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Services - 542102-2019

15/11/2019    S221    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

Finland-Espoo: Telecommunications services

2019/S 221-542102

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: Suomen Turvallisuusverkko Oy
National registration number: 2461691-8
Postal address: Tekniikantie 4 B
Town: Espoo
NUTS code: FI
Postal code: 02150
Country: Finland

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

RFI: Virve 2.0 Mission Critical Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Virve 2.0 project will implement a nationwide mission critical mobile broadband service for the Finnish public safety and other authorities during early 2020s. Two major procurements to set up a mobile broadband network are already ongoing. This request for information (RFI) marks the start of the next phase of the project by adding 3GPP standards based mission critical voice, data and video services to Virve 2.0. This RFI is not a request for proposal (RFP), nor an invite to formal negotiations. Its purpose is to gather information about potential suppliers and potential ways to define, procure and implement future Virve 2.0 mission critical services. For example, the answers will help us to form our requirements in related procurement(s) later on.

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)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: FI
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

We invite answers and comments from all parties working on mission critical broadband communications. We are especially keen to learn from those who already are or aim to be suppliers of 3GPP defined mission critical services or related elements/functions. This RFI does not bind Suomen Erillisverkot to make any procurement based on this request. Participation to this RFI does not in any way bind any party in a potential future invitation to tender. Suppliers who refrain from participating in this RFI are equally allowed to participate to potential future RFP. Interested suppliers are kindly requested to respond by sending an e-mail to

In the email, please include the full name of your company and its contact person, including the person's email. Also, please write into subject field of the email ‘Suomen Erillisverkot — Virve 2.0 mission critical services’.

II.2.14)Additional information

RFI/Virve 2.0, phase 2, with specific questions can be found from here:

The deadline for comments is 17.1.2020. Answers and comments can be delivered by email (

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:

This prior information notice will replace Hilma notice number 2019-023354 released on 12.11.2019.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: