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UK-Salisbury: Subscription services – Contract Award

Type of document: Contract award
Country: United Kingdom

UK-Salisbury: Subscription services.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
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.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

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 Of The Contract

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) and Fighting Ships.

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

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 176,643

Currency:GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
79980000 – Subscription services.

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UK – UNITED KINGDOM

Main site or place of performance:
UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: Renewal of Jane’s Defence Subscription for, Jane’s Defence Equipment & Technology Intelligence Centre (JDET), Jane’s Defence Industry & Markets Intelligence Centre (JDIM), Jane’s Military & Security Assessments Intelligence Centre (JMSA) and Fighting Ships.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Cost criterion – Name: Criterion 1 / Weighting: 100

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 (please complete Annex D1)

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

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: 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 the OJEU: 2017/S 112-226166

IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: 1000120321
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Renewal of Jane’s Defence

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 27/06/2017

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received by electronic means: Not Provided

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
IHS Global Limited
The Capitol Building, Oldbury, Bracknell, RG12 8FZ,, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: 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: 176,643
Total value of the contract/lot: 176,643
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)
Salisbury, SP4 0JQ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1980952336, Email: nmilton1@dstl.gov.uk
Internet address: www.dstl.gov.uk

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

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Salisbury, United Kingdom

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 28/06/2017

ANNEX D

1. Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a call for competition in accordance with Article 32 of Directive 2014/24/EU

No tenders or no suitable tenders/requests to participate in response to: Not Provided

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

Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority and in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the directive: No

Additional deliveries by the original supplier ordered under the strict conditions stated in the directive: No

New works/services, constituting a repetition of existing works/services and ordered in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the directive: No
Service contract to be awarded to the winner or one of winners under the rules of a design contest: No

Purchase of supplies or services on particularly advantageous terms: No

3. 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 IHS Markit have the proprietary rights to provide subscriptions to it.