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This notice has been cancelled by:  63241-2015
20/08/2014    S158

United Kingdom-Kings Lynn: Miscellaneous software development services and computer systems

2014/S 158-284958

Contract notice


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Combat Air
Postal address: Hangar 2 F/6, RAF Marham
Town: Kings Lynn
Postal code: PE33 9NP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: DE&S Commercial
For the attention of: David Wallington
Telephone: +44 1760337261/5312

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
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 is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
RAPTOR NITF Converter (RNC).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 26: Other services

NUTS code UKH13 Norfolk

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Miscellaneous software development services and computer systems. The purchase of equipment to ingest RAW 7023 data from RAPTOR pod Removal Memory Modules (RMM) and output imagery in NITF 2.1 format for export to and exploitation on a LAN system.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72212900 Miscellaneous software development services and computer systems

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Quantity 2 operational RNC systems are required which will utilise DS4320 Zodiac Ground Cartridge Replay Unit (GFE). To include support to the system for the duration of the contract and provide spares components for 1 x full RNC.
Hardware requirements
1. The RNC is to be a deployable ruggedised MOD security accredited (SECRET UKEO ) Windows 7 based system with the capability to connect via Ethernet to an existing exploitation LAN system.
Software requirements
2. The ability to customise NITF 2.1 security leader information as per MIL-STD-2500B(NITF 2.1) prior to translation from RAW 7023 data to NITF 2.1, the RNC shall prompt the operator to edit selected NITF Header Field content. The translated imagery should be viewable on a UTC Merlin 2.0 NITF Viewer.
3. The ability to erase mission data on RMM and prepare for next mission.
Initial support requirements
4. Provide Operator, Maintainer and Safety Case documentation and for the RNC.
5. The ability to provide an initial training course.
In service support requirements
6. 5-year support contract for RNC COTS components.
7. Provide engineering support until 31 Dec 15 for the RNC system support including 2hr On Call Support at RAF Marham during working hours (8:00 to 17:00 hrs Mon to Fri).
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 12.12.2014. Completion 31.12.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation

Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 39(1) of Directive 2009/81/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 39(2) of Directive 2009/81/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the DSPCR 2011) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at

Candidates will be required to sign a declaration confirming whether they do or do not have any of the listed criteria as part of the pre-qualification process.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 39(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest (including defence and security factors) for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 39(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
25.9.2014 - 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information:

Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

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

PQQ Evaluation Weightings (NOTE: any sections not listed below are unweighted)
Part 1: Form A: Organisation and Contact Details
Consortia and Sub-Contracting: 3 (3 %)
For completion by non-UK businesses only: 1 (1 %)
Part 1: Form D - Economic and Financial Standing
Financial Information: 5 (5 %)
Insurance: 5 (5 %)
Part 1: Form E - Technical and Professional Ability
Experience and Contract Examples: 20 (20 %)
Experience and Contract Examples: 10 (10.00%)
Staffing: 1 (1 %)
Part 2: Form F - Defence Sector and Project Specific Questions
Technical Capability: 35 (35 %)
Provision of Services: 10 (10 %)
Health and Safety: 5 (5 %)
Environmental Management: 4 (4 %)
Signature - Form Completed By: 1 (1 %) GO Reference: GO-2014815-DCB-5926605

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: E2868U5MAB. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here. The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 24/09/2014 23:55. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite 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 call 0845 270 7099.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Combat Air
Postal address: FAST Air Support Team (FAST), DE&S, Mr G. Sweatman, Mailpoint #1128, Walnut 1a, MOD Abbeywood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3067936344

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Combat Air

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Combat Air

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: