Awarded contract


  • Ministry of Defence

F03: Contract award notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-023254

Published 17 September 2021, 10:45pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence


BS34 8JH



United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKK11 - Bristol, City of

Internet address(es)

Main address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 73400000 - Research and Development services on security and defence materials

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

This is a Contract Award Notice to notify the market of DGM's single source one year contract for this work with Event Horizon Pyrotechnics Ltd. Following on from the VTN published for DGM/2000.

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: £208,000

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKK23 - Somerset

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

One year Contract. Research and Development; into follow-on research work for further development of three projects. The type of work consists of improving upon in-service capabilities offering potential new solutions to current requirements. Demonstrations, trials and physical prototypes will be developed and undertaken to prove the concepts of each project. The work contracted will be a continuation of existing development in the following areas: Noise and flash grenades for use in non-permissive environments. Development of propellant for use in non-permissive environments. Further development of a lightweight portable heavy breaching capability.

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

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the cases listed below

  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the regulations


Limit of Liability of £208,000.

Justification For Non-Competitive Decision: The contract is exempt from the EU Regulations (DSPCR 2011) due to it being below the financial threshold. The Authority is contracting Event Horizon Pyrotechnics Ltd to build on existing proof of concept/capability demonstrations for multiple concepts that they delivered under previous contracts with the UK MOD in order to prove those concepts are compatible and functional products. This work is still classified as proof of concept. We consider that competing this capability would result in re-work of Event Horizon’s existing findings from 2016. Contracting another supplier would result in a loss of the technical know-how and experience that Event Horizon has developed in the previous contracts, which is fundamental to proving the concept of these capabilities. The consequences of running a competition for this work would not result in value for money for the Authority due to the disproportionate costs it would require for a new supplier to become technically competent.

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

Contract No


A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

3 September 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 1

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

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Event Horizon Pyrotechnics Ltd



United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UKK23 - Somerset
The contractor is an SME


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

Total value of the contract/lot: £208,000

Section six. Complementary information

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Ministry of Defence



United Kingdom