Networked fire control services partnership

Networked fire control services partnership

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority.

UK-Exeter: command, control, communication systems

2012/S 23-037244

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, The Knowle, Clyst St George
For the attention of: Miss Aimee Collins
EX3 0NW Exeter
Fax: +44 1392872300

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

DS067-12 Networked fire control services partnership (NFCSP).
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority, as Contracting Authority, is seeking to undertake an OJEU procurement process which will identify a partner (Successful Contractor) with whom the Networked fire control services partnership (NFCSP) will work with to deliver a collaborative fire control solution for the member organisations of the partnership. It is the intention that the procurement process will implement a framework which will be available to the NFCSP members which include the following fire and rescue services (FRS’s); Devon and Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. The framework will be available to other (named) fire and rescue services which will be detailed within the ITT.
The Successful Contractor will be awarded a framework agreement to allow the NFCSP members and other named FRS to award call-off contracts for a range of services and software provision. The scope of the framework provision will include the identification and implementation of; suitable solution(s) including solution design and development, provision of software system(s) interfacing of systems, training, software support and project management to support the aims of the NFCSP and other named FRS fire control mobilising requirements. It is anticipated that the provision of systems will include but is not limited to: command and control mobilisation system (C&C), integrated command control systems (ICCS), automatic call distribution systems (ACDS). The scope of service and solution provision shall be available to other named FRS.
The aims of the NFCSP are to develop a solution which enhances resilience and utilises the most efficient method of receiving and processing emergency calls and provides incident management and resource deployment covering business as usual, spate conditions or fall-back events for all NFCSP members.
The indicative timescale for commencement of an OJEU restricted procurement process for this requirement is March 2012.

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.2.2012