Supplies - 333775-2020

15/07/2020    S135

United Kingdom-Bristol: Vehicle conversion kits

2020/S 135-333775

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, Heavy and Medium Vehicles
Postal address: MOD Abbey Wood, Cedar 1A
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK1 Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Sue Koksal
E-mail: susan.koksal100@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067931520

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisation/defence-equipment-and-support

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:

Repair and Conversion Hydrogas Gen 3 Suspension Parts

Reference number: 700840368
II.1.2)Main CPV code
34328200 Vehicle conversion kits
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Repair and conversion of hydrogas suspension parts to Hg3 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: 24 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK12 Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
Main site or place of performance:

Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Repair and conversion hydrogas gen 3 suspension parts.

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
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 c.24 m (ex VAT) 10-year Qualifying Defence Contract with Horstman Defence Systems Ltd (‘the Contractor’) for the repair and conversion of 2118 LH and 2118 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.

The Contractor, as the original equipment manufacturer for the Units has the technical designs, tools, knowledge and know-how necessary to repair and convert the Units to generation III build standard, the authority does not own the rights authorising them to share the essential technical specifications that other economic providers require to redesign. The Units are safety critical to the operation of the platform, to safeguard interoperability across 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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: 700840368
Title:

Repair and Conversion Hydrogas Gen 3 Suspension Parts

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
06/07/2020
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 Ltd
Postal address: Locksbrook Road
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK12 Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
Postal code: BA1 3EX
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: information@horstmangroup.com
Telephone: +44 1225423111
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 24 000 000.00 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-2020713-DCB-16838559

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Heavy & Medium Vehicles
Postal address: DE&S MOD Abbey Wood, Cedar 1A
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: susan.koksal100@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067931520
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Heavy & Medium Vehicles
Postal address: DE&S MOD Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: susan.koksal100@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067931520
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Heavy & Medium Vehicles
Town: Bristol
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: susan.koksal100@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067931520
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/07/2020