Supplies - 236249-2020

22/05/2020    S99    Agencies - Supplies - Modification of a contract/concession during its term - Not applicable 

Czechia-Prague: EGNOS GEO Satellite Transponder 2

2020/S 099-236249

Modification notice

Modification of a contract/concession during its term

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European GNSS Agency (GSA)
Postal address: Janovského 438/2
Town: Prague
NUTS code: CZ ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA
Postal code: 17000
Country: Czechia
Contact person: Legal and Procurement Department
E-mail: tenders@gsa.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gsa.europa.eu/about/how-we-work/procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

EGNOS GEO Satellite Transponder 2

Reference number: TREN/09/EGNOS/SI2.552083
II.1.2)Main CPV code
35631200 Observation satellites
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34712200 Satellites
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU LUXEMBOURG
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement at the time of conclusion of the contract:

The object of this procurement was for the provision by the contractor of the EGNOS GEO 2 transponder service, to guarantee the continuity of the EGNOS signal in space throughout the duration of the contract. The EGNOS GEO 2 transponder service shall be composed of 2 phases:

i) a service preparation phase, starting on the effective date and ending on the operation start date;

ii) a service provision phase, starting on the operation start date and ending on the expiry date.

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Duration in months: 237
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

EGNOS programme

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Contract award notice concerning this contract
Notice number in the OJ S: 2010/S 016-020095

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: TREN/09/EGNOS/S12. 552083
Title:

EGNOS GEO Satellite Transponder 2

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
23/12/2009
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract/concession has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: SES ASTRA S.A.
Postal address: Chateau de Betzdorf
Town: Luxembourg
NUTS code: LU LUXEMBOURG
Postal code: L-6815
Country: Luxembourg
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (at the time of conclusion of the contract;excluding VAT)
Total value of the procurement: 87 649 999.67 EUR

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Town: Luxembourg
Country: Luxembourg

Internet address: http://www.curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: European Ombudsman
Town: Strasbourg
Country: France

Internet address: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu

VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European GNSS Agency (GSA)
Town: Prague
Country: Czechia

Internet address: http://www.gsa.europa.eu

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15/05/2020

Section VII: Modifications to the contract/concession

VII.1)Description of the procurement after the modifications
VII.1.1)Main CPV code
35631200 Observation satellites
VII.1.2)Additional CPV code(s)
35631100 Communication satellites
VII.1.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LU LUXEMBOURG
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's premises.

VII.1.4)Description of the procurement:

The object of this procurement is for the provision by the contractor of the EGNOS GEO 2 transponder service, to guarantee the continuity of the EGNOS signal in space throughout the duration of the contract. The EGNOSGEO 2 transponder service shall be composed of 2 phases:

i) a service preparation phase, starting on the effective date and ending on the operation start date;

ii) a service provision phase, starting on the operation start date and ending on the expiry date.

VII.1.5)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Start: 23/12/2009
End: 30/11/2029
VII.1.6)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 87 649 999.67 EUR
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: SES ASTRA S.A.
Postal address: Chateau de Betzdorf
Town: Luxembourg
NUTS code: LU LUXEMBOURG
Postal code: L-6815
Country: Luxembourg
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.2)Information about modifications
VII.2.1)Description of the modifications
Nature and extent of the modifications (with indication of possible earlier changes to the contract):

The subject of this amendment is the GEO-2 Navigation Land Earth Stations (NLES) hosting sites preparation and hosting services for EGNOS V3. The two GEO-2 NLES hosting sites (Betzdorf and Redu) are covered by this change.

VII.2.2)Reasons for modification
Need for additional works, services or supplies by the original contractor/concessionaire (Art. 43(1)(b) of Directive 2014/23/EU, Art. 72(1)(b) of Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 89(1)(b) of Directive 2014/25/EU)
Description of the economic or technical reasons and the inconvenience or duplication of cost preventing a change of contractor:

The GEO-2 service contract was signed with SES and NLES stations are necessary to provide the GEO service. GEO-2 will be used for EGNOS V3 service provision, therefore no other provider can deliver NLES hosting services as the NLES are intrinsically linked to the GEO provider. Further, a change of contractor would mean procuring another GEO service contract, whereas the GEO services need to be in place for V3 by 2021.The value of the change is below 50 percent of the total value of the contract.

VII.2.3)Increase in price
Updated total contract value before the modifications (taking into account possible earlier contract modifications and price adaptions and, in the case of Directive 2014/23/EU, average inflation in the Member State concerned)
Value excluding VAT: 94 225 921.39 EUR
Total contract value after the modifications
Value excluding VAT: 96 424 394.68 EUR