Supplies - 478775-2020

Submission deadline has been amended by:  609352-2020
12/10/2020    S198

Czechia-Prague: European Union Governmental Satellite Communications (EU GOVSATCOM) Hubs

2020/S 198-478775

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European GNSS Agency (GSA)
Postal address: Janovského 438/2
Town: Prague
NUTS code: CZ ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA
Postal code: 17000
Country: Czechia
Contact person: Legal and Procurement Department
E-mail: tenders@gsa.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gsa.europa.eu/about/how-we-work/procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.gsa.europa.eu/about/how-we-work/procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Space, global navigation satellite systems

Section II: Object

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

European Union Governmental Satellite Communications (EU GOVSATCOM) Hubs

Reference number: GSA/IP/10/20
II.1.2)Main CPV code
32423000 Network hubs
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Procurement of the European Union Governmental Satellite Communications (EU GOVSATCOM) Hub infrastructure via the establishment of an innovation partnership, encompassing both the studies for the design of the EU GOVSATCOM Hub infrastructure and the development, deployment and acceptance of the resulting infrastructure.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 140 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32000000 Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
32424000 Network infrastructure
51611100 Hardware installation services
44316400 Hardware
71335000 Engineering studies
71320000 Engineering design services
72212219 Miscellaneous networking software development services
72212510 Communication software development services
32425000 Network operating system
32400000 Networks
32533000 Satellite earth stations
32427000 Network system
32510000 Wireless telecommunications system
32430000 Wide area network
32412100 Telecommunications network
32413000 Integrated network
32420000 Network equipment
32523000 Telecommunications facilities
32524000 Telecommunications system
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: CZ ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA
Main site or place of performance:

NUTS code refers to GSA Headquarters in Prague, however the performance of the contract shall be primarily at the premises of the awarded contractor.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of this procurement procedure is to conclude multiple innovation partnership contracts structured in stages following a sequence of steps in the research and innovation process for the purpose of:

(a) performing studies for the preliminary design of the EU GOVSATCOM Hub infrastructure (hereinafter ‘infrastructure’);

(b) developing the infrastructure;

(c) deploying the infrastructure;

(d) qualifying the infrastructure;

(e) providing initial operations of the infrastructure (if possible); and

(f) upgrading the infrastructure to accommodate other functionalities.

This process provides for intermediate targets to be attained by the partners, which are explained in detail in the procurement documentation. The above activities are structured in three contract stages, as follows:

Stage 1: Preliminary design

— feasibility analysis;

— preliminary design and consolidated design at system and N-1 level.

Stage 2: development

— detailed design and N-1 development;

— system integration and qualification;

— deployment (Option 1a) or Storage (Option 1b);

— readiness for Operations validation and acceptance (Option 2).

Stage 3: upgrading the infrastructure for scalability and connectivity purposes.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 140 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 55
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

1) Deployment of the EU GOVSATCOM infrastructure (option 1a): this option might be activated by the GSA/EUSPA, provided that a suitable hosting facility is available in due time. The period of validity of this option will be defined in Phase II of the procurement procedure.

2) Storage of the EU GOVSATCOM infrastructure (option 1b): this option might be activated by the GSA/EUSPA, in case a suitable hosting facility is not available in due time. The period of validity of this option will be defined in Phase II of the procurement procedure.

3) Readiness for operations and final acceptance of the EU GOVSATCOM infrastructure (option 2): this option might be activated by the GSA/EUSPA, in case Option 1a was activated and successfully achieved and the hub operator is appointed in due time. The period of validity of this option will be defined in Phase II of the procurement procedure.

More details on the scope of each of the abovementioned options is provided in the procurement documentation, available at https://www.gsa.europa.eu/about/how-we-work/procurement

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

European Union Governmental Satellite Communications (EU GOVSATCOM).

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Innovation partnership
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 09/11/2020
Local time: 23:59
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Town: Luxembourg
Country: Luxembourg
Internet address: http://www.curia.europa.eu
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: The European Ombudsman
Town: Strasbourg
Country: France
Internet address: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European GNSS Agency (GSA)
Town: Prague
Country: Czechia
Internet address: http://www.gsa.europa.eu
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
05/10/2020