Supply Radio Communication System for the British Army

Supply Radio Communication System for the British Army

Radio network. Provision of a Radio Communication System for the British Army Training Unit in Kenya.

United Kingdom-Corsham: Radio network

2016/S 201-364397

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Information Systems and Services, Networks Team
Spur B2, Building 405, MoD Corsham, Westwells Road
Contact point(s): IssComrl-networks-c2-03
SN13 9NR Corsham
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067700907
E-mail: Tracey.cole887@mod.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: www.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Defence

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of a Radio Communication System for the British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK).

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

Services
Service category No 26: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UNITED KINGDOM.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Radio network. Provision of a Radio Communication System for the British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32418000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

The tenderer has to indicate in the tender any share of the contract it may intend to subcontract to third parties and any proposed subcontractor, as well as the subject-matter of the subcontracts for which they are proposed
The tenderer has to indicate any change occurring at the level of subcontractors during the execution of the contract

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

There is a requirement for a modern digital mobile radio (DMR) communications system to support personnel at the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK), that conduct military training over a large area of ground, using varying terrain; this ranges from mountainous (Aberdares), jungle (Kathentini) to semi-arid desert (Archers’ Post) with a total straight line distance of approximately 300 km. DMR communication is required to fulfil this role at the below locations;
— Along the main supply routes, between the sites, 90 % DMR communications coverage is required.
— At the Aberdares training area, 95 % DMR communications coverage is required.
— At the Archers’ Post training area, 95 % DMR communications coverage is required.
— At the Kathentini training area, 95 % DMR communications coverage is required.
The solution will identify and provide a mix of hand held, vehicle mounted and permanent base stations. All vehicle borne and hand held units should be programmable (by the contractor) and capable of integrating GPS services.
The supplier will be expected to supply, own and provide for use, a fully managed end to end modern DMR communication system to include;
— A (24/7/365) help-desk facility,
— Replacement of broken/faulty equipment (radios within 12 hours and 5 working days for infrastructure) after being made aware of the breakdown,
— Repair and technical management of the (infrastructure) equipment, software and hardware,
— Training of personnel in the use of the system (4 x training courses per year),
— Disposal of all elements of the solution.
The new DMR system will be used by mainly BATUK staff but other United Kingdom Government Departments or its Agencies may have a requirement to have full access of the system if and when required.
Suppliers wishing to express an interest in this requirement are required to;
— Submit a copy of their accredited third party (or government issued) quality management system (QMS) certification which includes an appropriate scope to meet the requirement.
– In the event that no certification is held, the company must be able to demonstrate that they operate and maintain a QMS acceptable to the department for this requirement.
— Confirm that they have the appropriate licences (or the ability to gain them prior to contract award) to deal with the following local agencies to gain access to communications towers controlled by 3rd parties entities’.
– Kenyan Police,
– Kenya Wildlife Services,
– Kenya Telecommunications.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 500 000 and 6 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation

Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 39(1) of Directive 2009/81/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 39(2) of Directive 2009/81/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the DSPCR 2011) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#dspr

Candidates will be required to sign a declaration confirming whether they do or do not have any of the listed criteria as part of the pre-qualification process.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 39(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest (including defence and security factors) for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 39(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 1 and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Restricted Procedure.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction has been used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Yes. A Reverse Auction, conducted using electronic means, may be used as part of the procurement process for this requirement. Specific relevant information on Reverse Auction usage will be given in the Invitation to Tender.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NETFXD/0063

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

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

22.11.2016 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

6.12.2016

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement. The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

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VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Information Systems and Services, Networks Team
Spur B2, Building 405, MoD Corsham, Westwells Road
SN13 9NR Corsham
United Kingdom
E-mail: tracey.cole887@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067700907
Internet address: www.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Information Systems and Services, Networks Team
Spur B2, Buildinf 405, MoD Corsham, Westwells Road
SN13 9NR Corsham
United Kingdom
E-mail: tracey.cole887@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067700907
Internet address: www.gov,.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Ministry of Defence, Information Systems and Services, Networks Team
Spur B2, Building 405, MoD Corsham, Westwells Road
SN13 9NR Corsham
United Kingdom
E-mail: tracey.cole887@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067700907
Internet address: www.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.10.2016

 

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