UK-Bristol: unmanned aerial vehicles

Organisation text: 
Unmanned Air Systems PT (UAS PT), DE&S
Main activities: 
Contract award notice
Type of contract: 
Supply contract
Bid type: 
Not applicable
Awarding procedure: 
Restricted procedure
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Tender cycle: 
Tender ID: 
2011/S 209-339763

Section I: Contracting authority

  • I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s)

    For the attention of: Amy Kimber
    Contact: DES UAS UOR Commercial Officer
    Unmanned Air Systems PT (UAS PT), DE&S
    Spruce 0a #1002, DE&S, MOD Abbey Wood
    BS34 8JH
    Tel: +44 1179137108
  • I.2) Type of the contracting authority

    Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

  • I.3) Main activity


  • I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

    Not provided

Section II: Object of the contract

  • II.1) Description

    • II.1.1) Title attributed to the contract

      Supply and support of Nano unmanned air systems (NUAS).

    • II.1.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance



      Main place of delivery: South West (England).

      NUTS code UKK

    • II.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

      Not provided

    • II.1.4) Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

      Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Military/Commercial off the shelf Unmanned aerial vehicles-supply and support of deployable Nano Unmanned Air Systems.

    • II.1.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


    • II.1.6) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

      The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

  • II.2) Total final value of contract(s)

    • II.2.1) Total final value of contract(s)

      Value: 20 000 000 GBP

      Including VAT. VAT rate (%) 20,0

Section IV: Procedure

  • IV.1) Type of procedure

    • IV.1.1) Type of procedure


  • IV.2) Award criteria

    • IV.2.1) Award criteria

      The most economically advantageous tender in terms of

      Technical assessment- delivery, quality, and schedule.. Weighting 70

      Commercial assessment- through life costs and conditions. Weighting 30

    • IV.2.2) Information about electronic auction

      An electronic auction has been used: no

  • IV.3) Administrative information

    • IV.3.1) File reference number attributed by the contracting authority


    • IV.3.2) Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

      Contract notice

      Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 40-065519 of 26.2.2011

      Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Section V: Award of contract

  • Contract No: 30

  • V.1) Date of contract award decision:


  • V.2) Information about offers

    Number of offers received: 2

  • V.3) Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

    Telephone: Internet address: Marlborough Communications Ltd
    Dovenby Hall, Balcombe Road, Surrey
    RH6 9UU Horley
    +44 1293775071
  • V.4) Information on value of contract

    Initial estimated total value of the contract

    Value: 2 500 000 GBP

    Including VAT. VAT rate (%) 20,0

    Total final value of the contract

    Value: 20 000 000 GBP

    Including VAT. VAT rate (%) 20,0

  • V.5) Information about subcontracting

    The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: yes

    Value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties:

    Proportion: 75,0 %

    Short description of the value/proportion of the contract to be sub-contracted: Technical solution/equipments.

Section VI: Complementary information

  • VI.1) Information about European Union funds

    The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

  • VI.2) Additional information:

    Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

    Advertising Regime OJEU:- These contract opportunities are published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin. The award of any subsequent contract arising from such requirements is subject to the Public Contract Regulations 2006. Where advertising is necessary in the OJEU and the DCB, the content of the two adverts must be exactly the same. Tracker Reference: TKR-20111026-DCB-2723052 GO Reference: GO-20111026-DCB-2723053.

  • VI.3) Procedures for appeal

    • VI.3.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures

      Unmanned Air Systems PT (UAS PT), DE&S

      Body responsible for mediation procedures

      Unmanned Air Systems PT (UAS PT), DE&S
    • VI.3.2) Lodging of appeals

      Not provided

    • VI.3.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

      Unmanned Air Systems PT (UAS PT), DE&S
  • VI.4) Date of dispatch of this notice:


Low Value Tender: