Supplies - 594768-2020

09/12/2020    S240

Italy-Rome: Submarines

2020/S 240-594768

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ministero Della Difesa — Segretariato Generale Della Difesa e Direzione Nazionale Degli Armamenti-direzione Degli Armamenti Navali
Postal address: Via di Centocelle 301
Town: Roma
Postal code: 00175
Country: Italy
Telephone: +39 06469132715
Internet address(es):
Main address:
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

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Submarines Type U212 NFS — Near Future Submarine

II.1.2)Main CPV code
35512000 Submarines
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

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: 1 350 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

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

The contract will contain options to increase the number of submarines up to four with the relevant in service support.

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.1.1)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

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.

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:
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: Fincantieri S.P.A
Town: Trieste
Postal code: 34121
Country: Italy
Telephone: +39 0403193111
Fax: +39 0403192305
Internet address:
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: 1 350 000 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale per il Lazio
Town: Roma
Country: Italy
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: