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Supplies - 73710-2020

13/02/2020    S31    Supplies - Modification of a contract/concession during its term - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-London: Bovine ear tags

2020/S 031-073710

Modification notice

Modification of a contract/concession during its term

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Defra Group Commercial eTendering Portal
Postal address: 17 Nobel House
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: melanie.swain@defra.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2072385921

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

DNA Ear Tagging of TB Reactors

Reference number: 20346
II.1.2)Main CPV code
03341000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement at the time of conclusion of the contract:

Supply of DNA ear tags and applicators to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Start: 01/10/2014
End: 30/09/2018
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Contract award notice concerning this contract
Notice number in the OJ S: 2014/S 216-382232

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: 20346
V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
01/10/2014
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract/concession has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Caisley Eartag Ltd
Postal address: Ripon
Town: North Yorkshire
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: HG4 5DF
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (at the time of conclusion of the contract;excluding VAT)
Total value of the procurement: 213 280.00 GBP

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Defra Group Commercial
Postal address: Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
Town: London
Postal code: SW1P 3JR
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Town: London
Postal code: WC1A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Defra Group Commercial
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/02/2020

Section VII: Modifications to the contract/concession

VII.1)Description of the procurement after the modifications
VII.1.1)Main CPV code
03341000
VII.1.2)Additional CPV code(s)
VII.1.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
VII.1.4)Description of the procurement:

This contract is being modified in accordance with Regulation 72.1.b of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The modification will extend the current contract for supply of DNA ear tags.

VII.1.5)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Duration in months: 12
VII.1.6)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 66 650.00 GBP
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Caisley Eartag Ltd
Postal address: Ripon
Town: North Yorkshire
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: HG4 5DF
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: yes
VII.2)Information about modifications
VII.2.1)Description of the modifications
Nature and extent of the modifications (with indication of possible earlier changes to the contract):

This extension will modify the contract in accordance with Regulation 72.1.b of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The modification will extend the current contract for supply of DNA Ear Tags for 12-months (with a new contract end date of 30.9.2019).

VII.2.2)Reasons for modification
Need for additional works, services or supplies by the original contractor/concessionaire (Art. 43(1)(b) of Directive 2014/23/EU, Art. 72(1)(b) of Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 89(1)(b) of Directive 2014/25/EU)
Description of the economic or technical reasons and the inconvenience or duplication of cost preventing a change of contractor:

An extension avoids the significant inconvenience and substantial duplication of costs arising from the replacement of 1 500 ear tag applicators that are distributed to vet practices throughout England, Wales and Scotland to carry out bovine TB tests at a time where there is uncertainty regarding the government’s mandate on the TB programme going forward following initial publication of the Godfray review in October 2018. Applicators of a particular supplier are not universal or interchangeable due to varying size and components. At this point, given the uncertainty surrounding the scope and parameters of the TB programme going forward (including the use of any particular ear tag), there would be significant inconvenience and substantial duplication of costs for APHA to purchase and send new applicators to all of the relevant vet practices in the UK (and educate the practices on their use), as well as organise the disposal of the old applicators.

VII.2.3)Increase in price
Updated total contract value before the modifications (taking into account possible earlier contract modifications and price adaptions and, in the case of Directive 2014/23/EU, average inflation in the Member State concerned)
Value excluding VAT: 213 280.00 GBP
Total contract value after the modifications
Value excluding VAT: 279 930.00 GBP