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Services - 105670-2016

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26/03/2016    S61    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Bristol: Communications equipment

2016/S 061-105670

Prior information notice for contracts in the field of defence and security


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Ships, Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) Team
Postal address: Commercial, Ash 1c #3114, MOD Abbey Wood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Mr Marc Hughes

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities
The contracting authority/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
In-Service Support (ISS) to primary Internal Communications and Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) Equipment.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Communications and Situational Awareness (CSA) section, within the Maritime Combat Systems Team, has a potential requirement for provision of In-Service Support (ISS) to primary Internal Communications and Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) Equipment fitted to current and future naval platforms. The Internal Communications and CCTV Equipment comprises of the following:
1. CCTV;
2. PABX (Telephone Exchange);
3. Flight Deck Communication;
4. Infra-Red (IR) Communications;
5. Rationalised Internal Communications Equipment (RICE) 1 & 2;
6. Main Broadcast Communications;
7. Visual Surveillance Systems (VSS).
The requirement is intended to include, but not be limited to, repair services (spares inclusive support solution), spares production, Post Design Services (PDS), safety, obsolescence management for internal communications equipment across a range of naval platforms.
Any potential supplier will be required to have or obtain a List X status (in accordance with JSP 440).
It is anticipated that the support contract will be awarded in FY 16/17, for a period of 5 years with options for 2 additional years. This PIN is to alert the market to the potential future requirement and is NOT a formal request for Expressions of Interest (EOI). A Contract Notice and Dynamic PQQ shall be issued in due course to request EOIs which shall reference this PIN.


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32570000, 32570000, 50640000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 16.3.2017
II.7)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the new GSC.

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.

Advertising Regime OJEU: - This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU),the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and

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

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: XBJCD6265C.
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 or Telephone 0800 282 324.

GO Reference: GO-2016324-DCB-7969997.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: