Supplies - 173430-2018

21/04/2018    S78    - - Supplies - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-London: Surveillance and security systems and devices

2018/S 078-173430

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Secretary of State for the Home Department
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Amanda Hallinan
Telephone: +44 1303299304
E-mail: amanda.hallinan@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKJ

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Next Generation Fast Screening Technology for Freight Vehicles

II.1.2)Main CPV code
35120000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Border Force is a professional law enforcement command within the Home Office (the “Authority”) responsible for securing the UK border and preventing illegal immigration. The Authority’s search of vehicles operations at the juxtaposed ports in northern France currently includes the use of Passive millimeter-wave imaging (PMMWI) technology on moving freight vehicles to check for the presence of persons illegally stowed within trailers.

The Authority requires a next generation fast screening technological solution to screen between 200 to 250 freight vehicles per hour which is capable of responding to changing patterns on concealment where persons illegally stowed are increasingly hidden deeper within trailer loads.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: FRE1
NUTS code: BE
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Border Force is a professional law enforcement command within the Home Office (the “Authority”) responsible for securing the UK border and preventing illegal immigration. The Authority’s search of vehicles operations at the juxtaposed ports in northern France currently includes the use of Passive millimeter-wave imaging (PMMWI) technology on moving freight vehicles to check for the presence of persons illegally stowed within trailers.

The Authority currently deploys five (5) PMMWI systems; two (2) systems at Calais, two (2) systems at Coquelles and one (1) system is also deployed to the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium.

The Authority requires next generation fast screening technology for moving freight vehicles which is capable of responding to the changing patterns on concealment where persons illegally stowed are increasingly hidden deeper within trailer loads.

The intention is to expand the number of systems deployed to include ports of Dunkerque and Oostende.

The fast freight screening technology solution needs to be able to be operated outside in harsh sea-port environments and provide:

a. effective freight screening technology compliant with French Ionising Radiation Regulations;

b. the ability to scan 200-250 vehicles per hour at the busiest ports, Calais and Coquelles, in order to maintain traffic fluidity;

c. machine learning threat assessment software and data storage, facilitating screening and searching activity and performance improvement for users;

d. Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) capability to identify vehicles;

e. the option to deploy some units as a mobile screening solution;

f. remote diagnostic capability;

g. remote software updates; and

h. planned preventative maintenance and repair services for the life of the technology

Companies which are able to offer a viable technological solution are requested to send an expression of interest to Amanda Hallinan, Home Office Commercial at amanda.hallinan@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

It is anticipated that supplier engagement meetings shall be held 14.5.2018 — 25.5.2018.

II.2.14)Additional information

Please note that this is a request for information only. The Home Office does not undertake to enter into any contractual agreement on the basis of this prior information notice.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
30/09/2018

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19/04/2018