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Contract for the Provision of Radomes, Installation and Shipping.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Ministry of Defence
ADEWS Delivery Team, Room W9/40, Building 85, RAF Henlow
Contact point(s): refer to Annex A
SG16 6DN Henlow
Telephone: +44 1908515257

Further information can be obtained from: FCO Services
For the attention of: Sarah Hadland
Telephone: +44 1908515257

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Contract for the Provision of Radomes, Installation and Shipping.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Predominately within the UK with additional international sites.

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
FCO Services, acting Agent on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), is exploring the supply market capability and capacity for the standard design (COTS/MOTS), manufacture and shipping supply (typically within the UK) of large geodesic radome structures that house radar equipment. Additionally, FCO Services is seeking to understand supplier capability to deliver full installation of the radomes on specific sites as required.
The core procurement will be for the provision and through life support of 2 radomes with the option for a further 9 radomes, each at a differing location across the UK and Permanent Joint Operating Bases overseas. At the Tendering stage, the Authority may seek pricing for additional radomes over and above the 11 identified in the core procurement.
A standard repeatable delivery model for a standard product (COTS/MOTS) of differing sizes will be required to maximise the simplicity of supply, installation and maintenance.
The requirement will be for the supply, shipping and installation (where required) of the radome product. Additionally, where MOD intends to install the radome there will be a need for the supplier to provide technical support to ensure a smooth installation and maintenance process over the life of the product (expected to be 20 years) and to ensure any warranty is valid for the period offered.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 4 500 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system for any subsequent procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
The procurement process is being undertaken and managed by FCO Services acting as an Agency on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, the formal contracting parties will be the MOD and the successful supplier. It should therefore be assumed that the MOD's Defence Conditions or Standard Contracting Templates will form the basis of any contract.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

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:
This is a Prior Information Notice (PIN) only and not a call for competition. A formal OJEU tender publication and call for competition will be conducted at a later stage. Please look out for a subsequent Call for Competition in relation to this PIN Notice, likely to be published in November 2015.
FCO Services acting Agent on behalf of the MOD intends to host a Supplier/Industry Briefing event which will provide information on the forthcoming procurement of the contract agreement for interested suppliers in order to gain supplier awareness, engagement and opinion on the proposed Framework, subject to the availability of the appropriate Ministry of Defence resources.
This will take place on 1.10.2015 at Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes, MK19 7BH.

The procurement will be managed electronically via the FCO Bravo e-Sourcing System. If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing System, this can be done by accessing the following link online at: and following the link ‘Supplier Registration’. Please note that to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found by accessing the links above or by contacting the Bravo help desk:

Phone: +44 8003684850 or email:

Please register your interest in attending the supplier briefing day by registering and accessing the opportunity ‘Radome Market Sounding Exercise’ on the FCO Bravo eSourcing system:

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: