Supplies - 500141-2017

15/12/2017    S241    - - Supplies - Contract award notice - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition 

United Kingdom-Bristol: Armoured military vehicles

2017/S 241-500141

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Other
Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Contact person: catherine.smith120@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 117935855
E-mail: catherine.smith120@mod.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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:

Challenger II Thermal imaging sustainment project.

Reference number: AVPISP/00113
II.1.2)Main CPV code
35410000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

See Section II.2.4) Description of the Procurement.

Please note, the Contract award values are provisional and a contract has not yet been awarded.

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: 15 414 331.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21
Main site or place of performance:

Telford and Wrekin.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Thermal Imaging System (TIS) within the Challenger II Main Battle Tank (MBT) provides both the gunner and the commander with a dual magnification thermal picture with a superimposed aiming mark.

The TI System will suffer critical obsolescence with current estimates indicating that the Challenger II fleet will be impacted between 2018 and 2023. Whilst there is a parallel project (Challenger II Life Extension Project) scheduled to deliver in 2023 to solve this and a number of other obsolescence issues, it is forecasted that obsolescence issues in the TI System will impact prior to this date. Therefore an interim solution is required to sustain the Thermal Imaging capability until any future replacement is delivered into service.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
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
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • 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:

The Armoured Vehicles Programme In-Service Platforms Team, part of the Ministry of Defence, intends to place a contract with *BAE Global Combat Systems* for the Demonstration and Manufacture of an interim modification to the Challenger 2 Thermal Imaging System.

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 (Regulation 16(1)(a)(ii) of the UK Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations 2011) for technical reasons.

Only *BAE Global Combat Systems*, as the Design Authority for the Challenger II platform, have access to the technical information, expertise, and know-how necessary to provide the modification. If a third party were to carry out this work, there would be a delay delivering this requirement due to the disproportionate time it would take to qualify and implement a new TI system.

There is a strict technical impracticality for a supplier other than BAES to fulfil the activity associated with Proving Trials and the updating and approval of the Platform Safety Case within the required timescales and to the necessary standard. In turn, it will also mitigate any delays to the programme that would otherwise result in an inherent safety risk and consequently lead to a dramatic reduction in both Platform capability and availability.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: AVPISP/00113
Title:

Challenger II Thermal imaging sustainment project.

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
10/11/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
BAE SYSTEMS Global Combat Systems Ltd. (BAES)
Hadley Castle Works, PO Box 106
Telford
TF1 6QW
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKG21
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 15 414 331.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 15 414 331.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

Supply of Thermal imaging hardware.

Section V: Award of contract

Title:

Challenger II Thermal imaging sustainment project.

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
10/11/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
BAE Land Systems UK
Hadley Castle Works, PO Box 106
Telford
TF1 6QW
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKG21
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 15 414 331.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 15 414 331.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted

Section V: Award of contract

Title:

Challenger II Thermal imaging sustainment project.

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
10/11/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
BAE Land Systems UK
Hadley Castle Works, PO Box 106
Telford
TF1 6QW
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKG21
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 15 414 331.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 15 414 331.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted

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-20171212-DCB-11559232.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Other
Neighbourhood 1 Spruce #1122, MOD Abbeywood, Filton
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +49 3067935855
E-mail: catherine.smith120@mod.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Other
Neighbourhood 1 Spruce #1122, MOD Abbeywood, Filton
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +49 3067935855
E-mail: catherine.smith120@mod.gov.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, Other
Bristol
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
12/12/2017