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Supplies - 506552-2020

23/10/2020    S207

United Kingdom-Bristol: Military vehicles and associated parts

2020/S 207-506552

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
Postal address: Land Equipment, Vehicle Support Team, Cedar 1a, Abbeywood
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Postal code: BS34 8HJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Philip Stanley
E-mail: philip.stanley102@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3001671356
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.mod.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:

Battle Group Thermal Imager — Warrior CSP

Reference number: 701106375
II.1.2)Main CPV code
35400000 Military vehicles and associated parts
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The Vehicle Support Team (‘VS’), part of the UK Ministry of Defence (‘MOD’), intends to award a contract to Thales UK Ltd (Thales) for the supply of replacement sights and related components (NSN 5855-99-749-0095, NSN 6650-99-299-8660, NSN 6150-99-350-8549) for the Warrior Battle Group Thermal Imager (‘BGTI’) equipment.

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: 6 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Main site or place of performance:

Bristol, City of.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Vehicle Support Team (‘VS’), part of the UK Ministry of Defence (‘MOD’), intends to award a contract to Thales UK Ltd (Thales) for the supply of replacement sights and related components (NSN 5855-99-749-0095, NSN 6650-99-299-8660, NSN 6150-99-350-8549) for the Warrior Battle Group Thermal Imager (‘BGTI’) equipment.

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:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons
Explanation:

The Vehicle Support Team (‘VS’), part of the UK Ministry of Defence (‘MOD’), intends to award a contract to Thales UK Ltd (Thales) for the supply of replacement sights and related components (NSN 5855-99-749-0095, NSN 6650-99-299-8660, NSN 6150-99-350-8549) for the Warrior Battle Group Thermal Imager (‘BGTI‘) equipment. The proposed contract will have a duration of up to 2 years and an estimated value of GBP 6.0 million.

It is considered that this contract can be awarded using the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice in accordance with Article 28(3)(a) of Directive 2009/81/EC (Regulation 16(1)(b)(i)(aa) and (bb) of the UK Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011) because Thales is the manufacturer and supplier of the BGTI equipment and a change of supplier would require the MOD to acquire sights and component parts having different technical characteristics which would result in incompatibility with the BGTI equipment and cause disproportionate engineering, technical, configuration and logistical difficulties in the operation and maintenance of the BGTI equipment.

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

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
16/10/2020
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: Thales
Town: Glasgow
NUTS code: UKM82 Glasgow City
Country: United Kingdom
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: 6 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 6 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract/lot/concession is likely to be subcontracted

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-20201020-DCB-17250583

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Land equipment — Vehicle Support
Postal address: Abbeywood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: Bs348HJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: philip.stanley102@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3001671356
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20/10/2020