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Published 10th Jul 2024

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Common Procurement VocabularyMonitoring and control services
Procurement MethodOpen procedure
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Category Services


No. of Lots 1

Status Active

Published 10th Jul 2024

Tender Details
Common Procurement VocabularyMonitoring and control services
Procurement MethodOpen procedure

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses


Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road




procurementnotice [at]


+44 2079813000


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKG1 - Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire

Internet address(es)

Main address

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other type

UK Communications Regulator

I.5) Main activity

Other activity

UK Communications Regulator

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Spectrum Management Centre Monitoring Solution

Reference number


II.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 71700000 - Monitoring and control services

II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Ofcom is running a procurement process under the Open procedure to identify a suitably qualified supplier for the provision of Spectrum Management Centre monitoring Solution.

The contract is expected to commence on October 2024. The duration of the Contract is three (3) years, subject to the right of Ofcom (at its sole discretion) to exercise its right to extend the Contract by up to two periods of up to 12 months. The maximum length of the Contract is therefore five (5) years. The value of the contract is estimated to be between £400,00 - £800,000 over the life of the contract.

Interested suppliers are invited to respond to Ofcom’s ITT in accordance with the rules set out in the procurement documents.

For further details about Ofcom’s requirements, please see the procurement documents made available via

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £800,000

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 38433300 - Spectrum analyser
  • 48517000 - IT software package

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKI - London

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For further detail on the contract make up – please see additional information in this notice.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £800,000

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV. Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2023/S 000-035405

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


14 August 2024

Local time


IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders


14 August 2024

Local time


Section VI. Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

This tendering exercise is being undertaken using BravoSolutions electronic tendering system at

Suppliers will need to register an interest on the system to participate and registration is free.

The estimated value given at II.2.6) is for the full duration of the contract including maximum possible extensions.

Ofcom are looking to procure a Spectrum Management Centre (SMC) Monitoring Solution. The SMC has a requirement for upgrading their High Frequency Spectrum Monitoring Solution (hereafter referred to as the solution). This solution will provide the capacity to monitor either in person or remotely real time radio spectrum activity, rollback historic spectrum events for up to 96 hours with a high level of resolution, audio quality and direction-finding information displayed on a Graphical Information System (GIS).

The solution will include:

• The new receiver(s)/software (excluding receiver and buffer/storage facilities) will be expected to encompass legacy antennas and fixed infrastructure already in service, current equipment configuration, mapping and measurements.

The contract will be put in place for an initial term of 36 month with the option to extend twice for a further 12 months giving a maximum term of 60 months

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The High Court, The Royal Courts of Justice



United Kingdom

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures

Ofcom will incorporate a standstill period of 10 calendar days at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide information on the award decision. Further information is set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.