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Services - 81842-2020

18/02/2020    S34

United Kingdom-Telford: Repair, maintenance and associated services of vehicles and related equipment

2020/S 034-081842

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Defence, DSG, Defence Support Group (DSG)
Town: Telford
NUTS code: UKG21 Telford and Wrekin
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Adrian Edwards
E-mail: Adrian.Edwards2@babcockinternational.com
Telephone: +44 1952967524
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.babcockinternational.com
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:

Repair and Maintenance of Large Engines, Transmissions and Terrier Assemblies

Reference number: IRM19/7307
II.1.2)Main CPV code
50100000 Repair, maintenance and associated services of vehicles and related equipment
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Repair and maintenance of large engines, transmissions and terrier assemblies.

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: 121 402 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG21 Telford and Wrekin
Main site or place of performance:

Telford and Wrekin.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Babcock DSG Ltd, acting as agent for the UK Ministry of Defence, intends to negotiate a single source contract with Caterpillar Shrewsbury Ltd for repair and maintenance of large engines, transmissions and terrier assemblies.

Babcock intend to place a 3-year contract with a further 2-year option to provide contract coverage for urgent demands.

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

2 x 1 year options.

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
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:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons
Explanation:

Babcock DSG Ltd, acting as agent for the UK Ministry of Defence, intends to negotiate a single source contract with Caterpillar Shrewsbury Ltd for repair and maintenance of large engines, transmissions and terrier assemblies.

Babcock intends to place a 3-year contract which will include 2 x 1 year extension options, making a maximum potential contract duration of 5 years.

It is considered that this contract can be placed using the Negotiated procedure without prior publication pursuant to Regulation 16(1)(a)(ii) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations 2011 (Article 28(1)(e) of the Directive 2009/81/EC) for technical reasons.

Caterpillar are the original equipment manufacturer (‘OEM’) for spares, components and testing necessary to effect repairs of the fuel injection pump; this item is within the scope for this requirement. Caterpillar are also the only contractor with all the technical information necessary to complete the conversions of the CV12 Engines (converting from CV12 6a to CV12 8a).

Allison transmissions are the OEM for the X200 and X300 Transmissions; they do not carry out re-manufacture work directly. Caterpillar Shrewsbury Ltd are the only agent in the Europe that Allison have licenced to carry out work on their range of defence products and as a consequence Caterpillar are the only supplier with access to the related drawings, information, technical specifications, data and knowledge for the requirement to repair and convert these items.

As the original equipment designer and manufacturer of the Terrier Powerpack, only Caterpillar have the technical information and data necessary to perform the requirement without introducing an unacceptable level of risk to operational safety and MOD operational requirements.

This notice is not for expressions of interest, therefore please do not apply to be invited to tender. The notice advises that the authority has decided to negotiate a contract directly with Caterpillar Shrewsbury Ltd on a single source basis and is published for reasons of transparency only.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
The procurement involves the establishment of a 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

Contract No: IRM19/7307
Title:

Repair and Maintenance of Large Engines, Transmissions and Terrier Assemblies

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
29/01/2020
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: Caterpillar Shrewsbury Ltd
Postal address: Lancaster Road
Town: Shrewsbury
NUTS code: UKG21 Telford and Wrekin
Postal code: SY1 3NX
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: King_Katrina@cat.com
Telephone: +44 1743212000
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: 121 402 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Advertising Regime OJEU: this contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk

Go reference: GO-2020213-DCB-15989242

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Ministry of Defence, DSG, Defence Support Group (DSG)
Town: Telford
Postal code: TF2 8JT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Adrian.Edwards2@babcockinternational.com
Telephone: +44 1952967524
Internet address: www.babcockinternational.com
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Ministry of Defence, DSG, Defence Support Group (DSG)
Town: Telford
Postal code: TF2 8JT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Adrian.Edwards2@babcockinternational.com
Telephone: +44 1952967524
Internet address: www.babcockinternational.com
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Ministry of Defence, DSG, Defence Support Group (DSG)
Town: Telfod
Postal code: TF2 8JT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Adrian.Edwards2@babcockinternational.com
Telephone: +44 1952967524
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/02/2020