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Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
Submarines Type U212 NFS — Near Future Submarine
The IT MoD intends to purchase, via the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), 2 + 2 submarines type U212 NFS and the related logistic support.
The IT MOD intends to purchase, via the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), 2 submarines type U212 NFS, plus 2 as option, the related in service technical — logistic support and the training centre.
The contract will contain options to increase the number of submarines up to four with the relevant in service support.
Section IV: Procedure
The U212 NFS submarines represent an evolution of U212A submarines (first and second batch) currently operated by the Italian Navy and are the sole undeniable asset that the Italian Navy needs to satisfy its operational requirements in the submarine domain for the accomplishment of the institutional tasks..
The U212 NFS is based on U212A design whose Background Information have been granted, through an Industrial Cooperation Agreement, by the German Design Authority (tKMS) to Fincantieri Spa for the construction in Italy of the NFS submarines for the Italian Navy.
In Europe only TKMS and Fincantieri have the technical know-how for the development and production of U212A submarines; there are no other European shipyards which have built such submarines.
Therefore the contract can be awarded to Fincantieri Spa using the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice pursuant to Article 28(1)(e) of Directive 2009/81/EC, being the Italian shipyard the sole economic operator able to meet the Program requirements both for technical reasons and for reasons connected with the protection of exclusive rights.
Section V: Award of contract/concession
Section VI: Complementary information