Awarded contract

Project A Experimentation Coda Octopus

  • Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory

F15: Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-022993

Published 15 September 2021, 10:45pm



Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory

Fareham

Email

hlander@dstl.gov.uk

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

Project A Experimentation Coda Octopus

Reference number

1000166864

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 38113000 - Sonars

two.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

two.1.4) Short description

The Royal Navy Project A Experimentation Team, part of the UK MOD, intends to award a contract to Coda Octopus Products Limited valued at £180,400, for the provision of a 3D Sonar and accessories to determine the capability of a small ROV to perform MCM/EOD&S activities at depth.

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: £180,400

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Royal Navy Project A Experimentation Team, part of the UK MOD, intends to award a contract to Coda Octopus Products Limited valued at £180,400, for the provision of a 3D Sonar and accessories to determine the capability of a small ROV to perform MCM/EOD&S activities at depth.

It is considered that this contract can be awarded 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 Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011) for technical reasons.

Coda Octopus Products Limited is the only contractor which manufacture a real-time 3D imaging sonar, which meets the Royal Navy Project A Experimentation team’s proportionate and non-discriminatory specifications.

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

  • No tenders or no suitable tenders/requests to participate in response to restricted procedure
  • 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

Explanation:

The Royal Navy Project A Experimentation Team, part of the UK MOD, intends to award a contract to Coda Octopus Products Limited valued at £180,400, for the provision of a 3D Sonar and accessorises to determine the capability of a small ROV to perform MCM/EOD&S activities at depth.

It is considered that this contract can be awarded 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 Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011) for technical reasons.

Coda Octopus Products Limited is the only contractor which manufacture a real-time 3D imaging sonar, which meets the Royal Navy Project A Experimentation team’s proportionate and non-discriminatory specifications.

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

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract/concession

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

15 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

Coda Octopus Products Limited

38 South Gyle Crescent, South Gyle Business Park,

Edinburgh

EH12 9EB

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UK - United Kingdom
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: £180,400

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

Dstl

Dstl Portsdown West, Portsdown Hill Road

Fareham

PO17 6AD

Country

United Kingdom