Defence Virtual Simulation 2 – Market Sounding Exercise
The Training and Simulation System Programme team, part of Defence Equipment and Support within the UK Ministry of Defence, is considering the potential requirement for the provision of a Defence Virtual Simulation 2.
Defence Virtual Simulation 2 (DVS2)
Ministry of Defence, Land Equipment, Training and Simulation Systems Programme (TSSP)
- Training and simulation in security equipment – 80610000
- Training and simulation in firearms and ammunition – 80620000
- Training and simulation in military vehicles – 80630000
Location of contract
Value of contract
£10,000,000 to £30,000,000
15 February 2021
1 April 2021
Contract start date
1 April 2022
Contract end date
31 March 2030
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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
Training and simulation in military vehicles. Training and simulation in security equipment. Training and simulation in firearms and ammunition. Training and simulation in warships. Training and simulation in aircraft, missiles and spacecraft. Training and simulation in military electronic systems.
The Training & Simulation System Programme (TSSP) team, part of Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) within the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), is considering the potential requirement for the provision of a Defence Virtual Simulation 2 (DVS2) to provide a common, interoperable, accessible and deployable software enabler(s) for simulation-based activity across Defence.
Defence Virtual Simulation 2 (DVS2) will provide a low fidelity , common virtual simulation tool(s) that exploits Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) games-based technology. It is intended for use as widely as possible, underpinning the interoperability of training systems and enabling its use for applications including decision support; research and development; training; and operations planning and rehearsal, that is free at the point of use.
Should, following completion of the market sounding exercise, the MoD wish to take forward the potential requirement then it will be expected that the preferred supplier would be able to demonstrate, implement and ultimately manage a solution capable of operating on standard Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware over a period of up to 10 years (made up of 5 years managed service contract + 3 x 1 years options which the Authority reserves the right to take as a combination, or as 1 year increments, resulting in perpetual unsupported licences for final 2 years).
The solution will be interoperable with extant and future simulations, both nationally and internationally, through the use of open standards and import and export content in open standards (DMaSC & CIGI compliant).
The solution will be COTS that will be licensed at an appropriate level providing enterprise, unrestricted use and distribution by the MoD, thereby enabling widespread use and development opportunities. Interoperability with Allied nations is also highly desirable.
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About the buyer
MoD Cedar 2B, Mail Point #3260, MOD Abbey Wood