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Title: Spectrum Management Centre Monitoring System Upgrade
OCID: ocds-h6vhtk-041e20
Published by: OFCOM
Authority ID: AA20551
Publication Date: 01/12/2023
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: Prior Information Notice
Has Documents: No
Has SPD: No

Spectrum Monitoring Solution Market Engagement

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses


Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road




Telephone: +44 2079813000



Internet address(es)

Main address:

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Other: UK Communications Regulator

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Spectrum Management Centre Monitoring System Upgrade

Reference number: C20231767

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Ofcom is running a market engagement exercise to discuss the Spectrum Management Centre Monitoring System Upgrade.

Ofcom is keen to speak with companies that may be able to provide spectrum monitoring solutions. This is to support Ofcom to understand the market, costs, implementation periods and risks to support building a business case for this solution.

Ofcom is looking to explore and consider the systems and equipment available in the marketplace that could provide the capabilities to automatically monitor and record radio spectrum activity from High Frequency (HF) and above, with a high level of resolution, audio quality and direction-finding information automatically.

For further information please contact us as per the instructions in this document.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)




II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:



II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Spectrum Monitoring Solution Market Engagement

II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

DETAIL ABOUT THE OFCOM REQUIREMENT FOR THE Spectrum Management Centre Monitoring Solution

Ofcom may run a procurement exercise for SMC Monitoring Solution, to be awarded to a single provider. The purpose of this Prior Information Notice is to inform interested service providers about Ofcom’s plans and its requirements (see Market Engagement document for further information).

The procurement will be undertaken in line with either the the Open or Restricted Procedure as set out in the Public Contracts Directive (and as implemented in the UK by the Public Contracts Regulations). When Ofcom is ready to tender a Contract Notice in the Find a Tender Service and seeks completed ITT / prequalification questionnaires to be submitted.

This is a new opportunity and there is not set start date for this contract. This market engagement exercise will support Ofcom to build the business case and timeline for this project.

The investment in this new service will be subject to an approved business case. This engagement will support building an estimated budget. The exact budget is not known at this stage.

Interested parties should express their interest via the Ofcom eTendering portal, hosted by BravoSolution at the following link:

The deadline for submission is 12 noon Friday 5 January 2024

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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Commodity Categories

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IDTitleParent Category
48517000IT software packageCommunication software package
71700000Monitoring and control servicesArchitectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
38433300Spectrum analyserSpectrometers

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