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17/05/2019    S95

United Kingdom-Crawley: Security, fire-fighting, police and defence equipment

2019/S 095-229701

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: Civil Aviation Authority
Postal address: Aviation House, Gatwick Airport South
Town: Crawley
Postal code: RH6 0YR
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Jo Cottell
E-mail: jo.cottell@caa.co.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.caa.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Aviation Regulator
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Aviation Regulator

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Requirements for the Provision of a Third Party Certifier and Quality Assurer of Free Running Explosive Detection Dogs (FREDDs)

Reference number: 2796
II.1.2)Main CPV code
35000000 Security, fire-fighting, police and defence equipment
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Requirements for the provision of a third party certifier and quality assurer of Free Running Explosive Detection Dogs (FREDDs).

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)
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
75000000 Administration, defence and social security services
75222000 Civil defence services
79710000 Security services
72225000 System quality assurance assessment and review services
73431000 Test and evaluation of security equipment
24600000 Explosives
38546000 Explosives detection system
73100000 Research and experimental development services
73400000 Research and Development services on security and defence materials
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSARC) are inviting interested parties to a market engagement event on 18.6.2019 at their Gatwick Offices for Provision of a third party certifier and quality assurer of free running explosive detection dogs. This provision is regulated by the UK National Aviation Security Programme (NASP). To maintain standards and certify new dog and handler teams, CAA are looking for certification and quality assurance to be carried out by a third party accredited by the CAA.

The event’s aims to provide potential suppliers with an overview of requirements and for the CAA to understand solutions and capability currently in the market. The session will be interactive, and places are limited to one representative per organisation.

Following the Market Engagement Event day CAA will then determine an appropriate sourcing strategy. Please note any potential successful bidders will be subject to UK National Security Vetting.

II.2.14)Additional information

To register your interest in attending please email procurement@caa.co.uk and you will receive an NDA for completion and further details.

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:

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GO Reference: GO-2019515-PRO-14896625

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: