MOD (ISS Networks) will host an Industry Day on 7 June 2019 at MOD Corsham, for the Defence Strategic Radio Services (DSRS), formerly known as the Future – Defence High Frequency Communication Service (F-DHFCS)

Aim: The aim of the event is to inform industry of the upcoming opportunity to tender for the DSRS requirement. This Industry Day follows on from the F-DHFCS Market Interest Day held on 11 July 2018.

Context: The current contracting arrangements for strategic radio services expires in June 2021 and a requirement for similar service remains extant. To this end, the MOD intends to follow a new procurement by a competition, including a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) phase. The new procurement process is expected to begin in mid-2019 with a new contract in place by January 2021, which allows for a six-month mobilisation and transition period. It is expected that the total contract will be in the region of £100m+, with an anticipated duration of circa 9 years.

Format: The event will start at 13.00 with a presentation, which will be followed by an open Q&A session. Presenters will brief on various aspects of the DSRS project and the expected timescales for the competition. Attendees should be in the presentation venue by 12.30, to allow prompt start at 13.00. The expected duration will be until 16:00.

Attendees: The event is open to any supplier, but there is a limit of three representatives per company.

Applications: Suppliers who are interested in attending should express their interest by E Mail to: Bernice.dick309@mod.gov.uk by no later than midday Wednesday 5th June 2019. 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 (as a minimum)
  • A contact email and phone number

SC Clearance: Attendees must be cleared at least to SC and be UK Nationals only. Clearance reference numbers must be provided via email to the address above when requesting attendance at the Industry Day.

Venue: Building 405, Room 314, MOD Corsham, Westwells Road, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9ET.

Refreshments: Two cafés and a canteen are available on-site for visitors to purchase any food or refreshments beforehand.

Security: Please allow at least 30 minutes to clear security and park vehicles. Photographic ID (driving licence or passport) will be required on the day to gain entry. It should be noted that parking may be limited due to refurbishments.