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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Bristol: Tethered Unmanned Air System
Document Ref:
417093-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other
Date Published:
05 September 2019
Deadline Date:
08 October 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
Labels:

Notice Abstract

DE&S, on behalf of MoD, are looking to procure a tether system that can be integrated with a MoD air platform to support and enable trials of a tethered UAS to evidence and inform MarCap capability and decision making on the potential future use.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other

#1261 Spruce 2B NH1, Ministry of Defence Abbey Wood South

Bristol

BS34 8JH

UK

Telephone: +44 3067931178

E-mail: DESTECH-R-GNS@mod.gov.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

http://www.contracts.mod.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the following address:

Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other

Maple 2 #2219, MoD Abbey Wood

Bristol

BS34 8JH

UK

Telephone: +44 3067931178

E-mail: DESTECH-R-GNS@mod.gov.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-equipment-and-support

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main activity

Defence

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Tethered Unmanned Air System

II.1.2) Main CPV code

35721000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4) Short description

DE&S, on behalf of MoD, are looking to procure a tether system that can be integrated with a MoD air platform to support and enable trials of a tethered UAS to evidence and inform MarCap capability and decision making on the potential future use.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

DE&S, on behalf of MoD, are looking to procure a tether system that can be integrated with a MoD air platform to support and enable trials of a tethered unmanned air system (TUAS) to evidence and inform maritime capability and decision making on the potential future use.

A TUAS could be a viable method of granting increased situational awareness and command and control capability for ships. The current sensor horizon on RN ships is limited by physical mast height. This could be extended many times if the sensor/payload was elevated further to support a range of potential future payloads/use cases. The Navy requires such capabilities be investigated to provide decision support to technology development and system procurement. This TUAS capability concept demonstrator (CCD) shall be conducted to investigate the physical limitations of tether height and impacts on power/data capacities as well as exploring and understanding technical feasibility.

The tether system (i.e. tether, winch system, ground control segment, power) procured under this tender, shall be expected to be capable of integrating and interoperable with the MoD air platform of the Malloy Aeronautics TRV-80. Integration of the tether system to the TRV-80 is anticipated to be conducted by the design authority of the UAS. To establish a Navy ‘virtual mast’ the tether is expected to operate to a height of 300 m minimum, with a stretch target of 500 m in a maritime environment. In understanding the limitations of a tether, the tether system should aim to provide the optimum power/data at the height(s) to support the UAS in planned trial environmental conditions as well as providing additional spare capacity for potential future Payload.

It is the intent that a series of incremental trials led by NAS 700X shall be conducted with the tether system and TRV-80 both on land and sea in a static and moving environment to explore the operational capabilities and limitations of the use of the Tether.

The cyber risk risk assessment reference (RAR) is RAR-6FB8XCG6.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 23

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

As per the contract and statement of requirements.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 08/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

Place:

Maple 2 #2219, Abbey Wood, Bristol BS34 8JH.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

As stated in the tender documents.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement. 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. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Advertising Regime OJEU: this contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence contracts bulletin and http://www.contracts.mod.uk

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk.

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: CJ6QV27ANQ.

Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.

Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity 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 Tel. 0800 282 324.

Go reference: GO-201993-DCB-15323776.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other

#1261 Spruce 2B NH1, Ministry of Defence Abbey Wood

Bristol

BS34 8JH

UK

Telephone: +44 3067931178

E-mail: DESTECH-R-GNS@mod.gov.uk

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other

#1261 Spruce 2B NH1, Ministry of Defence Abbey Wood

Bristol

BS34 8JH

UK

Telephone: +44 3067931178

E-mail: DESTECH-R-GNS@mod.gov.uk

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other

#1261 Spruce 2B NH1, Ministry of Defence Abbey Wood

Bristol

BS34 8JH

UK

Telephone: +44 3067931178

E-mail: DESTECH-R-GNS@mod.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

03/09/2019

Current Notes