Radar Systems Tender

Radar Systems Tender

Design and Provision of a remediation solution for 2.6Ghz interference on Ministry of Defence Watchman Radar Systems.

UK-Henlow: radar

2012/S 116-191957

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Air Defence and Air Traffic Systems Delivery Team, DE&S
Room G28, Building 85, RAF Henlow
Contact point(s): ADATS Commercial Manager
For the attention of: James Hill
SG16 6DN Henlow
Telephone: +44 1462851515-4095
E-mail: james.hill787@mod.uk
Fax: +44 1462857652

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

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

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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Design and Provision of a remediation solution for 2.6Ghz interference on Ministry of Defence Watchman Radar Systems.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Radar. Radar apparatus. Ofcom is planning to introduce new services within the 2500 to 2690 MHz band (announced in Ofcom’s combined spectrum auction consultation of March 2011). The 2500 to 2690 MHz spectrum is of importance to the development of next generation of mobile services via wireless technologies such as LTE and WiMAX. Studies have shown that devices employed in this area of the spectrum do cause interference to the Watchman Radar System (“the radar”). Additionally, there are expected to be new services in the 3400 to 3800 MHz band (in the context of the ECC harmonisation decision relating to 3400 to 3800 MHz band (ECC/DEC/(07)02) (2008/411/EC)) and the radar may also susceptible to interference from transmission in this band. These two services are referred to as the New Communications Signals in this document.
The Air Defence and Air Traffic Services Delivery Team (ADATS-DT) have a requirement for the provision of a Remediation Solution from Industry to eliminate the susceptibility of the radar to interference as a result of the introduction of these New Communications Signals. There are approx. 37 Watchman radars owned by the MoD in a number of different configurations worldwide and the Contractor will be required to supply the interference solution as a modification.
It is assumed that implementation of the ‘Auction for spectrum 2010 to 2025 MHz and 2500 to 2690 MHz’ document is to be used for the definition of 2500 to 2690 MHz signals in the design and build of the remediation solution, and in this document, the maximum number of paired and unpaired lots is used and base stations occupy the highest frequencies in the 2500 to 2690 MHz band plan as set out below.
There is an assumption for the project that there will be a division of the relevant section of the spectrum into multiple channels or bands and that this will be required to facilitate the analysis for the Remediation Solution design needs.
The summary of the assumptions for the 2500 to 2690 MHz band layout is:
— 14 paired lots for uplink at 2500 to 2570 MHz paired with lots for downlink at 2620 to 2690 MHz.
— 9 unpaired lots at 2570 to 2615 MHz for both uplink and downlink.
— 1 guard block at 2615 to 2620 MHz.
— 1 restricted block as the lowest block for each unpaired assignment.
— Maximum transmit power limit:
— Downlink (base, central or broadcasting station).
— Unrestricted channel: 61dBm/5 MHz EIRP o Restricted channel: 25dBm/5 MHz EIRP o Optional power limit for antenna height less than 5m above ground level or indoor antenna: 25dBm/5 MHz EIRP, Uplink (terminal or user station)
— Fixed/installed station: 35dBm/5 MHz EIRP.
— Mobile/nomadic station: 31dBm/5 MHz Total Radiated Power.
— The layout also assumes Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) for paired lots and Time Division Duplex (TDD) for unpaired lots and the following worst case scenario (WCSc).
— Number of 5 MHz Base Station channels transmitting at maximum power in one location = 14 FDD and 9 TDD o Number of FDD service providers at one BS location = 4 o EIRP per 5 MHz channel (dBm) = 61.
— Nominal range of BS mast (km) = 1.
— Nominal height of BS antenna (m) = 25 o EIRP PSD assumptions = As per EU decision
The summary of the assumptions for the 3400 to 3800 MHz band layout will be provided at a later date.
The use of the phrase ‘one location’ refers to a physical area where the presence of multiple communications sources can be regarded as co-located for the purpose of the Remedial Solution Radar Performance Criteria and CAP 670 Radar Requirements.
— Power is the mean power.
— EIRP is Effective Isotropic Radiated Power.
— PSD is Power Spectral Density (dBm/MHz).
— FDD means Frequency Division Duplex.
— TDD means Time Division Duplex.
The radar parameters of the Solution design shall be provided and verified by the Contractor and agreed with the MOD.
The Contractor will need to have regard to all relevant standards for the New Communications Signals.
— In the absence of the New Communications Signals there shall be no measurable degradation in radar performance at any permitted radar operational frequency.
— In the presence of the New Communications Signals there shall be no measurable degradation in radar performance at any permitted radar operational frequency.
— All radar parameters that are required to maintain radar performance shall not be degraded by the Remedial Solution.
Because the final radar bandwidth is the bandwidth used to determine radar performance, it is assumed that for the analysis of radar performance and design issues associated with signal level saturation / non linearity effects, there is no communication signal leakage directly into the final radar bandwidth.
The Remedial Solution shall not be deemed to have failed to meet the Remedial Solution Radar Performance Criteria as a result of communications signal leakage appearing directly into the final radar bandwidth as this is regarded as outside the scope of any radar solution.
The following acceptance criteria shall apply: The Contractor shall provide evidence that the remediated radar meets the Remedial Solution Radar Performance Criteria both with and without any communications signal input, using:
— measurements and analysis during the contract programme to establish component and sub-system compliance with requirements.
— measurements and analysis of the performance of the Existing Radar and the Prototype Modified Radar against the Remedial Solution Performance Criteria.
— full details of the Acceptance Tests which evidence that the performance of the Modified Radar meets the Remedial Solution Performance Criteria.
— and provide evidence of performance against the CAP670 Radar Requirements.
The acceptance testing signals representing the WCSc shall be generated by the use of a standard communications signal generator providing LTE and WiMAX signals.
The Remedial Solution Radar Performance Criteria shall be assessed for the permitted operational frequencies of the ATC radar f1 to fn.
The Contractor shall supply fully documented engineering analysis to establish that the above requirements have been complied with and, in particular, that the input signal levels and WCSc as stated have been correctly evaluated and the resultant performance of the radar meets all relevant criteria.
Interested companies are to note that the Watchman system was purchased as a COTS product and that they will need to satisfy themselves and certify to the Authority, that they can obtain access to any necessary IPR in order to provide a solution to the Interference problem. Or alternatively that no such access is required. Interested companies should consider that they may need to enter into a licence agreement with Selex Integrated Systems Ltd who are the MoD Design Organisation and the owners of IPR in MoD owned Watchman radar.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35722000, 38115000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Authority may require the contractor to embody the modification in MoD Watchman radars.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 23.11.2012. Completion 31.12.2013

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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, 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 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) 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. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(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 capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 6
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 will be 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:

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

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

23.7.2012 – 23:59
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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

Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk. The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

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-2012615-DCB-3997693.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Air Defence & Air Traffic Systems Delivery Team, DE&S
Room G29, Building 85, RAF Henlow
SG16 6DN Henlow
E-mail: james.hill787@mod.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Air Defence & Air Traffic Systems Delivery Team, DE&S

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Air Defence & Air Traffic Systems (ADATS) IPT, DE&S

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.6.2012