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UK-Salisbury: Subscription services – Contract Notice

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United Kingdom

UK-Salisbury: Subscription services.

Preliminary Questions
This notice is published by:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1) Name and addresses
Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Dstl Porton Down, Building 5, Salisbury, SP4 0JQ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1980952336, Email: nmilton1@dstl.gov.uk
Contact: Nicola Milton
Main Address: www.dstl.gov.uk
NUTS Code: UK

I.4) Type of the contracting authority (in the case of a notice published by a contracting authority)
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main Activity (in the case of a notice published by a contracting authority)
Defence

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: Renewal of Jane’s Defence Subscription.
Reference number: 1000120321

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
79980000 – Subscription services.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short Description: Renewal of Jane’s Defence Subscription, Jane’s Defence Equipment & Technology Intelligence Centre (JDET), Jane’s Defence Industry & Markets Intelligence Centre (JDIM), Jane’s Military & Security Assessments Intelligence Centre (JMSA)

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 180,284
Currency: GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
Not provided

II.2.3) Place of performance:
UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Not provided

II.2.5) Award criteria
(Directive 2014/24/EU / Directive 2014/25/EU)

Not provided

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:
Not provided

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

IV.1.3) Information about framework agreement
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No

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:
Notice number in OJ S: Not provided

Section V: Award Of Contract/Concession

Award of Contract/Concession No: 1
Contract No: Not Provided Lot Number: Not Provided Title: Not Provided

V.2) Award of contract/concession

V.2.1) Date of contract award decision: 22/03/2018.

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, No. 1:
IHS Global Limited
The Capitol Building, Oldbury, Bracknell, RG12 8FZ, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UK
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot/concession:
Initial estimated total value of the contract: Not Provided
Total value of the contract/lot/concession 180,284
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting:
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

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.

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
VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review Body
Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Dstl Porton down, Salisbury, SP4 0JQ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1980952336, Email: nmilton1@dstl.gov.uk
Internet address: www.dstl.gov.uk

V1.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Salisbury, United Kingdom.

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Not Provided

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Not Provided

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 23/03/2018

Annex D1 – General Procurement
Justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union
Directive 2014/24/EU

2. Other justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union

The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive: Yes

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: (500 words maximum)
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 IHS Markit have the proprietary rights to provide subscriptions to it.