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Kestrel In-Service Support.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

This notice is covered by: Directive 2009/81/EC(Defence)

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Networks Team, DE&S;
Spur C2, Bldg 405, Westwells Road
Contact point(s): Mrs Wendy Keaveney
SN13 9NR Corsham
Telephone: +44 3067700912

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.3)Main activity
1.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities
The contracting authority/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Kestrel In-Service Support.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services

NUTS code UKK13

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Radio masts. The current contract is for the Provision of Support and Maintenance to operational network systems known as Kestrel which is due to expire in April 2014.The systems are currently based in various operational/training locations around the world providing 24/7/365 telephone support. Due to operational demand there is a requirement to extend the current activity within the existing Kestrel Network contract from 1.5.14 - 31.3.15 covering the following areas:
The SDA will continue to be the author and custodian of all Kestrel Safety documentation, including Safety Case(s) and the Hazard Log in line with In-Service reporting.
Take ownership of the Joining Rules for the Kestrel Network ensuring no 3rd party utilises the Kestrel Network without meeting the requirements of connection.
Manage the Password Schema issuing changes to the schema every 6 months, report faults, propose corrective action, have knowledge of the cryptographic technology AEP IP cryptographic devices, be fully conversant with the accreditation status as per DSAS Accreditation and liaise with the MOD Networks Team Security Advisor to maintain the Kestrel Risk Management and Accreditation Document set.
Ensure that any planned changes to network configuration comply with the limitations/criteria of Kestrels approved accreditation status and highlight to the Authority any changes that are in contravention of the accreditation.
Have the ability to model the current network laydown and any proposed changes to that network, provide training and technical/maintenance support to enable the Authority to maintain currency of skills and knowledge.
The SDA shall review all proposed changes to the Kestrel Network, conduct impact assessments and recommend that the Authority either accepts or rejects these proposals.
The SDA shall be responsible for the generation, maintenance and retention of project documentation for all sites, specifically or including Configuration Management (CM) Network Schemes.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 10 000 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (in the cases listed in Section 2 of Annexes D1, D2 or D3 as appropriate)
Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice in the OJEU in accordance with art. 28 of Directive 2009/81/EC
The periods for the restricted procedure and the negotiated procedure with prior publication of a contract notice are incompatible with the urgency resulting from a crisis: no
Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable by the contracting authority/entity and in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the relevant Directive: no
The works/goods/services can be provided only by a particular tenderer for reasons that are: technical
The contract concerns research and development services other than those referred to in Article 13 of Directive 2009/81/EC: no
The products involved are manufactured purely for the purpose of research, experiment, study or development under the conditions stated in the Directive: no
Additional works/deliveries/services are ordered under the strict conditions stated in the Directive: no
New works/services, constituting a repetition of existing works/services and ordered in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the Directive: no
Contract related to the provision of air and maritime transport services for the armed forces of a Member State deployed or to be deployed abroad, under the strict conditions stated in the Directive: no
This Contract shall be placed under Technical grounds under Regulation 16(1) (a) (ii) of UK Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Horsebridge Network Systems are the SDA and currently provide all SDA support which will assure the continuity of the network in theatre ensuring that the project momentum is continued without any unnecessary interruptions.
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority/entity
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 35-057665 of 19.2.2011

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken
V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

Advertising Regime OJEU:- This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU),the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and

GO Reference: GO-2014130-DCB-5426493
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Networks Team, DE&S;

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Networks Team, DE&S;

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Networks Team, DE&S;

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: