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IEEE / IET Electronic Library Complete (IEL) and IEEE-Wiley eBooks Library - Complete Archive and Current Year Titles. Annual Lease. 3 Years.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Dstl Porton Down, Building 5
Salisbury
SP4 0JQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Nicola Milton
Telephone: +44 1980952336
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-science-and-technology-laboratory

I.2)Joint procurement
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
Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

IEEE / IET Electronic Library Complete (IEL) Renewal.

Reference number: 1000122461
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79980000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

IEEE / IET Electronic Library Complete (IEL) and IEEE-Wiley eBooks Library - Complete Archive and Current Year Titles. Annual Lease. 3 Years.

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: 549 242.50 USD
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

IEEE / IET Electronic Library Complete (IEL) and IEEE-Wiley eBooks Library - Complete Archive and Current Year Titles. Annual Lease. 3 Years.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
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)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
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive
Explanation:

The UK MOD considers that this can be justified on the basis of technical grounds and/or exclusive rights pursuant to Article 32(2)(b)(ii) and/or (iii) of Directive 2014/24/EU (regulations 32(2)(b)(ii) and (iii) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) as the database is the only one which provides DSTL with the breadth and depth of scientific information it requires to service the needs of its customers and only IEEE Via Content Online (UK Provider) have the proprietary rights to provide subscriptions to it.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1000122461
Title:

IEEE / IET Electronic Library Complete (IEL) Renewal

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
21/07/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Content Online Ltd
Warwick Mill Business Park, Warwick Bridge
Carlisle
CA4 8RR
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1980952336
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address:www.contentonline.co.uk

The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 549 242.50 USD
Total value of the contract/lot: 549 242.50 USD
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 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-201789-DCB-10803549.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Dstl Porton Down, Building 5
Salisbury
SP4 0JQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1980952336
E-mail:

Internet address:https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-science-and-technology-laboratory

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Dstl Porton Down, Building 5
Salisbury
SP4 0JQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1980952336
E-mail:

Internet address:https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-science-and-technology-laboratory

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:
09/08/2017