The NCI Agency has issued a Notification of Intent to Call for Bids for the modernization of the NATO General Communication System (NGCS) to accommodate growing NATO-wide information exchange requirements in term of the volume of traffic and its required quality.
For its strategic communications, NATO uses the NGCS which delivers secure and non-secure data, voice and video-teleconferencing services to eligible NATO users.
The scope of the project is to transform the NGCS into a fully Internet Protocol (IP) converged network. The NATO Communication Infrastructure (NCI) will provide wide area communication between NATO static and deployed users. It will also provide communication infrastructure for the NATO-wide video teleconferencing services, the NATO-wide secure and unclassified voice services and other streaming media services requiring strict quality of service.
The issuance of IFB is subject to prior authorization from the Investment Committee, which is expected to be in June 2014. Following the authorization, the NCI Agency will use the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) Procedure.
The IFB is planned to be issued in July 2014, with an anticipated bid Closing Date in October 2014. The closing date for additions/nominations to the Bidders List is 15 April 2015 as the Contract Award is expected to take place on that date.
The estimated cost for the delivery of this capability is Not To Exceed (NTE) 63, 362, 104 € for the investment part and NTE 26, 313, 948 € for the 5 years Contractor Logistic Support.
NCI Agency POC:
Alain Courtois – Senior Contracting Officer
Boulevard Leopold III
1110 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 (2) 707-8233
Fax: +32 (2) 707-8770