Supply Electronic Passport Gates (E-Gates)
Supplier Engagement Event on the 17th and 18th October 2012.
UK-Salford: security equipment
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
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)
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
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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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.10.2012