Services - 512165-2019

30/10/2019    S210

France-Saint-Germain-en-Laye: Classified Information and Communication Systems for the GSA (GRON v2)

2019/S 210-512165

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European GNSS Agency (GSA) — Galileo Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC)
Postal address: 8 Avenue du Président Kennedy
Town: Saint-Germain-en-Laye
NUTS code: FR10 Ile-de-France
Postal code: 78102
Country: France
Contact person: Legal and Procurement Department
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from 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

Classified Information and Communication Systems for the GSA (GRON v2)

Reference number: GSA/RP/27/19
II.1.2)Main CPV code
32412000 Communications network
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this invitation to tender is to establish a single framework service contract (FWC) to maintain Galileo Robust Operational Network (GRON v1), deploy new classified network(s), add new functionalities to the existing ones and extend them to additional subscriber sites (GRON v2).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 66 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32420000 Network equipment
32570000 Communications equipment
32580000 Data equipment
48210000 Networking software package
48510000 Communication software package
48730000 Security software package
48731000 File security software package
48732000 Data security software package
48810000 Information systems
48800000 Information systems and servers
48900000 Miscellaneous software package and computer systems
50312610 Maintenance of information technology equipment
50324100 System maintenance services
50324200 Preventive maintenance services
50600000 Repair and maintenance services of security and defence materials
51300000 Installation services of communications equipment
72410000 Provider services
45314000 Installation of telecommunications equipment
50300000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to personal computers, office equipment, telecommunications and audio-visual equipment
50331000 Repair and maintenance services of telecommunications lines
50332000 Telecommunications-infrastructure maintenance services
64214400 Communication land-line rental
32524000 Telecommunications system
32232000 Video-conferencing equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As part of the Galileo Programme, GSA is entrusted to design, procure, deploy, extend and maintain several networks supporting IT applications processing information classified up to Secret UE/EU Secret.

Some of those networks support Galileo operations while others support the administration and management of the Galileo Programme. Under this framework contract different projects, implemented through multiple specific contracts, shall run for:

— the deployment and exploitation of new classified networks,

— the exploitation, improvement and extension of classified networks already in use.

The major network, approved to handle classified information up to Secret UE/EU Secret, is already deployed with the current FWC GSA/OP/06/17 (i.e. Galileo Robust Operational Network (GRON v1)). This network has 2 main redundant sites, one in GSMC-FR (Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France) and one in GSMC-ES (San Martin de la Vega, Spain), and several subscriber sites (at least 11 in the first phase) across the European Union.

With this procurement activity, the GRON v2 will be deployed in at least 3 phases, having the objectives to take-over of the GRON v1; to design, deploy, support of accreditation, test, validate and train the operators to the scope of the GRON v2.

GRON v2 shall also add new functionalities to the GRON v1, including new classified networks, interface with the Galileo Ground System and cover in estimation more than 35 sites (mostly within EU).

II.2.14)Additional information

Procurement procedure: restricted procedure pursuant to Article 164(1)(b) of the EU Financial Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

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:

Disclaimer: the information in this prior information notice is only indicative, aimed at outlining the concept in broad terms, and may need substantial adjustments. It shall not be considered final or binding. This concerns above all the description of the tasks, estimated value, division into lots and the date of publication of the contract notice.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: