Supplies - 170992-2018

20/04/2018    S77

United Kingdom-London: Radar surveillance equipment

2018/S 077-170992

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Secretary of State for the Home Department
Postal address: 2 Marsham Street
Town: London
Postal code: SW1P 4DF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Amanda Hallinan
Telephone: +44 1303299304
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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
Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Supply and Maintenance of Radar Surveillance Technology

Reference number: HO_BF_JXT 18 215/048
II.1.2)Main CPV code
38115100 Radar surveillance equipment
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Supply and maintenance of radar coastal surveillance technology for the detection of small boats, mainly RHIBS, approaching the shoreline on the Kent coast with a minimum range of 8-10 miles over 180 degrees.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
38115000 Radar apparatus
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Border Force General Aviation/General Maritime (GA/GM) teams which operate in the South East have mandatory commitments to attend airfields/marinas/ports/fishing vessels/Ashford International and cruise ships, covering both immigration and customs activity.

Organised crime syndicates are constantly generating different ways to illegally land illegal migrants or prohibited and restricted items into the UK.

In 2016 Border Force reacted to a step change in RHIB landings across the South East coastline. These arrivals saw illegal migrants being dropped off on the shoreline around the Kent coast.

Although the team’s carry out surveillance on over 150 miles of coastline, the shortest routes from the Boulogne/Calais area towards Kingsdown, Deal, Dover and Folkestone appear to be the favoured routing for organised crime. To tackle this criminal activity, Border Force is looking to procure radar coastal surveillance equipment to enable officers to identify incoming targets.

Border Force seeks expressions of interest from companies that can provide equipment meeting the following minimum requirements:

— The radar must be able to identify and track small boats, but mainly RHIB’s.

— The radar should have a minimum 180 degree capacity.

— The radar should have a range of at least 8 to 10 miles.

— The radar feed should enable staff to view live activity from remote locations.

— The radar should be fixed or mobile, with easy maintenance.

Companies which offer radar coastal surveillance equipment which meets these minimum criteria are requested to send their expression of interest to Amanda Hallinan, Home Office Commercial at

II.2.14)Additional information

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

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: