Services - 288419-2018

04/07/2018    S126    Services - Voluntary ex ante transparency notice - Concession award without prior concession notice 

United Kingdom-Wakefield: Miscellaneous business and business-related services

2018/S 126-288419

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/23/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: YPO
Postal address: 41 Industrial Park
Town: Wakefield
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: WF2 0XE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Beth Lord
Telephone: +44 1924834965

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Public Sector Buying Organisation (PSBO)

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

000909 — Digital Marketplace Procurement Portal

Reference number: 000909
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority has a requirement for a Digital Marketplace capable of providing a wide range of competitively priced products to the Education, Local Government, Emergency Services, Social Care Sectors and all other public sector organisations with a single point of access for customers and suppliers.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 400 000 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 600 000 000.00 GBP taken into consideration
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Contract will be for the provision of a Digital Marketplace to supply products to YPO’s customers. The contract will be for a period of up to 5 years.

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

YPO intend to formally award this contract on 18.7.2018.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a concession without prior publication of a concession notice
  • The works or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons

Following the publication of a PIN Reference 2018/S 101-230950, the Authority has only received one compliant expression of interest. In consequence YPO intend entering into a contract governed by the Concessions Contract Regulations 2016.

YPO believes that the proposed contractor, being an established mature B2B marketplace provider with a range offering of over 1 000 000 products from thousands of sources, is the only viable contractor currently operating in the market.

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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 101-230950

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
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
Official name: Amazon EU S.à r.l., UK Branch
National registration number: FC032354
Postal address: 1 Principal Place, Worship Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: EC2A 2FA
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 400 000 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 600 000 000.00 GBP taken into consideration
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court of England and Wales
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: