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Title: Project Cerberus — SACC/00003
Published by: Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Situational Awareness Command and Control (SACC) Delivery Team
Publication Date: 30/07/2020
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: VEAT
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

The situational Awareness Command and Control (SACC) Team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), intends to amend contract SACC/00003 with IBM United Kingdom (the ‘Contractor’) to allow continued support to UCCS (United Kingdom Air Surveillance and Control System (UKASACS) Command and Control System) for a further 12 months period. The UCCS system monitors UK and NATO airspace and satisfies the enduring requirement the MoD has to conduct Air Command and Control for the defence of the UK. The contract amendment will have a value of GBP 8 000 000 ex VAT.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Situational Awareness Command and Control (SACC) Delivery Team

Spruce 1c #1113, Abbey Wood

Bristol

BS34 8JH

UK

Contact person: Paul Alford

Telephone: +44 3067932260

E-mail: paul.alford651@mod.gov.uk

NUTS: UKK1

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.contracts.mod.uk

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

Project Cerberus — SACC/00003

II.1.2) Main CPV code

72611000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Situational Awareness Command and Control (SACC) Team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), intends to amend contract SACC/00003 with IBM United Kingdom (the ‘Contractor’) to allow continued support to UCCS (United Kingdom Air Surveillance and Control System (UKASACS) Command and Control System) for a further 12 months period. The UCCS system monitors UK and NATO airspace and satisfies the enduring requirement the MoD has to conduct Air Command and Control for the defence of the UK. The contract amendment will have a value of GBP 8 000 000 ex VAT.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 56 000 000.00 GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKJ36


Main site or place of performance:

Central Hampshire.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The situational Awareness Command and Control (SACC) Team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), intends to amend contract SACC/00003 with IBM United Kingdom (the ‘Contractor’) to allow continued support to UCCS (United Kingdom Air Surveillance and Control System (UKASACS) Command and Control System) for a further 12 months period. The UCCS system monitors UK and NATO airspace and satisfies the enduring requirement the MoD has to conduct Air Command and Control for the defence of the UK. The contract amendment will have a value of GBP 8 000 000 ex VAT.

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

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.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure without publication of a contract notice

Justification for selected award procedure:

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:

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

As the original system designer and manufacturer, IBM have over 19 years’ experience operating the UCCS system which is complex and requires significant expertise and experience to integrate the many individual hardware and software components that it is made up from. In addition, IBM have the necessary test and maintenance tooling required to provide this continued support. The UCCS system is aging with significant obsolescence issues in the supportability of the core system and the associated voice communications system. It is considered that only the contractor has the technical experience and expertise and tooling at its disposal to support this critical system prior to its end of service, when it will be replaced by the MoD’s new Guardian system (which was procured via a competitive tender exercise advertised in the OJEU.)

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: SACC/00003

Title: Project Cerberus

V.2 Award of contract/concession

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession

24/07/2020

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

IBM United Kingdom Ltd

Hursley Park, Hursley

Winchester

SO21 2JN

UK

Telephone: +44 7711850132

E-mail: richenda_farray@uk.ibm.com

NUTS: UKJ36

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the concession and main financing terms (excluding VAT)

Total value of the concession/lot: 56 000 000.00 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-2020727-DCB-16885631

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Situational Awareness Command and Control (SACC) Delivery Team

Spruce 1c #1113, Abbey Wood

Bristol

BS34 8JH

UK

Telephone: +44 3067932260

E-mail: paul.alford651@mod.gov.uk

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Situational Awareness Command and Control (SACC) Delivery Team

Spruce 1c #1113, Abbey Wood

Bristol

BS34 8JH

UK

Telephone: +44 3067932260

E-mail: paul.alford651@mod.gov.uk

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Situational Awareness Command and Control (SACC) Delivery Team

Spruce 1c #1113, Abbey Wood

Bristol

BS34 8JH

UK

Telephone: +44 3067932260

E-mail: paul.alford651@mod.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

27/07/2020


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72611000Technical computer support servicesComputer support services

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