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The is a Direct Award Contract for the provision of Software support and licences.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
The Department of Justice, Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Services NICTS
Laganside House, Oxford Street
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

CFT789457 DAC217/16 DOJ NICTS Software Support.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The is a Direct Award Contract for the provision of Software support and licences.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 267 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This is a Direct Award Contract for the provision of Software Support and Licensing. This Contract will run for a period of 5 years from the date it is awarded.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

The value estimated is indicative due to possible fluctuations in the currency rate throughout the contract period. This contract is being awarded to an SME. The number of employees range from 51-250.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without prior publication
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • protection of exclusive rights, including intellectual property rights

Due to on-going business needs NICTS require this Contractor for licensing of this software to ensure they continue to have access to a required software interface. These services are only available direct from this Contractor as they are the sole supplier of the licenses and therefore able to provide the support and maintenance required. This contract is therefore being awarded through the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015. There are allowances under the regulations to award a contract to a single supplier in cases where competition is absent for technical reasons. regulation 32. 2..b. ii. ; or for. reasons connected with the protection of exclusive rights, including intellectual. property rights. regulation 32. 2. b. iii.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Due to the sensitive nature of this contract the supplier name will be withheld from publication
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKN
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 267 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 267 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Public Contract Regulations 2015 provide aggrieved parties who have. been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). The authority has incorporated a standstill period before this contract is awarded.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: