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Consultancy Advice to address the current intolerable availability issues across the Air ISTAR fleets and to initiate a transformation programme.

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, Air Support, Air ISTAR
AIRISTAR PT, MOD Abbeywood, NH1, Spruce 0B, #1007
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Anna Meyer
Telephone: +44 3067988593
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKF30

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.mod.co.uk

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:

Programme ATHENA.

Reference number: AIRISTAR/00008
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72224000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Consultancy Advice to address the current intolerable availability issues across the Air ISTAR fleets and to initiate a transformation programme.

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: 1 200 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKF30
Main site or place of performance:

Lincolnshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Consultancy Advice to address the current intolerable availability issues across the Air ISTAR fleets and to initiate a transformation programme.

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 works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons
Explanation:

The Air Intelligence Surveillance Targeting Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Force currently consists of 5 Aircraft Platform Types. Across these Aircraft Types issues have been experienced over recent years that continue to result in capability issues, most notably relating to the availability of mission capable aircraft.

The need to urgently address current availability issues across the Air ISTAR fleets and initiate a transformation programme is a matter of priority due to the impact on the department's ability to deliver support to operations as well as its NATO commitments. This will be done through placing a 9 month contract from April 2017, for Consultancy Advice on; availability improvement measures, recommendations for improving coherence across the AirISTAR enterprise, establishing a governance structure for Programme ATHENA and establishing the scope and plan for the next phase of Programme ATHENA, this will include the technical elements of any future competition for Consultancy Advice for Programme ATHENA.

It is intended that this nine month contract will be placed with Qi Results (58 Shoreview, Hampton Hargate, Peterborough, Cambs. PE7 8FS - 01733 311979) 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.

Key elements of the scope of the Contract will draw and build upon work Qi Results has successfully completed under sub-contract arrangements with Air ISTAR Prime Contractors to identify and implement measures for improving the performance of support solutions. As a consequence, Qi Results has developed an intimate knowledge of the Air ISTAR platforms, the associated support solutions and supply chains, and the range of disparate operating models that collectively deliver the Air ISTAR force elements of readiness. Only Qi Results has the necessary background knowledge, experience and information that is essential to developing and implementing rapid solutions to current availability issues whilst also establishing the mandate and strategy for Programme Athena within the required timescales.

The scope of the nine month Contractwill include defining the requirements for any longer-term Consultancy Advice support for Programme Athena, which will be acquired through competition.

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: AIRISTAR/00008
Title:

Programme ATHENA

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
16/03/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
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: 0
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
QiResults Ltd
58 Shoreview, Hampton Hargate
Peterborough
PE7 8FS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1733311979
NUTS code: UKF30
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1 200 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 1 115 880.00 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 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-2017816-DCB-10846797.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Ministry of Defence, Air Support, Air ISTAR
AirISTAR PT, NH1, Spruce 0B, #1007, MOD Abbeywood
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067988593
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:
16/08/2017