The qualification services will comprise an initial confirmatory phase of ammunition firing trials, plus options to undertake full ammunition firing trials, testing, evaluation activities and commissioning of a production facility thereafter.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The qualification services will comprise an initial confirmatory phase of ammunition firing trials, plus options to undertake full ammunition firing trials, testing, evaluation activities and commissioning of a production facility thereafter.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without publication of a contract notice
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons
Explanation:

It is considered the proposed Contract Amendment is able to be placed using the Negotiated Procedure without Prior Publication of a Contract Notice pursuant to Article 28 (1) (e) of Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and the Council (Regulation 16 (1) (a) (ii)) of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 (DSPCR) for technical reasons. CTAI, as the original equipment manufacturer and Design Organisation (DO) for the CTCA has the required extensive in depth technical knowledge, specific know-how and tooling at its disposal to provide the necessary qualification services without compromising the operation and safety of the CTCA in support of the qualification of a Target Practice Reduced Range (TPRR) type of ammunition. It is considered that to utilise another supplier which does not have access to these resources would present significant and unacceptable technical and safety risks to the UK MOD and French Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA). All work connected with the provision of qualification services for the TPRR type of ammunition is underwritten by the DO to provide UK MOD and French DGA with the required assurance that all work undertaken will not compromise the operation or safety of the CTCA. No third party will be able to provide the required assurance to UK MOD and French DGA and therefore no other Contractor can provide these services.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: MATT/CCAP/003 Amendment
Title:

Cannon and Ammunition Qualification Programme — TPPR

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
09/06/2016
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
CTA International
7 route de Guerry, CS 90328
Bourges Cedex
18023
France
Telephone: +33 248219405
E-mail: communication@cta-international.com
NUTS code: FR

Internet address:http://www.cta-international.com

The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 32 841 629.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at: www.contracts.mod.uk The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

From 2.4.2014, the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies or otherwise.

Advertising Regime OJEU: This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk GO Reference: GO-2016610-DCB-8340377.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Scout Specialist Vehicle (Scout SV) Team
Abbey Wood, Spruce 1C, Mailpoint #1115
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067987697
E-mail: DESLEAVP-SV-Comrcl@mod.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Scout Specialist Vehicle (Scout SV) Team
Abbey Wood, Spruce 1C, Mailpoint #1115
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067987697
E-mail: DESLEAVP-SV-Comrcl@mod.uk
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Scout Specialist Vehicle (Scout SV) Team
Abbey Wood, Spruce 1C, Mailpoint #1115
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067987697
E-mail: DESLEAVP-SV-Comrcl@mod.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/06/2016