Services - 357445-2018

14/08/2018    S155    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Salisbury: Research services

2018/S 155-357445

Prior information notice for contracts in the field of defence and security

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Dstl Porton Down
Contact point(s): Kishore Sarkar
SP4 0JQ Salisbury
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 19809557510
E-mail: ksarkar@dstl.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: www.dstl.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: 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
Defence
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities

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

Ministry of Defence, DSTL, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Dstl Porton Down
SP3 0JQ Salisbury
United Kingdom

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
Serapis Framework
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 14: Research and development services [2] and evaluation tests
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
UKK1
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Research services. In order to maximise the impact of Science and Technology for the Defence and Security of the UK, Dstl’s role includes the responsibility for leading the formulation, design and delivery of a coherent and integrated MOD S&T programme using industrial, academic and government resources. In particular, the Cyber and Information Systems Division stewards both the Cyber and the Command, Control, Communications and Computers intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities (including Space). The Serapis framework aims to provide an expedient mechanism for Dstl to access industrial and academic expertise both within the UK and wider, in support of the Division’s S&T programmes, and potentially wider MOD and Partner Across Government organisations (PAGs). The construct should allow the supply base to be refreshed throughout the contract lifespan, ensuring that Dstl has access to innovative solutions and robust technical support. Such a construct will allow for the rapid response to emerging capability needs, Urgent Operational Requirements and surge requirements emanating from operations.
Based on the structure and contents of the programmes and the aggregation of wider requirements across the portfolios, the framework has been categorised into the following Lots:
Lot 1: Collect,
Lot 2: Space Systems,
Lot 3: Decide,
Lot 4: Assured Information Infrastructure,
Lot 5: Synthetic Environment and Simulation,
Lot 6: Understand.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 and 500 GBP

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73110000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.10.2018
II.7)Additional information:

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Collect
1)Short description:
Covers the development and integration of new and emerging ISTAR ‘Collect’ technology and techniques into the wider defence and cross-government ISTAR enterprise. Includes a broad range of conventional and novel sensing technology (incl. gravity and biometric sensing) but also Open Source (OSINT) and HUMINT data and information collection capabilities.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73110000

3)Quantity or scope:
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
5)Additional information about lots:

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Space Systems
1)Short description:

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73110000

3)Quantity or scope:
Covers all aspects of Defence and Security (D&S) space systems from underpinning enabling services such as space-specific analysis; fundamental and applied space research for areas such as the space environment; design and manufacture of space equipment and sub-systems; space launch and range; through-life operation of satellites (including groundstation), or terrestrial-based space systems like those used for the surveillance of space; through to the application of space systems for defence and security exploitation/benefit.
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
5)Additional information about lots:

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity: Lot No: 3 Lot title: Decide
1)Short description:
Covers the development, testing, and evaluation of novel command and control (C2) systems to improve decision making, including the human and autonomous (machine) system elements. Includes the development of novel agile, adaptive and resilient C2 concepts for operation in constrained, degraded, or denied environments.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73110000

3)Quantity or scope:
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
5)Additional information about lots:

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity: Lot No: 4 Lot title: Assured Information Infrastructure
1)Short description:
Covers the development of C4ISR Communications and Networks. Will aim to exploit and drive emerging concepts and technology in military and civilian communications infrastructure and include the development of policy, technology and architectural options for the provision of assured information, Information Management and Exploitation (IM/IX).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73110000

3)Quantity or scope:
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
5)Additional information about lots:

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity: Lot No: 5 Lot title: Synthetic Environment and Simulation
1)Short description:
Covers the development of Synthetic Environments, Modelling and Simulation, associated tools and assessment processes to allow defence to train, exercise and prepare for operations, and to test, evaluate and assess the performance of military capabilities and the C4ISR enterprise, as well as to enhance and sustain capability to exploit of SSEs across all Defence applications.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73110000

3)Quantity or scope:
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
5)Additional information about lots:

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity: Lot No: 6 Lot title: Understand
1)Short description:

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73110000

3)Quantity or scope:
Covers the development of Data Analytics and Information Processing tools and techniques in support of Defence’s Decision Making processes and techniques (covered in Lot 3). Includes the development and application of Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, information and visualisation and Man-Machine Interface development.
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
5)Additional information about lots:

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:
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. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Advertising Regime OJEU: This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk GO Reference: GO-201889-DCB-12979582

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
9.8.2018