Supplies - 58164-2020

Submission deadline has been amended by:  158381-2020
06/02/2020    S26

Czechia-Prague: Public Regulated Service (PRS) Radio Frequency Constellation Simulator

2020/S 026-058164

Contract notice


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 7
Postal code: 17000
Country: Czechia
Contact person: Legal and Procurement Department
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
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

Public Regulated Service (PRS) Radio Frequency Constellation Simulator

Reference number: GSA/NP/22/19
II.1.2)Main CPV code
38112100 Global navigation and positioning systems (GPS or equivalent)
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The general aim of this procurement is to establish a contract for the design, development, testing, demonstration, supply, maintenance as well as training on use and functionalities of 1 Public Regulated Service (PRS) radio frequency constellation simulator (PRS RFCS).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
38970000 Research, testing and scientific technical simulator
34150000 Simulators
35631300 Navigation satellites
32530000 Satellite-related communications equipment
35121000 Security equipment
34999100 Signal generators
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

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

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Galileo programme is the European Union's Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS) completely independent of other existing or potential systems.

The Galileo system provides the public regulated service (PRS) restricted to government-authorised users, for sensitive applications which require a high level of service continuity, for the member states, the Council, the commission, EEAS and, where appropriate, duly authorised Union agencies; this service uses strong, encrypted signals. The Public Regulated Service (PRS) is encrypted navigation service, which provides position and timing to specific users requiring a high continuity of service, with controlled access.

The procurement procedure is aimed at designing, developing, supplying and maintaining tools which will simulate the transmission of the PRS Signal in Space (SiS) from the satellites and specifically radio frequency constellation simulator (RFCS).

The procured testing tools can be used for qualification, tests and for curative and investigation purposes. These activities can be performed through the application of specific conditions, systematic errors or incidents that are impossible to create using real satellite signals.

The supplies under the contract shall undergo security evaluation and accreditation.

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: 6 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 42
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: 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

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.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
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.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 2019/S 172-418759
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 01/04/2020
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.3)Additional information:

Interested parties are advised that this procurement will contain PRS information and, as such, access to and handling of such information requires an appropriate authorisation granted by the security accreditation board established in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation (EU) 912/2010.

The Agency notes that the premises where the necessary work will take place must have a facility security clearance which will remain valid for the duration of the planned work. Personnel working on this project must also have an appropriate personal security clearance which will remain valid for the duration of the planned work.

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 GNSS Agency (GSA)
Town: Prague
Country: Czechia
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: