United Kingdom - Bristol: Aircraft or spacecraft equipment, trainers, simulators and associated parts

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
Defence
Type: 
Contract award notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 158-327441

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, Combat Air, Fast Air Support Team (FAST)
MOD Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
E-mail: Ryan.Giblin101@mod.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKK11

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.gov.uk

I.2)

Joint procurement

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:

Development for LIDSS DASS Drain and Fill.

II.1.2)

Main CPV code
34740000

II.1.3)

Type of contract
Services

II.1.4)

Short description:

Fully develop the COTS LIDSS to the MOD MOTS standard and complete testing of this demonstration unit.

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: 193 980.00 GBP

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKF3
Main site or place of performance:

Lincolnshire.

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

Fully develop the COTS LIDSS to the MOD MOTS standard and complete testing of this demonstration unit.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: As stated in ITT / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion - Name: As stated in ITT / Weighting: 10

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

II.2.14)

Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Description

IV.1.1)

Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • 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:

The FAST Project team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence, intends to award a contract to Lightfoot Defence Ltd (the contractor) for the procurement of the Defence Aid Sub System (DASS) Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) suite.

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 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Regulation 16(1)(a)(ii) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations 2011) for technical reasons.

The MOD intends to award a contract to Lightfoot who already have the prior knowledge, are security cleared on the aircraft, shown to have the specific know how, tools and means at its disposal along with having the specific interoperability and safety requirements. No other company would be able to provide a solution in the required time-scales.

Current industry technology for refrigeration recovery and charge systems are based around commercially available refrigerants. As such any recovery system utilises off the shelf components that have been designed for use with common refrigerants. R245fa ECR Grade refrigerant is used only for military application and specifically only used for the DASS pod cooling. The use of standard refrigeration components would not work with this refrigerant. It needs to be used with components that can maintain the cleanliness standards (micron level), be compatible with the refrigerant and must be oil free for use in the DASS pod.

The Contractor has extensive experience, which has enabled them to produce a solution that accommodates these special requirements. There is nobody else in this field at the moment who is offering a completely oil less system. MOD believes that any other company attempting to offer a solution would have a steep learning curve to go through (time-consuming) before they were able to meet MOD's requirement. It is also worth noting that there would be no guarantee that the solution would work. This is compounded by the fact that it is not a straight forward process draining and filling the DASS pod due to its complex manufacture, configuration and needle valve restrictions. We are therefore looking at a specialised requirement that has only been successfully achieved, to the accuracy required by the contractor.

IV.1.3)

Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.6)

Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)

Information about the 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

IV.2.8)

Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system

IV.2.9)

Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: FAST/00200
A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)

Award of contract

V.2.1)

Date of conclusion of the contract:
31/05/2017

V.2.2)

Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no

V.2.3)

Name and address of the contractor
Lightfoot Defence
Premier Business Centre, Newgate Lane
Fareham
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKJ3
The contractor is an SME: no

V.2.4)

Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 193 980.00 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-2017817-DCB-10852568.

VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body
Ministry of Defence, Combat Air, Fast Air Support Team (FAST)
Bristol
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)

Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)

Review procedure

VI.4.4)

Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
17/08/2017