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Support and Maintenance and Licensing of Mercator Cartographic Production System (MCPS).

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Room A104, A Block, RAF Wyton
PE28 2EA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Joanne Shakespeare
Telephone: +44 148052451
NUTS code: UKI2

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 subdivisions
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Support and Maintenance and Licensing of Mercator Cartographic Production System (MCPS).

Reference number: JFC3/032
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Support and Maintenance and Licensing of Mercator Cartographic Production System (MCPS).

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 220 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI2
Main site or place of performance:

Outer London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Support and Maintenance and Licensing of Mercator Cartographic Production System (MCPS).

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
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

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
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

Joint Forces Command (JFC), part of the UK Ministry of Defence intends to award a three year contract to 1Spatial Group Limited for the licensing, support and maintenance of the Mercator Cartographic Production System (MCPS). It is considered that this contract can be placed using the Negotiated Procedure Without Prior Publication of a Contract Notice pursuant to Article 32(2)(b)(iii) of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (Regulation 32(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015). This is for reasons connected with the protection of exclusive design rights; Mercator is a proprietary product owned wholly by 1Spatial Group Limited and such services cannot be provided without access to that information.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: JFC3/032
V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
1Spatial Group Limited
Tennyson House, Cambridge Business Park, Cowley Road
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKH1
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 220 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

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 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 GO Reference: GO-2017310-DCB-9768283.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Room A104, A Block
RAF Wyton
PE28 2EA
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: