Public Sector Network Tender Alert


UK SBS PR17037 VSAT Satellite Communication Provision for Research Vessels

THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS TENDER IS 25th JULY 2017 AT 14:00. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY DIRECT TO THE BUYER. The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton operates two research vessels RRS Discovery and RRS James Cook. These vessels operate worldwide and require communication services which meet this challenge. Providing service at any longitude and at latitudes approaching the polar regions. The vessels provide a limited internet service to all staff. This service is managed on-board by the technical staff to optimise access to business systems and email. The satellite connection also provides bandwidth supporting the telephone service from the vessel. Both vessels have a PABX exchange and the primary VSAT service allows four external lines to be served to any internal phone. A single solution for the total service, as described in the specification, is required. The contract will be for three (3) years. Rates and Line Rental are expected to be fixed and firm for the duration of the Contract.

North Star House, North Star Avenue

Contract value: 750000-840000

Published: 19 Jun 2017, Receipt by: 25 Jul 2017