Tender for Supply of Radar Systems

Tender for Supply of Radar Systems

Tender for the Supply and Installation of 2 Radar Systems Capable of Forming a Coherent Network.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Radar apparatus

2019/S 155-381992

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Pauline Harrison-Johnson
E-mail: P.E.Harrison@bham.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKG31
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.bham.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham/aspx/Home

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.in-tendhost.com/universityofbirmingham
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Tender for the Supply and Installation of 2 Radar Systems Capable of Forming a Coherent Network

Reference number: SC7530/19

II.1.2)Main CPV code

38115000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The University of Birmingham invites tenders for supply of 2 radar systems capable of forming a coherent network. The radars may be scanning but must be capable of operating in a staring mode with overlapped coverage. The radar systems will form part of a physical demonstrator, i.e. facilities created as part of a quantum hub project, which will be used to facilitate and support the demonstration of advanced quantum oscillators and their impact on achievable monostatic and networked radar performance. The radar systems will be used to develop methods to enhance traditional radar performance as well as researching new advanced radar modalities and applications in the broad areas of distributed, coherent, cognitive, high resolution radar sensing. Therefore, it will be required, as part of the project, to build a strong partnership with the technology provider and, ideally, define a joint co-funded R&D programme.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG31

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This project is funded by the EPSRC and the procurement is dependent on the final funding agreement.

The University of Birmingham invites tenders for supply of 2 radar systems capable of forming a coherent network. The radars may be scanning but must be capable of operating in a staring mode with overlapped coverage. The radar systems will form part of a physical demonstrator, i.e. facilities created as part of a quantum hub project, which will be used to facilitate and support the demonstration of advanced quantum oscillators and their impact on achievable monostatic and networked radar performance. The radar systems will be used to develop methods to enhance traditional radar performance as well as researching new advanced radar modalities and applications in the broad areas of distributed, coherent, cognitive, high resolution radar sensing. Therefore, it will be required, as part of the project, to build a strong partnership with the technology provider and, ideally, define a joint co-funded R&D programme.

The 2 radar systems are to enable a 2-node radar network to be developed such that it can be used to demonstrate fundamental improvements in RF sensing that come with improved timing. This RF sensor network will serve 2 main purposes. Firstly, it provides an application-oriented test-bed for the full evaluation of ultra-low phase noise quantum timing sources. Secondly, it will allow development and evaluation of a novel networked radar sensing system in which a highly stable distributed clock signal is central to system coherency, performance and the resulting capability. The following requirements provide guidance but vendors are free to make alternative suggestions where they feel they can match.

The 2 radar systems should operate at the same frequency with the same bandwidth. The 2 radar systems should be capable of functioning in a staring mode whereby, ideally, the transmitted signal illuminates the whole of the field of regard and multiple receive beams, preferably formed by digital means, can collectively match the same field of regard. However, it is recognised that a single transmit and receive beam system will be sufficient to enable all requirements to be met. Each radar should have a detection range of at least 3 km as evidenced by an adequate signal to noise ratio against a target with a radar cross-section of -20 dBsm. The radar field of view should be no less than plus and minus 45 degrees from the radar boresight line. In the horizontal (azimuth) plane and up to an angle of 30 degrees from the ground plane, vertically (i.e. in elevation). Individual beam widths should be no more than 22,5 degrees in the horizontal (azimuthal) plane and 6,5 degrees in the vertical (elevation) plane. Radar range resolution should be no coarser than 150 m. The radar systems are to have a processing capacity together with processing algorithms able to detect, track and classify multiple targets. The radar systems must be capable of being installed on rooftop locations at the University of Birmingham. It is preferable that the transmitter and receiver are physically separable, allowing remote location of one from the other. The systems should have a data recorder for storing I and Q of all range gates for each pulse at the maximum PRF and in all receiver channels. The recording systems, ideally, should be capable of recording for up to 6 hours. The radar should also provide a means for calibration of any phase and/or amplitude imbalance.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Compliance to the specifications / Weighting: 54 %
Quality criterion – Name: After sales and technical back up / Weighting: 5 %
Quality criterion – Name: Delivery and training / Weighting: 5 %
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainability and environmental / Weighting: 5 %
Quality criterion – Name: Supplier appraisal questionnaires / Weighting: 6 %
Price – Weighting: 25 %
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 6
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 12/09/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/09/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The University of Birmingham
Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/08/2019