Acquisition and sustainment of BRASS Enhancement 1 (BRASS EO).
Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organizations (DALO) | Published October 20, 2015 - Deadline November 17, 2015
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This contract notice concerns DALO's award of a contract covering the acquisition and sustainment of the Danish implementation of the NATO BRASS EO.
The Danish implementation of the NATO BRASS EO system will be the strategic maritime HF communication system for the Royal Danish Navy ensuring backwards compatibility with NATO BRASS Initial Core Capability (ICC) and NATO legacy systems.
The purpose of the contract is to facilitate a multiple, continuous, robust, strategic and independent long range radio communication capability — under national control — between shore authorities and Danish naval units operating in Danish, North Atlantic and Arctic waters, as well as designated waters for worldwide support during operations covering from combat operations to peace operations and humanitarian operations.
It is crucial to DALO that the accquisition is interoperable with Danish and NATO naval units. Therefore, the implementation is driven by the NATO Minimum Military Requirements (MMR) and NATO Broadcast and Ship Shore Enhancement One Target Architecture (BREITA).
Also, it will be viewed positively that the system offered by the tenderer — to the furthest extent possible — is already fully developed and put into operational use.
The BRASS EO system is to be installed at 1) 2 control sites ashore; one in Denmark and 1 in Greenland, at 2) the naval training facility in Denmark and 3) on all major naval units.
Thus, delivery of the system must take place at several locations within the Kingdom of Denmark. Delivery in Denmark includes an Automated Control and Management System (ACMS) site in Aarhus with a transmit and a receive site in Frederikshavn. Delivery in Greenland includes an ACMS site in Nuuk with a transmit and a receive site in Kangerlussuaq. Furthermore, the system is to be installed on an expected number of 13 mobile units, which are located at either Naval Base Korsoer or Naval Base Frederikshavn at the time of the installation. The naval training facility is also located at the Naval Base Frederikshavn.
The majority of the sustainment services are expected to be delivered at the sites ashore and/or delivered remotely to mobile units. However, the supplier must be obligated to deliver certain sustainment services on site to mobile units either in national or in international operations. Further details regarding the specificic places of delivery will follow in the tender documents. The BRASS EO system, including installations, initial spare parts packages, special tools and test equipment (STTE), documentation and initial training, will be procured on the basis of an Acquisition Contract. In addition, DALO wishes to enter into a Sustainment Contract allowing for the subsequent procurement of additional spare parts and STTE, sustainment services, including maintenance services and support, and optional deliveries for the system throughout a period of up to 15 years, which is the expected life time of the system. The 2 contracts should be seen as a whole and will both be awarded to the successful tenderer.