Handheld Sonar
Ministry of Defence, Ships, Underwater & Electronic Warfare
Published date: 8 December 2020
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Contract summary
• Sonars – 38113000
Location of contract
South West
Value of contract
£1,000,000 to £2,000,000
Procurement reference
Published date
8 December 2020
Closing date
11 January 2021
Closing time
Contract start date
4 April 2021
Contract end date
6 April 2026
Contract type
Supply contract
Procedure type
Restricted procedure
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The Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) Underwater Electronic Warfare (UEW) Delivery
Team (DT) is seeking the procurement and support of Divers’ Handheld Sonar (HHS) Devices for use by
Royal Navy (RN) Divers. Three specifications of device are being sought:
Tier 1 – High specification hand held sonars for Mine Investigation Exploitation.
Tier 2 – Medium specification hand held sonars with communication system for jetty/port search, Very Shallow Water operations and attack swimming, with text messaging facility between the units.
Tier 3 – Low Specification HHS for Mine Counter Measure Diving

The quantity of each required will be specified in the tender documentation.
The successful Contractor will be expected to supply and maintain HHS devices to the required level over a minimum
period of 5 years for tier 1 and tier 2, minimum period of two years for tier 3.
Potential bidders will be able to bid for the supply and support of any or all of the tiers, which will be awarded
as separate lots.

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About the buyer
Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH

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Closing: 11 January 2021, 10am