Check out our COVID-19 dedicated page for tenders related to medical equipment needs.

The Conference on the Future of Europe is your chance to share your ideas and shape the future of Europe. Make your voice heard!

Supplies - 189826-2020

23/04/2020    S80

United Kingdom-Bristol: Security, fire-fighting, police and defence equipment

2020/S 080-189826

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Supplies

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: MOD, Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKH25 Central Bedfordshire
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Jonathan Pople
E-mail: jonathan.pople101@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 306792184
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.des.mod.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:

Upgrade of Warrior 1 to Warrior 2 (WCSP)

II.1.2)Main CPV code
35000000 Security, fire-fighting, police and defence equipment
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

WCSP will upgrade the current Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) to meet the requirements of the British Army and extend its scheduled Out of Service Date to 2040+.

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: 800 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
35000000 Security, fire-fighting, police and defence equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH25 Central Bedfordshire
Main site or place of performance:

Central Bedfordshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

WCSP will upgrade the current Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) to meet the requirements of the British Army and extend its scheduled Out of Service Date to 2040+.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criterion: Criterion 1 100
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:

The Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP) is part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and intends to place a contract with Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill Ltd (LMUK) for the Manufacture and supply of Warrior 1 vehicle updated with WCSP Capability vehicles. WCSP will upgrade the current Warrior to meet the requirements of the British Army and extend its scheduled Out of service date to 2040. The programme is concentrated on improving lethality, fightability and survivability.

The contract will include the production and supply of Warrior vehicles with the WCSP upgrade (‘the Upgraded Vehicles’), provisioning of consumables and management of the repair asset loop and maintainer training in relation to the WCSP Upgrade and operator training in relation to the Upgraded Vehicles as an option. It is considered that this contract can be placed using the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice for technical reasons pursuant to Article 28(1)(e) of Directive 2009/81/EC (Regulation 16(1)(a)(ii) of the UK Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011.)

Reasons for single sourcing manufacture:

The design and manufacture of the Upgraded Vehicles was competed in 2009 and LMUK was the successful supplier in this competition. A contract for the design and demonstration of the Upgraded Vehicle, with options for manufacture, was granted to LMUK in 2011. The demonstration phase of that contract is approaching completion. During the design and demonstration phases, LMUK has generated a technical data pack relating to the Upgraded Vehicles (the technical data pack). MOD does not have the right to use the technical data pack. The technical data pack is necessary to perform the manufacture of the Upgraded Vehicles within a level of risk which is tolerable to MOD.

Reasons for single sourcing other scope as outlined below:

LMUK is the only contractor which will have access to the necessary technical information to enable it to provide:

• provisioning of consumables and management of the repair asset loop for an initial 2-year period for the WCSP elements only;

• technical and maintainer support for 14 vehicles only;

• maintainer Train the Trainer (T3) package and provision of training equipment and course material in relation to the WCSP upgrade;

• an option to provide training equipment and course material to enable an initial period of operator training in relation to the WCSP upgrade.

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

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
20/04/2020
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: Lockheed Martin United Kingdom
Postal address: Reddings Wood, Pine View Park, Ampthill
Town: Bedford
NUTS code: UKH25 Central Bedfordshire
Postal code: MK45 2HD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: richard.claydon@lmco.com
Telephone: +44 12079798000
Internet address: www.lockheedmartin.com
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: 800 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 800 000 000.00 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-2020421-DCB-16405653

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Other
Postal address: Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: jonathan.pople101@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067982184
Internet address: www.des.mod.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Other
Postal address: Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: Bs34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: jonathan.pople101@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067982184
Internet address: www.des.mod.uk
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: DES
Postal address: Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067982184
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21/04/2020