Defence Virtual Simulation 2 – Market Sounding Exercise

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)

Contract summary

 

Industry

    • 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

Any region

Value of contract

£10,000,000 to £30,000,000

Procurement reference

BIP96408190

Published date

15 February 2021

Closing date

1 April 2021

Closing time

5pm

Contract start date

1 April 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2030

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Negotiated procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

 

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.

 

More information

 

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How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Address

MoD Cedar 2B, Mail Point #3260, MOD Abbey Wood
Filton
Bristol
BS34 8JH
UK

Telephone

+447909254675

Email

robert.preece106@mod.gov.uk