Supplies - 115077-2016

05/04/2016    S66    - - Supplies - Voluntary ex ante transparency notice - Contract award without prior publication 

United Kingdom-Bristol: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts

2016/S 066-115077

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, Weapons, International Guns, Missiles and Rockets (IGMR) Project Team
Fir 1a #4105, Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Amie Forster
Telephone: +44 3067985449
E-mail: DESWpnsComrcl-IGMR-CM2@mod.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.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:

Supply of 12 x 30MM Gun Systems.

Reference number: IGMR/00030
II.1.2)Main CPV code
35300000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

IGMR PT, part of the UK Ministry of Defence, intends to award a contract for the supply of 12 x 30mm Calibre Gun Systems to MSI Defence Systems Ltd (MSI-DSL) for Queen Elizabeth and Mars Tankers 1-4.

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 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:

IGMR PT, part of the UK Ministry of Defence, intends to award a contract for the supply of 12 30mm Calibre Gun Systems to MSI Defence Systems Ltd (MSI-DSL). This is because the MDI-DSL 30 mm Calibre Gun System has been in service (in different variants) since the 1980s, installed on a range of different platforms and the additional Gun Systems are now required for installation on new platforms (HMS Queen Elizabeth and the MARS tankers). A change of supplier would result in incompatibility with the existing fleet of 72 fielded systems, including the associated support (spare components and services) and training arrangements. It would also result in disproportionate technical difficulties in operation and maintenance since both the new platforms have been designed to accommodate the installation of this tried and tested Gun System. The contract will be for a period of less than 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

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 procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive
Explanation:

IGMR PT, part of the UK Ministry of Defence, intends to award a contract for the supply of 12 30mm Calibre Gun Systems to MSI Defence Systems Ltd (MSI-DSL). It is considered that this contract can be placed using the negotiated procedure without prior publication pursuant to Article 28(3)(a) Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Regulation 16 (1) (b) (i) of the UK Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011). This is because the MDI-DSL 30 mm Calibre Gun System has been in service (in different variants) since the 1980s, installed on a range of different platforms (including, currently, Type 23 Frigates, HMS Ocean, RFA Wave Ruler (ASCG), Type 45 Destroyers and Minesweepers (MCMV)),and the additional Gun Systems are now required for installation on new platforms (HMS Queen Elizabeth and the MARS tankers). A change of supplier would result in incompatibility with the existing fleet of 72 fielded systems, including the associated support (spare components and services) and training arrangements. It would also result in disproportionate technical difficulties in operation and maintenance since both the new platforms have been designed to accommodate the installation of this tried and tested Gun System. The contract will be for a period of less than 5 years.

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: IGMR/00030
V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
31/03/2016
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
MSI Defence Systems Ltd
Salhouse Road
Norwich
NR7 9AY
United Kingdom
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: 16 500 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 16 500 000.00 GBP
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-201641-DCB-8004573.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Internation Guns Missiles and Rockets PT
Fir 1a #4105, Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8JH
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:
01/04/2016