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/entity: MORPHEUS Installation Design and Certification (MIDaC). (This prior information notice cancels and supercedes pin reference 2016/s 235-429265 morpheus platform integrator dated 2.12.2016).

Prior information notice for contracts in the field of defence and security


Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Ministry of Defence, Information Systems and Services, BATCIS Delivery Team
Ash Level 0, NH3, MOD Abbey Wood
For the attention of: David Chapman
BS34 8JH Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7733140552

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
I.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)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
MORPHEUS Installation Design and Certification (MIDaC). (This prior information notice cancels and supercedes pin reference 2016/s 235-429265 morpheus platform integrator dated 2.12.2016).
II.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 3: Defence services, military defence services and civil defence services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Installation services of radio equipment. The MORPHEUS project has a requirement to establish a number of Authority managed Installation Design and Certification capabilities during the Evolve to Open (EvO) contract period and beyond. These capabilities will enable the conduct of platform surveys, platform installation design, EvO First of Type (FOT) installation, commissioning, certification and preparation for fielding activities on behalf of the Authority against an Army Headquarters (AHQ) endorsed fielding strategy and plan. MIDaC Objectives:
The objective of the MIDaC procurement is to provide functions (and associated outputs) within the scope outlined below during the EvO D&D phase, as required by the Authority with an aim to:
a) Inform the EVO system and installation design by identifying platform specific constraints and opportunities for improved installation (qualified), operation and maintenance and minimising disruption throughout platform conversion.
b) Manage and technically assure the Design Organisation(s) delivered, platform-specific installation designs of the EvO System in accordance with the Installation Design and Certification (ID&C) process, on a number of FOT platforms (circa 10-15) prior to Operational Field Trials (OFT).
c) Manage and technically assure the Design Organisation(s) delivered, platform-specific installation designs for all EvO System recipient platform types (approx. 45 Land, 16 Maritime and 13 Air), to the point of Initial Design Review in accordance with the ID&C process.
d) Increase the Authority's in-house levels of Knowledge, Skills and Experience (KSE) of platform installation design and certification, to inform future tasking required to support large scale OFTs and fielding.
MIDaC Scope:
(1) Platform Installation Design and Certification;
(2) First of Type Testing;
(3) Operational Field Trials.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP


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


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.8.2017
II.7)Additional information:

(1) Potential bidders' attention is drawn to the short description covering the nature and scope of the work (paragraph II.4). It should be noted that this has changed from the previously released PIN reference 2016/S 235-429265 titled ‘MORPHEUS Platform Integrator’ dated 02/12/2016, most notably the fielding and conversion for MORPHEUS is no longer included within the scope of this PIN.

MIDaC Scope:
(2) Platform Installation Design and Certification.
The MIDaC procurement shall ensure that the EvO System installation designs delivered by the Design Organisation(s) are a safe, secure, and supportable solution that meets the communications performance requirement for the platform type. This shall be achieved through (not exclusively):
- Platform System Scaling Requirements Analysis (PSSRA) - Capturing the TacCIS equipment scaling associated with the installation.
- Verification and Validation (V&V) - Capturing the installation design requirements applicable to the host platform, the method of test, the format in which certification evidence is to be provided and the results required to satisfy compliance.
- Cable Design - Supporting the Design Organisation(s) in identifying EvO and EvO to non-EvO cable harnesses.
- Design, Safety and Test Readiness Reviews - Supporting the DE&S DTs and Design Organisation(s) throughout the development phase.
- Certification - Confirming that the installation design is suitably baselined and acceptable for certification through audit. Witnessing tests for verification purposes, and assessment of certification evidence to validate that the installation design requirements have been met. Production of a Final Certification Report.
(3) First of Type Testing.
Supporting the Authority and System Integrator in conducting a defined FOT test to demonstrate EvO system performance of the installed EvO fits and support user acceptance. The FOT test will also be used to assess platform installation performance to inform potential rework prior to fielding at scale for OFTs.
(4) Operational Field Trials.
Supporting the Authority in the production of planning documentation and activities required for platform conversion, OFT and large scale fielding of the MORPHEUS EvO Baseline. The OFT phase and associated activity will be procured separately to this procurement towards the end of EvO D&D.

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:
The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

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-2017622-DCB-10486396.

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