Supplies - 478508-2020

09/10/2020    S197

United Kingdom-Swindon: Spacecraft, satellites and launch vehicles

2020/S 197-478508

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
Official name: UK Space Agency (UKSA)
Town: Swindon
NUTS code: UKK14 Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1SZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Professional Services
E-mail: professionalservices@uksbs.co.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-space-agency
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: UK Space Agency are responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provide a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions. UKSA is an executive agency sponsored by BEIS

Section II: Object

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

Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) Data

Reference number: CS20409
II.1.2)Main CPV code
34712000 Spacecraft, satellites and launch vehicles
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

This prior information notice is being issued to enable the UK Space Agency and Ministry of Defence to better understand market appetite and available capability to help shape a statement of requirement for a potential future competition. The scope of this prior information notice is the supply of Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) data, by which we mean data related to the position, velocity or trajectory of objects in orbit provided by sensors such as (but not limited to) telescopes, radars or laser. The scope of this prior information notice does not include other Space Domain Awareness (SDA) or Space Situational Awareness (SSA) data, for example space weather or near-earth object data.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34740000 Aircraft or spacecraft equipment, trainers, simulators and associated parts
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This prior information notice is being issued to enable the UK Space Agency and Ministry of Defence to better understand market appetite and available capability to help shape a statement of requirement for a potential future competition. The scope of this prior information notice is the supply of Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) data, by which we mean data related to the position, velocity or trajectory of objects in orbit provided by sensors such as (but not limited to) telescopes, radars or laser. The scope of this prior information notice does not include other Space Domain Awareness (SDA) or Space Situational Awareness (SSA) data, for example space weather or near-earth object data.

If you believe this opportunity will be of interest to you or your organisation, please register an expression of interest and complete the questionnaire available by 12.00 noon on Friday 13 November 2020 and email to professionalservices@uksbs.co.uk quoting CS20409 in the subject.

The programme team will be running a Webinar from 15.00-16.00 on Monday 19 October to provide further background information and to address any questions you may have — if you would like to join this webinar please email professionalservices@uksbs.co.uk quoting CS20409 in the subject with details of your company and email address for the proposed attendees. A record of any questions and answers asked will be provided to all attendees and published if/when the project goes live.

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 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. UKSA reserves the right not to award a contract.

II.2.14)Additional information

Ahead of commencing this procurement to better understand market appetite and available capability to help shape a statement of requirement for a potential future competition the webinar will introduce our plans for this upcoming requirement. Our hope is that in engaging with industry experts, that we ensure that this requirement is well placed when it hits the market in the near future.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/04/2021

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: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

UKSA now seek to gauge the market response to UKSA's requirements so that we can deliver improvements and benefits through new contracted provision.

Supplier Days

This prior information notice is being issued in order to better understand market appetite and available capability with regards to the current view of requirements detailed above to take place on Monday 19 October 2020 via webinar. 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: professionalservices@uksbs.co.uk including names and email address of those that will be attending the webinar.

Please register by 14.00 on Friday 16 October 2020 including reference CS20409

Agenda

Introduction and welcome to webinar

UK Civil SST Strategy

UK Data and Service requirements

Q&A.

By registering and attending you will be engaging in non-competitive dialogue which will enable UKSA to develop and assess the market's appetite, concerns and views on formulation of its requirements.

UKSA may consider information and responses received as part of the preliminary market consultation to help inform UKSA options and further decision making in relation to the planning and conduct of the proposed procurement. 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 will be at each supplier's own cost.

The format of the Supplier Day will be confirmed in advance and an agenda of the day will be provided.

If you believe this opportunity will be of interest to you or your organisation, complete the questionnaire available by 12.00 noon on Friday 13 November 2020 and email to professionalservices@uksbs.co.uk quoting CS20409 in the subject.

For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-space-agency

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
06/10/2020