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Provision of Support to the Ground Based Air Defence Battlefield Information System Application.

Contract award notice for contracts in the field of defence and security

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Joint Sensor and Engagement Networks Team (JSENS)
Mod Abbey Wood, #0012 McIntosh
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support

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
Defence
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Provision of Support to the Ground Based Air Defence Battlefield Information System Application.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 3: Defence services, military defence services and civil defence services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area.

NUTS code UKK1

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Engineering support services. The Joint Sensors and Engagement Networks (JSENs) Team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence (the Authority), intends to place a new Contract with BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (the Contractor) for continued in-service support and provision of software licences and equipment for the Ground Based Air Defence Battlefield Information System Application. This support will include modification to the software to ensure it remains compatible with the Bowman system on which it is hosted, as that system undergoes mid-life software update.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71336000

II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 2 944 000 GBP

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated without publication of a contract notice
Justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)
Directive 2004/18/EC
1) Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice in the OJEU in accordance with Directive 2004/18/EC or 2004/17/EC respectively
The works/goods/services can be provided only by a particular tenderer for reasons that are: technical
The Joint Sensors and Engagement Networks (JSENs) Team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence (the Authority), intends to place a new Contract with BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (the Contractor) for continued in-service support and provision of software licences and equipment for the Ground Based Air Defence Battlefield Information System Application. This support will include modification to the software to ensure it remains compatible with the Bowman system on which it is hosted, as that system undergoes mid-life software update.
It is considered that this requirement can be placed using the negotiated procedure without prior publication 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 Contracts Regulations 2011) and Article 28(3)(a) of Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Regulation 16(1)(b)(i) of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011) for technical reasons.
Although the MoD has user rights to elements of the software, there remain other non-separable software elements over which BAES retain exclusive rights and MoD's licences to those elements do not permit the Department to provide access to the software to any third party. It is not possible to view the different software elements in isolation, as the existing GBAD BISA software is a single application, which is subsequently incorporated onto the Bowman platform. The software elements are integrated into a seamless software build and, as such, it is not possible to split out the elements, isolate them, and support them individually. Thus, the Contractor is the only economic operator that has at its disposal the technical know-how to support and modify the integrated software.
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
JSENS/00128
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 190-341310 of 1.10.2016

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2017/S 003-004343 of 3.1.2017

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: JSENS/00128
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
23.12.2016
V.2)Information about offers
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

BAE Systems (Operations) Limited
Warwick House PO Box 87, Farnborough Aerospace Centre, Hants
GU14 6YU Farnborough
United Kingdom
E-mail:

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 2 944 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 2 944 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

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:
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-201728-DCB-9547269.

VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Joint Sensor and Engagement Networks Team (JSENS)
Bristol
United Kingdom

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, ISTAR, Joint Sensor and Engagement Networks Team (JSENS)
Bristol
United Kingdom

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
8.2.2017