28 Mar 2018

United Kingdom-Salisbury: Renewal of Jane’s Defence Subscription

Type of document: Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Country: United Kingdom
OJEU Ref: (2018/S 060-133291/EN)
Nature of contract: Service contract
Procedure: Award of a contract without prior publication
Regulation of procurement: EU
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Services
Directive 2014/24/EU

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Postal address: Dstl Porton Down, Building 5
Town: Salisbury
Postal code: SP4 0JQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Nicola Milton
Telephone: +44 1980952336
Email: nmilton1@dstl.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.dstl.gov.uk

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.5) Main activity
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
II.1.3) Type of contract Services
II.1.4) Short Description:
Renewal of Jane’s Defence Subscription, Jane’s Defence Equipment and Technology Intelligence Centre (JDET), Jane’s Defence Industry and Markets Intelligence Centre (JDIM), Jane’s Military and Security Assessments Intelligence Centre (JMSA).
II.1.6) Information about lots
The contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement(excluding VAT)
Value:180284
Currency:GBP
II.2) Description
II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UK Main site or place of performance:United Kingdom

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

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
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 point 2 of the Annex D)
IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement(GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2) Administrative information

Section V: Award of contract/concession
V.2) Award of contract/concession
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:2018-03-22
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
Official name: IHS Global Limited
Postal address: The Capitol Building, Oldbury
Town: Bracknell
Postal code: RG12 8FZ
Country: United Kingdom
Nuts code:
The contractor is an SME: no

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot/concession(excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession:180284
Currency:GBP
for framework agreements – total maximum value for this lot
for contracts based on framework agreements, if required – value of contract(s) for this lot not included in
previous contract award notices

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 GO Reference: GO-2018323-DCB-12115854.
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Official name: Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Postal address: Dstl Porton down
Town: Salisbury
Postal code: SP4 0JQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1980952336
E-mail: nmilton1@dstl.gov.uk
Internet address: www.dstl.gov.uk

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

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

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

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:
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.