Awarded contract


  • Ministry of Defence

F15: Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-018514

Published 2 August 2021, 10:45pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKK23 - Somerset

Internet address(es)

Main address

one.6) Main activity

Other activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 35612400 - Military transport helicopters

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description


two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £483,000,000

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 34711000 - Helicopters and aeroplanes

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKK23 - Somerset

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Support & Training for the WISTPP3 Aircraft Period

two.2.5) Award criteria


two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure without publication of a contract notice

  • No tenders or no suitable tenders/requests to participate in response to negotiated procedure with prior publication of a contract notice
  • The products involved are manufactured purely for the purpose of research, experiment, study or development
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons


The Wildcat Delivery Team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence, entered into a 34-year arrangement with Leonardo UK Ltd for the delivery of the Integrated Operational Support (IOS) to the UK MOD AH and HMA Wildcat Fleet in 2011. This arrangement comprises of 5-year pricing segments, with the Wildcat Delivery Team and Leonardo UK Ltd intending to enter pricing period 3 in April 2022. PP3 extends support to include Wildcat Role Equipment, Support & Test Equipment and FASGW modified equipment.

It is considered that the contract for pricing period 3 can be placed 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 UK Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011) for technical reasons. As the Original Engineering Manufacturer (OEM), Leonardo UK Limited are the only provider that has access to the Technical Drawings, Publications and Manufacturing Data pertaining to the Wildcat Aircraft which are required to meet the requirement and deliver aircraft that can be safely operated within the Wildcat Safety Case and Airworthiness requirements.

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section five. Award of contract/concession

Contract No



Wildcat Integrated Support & Training

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract/concession

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

14 July 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

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

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire

Leonardo UK Ltd



United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UKK23 - Somerset
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME


five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot/concession: £483,000,000

five.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract/lot/concession is likely to be subcontracted

Section six. Complementary information

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Ministry of Defence, Wildcat Delivery Team

Box 100, Building 100, Centenary House,


BA20 2YB


United Kingdom

six.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

MInistry of Defence, Wildcat Delivery Team

Box 100, Building 100, Centenary House,


BA20 2YB



United Kingdom