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11/05/2016    S90

United Kingdom-Swindon: Satellites

2016/S 090-161547

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: UK Shared Business Services Limited
Postal address: North Star House, North Star Avenue
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: UK Shared Business Services Limited
For the attention of: Katarzyna Nawrotek
Telephone: +44 1793867558

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: Natural Environment Research Council
Postal address: Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Town: Sindon
Postal code: SN2 1EU
Country: United Kingdom

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
UK SBS: The Provision of VSAT Satellite Communications Systems (Space Segment) for BAS Stations, Ships and Cambridge HQ.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
UK SBS on behalf of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) anticipates undertaking a procurement exercise for the Provision of VSAT Satellite Communications Systems (Space Segment) for BAS Stations, Ships and Cambridge HQ.
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is a component part of the Natural Environment Research Council, and has, for the last sixty years, undertaken the majority of Britain's scientific research on and around the Antarctic continent. For more information on BAS, visit:
The purpose of the proposed procurement exercise will be to appoint a provider who can supply, manage and maintain the satellite hardware and bandwidth and undertake hardware upgrade at all the sites.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP


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

34712200 Satellites, 32532000 Satellite dishes, 32533000 Satellite earth stations, 32534000 Satellite platforms, 32531000 Satellite communications equipment

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

This Prior Information Notice is being issued in order to undertake a market consultation exercise with regards to the service detailed above. If you believe that this will be of interest to you and your organisation, please register your interest by sending an email to the following email address: The estimated value of the full contract will range from 2 000 000 GBP to 5 000 000 GBP. We anticipate this being a 5-year contract with the option for 2 further extension periods of 1 year.

For the avoidance of doubt, this notice is not a Call for Competition; a Contract Notice will be issued as a call for competition. Not registering an interest shall not prevent any supplier participating in a potential future procurement, nor is it intended that any information supplied as part of preliminary market consultation shall place any supplier at an advantage in a potential procurement process.
It is anticipated that the contract will be effective from 1.10.2017.

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:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: