Prior Information Notice: TETRA Airwave Terminal Products and Services Framework
The Police Digital Service (PDS) Commercial Team has published a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for the next iteration of the National Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) Products and Services Framework which covers the supply of compatible TETRA hand held terminals, in-vehicle devices, accessories and associated services for use on the UK Airwave network.
The new multi-supplier framework agreement will maintain delivery of critical communications equipment and services to 107 police, fire and ambulance services in England, Scotland and Wales and other law enforcement agencies until the Emergency Service Network (ESN), the government’s chosen option to replace Airwave, goes live.
This will be for a period of four years, aiming to commence in or around late June 2022.
The PIN enables PDS to commence a market discussion with leading industry participants. This marketplace engagement is expected to inform PDS on supplier interest, capability and options for the new framework. PDS intends to consult through an initial webinar event on 04 February 2022 then optional 1:1 sessions during February with interested suppliers.
To register your interest and participate on the day please submit your contact details below or via this link.
Full details of the notice have been published via the GOV.UK Find a Tender service, which can be accessed directly via this link.
The closing date for expressions of interest to participate in our marketplace discussion is 31 January 2022.
Please note the PDS PIN excludes the provision of third party TETRA compatible accessories or ESN 4G mobile devices and accessories based on the Long Term Evolution or LTE telecommunications standard. For further details on ESN procurement opportunities please visit the ESN eSourcing Portal.