Provision of Defence Virtual Simulation Services (Market Sounding)

Provision of Defence Virtual Simulation Services (Market Sounding)

The Training and Simulation System Programme (TSSP) team, part of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) within the UK Ministry Of Defence (MoD) is considering the potential requirement for the provision of a Defence Virtual Simulation (DVS) tool to provide a common, interoperable, accessible and deployable capability.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Training and simulation in military vehicles

2013/S 153-266746

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

TSSP Training and Simulation Systems Programme, DE&S
Elm 3a, #4324, MoD Abbey Wood
Contact point(s): Commercial Manager
For the attention of: David Sealey
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1179137132
E-mail: desletrgsimsp-comrcl1@mod.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.mod.uk

Further information can be obtained from: TSSP Training & Simulation Systems Programme, DE&S
Elm 3a, #4324, MoD Abbey Wood
Contact point(s): Project Manager
For the attention of: John Brooks
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1179131792
E-mail: desletrgsimsp-cstt2@mod.uk
Internet address: www.mod.uk

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

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

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

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

Provision of Defence Virtual Simulation (DVS) Services
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UK

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

Provision of Defence Virtual Simulation Services (DVS).
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80630000, 80610000, 80620000, 80640000, 80650000, 80660000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

1.1.2014
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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

The Training and Simulation System Programme (TSSP) team, part of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) within the UK Ministry Of Defence (MoD) is considering the potential requirement for the provision of a Defence Virtual Simulation (DVS) tool to provide a common, interoperable, accessible and deployable capability that will enable simulated activity across all levels of training, education and experimentation in a tri-service environment.
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, over a period of up to 10 years, a standalone solution capable of operating on standard Commercially available Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware.
Additionally the solution will be capable of supporting end-to-end training events through design, execution and After-Action Review (AAR) in a range of military environments. It must also be interoperable with extant and future training and simulation systems including those of a bespoke nature, operated by the MoD.
The solution is envisaged to be an off-the-shelf product that will be licensed at an Enterprise level providing unrestricted use and distribution by the MoD, thereby enabling widespread use and development opportunities.
Interoperability with Allied nations is also highly desirable.
The primary purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to contribute towards the ongoing market sounding exercising being undertaken by TSSP in support of the proposed requirement.
Any interested party wishing to register there specific interest and capability in the proposed requirement should do so in writing using the points of contact referred to within this advertisement.

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:

All Payments shall be made using the Authorities Purchase To Paymemt (P2P) system and shall be subject to the unqualified acceptance of the Authorities Terms and Conditions of Contract.
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:

Advertising Regime OJEU: This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk GO Reference: GO-201385-DCB-5011975.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.8.2013