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France-Saint-Germain-en-Laye: Classified Information and Communication Systems for the GSA (GRON v2)
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Classified Information and Communication Systems for the GSA (GRON v2)
The purpose of this invitation to tender is to establish a single framework service contract (FWC) to maintain Galileo Robust Operational Network (GRON v1), deploy new classified network(s), add new functionalities to the existing ones and extend them to additional subscriber sites (GRON v2).
As part of the Galileo Programme, GSA is entrusted to design, procure, deploy, extend and maintain several networks supporting IT applications processing information classified up to Secret UE/EU Secret.
Some of those networks support Galileo operations while others support the administration and management of the Galileo Programme. Under this framework contract different projects, implemented through multiple specific contracts, shall run for:
• the deployment and exploitation of new classified networks;
• the exploitation, improvement and extension of classified networks already in use.
The major network, approved to handle classified information up to Secret UE/EU Secret, is already deployed with the current FWC GSA/OP/06/17 (i.e. Galileo Robust Operational Network (GRON v1)). This network has two main redundant sites, one in GSMC-FR (Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France) and one in GSMC-ES (San Martin de la Vega, Spain) and several subscriber sites (at least 11 in the first phase) across the European Union.
With this procurement activity, the GRON v2 will be deployed in at least three phases, having the objectives to take-over of the GRON v1; to design, deploy, support of accreditation, test, validate and train the operators to the scope of the GRON v2.
GRON v2 shall also add new functionalities to the GRON v1, including new classified networks, interface with the Galileo Ground System and cover in estimation more than 35 sites (mostly within EU).
The initial duration of the single framework contract is 1 (one) year with automatic extension up to 5 (two) times for 12 (twelve) months each, up to a total maximum duration of 6 (six) years.
Procurement procedure: restricted procedure pursuant to Article 164(1)(b) of the EU Financial Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
The increase of the maximum duration of the FWC beyond 4 (four) years is justified by the criticality of the service continuity and the complexity of the contract hand-over mainly regarding the Internet Service Provider services.
Section VI: Complementary information