Radio Communication System Tender
1. The MOD have a requirement for the provision of a radio communication system in Belize (BATSUB).
United Kingdom-Corsham: Radio equipment
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Networks Commercial Fixed Team, DE&S
Spur C2, Building 405, MOD Corsham, Westwells Road
Contact point(s): DesNet-ComrclFxd2
SN13 9NR Corsham
Telephone: +44 3067700913
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 11: Telecommunications services
NUTS code UK
32344210, 32418000, 50333000
The tenderer has to indicate any change occurring at the level of subcontractors during the execution of the contract
2. The solution shall incorporate, but not limited to, the following:
a. A digitised system with all associated software and hardware which shall be capable of a minimum of 2 talk groups and 10 separate channels per talk group and each talk group will not exceed 100 subscribers and shall incorporate multi-group and multi-user communities.
b. Allocation, management and control of frequencies is managed by Public Utilities Company (PUC) and BATSUB shall have dedicated and sole use of any frequencies used by the solution. This will require policing and strict control by the supplier to prevent other users, agencies from using assigned frequencies and any frequency cross contamination.
c. The proposal shall identify and use a varied mix of hand held, vehicle mounted and permanent base stations. All vehicle borne and hand held units should be programmable and capable of integrating GPS services.
d. Coverage of 95 % or greater shall be provided between training areas and along Main Supply Routes. Details of the training areas will be supplied as part of any invitation to tender documentation unless specifically requested earlier.
e. Expansion to other training areas is anticipated to cover locations such as, Chiquibul Branch, Maya Mountains, Bladen Branch and Little Quartz Ridge as indicated at Enclosure 1 shall be required including details for such expansion.
f. A fully managed (see para 3 below for description) E2E digitised radio communication system for BATSUB to include ongoing training of personnel; replacement of broken equipment (to be effected within 2 hours of being made aware of the breakdown), repair and technical management of the (infrastructure) equipment software and hardware. The service shall be available 24/7/365.
3. The supplier will be expected to supply, own and provide for use, a system which meets the requirement, provide training, maintain/technical management, replace faulty/broken equipment and dispose of all elements of the solution.
4. It is imperative that any potential bidder has written confirmation/legal documentation from the respective land owner, Belizean organisation/government department or agencies authorising them to install masts or co-locate equipment on existing masts and operate such a system prior to award of any contract.
5. The system shall be fully operational by 31.3.14.
Number of possible renewals: 2
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) 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 39(1) of Directive 2009/81/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 39(2) of Directive 2009/81/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the DSPCR 2011) 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.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 39(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest (including defence and security factors) for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 39(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.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-201389-DCB-5025973
Networks Team, DE&S