S&T Intelligence Project – Request for Information – Ministry of Defence

S&T Intelligence Project – Request for Information – Ministry of Defence

The purpose of this Request for Information is to understand the capability of horizon scanning, or technology watch software platforms and any associated advanced analytics available from the market, particularly automated solutions.

RFI for S&T Intelligence Project

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Software package and information systems – 48000000

Location of contract

South East

Procurement reference

tender_287354/1002723

Published date

6 October 2021

Closing date

26 November 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to understand the capability of horizon scanning, or technology watch software platforms and any associated advanced analytics available from the market, particularly automated solutions. Dstl is looking for a software platform to enhance and multiply the efforts of our analysts looking for emerging Science and Technology (S&T) with implications for Defence and Security.
Analysts need a software platform to speed up and improve finding relevant content (research, investment/funding, patents etc.), understanding how the content is interconnected, filtering/prioritising results, visualising and analysing the S&T landscape and how it’s changing (including the key actors driving the change), and collaborating with others to create a shared view of a scientific or technology development. Analysts need support in interpreting and judging all of the above to assist them determine which of these signals have most implications for Defence.
Our capability to find relevant content and assess it needs to scale up whilst the number of analysts remains the same. Semi-automated or fully-automated searching for relevant content and advanced analytics to help understand the evolving science and technology landscape and how/when it could affect Defence and Security are of particular interest. Platforms not covering all of these areas will not be excluded, and platforms designed for other applications that can be adapted to all or part of the need will be considered. The output of this RFI will be used to help Dstl develop its procurement strategy and requirements.
Dstl is interested in companies of all sizes from Micro through to Large Enterprises to offer their ideas or products that may fulfil all or part of this need.

 

More information

 

Previous notice about this procurement

RFI for S&T Intelligence Project

  • Early engagement
  • Published 6 October 2021

 

Attachments
Additional text
Full details, including contact information, are in the attached RFI document.

 

How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Jonathan Mottram

Address

Dstl Portsdown West
Fareham
PO17 6AD
England

Email

jmottram@dstl.gov.uk