Services - 15192-2020

13/01/2020    S8    Services - Voluntary ex ante transparency notice - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition 

United Kingdom-Bristol: Armoured military vehicles

2020/S 008-015192

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Other
Postal address: DE&S Land Equipment, no 3157 Cedar 1A, MOD Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Samuel Davies
E-mail: Samuel.Davies198@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067982309

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:

Gen 3 HydroGas Project

II.1.2)Main CPV code
35410000 Armoured military vehicles
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Land Equipment Vehicle Support Team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence intends to place a contract with Horstman Defence Systems Limited (“the Contractor”) for the repair and conversion of 60 LH & 60 RH Hydrogas Suspension Units (“Units”) used in connection with the Challenger II platform to Generation III build standard.

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: 2 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:

Not specified / Other

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Land Equipment Vehicle Support Team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence intends to place a contract with Horstman Defence Systems Limited (“the Contractor”) for the repair and conversion of 60 LH and 60 RH Hydrogas Suspension Units (“Units”) used in connection with the Challenger II platform to Generation III build standard.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criterion: Criterion 1 10
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:
    • protection of exclusive rights, including intellectual property rights
Explanation:

The Land Equipment Vehicle Support Team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence intends to place a contract with Horstman Defence Systems Limited (“the Contractor”) for the repair and conversion of 60 LH and 60 RH Hydrogas Suspension Units (“Units”) used in connection with the Challenger II platform to Generation III build standard. It is considered that this Contract can be placed using the Negotiated Procedure Without Prior Publication of a contract notice pursuant to Article 28(1)(e) of Directive 2009/81/EC (Regulation 16(1)(a)(ii) of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011) for technical reasons. This is because only the Contractor, as the Original Equipment Manufacturer for the Units has access to the technical specifications, design and technical information, expertise, knowledge and know-how necessary to repair and convert the Units to Generation III build standard and, as the Units are safety critical to the operation of the platform, the Units must be repaired and converted in accordance with the relevant technical specifications in order to meet operational safety requirements.

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

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
01/01/2020
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: Horstman Defence Systems Limited
Town: Bath
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: information@horstmangroup.com
Telephone: +44 1225423111
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 2 000 000.00 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-202018-DCB-15786312

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Other
Postal address: DE&S Land Equipment, MOD Abbey Wood, no 3157 Cedar 1A
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Samuel.Davies198@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067982309
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:
08/01/2020