Procurement of Commercial Off The Shelf Ancillary Communication Equipment
Ministry of Defence
Published date: 4 May 2022
Last edited date: 4 May 2022
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Contract summary
• Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment – 32000000
Location of contract
Any region
Value of contract
£6,500,000 to £8,500,000
Procurement reference
Published date
4 May 2022
Closing date
6 June 2022
Closing time
Contract start date
31 March 2023
Contract end date
31 March 2032
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Other: Exempt procurement – Restricted Competition
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

The Authority has the following intended requirement within the Special Projects community. The requirement is for the procurement of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) ancillaries, cables and related communication equipment accessories within the broad project scope. It will be the responsibility of the prime contractor source all the required equipment and to deliver directly to the end user. The contractor will be provided with a list of equipment and asked to provide the Authority with a quote for each item, the Authority will then review this quote and confirm their acceptance, the contractor will then be required to supply the equipment to the end user. There may also be ad hoc buys from our customers so the final contract must be able to support such requests. The Authority can only consider UK companies, that are Facility Security Clearance (FSC) clearance at SECRET UK EYES ONLY, due to the Security Classification of the project, with sole UK personnel that have a minimum of SC clearances for delivery of the project, this will be required by contract award.
ITAR compliancy is also essential for the importation of some equipment. This contract including options will be 9 years to the OSD March 2032.

More information
·         Additional Info:
Additional text
Please ensure that all PQQ responses are no higher than OFFICAL SENSITIVE security classification. 
Due to the sensitivity of the requirement if you have an interest in this requirement, please request a PQQ by contacting for an application, including within the email. Within this request, please state your organisation’s name and address and provide a POC details. Clarification Questions will not be accepted at the DPQQ stage. The PQQ Deadlines are, as follows: Last day to request a PQQ: COP 25 May 2022. PQQ return date: COP 06 June 2022. We will be taking the top 4, highest scoring, successful candidates of the PQQ and inviting them to Tender, the ITT stage, further information can be found on the PQQ Marking guidance, which shall be provided with the PQQ application. Information for the potential Providers who may be invited to Tender, following the PQQ stage: As part of the ITT evaluation stage, interviews will be conducted; further information on this will be included with the ITT. A Cyber Security Level will be part of the ITT, in the meantime further information about what this means can be found here: Cyber Essentials Scheme: overview – GOV.UK ( The Potential Provider must be aware that there is the potential requirement for a Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA) to perform this requirement, further information will be provided at ITT stage.

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Daisy White
#1349 SPTC, MOD, Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH


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