Published date: 6 June 2022

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 15 July 2022, 10am

Contract summary


  • Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment - 32000000

  • Radio telephones - 32236000

  • Data-transmission equipment - 32260000

    • Radio equipment - 32344210

    • Communications network - 32412000

    • Radio network - 32418000

    • Telecommunications equipment and supplies - 32500000

    • Emergency and security equipment - 35100000

    • Repair and maintenance services - 50000000

    • Maintenance services of radio-communications equipment - 50333000

    • Communications system maintenance services - 50334400

    • Installation services of communications equipment - 51300000

    • Installation services of radio equipment - 51311000

    • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support - 72000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£0 to £50,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

6 June 2022

Closing date

15 July 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

12 September 2022

Contract end date

11 September 2026

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Police Digital Service (PDS), on behalf of UK Airwave user organisations, is undertaking a tender exercise to appoint suitably capable and experienced providers (with up to 3 suppliers) of Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) Encryption Algorithm 2 (TEA2) compatible radio devices (handheld, desktop and mobile terminals), software, accessories, services and maintenance for use on the UK Airwave system. Due to the need for TETRA devices to operate on Airwave infrastructure, this opportunity is restricted to those suppliers who are able to demonstrate (or can commit to obtain within 12 months from the Framework commencement) capability and experience to provide devices of the type. Devices that will be supplied resulting from this procurement will need to have achieved relevant NCSC and Home Office Airwave Lead accreditation as part of the requirements to supply TETRA devices and equipment on the UK Airwave system.

The awarded contract(s) will be for a duration of 48 months, aligned to Airwave Shutdown (ASD) currently scheduled for 2026, plus the option for PDS to extend for a period up to a maximum of 12 months and will supply:

- TETRA Airwave TEA2 terminals (handheld, desktop and mobile), accessories and peripheral equipment, systems and services (including Key Management Facility (KMF) crypto systems to programme keys on the Airwave network) for use exclusively on the UK Airwave system.
- TETRA Airwave TEA2 product and or service add-ons such as feature enablement, radio configuration, extended warranty, device as a service, field services, life cycle management and managed disposal services, etc.) for use on the UK Airwave system.
- Permitted scope also includes the supply and support of TETRA based certified device-to-device remote speaker microphone (D2D/ RSM) units and accessories to operate on LTE handheld mobile devices on the Emergency Service Network (ESN) and certified hybrid (dual mode) TETRA devices and accessories when purchased for primary use on the UK Airwave system.

About the buyer

Contact name

Kenny Stewart


20 Gresham Street,


+44 7971031811