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Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United Kingdom
Publication Ref: (2021/S 000-025633/EN)
Nature of contract: Supply contract
Procedure: Negotiated without a call for competition
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
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Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Defence
Postal address: Fir 1c Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Email: [email protected]
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.gov.uk

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: 701648450 – DGM/2005 Procurement of Ballistite

Reference number: 701648450
II.1.2) Main CPV code: 35300000
II.1.3) Type of contract Supplies
II.1.4) Short Description:
The procurement of a quantity of 7500 Cartridge 5.56mm Ballistite
II.1.6) Information about lots
The contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement(excluding VAT)
Value:10575.00
Currency:GBP
II.2) Description
II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: Main site or place of performance:Tuxford, Nottinghamshire

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
Procurement of a quantity of 7500 Cartridge 5.56mm Ballistite L2A1

II.2.5) Award criteria
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
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without publication of a contract notice(in accordance with Article 28 of Directive 2009/81/EU)
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
V.2) Award of contract/concession
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:2021-10-11
V.2.2) Information about tenders
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: EPA Manufacturing Ltd
Town: Tuxford
Country: United Kingdom
Nuts code:
The contractor is an SME: yes

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

Section VI: Complementary informationVI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Official name: DES
Town: Bristol
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:
2021-10-13

Justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a call for
competition in the Official Journal of the European Union
1.Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without publication of a call for competition in accordance with
Article 28 of Directive 2009/81/EU

The products involved are manufactured purely for the purpose of research, experiment,study or development under the conditions
stated in the directive(for services and supplies only)
The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
absence of competition for technical reasons

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 Secretary of State for Defence, acting by the Defence General Munitions Team (DGM PT), intends to enter into a contract with EPA (the Supplier) for the purchase of Cartridge Ballistite The estimated total value of the procurement is £10,575.00 ex-VAT.
In accordance with regulation 4 of The Defence and Security Public Contracts (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/697) this procurement falls to be regulated under the provisions of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 as amended (in particular by SI 2019/697 and SI 2020/1450). Prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union is no longer appropriate. It is considered that the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the UK e-notification service (in accordance with the relevant legislation) is lawful in accordance with regulation 16(1)(a)(ii) of the DSPCR 2011 on the basis that for technical reasons as the original equipment manufacturer for the Ballistite the Supplier alone has the technical designs, tools, parts, knowledge and know-how necessary to meet the requirements set out in the Contract.


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