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United Kingdom-London: Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision of Aircraft Communication System Devices for ESN
ESMCP is delivering the Emergency Services Network (ESN), a secure, 4G critical voice and data communications service using an enhanced commercial LTE network configured to give priority access for the 3 emergency services (3ES).
This ACS Procurement forms part of the ESMCP and is responsible for delivering the services and associated equipment to deliver the devices for the air-to-ground capability, approved for use on the ESN. There is potential to include satellite technology in the future to complement this capability.
This procurement is to establish a Framework Agreement that the Authority and nominated ESN User Organisations (UOs) can use to procure the required goods and services for use on the ESN. The Framework Agreement will comprise of a single supplier for 10 years with the option to extend for up to an additional 5 years.
The ACS Procurement will provide the goods and services for the air-to-ground device. Full details are contained within the ITT and schedules. There is a commitment to provide 66 devices with potential to increase this to 103 devices.
Potential for renewals of up to a total of a further 60 months after the initial 120 month period.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Hold relevant EASA approvals for the design, manufacture, service, support and repair of avionic devices including EASA Part 21 G (POA), EASA Part 21 J/O (A-DOA) for design and production of ETSO items and EASA Part 145 (MOA) for the service, support, repair and maintenance of the required avionic system.
Section IV: Procedure
Due to the expected timescale, and the long lifecycle of Aircraft and their components, any framework of 4 years or shorter is not considered to be of interest or financially viable for potential suppliers. As a result it is considered that offering an agreement of 4 years or shorter would limit the competition significantly.
Section VI: Complementary information
Economic operators shall note the following:
The procurement has been launched subject to final governance approval.
Expressions of Interest to participate in this procurement should be made by e-mailing ESMCPSupplier@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.
Following receipt of an Expression of Interest, the Authority will send the Contract Letting Participation Agreement (CLPA); Ethical Walls Agreement (EWA) and Security Aspects Letter (SAL) to the supplier to complete and return to the same e-mail address.
Once the CLPA, EWA and SAL have been returned and verified by the Authority, the supplier will be provided with access to the “ITT for Provision of Aircraft Communication System Devices for ESN” on the Bravo e-Sourcing Portal. If the primary contact and/or organisation is not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done on-line at https://esn.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html and following guidance with regard to accessing the Bravo system.
Bravo Registration: Registering for the Bravo system is only required once.
Economic operators will then be able to browse to the eSourcing portal and complete the following:
(a) click the “click here to register” link;
(b) accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”;
(c) enter your business and user details;
(d) note the username you use and click “save“ when complete;
(e) you will then receive an e-mail with your unique password.
Access to the ITT documentation:
(a) login to the eSourcing portal with your unique username and password;
(b) click on the “ITT open to all suppliers“ link;
(c) click on the relevant titled item;
(d) click the “express interest“ button in the “actions“ box on the left hand side of the page. This is a secure area for projects only;
(e) the ITT documents will be provided in Bravo, which, as detailed above is only accessible if the CLPA, EWA and SAL have been completed, returned and verified.
Responding to the ITT:
(a) economic operators will then be able to use the messages functions to communicate with ESMCP and seek any clarifications that may be required;
(b) please note the deadline for completion of the ITT, this is a precise time and the eSourcing portal will reject the economic operators submission if it is submitted after this time.
For further assistance contact the BravoSolution helpdesk which is available Monday to Friday (0800 to 1800) GMT on:
(a) email email@example.com or
(b) telephone +44 800 368 4850.