Supply Electronic Passport Gates (E-Gates)

Supply Electronic Passport Gates (E-Gates)

Supplier Engagement Event on the 17th and 18th October 2012.

UK-Salford: security equipment

2012/S 192-315571

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Home Office
Border Force (BF) Commercial and Services Directorate, 5th Floor West, Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street
For the attention of: Mark Patrick
M60 9LA Salford
Telephone: +44 1618270212
Fax: +44 1618270270

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity

Public order and safety
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:

Strategic contract for provision of e-Gates.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK

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

Border Force currently has Electronic Passport Gates (e-Gates) operating across 15 airport terminals in the UK. The existing e-Gates are used to verify the identity and eligibility of EEA, UK and Swiss ePassport holders quickly and securely as they cross the border.
Border Force is planning to tender for a 4 year call off contract within the current financial year (2012/13) covering the supply of “next generation” e-Gates. The scope of this contract is for the physical e-Gates and their support & maintenance only. It does not cover the e-Gate monitoring system or any other back-end Border Force infrastructure systems. This requirement should not be confused with the legacy e-Borders project or any plans to replace the existing Border Systems.
The resulting contract may be enabled for other interested parties, such as Port Operators, to use for the same product.
Border Force is seeking Suppliers of e-Gates which are suitable for deployment in any of the UK’s ports (including juxtaposed ports). These e-Gates should be capable of processing a wide range of passengers by biometrically verifying their identities using electronic travel documents (e.g. ePassports) and /or against databases and watchlists.
Any potential Suppliers who are interested in undertaking this role should provide the following details to the Contract Authority within 14 days of this request for information:
— Company name & details,
— Contact name & details,
— UK VAT registration number (if applicable).
It is intended to carry out a Supplier Engagement Event on the 17th and 18th October 2012. During this process, the Agency will look to the participants to assist in refining their technological requirement. Places are limited, if you wish to take advantage of this opportunity and to participate in a one-to-one meeting at the Event, you should register your interest no later 17:00 on the 11.10.2012.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35121000, 35125110

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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

Please note this is a request for information only. The contracting authority does not undertake to enter into any contractual agreement on the basis of this prior information.

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:
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:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.10.2012