Services - 549095-2021

29/10/2021    S211

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

2021/S 211-549095

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), 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:
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
50324100 System maintenance services
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.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 66 000 000.00 EUR
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
NUTS code: FR France
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As part of the Galileo Programme, EUSPA 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 two 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 three 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.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the suggested SLA / Weighting: 12
Quality criterion - Name: Quality of the tender [a (overall adequacy of the proposed technical solutions to meet the Agency's needs for the contract (including the options)) +b (WP1: project management) +c (WP2: design) +d (WP3: deployment, test and validation) +e (WP4: accreditation documentation) +f (WP5: handover) +g (WP6: training) +h (WP7: maintenance and support service)] / Weighting: 48
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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:

Galileo programme.

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.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 059-140456
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: GSA/RP/27/19

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

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Thales SIX GTS France S.A.S.
Town: Gennevilliers
NUTS code: FR1 Ile-de-France
Country: France
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 66 000 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 66 000 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted

Section VI: Complementary information

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:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: The European Ombudsman
Town: Strasbourg
Country: France
Internet address:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)
Town: Prague
Country: Czechia
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: