Services - 140456-2020

Submission deadline has been amended by:  218586-2020
24/03/2020    S59

France-Saint-Germain-en-Laye: Classified Information and Communication Systems for the GSA (GRON v2)

2020/S 059-140456

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European GNSS Agency (GSA) — Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC)
Postal address: 8 Avenue du Président Kennedy
Town: Saint-Germain-en-Laye
NUTS code: FR10 Ile-de-France
Postal code: 78102
Country: France
Contact person: Legal and Procurement Department
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
Official name: European GNSS Agency (GSA)
Postal address: Janovského 438/2
Town: Prague
Postal code: 17000
Country: Czechia
NUTS code: CZ01 Praha
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Space, Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Classified Information and Communication Systems for the GSA (GRON v2)

Reference number: GSA/RP/27/19
II.1.2)Main CPV code
50324100 System maintenance services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

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).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 66 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32420000 Network equipment
32570000 Communications equipment
32580000 Data equipment
48210000 Networking software package
48510000 Communication software package
48730000 Security software package
48731000 File security software package
48732000 Data security software package
48810000 Information systems
48800000 Information systems and servers
48900000 Miscellaneous software package and computer systems
50312610 Maintenance of information technology equipment
50324100 System maintenance services
50324200 Preventive maintenance services
50600000 Repair and maintenance services of security and defence materials
51300000 Installation services of communications equipment
72410000 Provider services
45314000 Installation of telecommunications equipment
50300000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to personal computers, office equipment, telecommunications and audio-visual equipment
50331000 Repair and maintenance services of telecommunications lines
50332000 Telecommunications-infrastructure maintenance services
64214400 Communication land-line rental
32524000 Telecommunications system
32232000 Video-conferencing equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 66 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

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.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Galileo programme.

II.2.14)Additional information

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

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

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.

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 210-512165
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 27/04/2020
Local time: 23:59
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Town: Luxembourg
Country: Luxembourg
Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: European Ombudsman
Town: Strasbourg
Country: France
Internet address:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European GNSS Agency (GSA)
Town: Prague
Country: Czechia
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: