Dienstleistungen - 653118-2022

25/11/2022    S228

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Lottery operating services

2022/S 228-653118

Concession award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/23/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Gambling Commission
Postal address: Victoria Square House
Town: Birmingham
NUTS code: UKG31 Birmingham
Postal code: B2 4BP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Safraj Ismail
E-mail: 4nlcengagement@gamblingcommission.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.4nlc.com/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Competition for the 4th UK National Lottery Licence

II.1.2)Main CPV code
92351100 Lottery operating services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Gambling Commission has concluded the process to award a licence to deliver the UK National Lottery. The current licence to operate the National Lottery expires in 2024 the 4th National Lottery Licence Competition was conducted to identify the operator of the next licence which will commence following the expiry of the 3rd Licence.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 7 834 932 296.00 GBP
Method used for calculating the estimated value of the concession:

Market Sales forecast (less duty and prize payout) x Licensee % retention + Licensee estimated operational costs

II.1.6)Information about lots
This concession is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 7 834 932 296.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
30198000 Lottery machines
37524800 Lotto games
37524810 Lottery formulary
66100000 Banking and investment services
72222300 Information technology services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG31 Birmingham
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The 4th National Lottery Licence is published on the Gambling Commission’s website (https://assets.ctfassets.net/j16ev64qyf6l/43P3uxx2rU4rysgaynLm6v/1c1a8426dcb68d9d784d5faf9b94eeed/Proposed_form_of_the_Fourth_National_Lottery_Licence_-_February_2024.pdf).

In FY 2021/22, total sales for the UK National Lottery reached GBP 8 090 700 000. In FY 2021/22 the retail channel accounted for 57.8% of ticket sales at GBP 4 676 425 000, with the digital channel (42.2%) growing by 0.2% to GBP 3 414 275 000. Over the 28 years the National Lottery has been in operation, this has added up to more than GBP 85 000 000 000 awarded in prizes and the creation of >6,500 millionaires.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Concession is awarded on the basis of the criteria described below:
  • Criterion: The Commission has awarded the Fourth Licence to the Proposed Licensee which proposed the highest credible and deliverable Good Causes Contribution for the Fourth Licence whilst first ensuring support for the Commission’s Statutory Duties of propriety and protecting Participants' interests
II.2.7)Duration of the concession
Duration in months: 120
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)Form of procedure
Award procedure with prior publication of a concession notice
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 168-408296

Section V: Award of concession

A concession/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of concession
V.2.1)Date of concession award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
The concession has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the concessionaire
Official name: Allwyn Entertainment Ltd, 1 Connaught Place, 5th floor, London, W22ET
National registration number: 13157556
Postal address: 1 Connaught Place, 5th Floor
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster
Postal code: W22ET
Country: United Kingdom
The concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the concession and main financing terms (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 7 834 932 296.00 GBP
Total value of the concession/lot: 7 834 932 296.00 GBP

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The Gambling Commission
Postal address: Victoria Square House
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B2 4BP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: 4nlcengagement@gamblingcommission.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.4nlc.com/
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: