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***Please note this is an award notice, not a call for competition***

The final date and time for the submission of bids is Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at 11:00.

DO NOT apply directly to the buyer.
All tender information MUST be submitted through the Delta eSourcing Portal.

Brief Description of Requirement:

At the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space, the UK Space Agency (UKSA) is responsible for ensuring that the UK retains and grows a strategic capability in space-based systems, technologies,...

***Please note this is an award notice, not a call for competition***

The final date and time for the submission of bids is Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at 11:00.

DO NOT apply directly to the buyer.
All tender information MUST be submitted through the Delta eSourcing Portal.

Brief Description of Requirement:

At the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space, the UK Space Agency (UKSA) is responsible for ensuring that the UK retains and grows a strategic capability in space-based systems, technologies, science and applications. The UKSA leads the UK's civil space programme in order to win sustainable economic growth, secure new scientific knowledge and provide benefit to all citizens.

The UKSA works to:
•co-ordinate UK civil space activity
•encourage academic research
•support the UK space industry
•raise the profile of UK space activities at home and abroad
•increase understanding of space science and its practical benefits
•inspire our next generation of UK scientists and engineers
•licence the launch and operation of UK spacecraft
•promote co-operation and participation in the European Space programme

Space was a designated part of the UK Critical National Infrastructure (there are 13 CNI sectors in total including Space) in 2015. This designation recognised that Space provides essential services to other CNI sectors, namely; navigation and timing services, long distance communications, weather forecasting and monitoring of the environment. These services are a key part of life in modern society, but often deeply embedded so that many users do not recognise their Space dependencies.

As a result of EU Exit, the UK is no longer able to access the assured Galileo service provision to provide resilient capability to the UK critical infrastructure. In November 2018 the Prime Minister announced that the UK would investigate options to develop a national capability to replace the Galileo assured service as well as providing other security and resilience capabilities. As a result, the UKSA needs to understand the use of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) services within three critical sectors in detail in order to inform the Key Capability Requirements for UK CNI use of GNSS services. The Key Capability Requirements need to be based on robust and quantifiable evidence and data in order to develop the strongest case possible for the development of a UK assured service.

The UKSA is seeking the services of a supplier to undertake immediate deep-dives into three CNI sectors to understand their reliance and dependency on GNSS services. These deep-dives will develop use cases for the dependence on GNSS services, including defining their service provision, extant mitigations and risk profiles.

For further details please refer to the bid pack which is accessible via the Delta eSourcing portal.

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Contract status:

Award notice - awarded

Contract value:

£0 - 100K

Contract can renew:

No

Contract type:

Services

Contract sectors:

  • Business and management consultancy and related services
  • Architectural, engineering and planning services
  • Analysis services
  • Business and management consultancy and related services
  • Architectural, engineering and planning services
  • Analysis services

Contract locations:

  • East Midlands
  • East Of England
  • London
  • North East
  • North West
  • East Midlands
  • East Of England
  • London
  • North East
  • North West
  • South East
  • South West
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire And The Humber
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Contract suitable for SME:

Yes

Contract suitable for VCO:

Yes


Contract notice published:

5 December 2019

Contract tender deadline:

22 October 2019

Contract start:

18 November 2019

Contract end:

31 March 2020

Contract duration:

4 months


Contract value awarded:

£88.8K

Contract awarded:

21 November 2019

Supplier name City Region Country SME Award value
Rheatech Limited Didcot South East United Kingdom Yes £88.8K