NAMC & NMTR Sustainment
• Ministry of Defence
Publication reference: 2021/S 000-024159 
Publication date: 28 September 2021
F17: Contract notice for contracts in the field of defence and security
Section one: Contracting authority/entitySection I: Contracting authority/entity
one.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s)I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Ministry of Defence
Spur B2, MOD Corsham, Weswells Road
Corsham
SN13 9NR
Contact
Jade Harper / Crystal Struve
For the attention of
Crystal Struve / Jade Harper
Email(s)

Country
United Kingdom

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Further information
Further information can be obtained from the above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from
The above-mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to
The above-mentioned contact point(s)

Section two: Object of the contractSection II: Object of the contract
two.1) DescriptionII.1) Description
two.1.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authorityII.1.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority
NAMC & NMTR Sustainment
two.1.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performanceII.1.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 3: Defence services, military defence services and civil defence services
two.1.5) Short description of the contract or purchase(s)II.1.5) Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
To provide ongoing support to two shipborne NAMC systems and one land based NAMC system until replaced by NMTR as part of this requirement. A typical NAMC system to be supported comprises of; two Servers, two 16 port terminal servers, two ethernet switches, UPS, Rack Power Distribution, User Access Devices (UADs) and printers.
Provide ongoing support to eleven shipborne and three land based NMTR systems. A typical NMTR equipment fit to be supported comprises of; two servers, two network switches, two 16 port Digiport servers, UPS, Power Distribution Unit, UAD’s and printers.
Complete the technical refresh of the two-remaining shipborne NAMC systems and replace them with the supportable NMTR system and have the option to upgrade up to 4 additional platforms if required. This will require the decommissioning and removal of NAMC followed by the procurement, installation and commissioning of the NMTR system. This work will be undertaken within a UK port or HM Naval Base.
Provision of a catalogue service to call off any future NMTR installations in addition to the NAMC upgrade stated in Para 11.
Provide an NMTR ‘Off-boarding’ and ‘On-boarding service to enable the transfer of equipment fits between surface platforms as directed by Navy Command. If the ‘On-boarding’ platform is not Fit to Receive (FTR) then a survey and a Fit to Receive package will be required.
Provide a service support wrap for both NAMC (whilst in service) and NMTR systems. This support wrap will comprise of 2nd, 3rd & 4th line maintenance, defect rectification, vulnerability patching and anti-virus updates.
House the NAMC & NMTR Test and Reference systems in a physically secure and approved location.
The provision and management of any 3rd party software licenses.
two.1.6) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)II.1.6) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
• 72710000 – Local area network services
Additional CPV code(s)
• 72720000 – Wide area network services

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical informationSection III. Legal, economic, financial and technical information
three.1) Conditions relating to the contractIII.1) Conditions relating to the contract
three.1.5) Information about security clearanceIII.1.5) Information about security clearance
Candidates which do not yet hold security clearance may obtain such clearance until: 1 April 2022
three.2) Conditions for participationIII.2) Conditions for participation
three.2.1) Personal situationIII.2.1) Personal situation
Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
– Browse to the eSourcing Portal
– Click the “Click here to register” link
– Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”
– Enter your correct business and user details
– Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete
– You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)
2. Express an Interest in the tender
– Login to the portal with the username/password
– Click the “PQQs Open to All Suppliers” link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires open to any registered supplier)
– Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content.
– Click the “Express Interest” button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page.
– This will move the PQQ into your “My PQQs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only)
– Click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the “Settings and Buyer Attachments” in the “Actions” box
3. Responding to the tender
– You can now choose to “Reply” or “Reject” (please give a reason if rejecting)
– You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification
– Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ
– There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available)
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
Criteria regarding the personal situation of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
– Browse to the eSourcing Portal
– Click the “Click here to register” link
– Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”
– Enter your correct business and user details
– Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete
– You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)
2. Express an Interest in the tender
– Login to the portal with the username/password
– Click the “PQQs Open to All Suppliers” link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires open to any registered supplier)
– Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content.
– Click the “Express Interest” button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page.
– This will move the PQQ into your “My PQQs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only)
– Click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the “Settings and Buyer Attachments” in the “Actions” box
3. Responding to the tender
– You can now choose to “Reply” or “Reject” (please give a reason if rejecting)
– You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification
– Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ
– There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available)
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

Section four: ProcedureSection IV: Procedure
four.1) Type of procedureIV.1) Type of procedure
four.1.1) Type of procedureIV.1.1) Type of procedure
Restricted
four.1.2) Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participateIV.1.2) Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Applicants that have not been rejected following Part 1 PQQ evaluation and that have met the requirements specified as part of the Part 2 PQQ evaluation, will be invited to Tender. Should there be more than SIX (6) applicants able to progress to the next stage of this procurement (ITT) the processes below will apply as required.
In the event that two or more Applicants have the same weighted score such that the number of Applicants invited to participate in the next stage of the Procurement cannot be reduced to SIX (6) without excluding one of them, the tied Applicants will be eliminated in order of the lowest combined weighted score for Part 2 questions 1 and 2, until such point as the total number of Applicants progressing to the next stage of the Procurement is SIX (6).
If, despite applying the process described in the paragraph above, the number of tied Applicants is such that the number of Applicants proceeding to the next stage of the Procurement still cannot be reduced to SIX (6), the tied Applicants shall be subject to a further elimination round, where remaining tied Applicants shall be eliminated in order of the number of questions scoring “3” received in Part 2, until such point as the total number of Applicants progressing to the next stage of the Procurement is SIX (6).
If, despite applying the processes described in the paragraphs above the number of tied Applicants is such that the number of Applicants proceeding to the next stage of the Procurement still cannot be reduced to SIX (6), the Authority reserves the right to take forward more than SIX (6) applicants.
four.3) Administrative informationIV.3) Administrative information
four.3.4) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participateIV.3.4) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
28 October 2021 – 12:00pm
four.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn upIV.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English

Section six: Complementary informationSection VI: Complementary information
six.3) Additional informationVI.3) Additional information
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise, please visit www.contracts.mod.uk for full details and to register your interest in this procurement.

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