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Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United Kingdom

MOD Voluntary Transparency Notice
GB-Salisbury: TIZARD

Region Codes: UKD4
Section I: Contract Title
Contract Title: GB-Salisbury: TIZARD

Section II: Issuing Branch / Organisation Details
Notice Address
Official Name: Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Address: Dstl Porton Down, Building 5, Room G-02, IsAT F
Town: Salisbury
Telephone: 01980 954132
Email: caflynn@dstl.gov.uk
For attention of:
Postcode: SP4 0JQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Point: Craig Flynn
Fax:
Internet Address:

Section III: Object of The Contract
Location of Works, place of delivery or of performance
Main Place of Performance or Delivery: Lancashire

Short description of the contract or purchase(s): The TIZARD single source contract, which will be awarded for a maximum of twelve months, will continue work on future Combat Air concepts, associated requirements and their key technologies that define next generation combat air capabilities. These are TRL 0-3 activities that are crucial for UK National Sovereignty and are compliant with SDSR2015 direction.

Industry Codes:
73410000 – Military Research & Technology.

Additional Information:
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. If you are interested in becoming a sub-contractor for this requirement, you should apply directly to the supplier named above.

Section IV: Identification Numbers
Contract Number: 1000128827

Section V: Selected supplier
Details of Selected supplier:

Official name: BAE Systems (Operations) Limited
Postal Address: Military Air & Information, W386C, Warton Aerodrome
City: Preston
Postcode: PR4 1AX
Country: United Kingdom
ContactPoint:
For Attention Of: James Ferris
Telephone: 03300 477603
Email: james.ferris2@baesystems.com
Fax:
Internet Address:

Reason for Award: A key aspect of this procurement’s single source justification is MOD cumulative investment (over a number of decades) into BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd, as the UK’s lead Air systems integrator. During this time BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd have built up a unique level of credible and capable technical expertise and Suitably Qualified Experienced Personnel (SQEP), and is necessary for the integrated delivery of concepts, associated requirements and the application of technology
Justification For Non-Competitive Decision: This procurement is exempt from advertising in the OJEU under Regulation 7(1) (a) of the Defence Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) due to National Security, and in conjunction with Article 346(1) (a) TFEU, and Regulation 7 (1) (l) of the DSPCR Research and Development (R&D) services exemption (TRL 0-3). This single source justification has Defence Strategic Considerations regarding UK sovereign control of Combat Air technology and skills without third party constraints, as defined in the:
National Security Through Technology 2012 white paper section 3.1.1. Operational Advantage and Freedom of Action, and Article 346 TFEU (1) (b) Warlike Stores of the 255/58 lists in relation to aircraft and their equipment for military use, in particular:
(1) “Operational advantage” – the ability to find and maintain an edge over potential adversaries;
(2) “Freedom of action” – the ability to determine our affairs and act in the country’s interests.


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