Counter Explosive Ordnance Defence Engagement (CEDE) Industry Briefing

4 SEPTEMBER 2018 – LONDON

Major General Giles Hill, ACDS DE, will host a CEDE Industry Briefing on 4 September 2018 at the Army Reserve Centre in White City, LONDON W12 7RW.

Aim

To inform Industry of the upcoming opportunity to tender for the provision of services to the Ministry of Defence to run a CEDE office. The office is to deliver increased capacity and coherence to overseas Counter Explosive Ordnance and C-IED Defence Engagement activity, to actively promote UK Defence exports (services and equipment) and to reduce the demand on scarce UK military EOD&S trade groups.

Context

The UK is a world leader in the field of C-EO/C-IED. Currently the MOD receives more requests for assistance for C-EO/C-IED annually than it is currently able to satisfy through the limited number of specialist UK military personnel able to deploy. The establishment of the CEDE office seeks to outsource the functions of developing and maturing opportunities with international partners, the provision of decision support to a governance committee and the commercial functions required to take an approved opportunity through to contract and through-life management. The positive impact of assistance is such that UK involvement can reap significant benefits in terms of improving bilateral relations and improving the UK’s public and international image.

Format

Presenters will brief on the concept of the CEDE office, the functions it will be expected to provide, and the benefits for both HMG and UK Industry. In the afternoon, 20-minute 1:1 sessions will be available to be booked with the CEDE Project Team for closed targeted questioning/clarification.

Attendees

Attendance at this Industry Briefing is by application only. Attendance is subject to approval by the MOD. The event is open to companies who are part of C-IED UK as well as those not currently active in the C-EO/C-IED sphere.

Applications

Applications to attend the Industry Briefing should be sent via email to adrian.cooper749@mod.gov.uk (and copied to anne.ellis601@mod.gov.uk) by no later than 22 August 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by email by 31 August 2018.

Applications to attend the Industry Briefing must include:

  • Company name
  • Representative’s:
    • Full name
    • Nationality
    • Date of birth
    • SC clearance details
    • Contact email and phone number

Security Clearance

Attendees must be cleared to SC level and be UK Nationals.

Venue

Army Reserve Centre, South Africa Road, White City, LONDON W12 7RW. Note there is no parking available on-site. The venue is a 2-3 minute walk from White City Underground station.

Timings

Doors will open at 0900hrs, with an opening brief by ACDS DE at 1000hrs. Briefings will be complete by 1200hrs and thereafter there will then be an opportunity for individual company representatives to have a short 1:1 session with the MOD team.

Refreshments

Limited hot drinks facilities will be available on-site.

Security

Please allow at least 30 minutes to clear security at the entrance to the venue. Photographic ID (driving licence or passport) will be required on the day to gain entry to this Industry Day event.

 

Counter Explosive Ordnance Defence Engagement (CEDE) Industry Briefing, 4 September 2018

Major General Giles Hill, ACDS DE, will host a CEDE Industry Briefing on 4 September 2018 at the Army Reserve Centre in White City, LONDON W12 7RW.

Aim

To inform Industry of the upcoming opportunity to tender for the provision of services to the Ministry of Defence to run a CEDE office. The office is to deliver increased capacity and coherence to overseas Counter Explosive Ordnance and C-IED Defence Engagement activity, to actively promote UK Defence exports (services and equipment) and to reduce the demand on scarce UK military EOD&S trade groups.

Context

The UK is a world leader in the field of C-EO/C-IED. Currently the MOD receives more requests for assistance for C-EO/C-IED annually than it is currently able to satisfy through the limited number of specialist UK military personnel able to deploy. The establishment of the CEDE office seeks to outsource the functions of developing and maturing opportunities with international partners, the provision of decision support to a governance committee and the commercial functions required to take an approved opportunity through to contract and through-life management. The positive impact of assistance is such that UK involvement can reap significant benefits in terms of improving bilateral relations and improving the UK’s public and international image.

Format

Presenters will brief on the concept of the CEDE office, the functions it will be expected to provide, and the benefits for both HMG and UK Industry. In the afternoon, 20-minute 1:1 sessions will be available to be booked with the CEDE Project Team for closed targeted questioning/clarification.

Attendees

Attendance at this Industry Briefing is by application only. Attendance is subject to approval by the MOD. The event is open to companies who are part of C-IED UK as well as those not currently active in the C-EO/C-IED sphere.

Applications

Applications to attend the Industry Briefing should be sent via email to adrian.cooper749@mod.gov.uk (and copied to anne.ellis601@mod.gov.uk) by no later than 22 August 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by email by 31 August 2018.

Applications to attend the Industry Briefing must include:

  • Company name
  • Representative’s:
    • Full name
    • Nationality
    • Date of birth
    • SC clearance details
    • Contact email and phone number

Security Clearance

Attendees must be cleared to SC level and be UK Nationals.

Venue

Army Reserve Centre, South Africa Road, White City, LONDON W12 7RW. Note there is no parking available on-site. The venue is a 2-3 minute walk from White City Underground station.

Timings

Doors will open at 0900hrs, with an opening brief by ACDS DE at 1000hrs. Briefings will be complete by 1200hrs and thereafter there will then be an opportunity for individual company representatives to have a short 1:1 session with the MOD team.

Refreshments

Limited hot drinks facilities will be available on-site.

Security

Please allow at least 30 minutes to clear security at the entrance to the venue. Photographic ID (driving licence or passport) will be required on the day to gain entry to this Industry Day event.

 

INFORMATION WARRIOR 19 Industry Day, 18 September 2018

Following the success of INFORMATION WARRIOR 18 (IW18), it is the Navy’s intention to conduct INFORMATION WARRIOR 19 (IW19) from 25 March to 11 April 2019.

Aim

The aim of IW19 is to advance the Navy’s capabilities across its four capability areas: Enablers, Information Exploitation (IX), Offensive Information Warfare (Off IW) and Defensive Information Warfare (Def IW).

Intent

To ensure coherence between potential applications and the underpinning network it is intended to develop a virtual Maritime Taskgroup in Portsdown Technology Park (PTP) (and live assets where possible as part of Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 19/1). The architecture will simulate realistic Open Architecture Information Systems that are in development now and are expected to be rolled out across the Fleet over the next few years.

This virtual Taskgroup will consist of a QEC Class, Escorts, Submarines, aircraft and deployed land units. These units will be connected using realistic SATCOM and RF bearers and we intend to have realistic data to simulate normal traffic flow.

From the enabler’s perspective we wish to explore technology that underpins future high-grade messaging, virtualised networks, interoperability with Coalition partners and data transfer techniques to bandwidth-disadvantaged units such as submarines.

Regarding Information Exploitation we wish to further the dissemination of knowledge using geo-spatial data layers, particularly to disadvantaged units. We also wish to explore the use of technology to gauge public perception of RN and Defence activities to enhance influence activities.

Increased coherence of data will be enabled by the NELSON Data Platform being the hosting environment for each virtual and physical platform. This will provide a unified API to access all real-time and historical tactical, operational and platform data, as well as a security framework for application updates.

Artificial Intelligence applications will be trained off historical datasets to better detect, fuse, automate, predict and prioritise across a range of domains. There will be a particular emphasis on the underwater battlespace, engineering support and logistics.

For the further development of maritime cyber resilience capabilities, we will be looking to develop and validate concepts and toolsets which enhance the Navy’s ability to protect, detect, respond and recover to cyber incidents across the virtual Taskgroup platforms and systems.

Industry Day

Industry and academia have developed a lot of technology and applications that can aid our development. To provide an opportunity to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration, an Industry Day will be held through which we will backbrief IW18 and outline our vision for IW19.

The event will take place 1300-1600 on 18 September 2018 in PTP, near Portsmouth. As there is a capacity of 70 persons, we respectfully request one representative only from each organisation.

If you would like to attend please inform QinetiQ at InformationWarrior@qinetiq.com who will be collating attendance and managing the event on behalf of Navy Command. The QinetiQ point of contact for responses is Mrs Sarah Matthews.

CORTISONE Discovery Days – Primary Healthcare, 30 July 2018

Date:  30 July 2018

Times:  To be agreed with attendees

Venue:  DMS Whittington. Lichfield, WS14 9PY

Following on from the CORTISONE Industry Day on 17 May at Tech UK in London, the programme wishes to invite potential suppliers to demonstrate their products to relevant MoD clinical military professionals.

These Discovery Days are intended to inform MoD clinicians who will be asked to provide input to the refinement of CORTISONE requirements. Note that they will not be able to enter into dialogue about the requirements as part of the Discovery Day.

Discovery Day 1 on Monday 30 July 2018 will look at Primary Healthcare systems. This is the first of two initial CORTISONE Discovery Days. Further Discovery Days, if required, will be announced later.

At present, we are only interested in product demonstrations covering all of the following:

  • Core clinical functionality (e.g. patient registration, appointment management, consultation management, templates, split screen viewing different parts of the clinical record, internal messaging, prescribing, clinical coding SNOMED, and document management).
  • Patient facing features (e.g. patient app, e-appointment booking, e-prescription re-ordering, SMS).
  • Reporting and Mobile working capabilities.
  • Integration capabilities and the additional clinical/business modules their product interfaces with, such as order communications, electronic document management systems etc.

Suppliers should assume standard NHS clinical practice and patient pathways.

Suppliers able to demonstrate potentially suitable products are invited to request a place on the day by sending an email stating the products they intend to demonstrate to: Alexander.Slowman100@mod.gov.uk no later than 10:00 on Wednesday 25 July 2018. Further information will be supplied to confirmed attendees.

Responding to this announcement is voluntary and does not start the official procurement process for the CORTISONE requirement. Participation in the Discovery Days does not guarantee, or jeopardise, your inclusion in a future procurement exercise. It should be noted that all information released in relation to the Discovery Days is released on a without commitment basis, is subject to change and may not form part of any future procurement process.

No down-selection will take place as a consequence of any responses or interactions relating to the Discovery Days. Additionally, no information provided in response to this announcement or in relation to the Discovery Days will be used in any way for the purpose of evaluating suppliers or their products in any future procurement process.

What is Programme CORTISONE?

CORTISONE is a programme looking to deliver Defence Medical Services with an integrated ecosystem of multiple medical information services. Its vision is to deliver ‘a sustainable, integrated, cohesive and enduring information capability that will fully and effectively support the delivery of evidence-based medical and dental health and healthcare outputs, to achieve the Aim of the Defence Medical Services (DMS)’ – which is to Promote, Protect and Restore the health of the Defence population in order to maximise their fitness for role, while maintaining an occupational focus and an operational edge.

A multi-million-pound programme, with global reach and operations equivalent in size to two large CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) and a Community Trust, CORTISONE looks to procure a full suite of healthcare software from multiple healthcare product/service suppliers, together with develop and deliver services. It is anticipated that elements of the ecosystem will be re-competed on a regular basis to ensure the best solutions are being delivered to users, giving an ongoing opportunity for market players to get involved with the ecosystem on a long-term basis.

The MoD is looking for a range of companies to engage with the programme, delivering a full-suite of healthcare software to meet use-cases and patient-journey-defined functional requirements. With the modular nature of the procurement allowing innovation, all suppliers are encouraged to take a leading role in delivery of functionality.

CORTISONE is also looking to the future – to exploit innovations which will align with NHS strategy, virtualise healthcare and healthcare integrate services across the healthcare sector. This might include telemedicine, integration with patient records across the NHS and other patient databases, patient condition tracking, and more.

CORTISONE Discovery Days – Dental Healthcare, 31 July 2018

Date:  31 July 2018

Times:  To be agreed with attendees

Venue:  DMS Whittington. Lichfield, WS14 9PY

Following on from the CORTISONE Industry Day on 17 May at Tech UK in London, the programme wishes to invite potential suppliers to demonstrate their products to relevant MOD clinical military professionals.

These Discovery Days are intended to inform MoD clinicians who will be asked to provide input to the refinement of CORTISONE requirements. Note that they will not be able to enter into dialogue about the requirements as part of the Discovery Day.

Discovery Day 2 on Tuesday 31 July 2018 will look at Dental Healthcare systems. This is the second of two initial CORTISONE Discovery Days. Further Discovery Days, if required, will be announced later.

At present, we are only interested in product demonstrations covering all of the following:

  • Core clinical functionality (e.g. patient registration, appointment management, consultation management, templates, split screen viewing different parts of the clinical record, internal messaging, prescribing and document management).
  • Patient facing features (e.g. patient app, e-appointment booking, e-prescription re-ordering, SMS).
  • Reporting and mobile working capabilities.
  • Integration capabilities and the additional clinical/business modules their product interfaces with, such as order communications, electronic document management systems.

Suppliers should assume standard dental practice and patient pathways.

Suppliers able to demonstrate potentially suitable products are invited to request a place on the day by sending an email stating the products they intend to demonstrate to: Alexander.Slowman100@mod.gov.uk no later than 10:00 on Wednesday 25 July 2018. Further information will be supplied to confirmed attendees.

Responding to this announcement is voluntary and does not start the official procurement process for the CORTISONE requirement. Participation in the Discovery Days does not guarantee, or jeopardise, your inclusion in a future procurement exercise. It should be noted that all information released in relation to the Discovery Days is released on a without commitment basis, is subject to change and may not form part of any future procurement process.

No down-selection will take place as a consequence of any responses or interactions relating to the Discovery Days. Additionally, no information provided in response to this announcement or in relation to the Discovery Days will be used in any way for the purpose of evaluating suppliers or their products in any future procurement process.

What is Programme CORTISONE?

CORTISONE is a programme looking to deliver Defence Medical Services with an integrated ecosystem of multiple medical information services. Its vision is to deliver ‘a sustainable, integrated, cohesive and enduring information capability that will fully and effectively support the delivery of evidence-based medical and dental health and healthcare outputs, to achieve the Aim of the Defence Medical Services (DMS)’ – which is to Promote, Protect and Restore the health of the Defence population in order to maximise their fitness for role, while maintaining an occupational focus and an operational edge.

A multi-million-pound programme, with global reach and operations equivalent in size to two large CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) and a Community Trust, CORTISONE looks to procure a full suite of healthcare software from multiple healthcare product/service suppliers, together with develop and deliver services. It is anticipated that elements of the ecosystem will be re-competed on a regular basis to ensure the best solutions are being delivered to users, giving an ongoing opportunity for market players to get involved with the ecosystem on a long-term basis.

The MoD is looking for a range of companies to engage with the programme, delivering a full-suite of healthcare software to meet use-cases and patient-journey-defined functional requirements. With the modular nature of the procurement allowing innovation, all suppliers are encouraged to take a leading role in delivery of functionality.

CORTISONE is also looking to the future – to exploit innovations which will align with NHS strategy, virtualise healthcare and healthcare integrate services across the healthcare sector. This might include telemedicine, integration with patient records across the NHS and other patient databases, patient condition tracking, and more.

ISS Industry Engagement Day, 17th July 2018

The Information Systems and Services (ISS) organisation is holding a general Industry Engagement Day on the 17 July 2018.

This is a chance for all interested companies to find out what ISS is about, how it operates and to hear from the senior team about future plans.

The Industry Engagement Day will be hosted at TechUK (10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD) and will run from 0930 –1430.

Due to space restrictions, numbers at the event are limited.  Please contact Charlie Wyatt from Tech UK to register. T +44 (0) 20 7331 2164 | E Charlie.Wyatt@techUK.org

LCST Supplier Manual Industry Day, 25 July 2018

Following the launch of the MOD LCST Supplier Manual on this DCO Portal, suppliers will wish to note the intention to hold an Industry Day for the benefit of Suppliers to MOD, on Wednesday 25 July 2018 at Donnington.  The likelihood is that the demonstration will be delivered in Defence Fulfilment Centre 2 and will comprise some static stands and demonstrations which complement the Supplier Manual and reinforce the rationale.  The Industry Day is designed to help Suppliers understand and be compliant with the Supplier Manual.  Interest in, and specific details for, the industry day can be communicated by contacting WO1 Tracey Walker at  DESLDCMO-Ops-Assure-WO1-Don@mod.uk  by close of business on Wednesday 18 July 2018.

F-DHFCS Market Interest Day, 11 July 2018

MOD (ISS Networks) will host a Future DHFCS Market Day on 11 July 2018 at the Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street (Westminster).

Aim: To inform Industry of the upcoming opportunity to tender for the future provision of strategic terrestrial radio services (named F-DHFCS), and to discuss potential ways forward for MOD prior to a formal competition. MOD is interested in hearing ideas and comments from Industry.

Context: Current contracting arrangements for strategic radio services expire in June 2021. MOD plans to run a competition for a supplier to provide a strategic radio service, which may include any or all of the following:

  • Service management
  • Capability enhancement
  • Site, buildings and facilities management
  • Antenna infrastructure maintenance and management

It is anticipated that the new contract would be in place by January 2021, to allow a six-month mobilisation and transition period. It is expected that the total contract value is expected to be £100m+.

Format: Presenters will brief on various aspects of the F-DHFCS project from 13.00 to 14.00 and there will be an open Q&A session from 14.00. Attendees should be in the presentation venue by 12.30, to allow prompt start at 13.00.

Light refreshments will be made available from 12.30. It is anticipated that the briefing will finish by 15.00.

Attendees: The event is open to both current and potential industry partners. Companies will be limited to an initial maximum of three representatives.

Applications: Via e-mail to: Nichola.Aitchison336@mod.gov.uk by no later than Friday 6th July 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by email.

Applications must include:

  • The company’s name
  • The representatives’:
    • Full name
    • Nationality
    • Date of Birth
    • SC clearance details
    • A contact email and phone number

Security Clearance: Attendees must be cleared to SC and be UK Nationals only.

Venue: Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET (enter through glass doors on the left as you face the building).

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided prior to the briefing. A café is available on-site for visitors to purchase any refreshments.

Security: Please allow at least 15 minutes to clear security at the Conference Centre Reception. Photographic ID (driving licence or passport) will be required on the day to gain entry.

C4ISR Industry Day – 23 July 2018, Northwood

Air Commodore Nick Hay, Head of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Branch within the Joint Forces Command, Capability Directorate, will host an Industry Day on Monday 23rd July 2018 at the UK’s Joint Forces Headquarters in Northwood.

Overview

In order to ensure a coherent approach to C4ISR capability development, Air Commodore Nick Hay will inform and update industry representatives on Joint Forces Command’s aspirations for the future along with their current planning considerations. The event is open to both current and potential industry partners.

Agenda

Time Serial Lead
0930-1000 Arrivals / Registration  
1000-1005 Arrival Brief COS
1005-1105 Introduction / Current Defence Context

    • MDP update
    • NATO Conference: Cap C4ISR analysis of what does it means for us
    • Information Advantage: what is it?
HOC
1105-1135 Defence Plan 2018: what does it mean for us? SO1 Strat and Coh
1135-1150 Break  
1150-1235 Overview of S&T Programmes and Spearhead initiatives Cap C4ISR DST Embed
1235-1330 Lunch  
1330-1500 CPG engagement (conferees will choose one; up to 45 min brief, then open to 45 min questions)

    • Stand 1 Cyber & Influence
    • Stand 2 Info
    • Stand 3 ISR
    • Stand 4 JTS

 

CPG Deputy Heads

1500-1515 Break  
1515-1645 CPG engagement (conferees will choose one; up to 45 min brief, then open to 45 min questions)

    • Stand 1 Cyber & Influence
    • Stand 2 Info
    • Stand 3 ISR
    • Stand 4 JTS

 

CPG Deputy Heads

1645-1715 Joint Q&A HOC

Venue: Wright / Norton Conference Rooms, Headquarters Joint Forces Command, Building 410, Sandy Lane, NORTHWOOD HA6 3HP.

Security Clearance: Attendees do not need to hold Developed Vetting.

Lunch & Refreshments: A buffet lunch will be provided along with tea and coffee.

Places: There are 70 places open to industry therefore companies will be limited to one or two representatives. In the event that more applications than places are received then a ballot for attendance will apply. Applications are to be sent to Corporal Ryan Searles (Ryan.Searles873@mod.gov.uk) no later than Fri 29 Jun 2018. Applications must include the company name and the representative’s full name, nationality, DOB, contact email and phone number. Photographic ID (driving licence or passport) will be required on the day in order to gain entry to Northwood Headquarters. Successful applicants will be informed by email by Fri 6 Jul 2018.

Cost: To cover the cost of lunch and refreshments there is a £10 charge for each industry delegate. Pre-payment will be required no later than Fri 13 Jul 2018 – details to follow in

Dress: Normal business attire.

Parking: There is no parking available at Northwood Headquarters. The closest tube station (Northwood) is a 5-minute taxi ride from Northwood Headquarters. The closest overground train stations are in Watford.

Security: Please allow at least 30 minutes to clear security at the Northwood Visitors Centre.

81mm Mortar Full Task Trainer Capability Presentation Day

12 JULY 2018 – LAND WARFARE CENTRE, WARMINSTER

The UK MOD is researching the options available for a full task 81mm mortar training system to enhance the realism of collective training and also individual and detachment skills ab initio. It is envisaged that potential solutions will replicate the operation of all aspects of the mortar platoon from the mortar detachment to the command post and also the Mortar Fire Controller. It is anticipated that it will also enhance evaluation of training with real-time after action reviews and have the existing ability or the development potential to operate with the in-service suite of Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) Systems and the Indoor Fires Trainer.

Aims of the Day

  1. To demonstrate to Defence that industry has produced mature and viable training solutions of a High Technology Readiness Level.
  2. To assist the internal Defence discussion as to how to train mortars in the future, including more efficient training output.

Organisations are invited to deliver a PowerPoint (or equivalent) presentation and practical demonstration of their products to a captive audience. Any requirements to use specific facilities of the Land Warfare Centre such as Dismounted Close Combat Trainer must be requested in advance.

Any organisation wishing to participate in this Capability Presentation Day should respond to the Army Requirement Manager via Benjamin.cox395@mod.gov.uk by 17:00hrs on 2 July 2018 accompanied by an overview of their products. Please note that we require responses through your business email address only; response by personal email will not be accepted.

Responses should include the names and positions of the proposed attendees. Organisations attending will be limited to a maximum of three representatives; however, if the event is oversubscribed the available places will be limited to two per organisation. The Authority will release an agenda and timings following registration closure. There will be an opportunity for questions. All questions and responses will be recorded and made available to attendees.

There is no commitment on the part of the Authority to enter into any binding contractual arrangement(s) following engagement with suppliers through this Capability Presentation Day. Suppliers should note that participation in the Capability Presentation Day is entirely voluntary and the Authority will not bear any associated costs.

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