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Title: The Repair of Optronic Assemblies / Line Replacement Units (LRUs), Swarmlite and Protector Remote Weapon Systems (RWS)
OCID: ocds-h6vhtk-0387d2
Published by: Ministry of Defence
Authority ID: AA76012
Publication Date: 24/11/2022
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: VEAT
Has Documents: No
Has SPD: No
Abstract:

Babcock Land Defence Limted, acting on behalf of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, intends to place a 5 year contract with a further 2 x 1 option years with Thales UK Ltd for repair and maintenance of Thales Line Replacement Units and repair of Swarmlite Remote Weapon Station covering the Challenger 2 and Titan and Trojan platforms.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence

Telford

TF2 8JT

UK

Contact person: IRM Procurement Repair Team

E-mail: irmprocurementrepairteam@babcockinternational.com

NUTS: UKG21

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

The Repair of Optronic Assemblies / Line Replacement Units (LRUs), Swarmlite and Protector Remote Weapon Systems (RWS)

Reference number: IRM19/7214

II.1.2) Main CPV code

50630000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Babcock Land Defence Limited, acting as agent on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence, has a requirement to place a 5 year Framework Agreement with the possibility 2 x 1 year options for the repair and maintenance of line replacement units and Swarmlite Remote Weapon Station covering the Challenger 2 and T2 platforms. Equipment to be covered but not limited to:

1240993402363

5998991260415

5998993015947

5855998655573

5855996627918

5855991558339

5998995003435

5998997017992

2590999884199

3010998159786

5998997654891

1005251602703

2590998311871

2540992924928

1240995353518

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00  GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM82

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Babcock Land Defence Limted, acting on behalf of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, intends to place a 5 year contract with a further 2 x 1 option years with Thales UK Ltd for repair and maintenance of Thales Line Replacement Units and repair of Swarmlite Remote Weapon Station covering the Challenger 2 and Titan and Trojan platforms.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Price

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition

Justification for selected award procedure:

The contract has as its object services listed in Annex II B to the directive

Explanation:

It is considered that this contract can be placed using the negotiated procedure, without prior publication 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 the following technical reasons:

1) Thales UK Ltd are the Design Organisation (DO) for the LRUs and have extensive and in depth knowledge of these items with access to original underlying technical drawings/information and technical specifications, data and knowledge which are required to provide the repair and maintenance services required by the contract;

2) Without access to such design drawings/information and technical specifications, data and knowledge, the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence is not in a position to be able to identify the exact technical requirements (including the original equipment manufacturer standards) which are required to ensure the proper operation, safety and suitability of the requirement; and

3) As a result, Thales UK Ltd are currently the only company with the technical expertise and know-how to undertake the services covered by the scope of this contract.

This notice is not a request for expressions of interest so please do not apply to be invited to tender. This notice advises that the Authority has decided to negotiate a contract with the named supplier on a single source basis, and is published for reasons of transparency.

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2019/S 135-334059

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: IRM19/7214

Title: The Repair of Optronic Assemblies / Line Replacement Units (LRUs), Swarmlite and Protector Remote Weapon Systems (RWS)

V.2 Award of contract/concession

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

12/07/2019

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

Thales UK Limited

Glasgow

G51 4BC

UK

NUTS: UKM82

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: 15 000 000.00  GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract/concession is likely to be subcontracted

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Babcock Land Defence Limited

Telford

UK

E-mail: irmprocurementrepairteam@babcockinternational.com

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

23/11/2022


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Main Contact: irmprocurementrepairteam@babcockinternational.com
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50630000Repair and maintenance services of military vehiclesRepair and maintenance services of security and defence materials

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