Supplies - 478966-2018

30/10/2018    S209    Supplies - Voluntary ex ante transparency notice - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition 

United Kingdom-Bristol: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts

2018/S 209-478966

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, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Postal address: MOD Abbey Wood South, NH3 Cedar 2a #3260, Stoke Gifford
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK1
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Gemma Parkin
E-mail: Gemma.Parkin125@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067971094

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://modgovuk.sharepoint.com/teams/2228/Pages/Home.aspx

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:

SA80 A3 Equipped to Fight Programme

II.1.2)Main CPV code
35300000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Modification and supply of SA80 A3 weapons and ancillaries for the Equipped to Fight Programme.

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: 75 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK1
Main site or place of performance:

Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Modification and supply of SA80 A3 weapons and ancillaries for the Equipped to Fight Programme.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criterion: Technical Terms of Delivery 80
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

It is envisaged that options will be included in this contract to allow the Authority to procure additional quantities of weapon and spares and will be detailed in the ITN.

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
  • No tenders or no suitable tenders/requests to participate in response to negotiated procedure with prior 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 dismounted close combat programme team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence, intends to place a 3 year contract, with 2 options each of an additional one year, for the SA80 A3 Equipped to Fight Programme, for work comprising the modification and upgrade of the remaining 44 000 SA80 A2 weapons, with NSAF Ltd, the UK subsidiary of Heckler and Koch GmbH, the original equipment manufacturer.

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 UK Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011) for technical reasons. This is because only NSAF Ltd, as a subsidiary of Heckler and Koch GmbH, has access to the technical know-how necessary to undertake the work required under the contract, which requires the supplier to modify the existing SA80 A2 weapons by fitting a combination of new and modified components using precision engineering to ensure the interoperability of the new and modified components with the existing components and maintain the operational effectiveness and safety of the upgraded weapons and only NSAF Ltdhas access to the specialist test equipment necessary to demonstrate the suitability of the modified weapons for service.

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: 700000799
Title:

SA80 A3 Equipped to Fight Programme

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
24/10/2018
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: NSAF Ltd
Postal address: Unit 3 Easter Park, Lenton Lane
Town: Nottingham
NUTS code: UKF14
Postal code: NG7 2TD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Paul.McDonald@heckler-koch-uk.com
Telephone: +44 1159248736
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 75 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 75 000 000.00 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-20181025-DCB-13442431

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Postal address: MOD Abbey Wood South, NH3 Cedar 2a #3260, Stoke Gifford
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Gemma.Parkin125@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067971094

Internet address: https://modgovuk.sharepoint.com/teams/2228/Pages/Home.aspx

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Postal address: MOD Abbey Wood South, NH3 Cedar 2a #3260, Stoke Gifford
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Gemma.Parkin125@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067971094

Internet address: https://modgovuk.sharepoint.com/teams/2228/Pages/Home.aspx

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, Dismounted Close Combat (DCC)
Postal address: MOD Abbey Wood South, NH3 Cedar 2a #3260, Stoke Gifford
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Gemma.Parkin125@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067971094

Internet address: https://modgovuk.sharepoint.com/teams/2228/Pages/Home.aspx

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
25/10/2018