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Justification of the decision of the procurer to award the contract without the prior publication of a contract notice:

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The Unmanned Air Systems Team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence (“MoD”), intends to acquire the PROTECTOR Unmanned Aerial System through a Government -Government Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Contract with the US Department of Defence (US DoD). The MoD has conducted a thorough Assessment Phase (AP) which has concluded that the Certifiable Predator B (CPB) is the only system capable of achieving UK Military Type Certification (MTC) and delivering the PROTECTOR requirement within the required timescales. The only means of...

The Unmanned Air Systems Team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence (“MoD”), intends to acquire the PROTECTOR Unmanned Aerial System through a Government -Government Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Contract with the US Department of Defence (US DoD). The MoD has conducted a thorough Assessment Phase (AP) which has concluded that the Certifiable Predator B (CPB) is the only system capable of achieving UK Military Type Certification (MTC) and delivering the PROTECTOR requirement within the required timescales. The only means of acquiring the CPB is through a contract with the US DoD.
The Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations 2011 do not apply to the proposed contract with the US DoD by virtue of Regulation 7(1)(h)(i).

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Contract status:

Award notice - awarded

Contract value:

£415M

Contract can renew:

No

Contract type:

-

Contract sector:

  • Military aircrafts
  • Military aircrafts

Contract suitable for SME:

No

Contract suitable for VCO:

No


Contract notice published:

24 April 2016

Contract tender deadline:

-

Contract start:

30 September 2016

Contract end:

31 October 2023

Contract duration:

7 years, 1 month


Contract value awarded:

£415M

Contract awarded:

18 April 2016

Supplier name City Region Country SME Award value
Us Defense Department United States No £415M