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Type of document: Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Country: United Kingdom
OJEU Ref: (2019/S 053-123452/EN)
Nature of contract: Service contract
Procedure: Award of a contract without prior publication
Regulation of procurement: EU
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Services

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Air Support, Air ISTAR
Postal address: Walnut 0b, #1028, MOD Abbey Wood South
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Mr Nick Graham
Telephone: +44 3067985878
Email: nick.graham759@mod.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address:

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.5) Main activity
Defence

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: Sentinel: Extension of Support Services to Dual Mode Radar and Satellite Communications
II.1.2) Main CPV code: 35720000
II.1.3) Type of contract Services
II.1.4) Short Description:
The UK Ministry of Defence intends to award a contract extending support to dual mode radar and satellite communications systems on the Sentinel R1 aircraft.
II.1.6) Information about lots
The contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement(excluding VAT)
Value:7000000
Currency:GBP
II.2) Description
II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UKF3 Main site or place of performance:Lincolnshire.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The Air ISTAR Project Team, part of the UK MOD, intends to award a contract to Raytheon Systems Limited valued at 7 000 000 GBP over 2 years, for the provision of support to the dual mode radar system and satellite communications systems of the Sentinel aircraft from 1.4.2019 to 31.3.2021.
This intended contract award is subject to funding approval, and publication of this notice does not guarantee that any such contract will be awarded.

II.2.5) Award criteria
II.2.11) Information about options
Options:yes
Description of options:
The intent is to contract for the first year (1.4.2019 — 31.3.2020) initially, with a pre-priced option for the second year (1.4.2020 — 31.3.2021) to be taken up if desired by the Authority.

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 in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
(please complete point 2 of the Annex D)
IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement(GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2) Administrative information

Section V: Award of contract/concession
Contract No: AirISTAR/CB/6
Title: Integrated Sentinel Support Solution

V.2) Award of contract/concession
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:2019-03-11
V.2.2) Information about tenders
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Raytheon Systems Ltd
Postal address: The Pinnacles
Town: Harlow
Postal code: CM19 5BB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1522727409
Email: ruaridh.craib@raytheon.co.uk
Nuts code: UKH3
The contractor is an SME: no

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot/concession(excluding VAT)
for framework agreements – total maximum value for this lot
for contracts based on framework agreements, if required – value of contract(s) for this lot not included in
previous contract award notices
V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract/lot/concession is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Value excluding VAT: 5250000 Currency: USD

Proportion: 75 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:The majority of the costs will be subcontracted either to original equipment manufacturers for procurement of spares or to Raytheon’s subsidiary company Raytheon El Secundo, who will carry out the necessary repairs.

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.

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-2019312-DCB-14352292
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Air Support, Air ISTAR
Postal address: Walnut 0b, #1028, MOD Abbey Wood South
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067985878
E-mail: nick.graham759@mod.gov.uk

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Air Support, Air ISTAR
Postal address: Walnut 0b, #1028, MOD Abbey Wood South
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067985878
E-mail: nick.graham759@mod.gov.uk

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Ministry of Defence, Air Support, Air ISTAR
Postal address: Walnut 0b #1028, MOD Abbey Wood South
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067985878
E-mail: nick.graham759@mod.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:
2019-03-12

Other justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a call for competition
in the Official Journal of the European Union
The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

3.Explanation
Please explain in a clear and comprehensive manner why the award of the contract without prior publication in the Official Journal of the European Union
is lawful, by stating the relevant facts and, as appropriate, the conclusions of law in accordance with the directive:
The Air ISTAR Project Team, part of the UK MOD, intends to award a contract to Raytheon Systems Limited valued at 7 000 000 GBP over 2 years, for the provision of support to the dual mode radar system and satellite communications systems of the Sentinel aircraft from 1.4.2019 to 31.3.2021.
It is considered that this contract can be awarded 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..
Raytheon Systems Ltd is design organisation for the sentinel platform and is the only contractor which has necessary specialist capital equipment required to perform this requirement in accordance with the Authority’s airworthiness requirements.


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