Awarded contract

Provision of Prototype Low Cost Laser Detector Systems (LCLDs)

  • Ministry of Defence

F15: Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-022733

Published 13 September 2021, 10:45pm



Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence

Building 5, Room G-02, Dstl Porton Down

Salisbury

SP4 0JQ

Contact

Craig Flynn

Email

caflynn@dstl.gov.uk

Telephone

+44 1980954132

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-science-and-technology-laboratory

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

Defence


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Provision of Prototype Low Cost Laser Detector Systems (LCLDs)

Reference number

R1000164890

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 35700000 - Military electronic systems

two.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

two.1.4) Short description

The Secretary of State for Defence intends to award a contract to Sentinel Photonics Limited (the ‘Contractor’), for the provision of a limited quantity of technology demonstrator prototype Low Cost Laser Detector Systems (LCLDs). The contract is estimated to have a total value of up to £2,000,000GBP.

In accordance with regulation 4 of The Defence and Security Public Contracts (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/697) this procurement falls to be regulated under the provisions of the Defence

and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 as amended (in particular by SI 2019/697 and SI 2020/1450). Prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union is no longer appropriate. It is considered that the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the UK e-notification service (in accordance with the relevant legislation) is lawful pursuant to Regulation 16(1)(c)(i) of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 because the goods to be purchased under the contract are to be manufactured solely for the purpose of research or development and are not being purchased for quantity production to establish commercial viability or to recover research and development costs. The first tranche of goods to be purchased are required to be at technology readiness level 4/5 and the second tranche at technology readiness level 6. The intention is that the testing of the prototypes to be purchased will bring the system up to TRL 6.

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: £2,000,000

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKK - South West (England)
Main site or place of performance

Porton Down, Salisbury

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Secretary of State for Defence intends to award a contract to Sentinel Photonics Limited (the ‘Contractor’), for the provision of a limited quantity of technology demonstrator prototype Low Cost Laser Detector Systems (LCLDs). The contract is estimated to have a total value of up to £2,000,000GBP.

In accordance with regulation 4 of The Defence and Security Public Contracts (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/697) this procurement falls to be regulated under the provisions of the Defence

and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 as amended (in particular by SI 2019/697 and SI 2020/1450). Prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union is no longer appropriate. It is considered that the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the UK e-notification service (in accordance with the relevant legislation) is lawful pursuant to Regulation 16(1)(c)(i) of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 because the goods to be purchased under the contract are to be manufactured solely for the purpose of research or development and are not being purchased for quantity production to establish commercial viability or to recover research and development costs. The first tranche of goods to be purchased are required to be at technology readiness level 4/5 and the second tranche at technology readiness level 6. The intention is that the testing of the prototypes to be purchased will bring the system up to TRL 6.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price

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

  • The products involved are manufactured purely for the purpose of research, experiment, study or development

Explanation:

The Secretary of State for Defence intends to award a contract to Sentinel Photonics Limited (the ‘Contractor’), for the provision of a limited quantity of technology demonstrator prototype Low Cost Laser Detector Systems (LCLDs). The contract is estimated to have a total value of up to £2,000,000GBP.

In accordance with regulation 4 of The Defence and Security Public Contracts (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/697) this procurement falls to be regulated under the provisions of the Defence

and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 as amended (in particular by SI 2019/697 and SI 2020/1450). Prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union is no longer appropriate. It is considered that the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the UK e-notification service (in accordance with the relevant legislation) is lawful pursuant to Regulation 16(1)(c)(i) of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 because the goods to be purchased under the contract are to be manufactured solely for the purpose of research or development and are not being purchased for quantity production to establish commercial viability or to recover research and development costs. The first tranche of goods to be purchased are required to be at technology readiness level 4/5 and the second tranche at technology readiness level 6. The intention is that the testing of the prototypes to be purchased will bring the system up to TRL 6.

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No


Section five. Award of contract/concession

Contract No

R1000164890

Title

Provision of Low Cost Laser Detector Systems (LCLDs)

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract/concession

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

13 September 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

Sentinel Photonics Limited

Porton Science Park, Bybrook Road

Porton Down

SP4 0BF

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UK - United Kingdom
National registration number

12163852

The contractor/concessionaire is an SME

Yes

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

Total value of the contract/lot/concession: £2,000,000

five.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract/lot/concession is likely to be subcontracted


Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

The Secretary of State for Defence intends to award a contract to Sentinel Photonics Limited (the ‘Contractor’), for the provision of a limited quantity of technology demonstrator prototype Low Cost Laser Detector Systems (LCLDs). The contract is estimated to have a total value of up to £2,000,000GBP.

In accordance with regulation 4 of The Defence and Security Public Contracts (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/697) this procurement falls to be regulated under the provisions of the Defence

and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 as amended (in particular by SI 2019/697 and SI 2020/1450). Prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union is no longer appropriate. It is considered that the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the UK e-notification service (in accordance with the relevant legislation) is lawful pursuant to Regulation 16(1)(c)(i) of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 because the goods to be purchased under the contract are to be manufactured solely for the purpose of research or development and are not being purchased for quantity production to establish commercial viability or to recover research and development costs. The first tranche of goods to be purchased are required to be at technology readiness level 4/5 and the second tranche at technology readiness level 6. The intention is that the testing of the prototypes to be purchased will bring the system up to TRL 6.

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Ministry of Defence

Building 5, Room G-02, Dstl Porton Down

Salisbury

SP4 0JQ

Country

United Kingdom