Provision of Prototype Low Cost Laser Detector Systems (LCLDs)

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-026850
Publication date: 26 October 2021

F18: Contract award notice for contracts in the field of defence and security

Section one: Contracting authority/entity

one.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Ministry of Defence

Building 5, Room G-02, Porton Down

Salisbury

SP4 0JQ

For the attention of

Craig Flynn

Email(s)

caflynn@dstl.gov.uk

Telephone

+44 1980954132

Country

United Kingdom

Internet address(es)
General address of the contracting authority/entity

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

one.2) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

one.3) Main activity

Defence


Section two: Object of the contract

two.1) Description

two.1.1) Title attributed to the contract

Provision of Prototype Low Cost Laser Detector Systems (LCLDs)

two.1.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies

Purchase

two.1.4) Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Further to previous notices, the Secretary of State for Defence has awarded 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 has 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.1.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
  • 35700000 - Military electronic systems

two.2) Total final value of contract(s)

two.2.1) Total final value of contract(s)

Value: £2,000,000

Excluding VAT


Section four: Procedure

Type of procedure

Negotiated without publication of a contract notice

Justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice

1) Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice

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

Further to previous notice published on the 13th September 2021, The Secretary of State for Defence has awarded 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 has 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.3) Administrative information

four.3.1) File reference number attributed by the contracting authority

DSTL/AGR/01257/01

four.3.2) Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no


Section five: Award of contract

Contract No

DSTL/AGR/01257/01

five.1) Date of contract award decision

14 October 2021

five.2) Information about offers

Number of offers received

1

Number of offers received by electronic means

1

five.3) Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Sentinel Photonics Limited

Porton Science Park, Bybrook Road, Porton Down

Salisbury

SP4 0BF

Email(s)

chris.burgess@sentinelphotonics.co.uk

Telephone

+44 7808092063

Country

United Kingdom

National registration number

12163852

five.4) Information on value of contract

Initial estimated total value of the contract

Value: £2,000,000

Excluding VAT

Total final value of the contract

Value: £2,000,000

Excluding VAT

five.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: No


Section six: Complementary information

six.3) Procedures for appeal

six.3.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence

Building 5, Room G-02, Dstl Porton Down

Salisbury

SP4 0JQ

Country

United Kingdom