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Supplies - 72040-2016

03/03/2016    S44

United Kingdom-Folkestone: Surveillance and security systems and devices

2016/S 044-072040

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Home Office Border Force
Postal address: Martello House, Shearway Business Park, Shearway Road
Town: Folkestone
Postal code: CT19 4RH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Amanda Hallinan
Telephone: +44 1303299304
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Passive Millimetre Wave Imaging Technology for Freight Vehicle Screening.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
35120000 Surveillance and security systems and devices
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Border Force is a professional law enforcement command within the Home Office responsible for securing the UK border and preventing illegal immigration. Border Force search of vehicles operations at the juxtaposed ports in northern France currently includes the use of passive millimetre wave imaging (PMMWI) technology on moving soft sided freight vehicles to check for the presence of persons illegally stowed within trailers. A total of five (5) PMMWI systems are currently deployed; two (2) systems at Calais, two (2) system at Coquelles and one (1) system is also deployed to the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
35120000 Surveillance and security systems and devices
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this PIN is to notify the market that Border Force intends to conduct a supplier engagement event at a date to be agreed in April 2016 in order to assess;

1. The capability and capacity of the market to deliver next generation passive millimetre wave imaging technology for the purpose of screening moving freight vehicles;

2. Appropriate commercial models for the supply, installation and maintenance of next generation PMMWI technology;

3. Anticipated costs; and

4. Estimated lead times from the point of order to installation of a proposed solution.

Companies interested in participating in the supplier engagement event should send an email to Amanda Hallinan, Home Office Commercial at by 31.3.2016.

II.2.14)Additional information

Please note that this is a request for information only. The Home Office does not undertake to enter into any contractual agreement on the basis of this prior information notice.

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: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: