Fournitures - 560523-2020

20/11/2020    S227

United Kingdom-Lisburn: Training software package

2020/S 227-560523

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Postal address: Room G6, Building 114, Thiepval Barracks
Town: Lisburn
NUTS code: UKN NORTHERN IRELAND
Postal code: BT28 3NP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: ArmyComrcl-NI-Mailbox@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2892266653
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.contracts.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:

Continuation of Support to the Collective Training Exercise Management System (EXONAUT)

Reference number: 700178314
II.1.2)Main CPV code
48931000 Training software package
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

EXONAUT is the current Collective Training Exercise Management software system used not only within Collective Training Group but across Army and the other Front Line Commands. It is used to provide planning and exploitation of data to enhance collective training.

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: 7 233 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK15 Wiltshire CC
Main site or place of performance:

Wiltshire CC.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

EXONAUT is the current Collective Training Exercise Management software system used not only within Collective Training Group but across Army and the other Front Line Commands. It is used to provide planning and exploitation of data to enhance collective training. The continuation of the support contract to EXONAUT is for three years, commencing 1 November 2020.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Two x one year options (unfunded).

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
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • 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:

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 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Regulation 16(1)(a)(ii) of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations (DSPCR of 2011) for technical reasons. 4CS are the Original Equipment Manager of the software. Furthermore, 4CS own the background IP to the generic modules and source code and are the only economic operator with access to the software code. It would be technically impractical for another economic operator to develop the software to the required standard. Any attempt to retro-fit without access to the source code would introduce an unacceptable level of risk and prejudice the Army’s ability to plan, manage, assess, and validate collective training.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 700178314
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
23/10/2019
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: 4C Europe UK Ltd
Postal address: 13 - 14 Buckingham Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Postal code: WC2N 6DF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: webenquiries@4c.co.uk
Telephone: +44 2033182706
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 9 099 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This notice is not a request for expressions of interest so please do not apply to be invited to tender. This notice advises that the Authority has decided to negotiate a contract with the named supplier on a single source basis, and is published for reasons of transparency.

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. GO Reference: GO-20201117-DCB-17379457

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Postal address: Room G6, Building 114, Thiepval Barracks
Town: Lisburn
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: ArmyComrcl-NI-Mailbox@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2892266653
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
17/11/2020