Published date: 15 August 2019

Last edited date: 15 August 2019

This notice was replaced on 2 July 2020

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 2 July 2020)

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Contract summary


  • Unmanned aerial vehicles - 35613000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference

TCA 3/7/1111

Published date

15 August 2019

Closing date

19 August 2019

Contract start date

1 September 2019

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The procurement of a drone demonstration and development contract will enable the MCA to assess the potential use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to enhance the current and future aerial surveillance capability. It will seek to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of MCA operations whilst reducing the risk to MCA personnel.
For further details on the requirement and instructions on how to apply, please see the Invitation to Tender: Drones document listed in the Other Information section below.

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About the buyer


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