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Dec 9 2020

Agency to procure new radio equipment for maritime communications


The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency intends to procure radio and communication equipment to modernize thirteen sites in three NATO Nations.


The estimated value of the contract is 30.8 million EUR.

Agency to procure new radio equipment for maritime communications

The equipment will upgrade NATO's Ship-Shore-Ship-Buffer capability, a system that supports the exchange of tactical information between Naval Forces, ground command and control systems and NATO Airborne Early Warning systems. The Agency will replace and modernize equipment across three sites in the United Kingdom, six sites in Greece and four sites in the Netherlands.

The project is broken down into two work packages:

  • Civil works and site preparation: Preparing the antenna site, refurbishing buildings and provisioning new buildings to host radio equipment.
  • Upgrades to the radio communications subsystem and data link: replacement, installation and integration of equipment.

"This capability enables The Supreme Allied Commander Europe and subordinate commanders to participate in crisis management, and is essential for NATO's peacetime air policing mission," said Dan Harman, Project Manager for the effort.

The Agency plans to issue the formal Invitation for Bid (IFB) in the first quarter of 2021, and plans to award the contract in the first quarter of 2022.

All questions related to this RFQ can be directed to IFB-CO-15577-SSSB@ncia.nato.int.

Download the Notification of Intent to Request Quotations here.