Supplies - 275608-2017

15/07/2017    S134    - - Supplies - Voluntary ex ante transparency notice - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition 

United Kingdom-Bristol: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts

2017/S 134-275608

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Supplies

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Soldier Training and Special Programmes
MOD Abbeywood
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
E-mail: Gemma.Parkin125@mod.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKK1

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.mod.gov.uk

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:

Support Services Contract for Heckler and Koch Equipment.

Reference number: SSP/00210
II.1.2)Main CPV code
35300000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Dismounted Close Combat Team (DCC Soldier Training Systems Programme) part of the UK Ministry of Defence (UK MOD) intends to award a Contract to NSAF Limited (Heckler and Koch UK and H&K GmbH) for the provision of a 3 Year Support Services Contract for all in service H&K weapon systems and associated equipment's including weapon mounts and ancillaries, Special Tools and Test Equipment.

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: 3 500 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Dismounted Close Combat Team (DCC Soldier Training Systems Programme part of the UK Ministry of Defence (UK MOD) intends to award a Contract to NSAF Limited (Heckler and Koch UK and H&K GmbH) for the provision of a 3 Year Support Services Contract for all in service H&K weapon systems and associated equipment's including weapon mounts and ancillaries, Special Tools and Test Equipment.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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 that this contract can be placed using the negotiated procedure without prior publication pursuant to Article 28 (1) (e) of Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council Regulation 16 (1) (a) ii of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations 2011. This is because NSAF who are the Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) of and the Design Authority (DA) for all current in service equipment have the specific experience technical data tools and equipment needed to fulfil the requirement, which involves new testing, new verification and validation thereby ensuring safe implementation and interoperability. Additionally there would also be disproportionate cost, time and technical difficulties to the UK MOD associated with introducing new (non NSAF/H&K) items into the authority's supply chain and inventory. This approach would cause unacceptable technical difficulties in the support, technical publication and documentation, training and logistics arising from having to manage a multi fleet as well as safety and suitability of the fit form and function of the items, from that already provided and in current service, resulting in operational and safety difficulties as well as having a disproportionate impact on time and cost to UK MOD.

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: SSP/00210
Title:

Support Services Contract for Heckler and Koch Equipment

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
12/07/2017
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
NSAF Limited
PO Box 7151
Nottingham
NG7 2TD
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1159248722
E-mail: Paul.McDonald@heckler-koch-uk.com
NUTS code: UK
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 3 500 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 3 500 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

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. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

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

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-2017713-DCB-10624247.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Soldier Training and Special Programmes
Bristol
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Soldier Training and Special Programmes
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Soldier Training and Special Programmes
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/07/2017