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NCI Agency has €500 Million in Business to Place Through 2021

€200 Million Over Next Six Months

By the end of 2021, the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency plans to make over €500 million worth of business available for industry to bid on, with €200 million of those opportunities to be released in the next six months.

Having made adjustments for operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agency’s new acquisitions continue to be executed, as do the contract administration functions. Upcoming solicitations will be released as planned, with necessary adjustments in the schedules where in-person activities such as demonstrations and site visits are required as part of the bidding process.

We are constantly assessing the impact of COVID-19 on both the current work under contract, and work related to the release of solicitations,” commented NCI Agency Acquisition Director, Jennifer Upton. “We look forward to continued collaboration with our industry partners to collectively adapt and overcome any challenges this pandemic may bring, ensuring NATO’s critical work continues.”

The following brief synopsis of opportunities shows approximate value in € millions and indicates when/if a Notification of Intent (NoI), Invitation for Bids (IfB) or Request for Quotations (RfQ) has been, or is expected to be released:

Air and Missile Defence Command and Control (AMDC2)
• Ballistic Missile Defence – System Engineering and Integration (SE&I): € 59.1, NoI 16 Mar 2020, IfB/RfQ Q2/2020

• Re-organise/modernise existing Ship-Shore-Ship-Buffer system in GR, NL and UK: €11.8, IfB/RfQ Q3/2020

Command and Control (C2)
• Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Functional Services (CBRN FS) Increment 1: €21.5 (capability delivery €15, O&M €6.5 – five years), IfB/RfQ Q1/2021

• Provision of Functional Services for the NATO Joint Targeting System (NJTS) Project: €7.8, initial NoI 15 May 2018, IfB/RfQ Q3/2020

Core Enterprise Services (CES)
• Provide Information Administration Services and Upgrade NATO Information Portal (IAS): €16.1 (capability delivery €9.6, O&M €6.5 – five years), NoI 20 Dec 2019, IfB/RfQ Q2/2020

• Technical Refresh of Balkans IT Infrastructure: €13.7, NoI 17 Feb 2020, IfB/RfQ Q2/2020

• Procure and sustain Cryptographic Situational Awareness: €2.2, IfB/RfQ Q2/2021

Cyber Security
• CIS Security Services Area A – Technology Refresh – Work Package 1: €47.0, IfB/RfQ Q2/2021

• High-speed network encryption: €45.0, IfB/RfQ Q3/2021

• Key and Certificate Management: €22.0, IfB/RfQ Q1/2021

Education & Training
Provide Education Training Exercise and Evaluation Functional Services for Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD): €10.4 – four separate Work Packages (WP):

• WP 1 – Joint Exercise Management Model Enhancement (€2.3)

• WP 2 – Air and Missile Defence Simulation (€4.4)

• WP 3 – BMD Exercise Information Management Portal (€0.5)

• WP 4 – Operational Assurance and Test (€3.1)

IfB/RfQ Q1/2021

Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR)
• Intelligence Functional Services (INTEL-FS) – Spiral 2 and BMD functions in INTEL-FS: €21.3 (Basic scope €15.8 in two separate contracts a) ‘front-end’ or user interfaces, b) ‘back-end’ data management and integration with other systems: O&M €5.5 – five years), NoI 27 Aug 2019, IfB/RfQ Q2/2020

Network Services and IT Infrastructure (NSII)
• Provide Dual-band Transportable Satellite Ground Terminals (TSGTs) for Deployable Communications and Information Systems (DCIS) (WP 1): €56.5, IfB/RfQ Q4/2020

• Provide SATCOM Ground Segment Electronic Protective Measures (EPM) Modem System: €22.3, IfB/RfQ Q4/2020

• Provide SATCOM Management and Control Capability (WP 1): €18.7, IfB/RfQ 2021

• Provide SATCOM Ground Segment Baseband Systems (SGSBS): €13.0, IfB/RfQ Q4/2020

• Broadcast, Maritime Rear Link and Ship Shore (BRASS) Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) – Implementation Support for Latvia: €10.0, IfB/RfQ Q4/2021

• Provide Multiband Deployable Satellite Ground Terminals (DSGT) Pool – COTS (WP 1): €8.8, IfB/RfQ Q4/2020

• Installation and ancillaries for the fixed radios (WP 2): €3.8, IfB/RfQ Q2/2021

• Provide Multiband Man-Pack Terminals and Satellite Communications On The Pause (SOTP): €3.2, IfB/RfQ Q3/2021

• Data Transmission Kits (WP 3): €2.3, IfB/RfQ Q2/2021

Agency wide
The Enterprise Frequent and Swift Transaction (e-FAST) Contracts Programme for the Provision of Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Hardware and Associated Support: €30.0, NoI 27 Mar 2020, IfB/RfQ Q2/2020

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