RAPTOR NITF Converter Procurement and Support

RAPTOR NITF Converter Procurement and Support

The procurement and support of euipment to ingest RAW STANAG 7023 data from RAPTOR pod Removal Memory Modules (RMM) and output imagery in NITF 2.1 format.

United Kingdom-Kings Lynn: Miscellaneous software development services and computer systems

2015/S 057-100696

Contract notice


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Combat Air
Hangar 2 F/6, RAF Marham
Contact point(s): DE&S FAST Commercial
For the attention of: David Wallington
PE33 9NP Kings Lynn
Telephone: +44 1760337261-5312
E-mail: desfast-comrcl-2a3@mod.uk

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/entities

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:

RAPTOR NITF Converter (RNC) Procurement and Support.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 26: Other services

NUTS code UKH13

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Miscellaneous software development services and computer systems. The procurement and support of euipment to ingest RAW STANAG 7023 data from RAPTOR pod Removal Memory Modules (RMM) and output imagery in NITF 2.1 format for export to and exploitation on a LAN system.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about subcontracting


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:

Quantity 3 operational RNC systems plus spares are required which will utilise a Zodiac Ground Cartridge Replay Unit (GFE). To include support to the systems for the duration of the support contract.
Hardware Requirements.
1. The RNC is to be a deployable ruggedised MOD security accredited (SECRET UKEO) Windows 7 based system with the capability to connect via Ethernet to an existing exploitation LAN system.
Software Requirements.
2. The ability to customise NITF 2.1 security leader information as per MIL-STD-2500B (NITF 2.1) prior to translation from RAW STANAG 7023 data to NITF 2.1, the RNC shall prompt the operator to edit selected NITF Header Field content. The translated imagery should be viewable on the RNC using a NITF Viewer.
3. The ability to erase mission data on RMM and prepare for next mission.
Initial Support Requirements.
4. Provide Operator, Maintainer and Safety Case documentation and for the RNC.
5. The ability to provide an initial training course.
In Service Support Requirements.
6. Provide support contract for RNC COTS components.
7. Provide engineering support and PDS until 31.3.2019 for the RNC system support including 2hr On Call Support at RAF Marham during working hours (8:00 to 17:00 Mon to Fri).
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Requirements
8. The ability to be included in a Technical Assistance Agreement to allow access to data to tender and deliver the contract.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.1.2016. Completion 31.3.2019

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 to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation

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.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical and/or professional 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 1 and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As detailed within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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 has been used: no
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 158-284958 of 20.8.2014

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.4.2015 – 17:00
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


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 atwww.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.

From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC.


The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise.

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

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: 8HRPAS5YF4. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 27.4.2015 17:00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing — support@contracts.mod.uk or call +44 800 282 324.

PQQ Evaluation Weightings (Note: any sections not listed below are unweighed).
Part 1: Form A: Organisation and Contact Details.
Consortia and Sub-contracting: 5 (5.00 %).
For completion by non-UK business only: 2 (2.00 %).
Part 1: Form D: Economic and Financial Standing.
Financial Information: 5 (5.00 %).
Part 1: Form E: Technical and Professional Ability.
Experience and Contract Examples: 20 (20.00 %).
Experience and Contract Examples: 10 (10.00 %).
Electronic Trading: 1 (1.00 %).
Part 2: Form F: Project Questions.
Project Related Questions: 10 (10.00 %).
Additional Questions for Technical and Professional Capability: 40 (40.00 %).
Part 2: Form G: Defence and Security Questions.
Security Information (1): 3 (3.00 %).
Security Information (2): 3 (3.00 %).
Signature – Form completed by: 1 (1.00 %).
The scoring matrix used for the weighted questions is as follows:
0 — No Answer;
1 — Poor;
2 — Satisfactory;
3 — Good;
4 — Very good;
5 — Excellent;
Minimum score required for the following weighted questions:
Part 1: Form E: Technical and Professional Ability = 3
Part 2: Form F: Project Questions=3 GO Reference: GO-2015318-DCB-6447238.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, Combat Air
FAST Air Support Team, DE&S, Mailpoint #1128, Walnut 1a, MOD Abbeywood
BS34 8JH Bristol
E-mail: desfast-comrcl4@mod.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Combat Air

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

Ministry of Defence, Combat Air

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: