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MoD gets set to re-compete UK Software Facility contract

David Bicknell Published 25 September 2017

Procurement process for 8-12 year contract worth £100m-£250m including system analysis and assessment, software development and integration expected to start in October

 

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signalled plans to re-compete a major project covering the support and development of deterrent targeting, briefing and weapons system assessment capabilities.

The project, which covers software development and integration services as well as IT services is the subject of a newly published pre-tender worth between £100m and £250m over an initial eight year, and potentially 12-year timescale.

The work is at the United Kingdom Software Facility (UKSF), which hosts the teams and equipment that support nuclear deterrent targeting operations. The current contract is due to expire in March 2019, and a pre-tender has been published to make suppliers aware that the MoD plans to re-compete its future requirements.

According to the pre-tender, the scope of work is the support and development of the Deterrent Targeting, Briefing and Weapons System Assessment capability for the customer, DG-Nuclear. The work comprises weapon system analysis and assessment, software development and integration, media production and quality assurance, and battle modelling as well as the provision of supporting IT services.

The contract will be for a core eight year duration, with a further four single-year options. The estimated start for the procurement process is Oct-Dec 2017, though the invitation to tender will not be published for security reasons.








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