Public Sector Network Tender Alert


7740-2013: UK-Salford: Security equipment

Border Force currently has e-Passport Gates (e-Gates) operating across 10 UK airports (15 terminals) in the UK. The existing e-Passport Gates are used to verify the identity and eligibility of EEA, UK and Swiss e-Passport holders quickly and securely as they cross the border.
Border Force is planning to tender for a 4 year call off contract within the current financial year (2012/13) covering the supply and support, by a single provider, of “next generation” e-Gates. The scope of this contract is for the physical e-Gates and their installation, support and maintenance only. It does not cover the e-Gate monitoring system or any other back-end Border Force infrastructure systems. This requirement should not be confused with the legacy e-Borders project or any plans to replace the existing Border Systems.
The resulting contract may be enabled for other interested parties, such as Other Government Departments and Port Operators, to use for the same product.
Border Force is seeking a supplier of e-Gates which are suitable for deployment in any of the UK's ports. These e-Gates shall be capable of processing a wide range of passengers by biometrically verifying their identities using electronic travel documents (e.g. e-Passports) and /or against databases and watchlists.
Due to the security requirements attached to the control of the Border it is deemed essential that prospective suppliers can demonstrate a proven track record of implementing e-Gates in a live operational environment.

Ref: IMO 12 3/1.,


Home Office
The Secretary of State for the Home Department acting through Border Force Commercial Directorate Ralli Quays 5th Floor West 3 Stanley Street.
Contact point(s): Mark Patrick
M60 9LA Salford
Telephone: +44 1618270212
Fax: +44 1618270270
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)

Contract value: Duration of the Framework Agreement will be 4 years. There will then be a requirement to provide support of the Goods called-off the Framework Agreement for a period of 5 years from implementation.

Published: 10 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 8 Feb 2013