Published date: 4 May 2016

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 8 February 2016

Contract summary


  • Baggage-scanning equipment - 38581000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference

IMO 15 204/71 Lot 1

Published date

4 May 2016

Closing date

8 February 2016

Contract start date

1 April 2016

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

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The Home Office, acting through Border Force, is procuring new national contracts for the maintenance of its legacy X-ray systems. The contracts are required to replace the previous arrangement, and each shall have a term of five (5) years with an option to extend at the HO's option for up to twelve (12) months.

Border Force uses a range of X-ray Scanning Equipment in order to carry out its work at the Border. The scope of the Tender will include the following types of X-ray Scanning Systems:

• Freight Pallet Scanners
• Baggage Scanners - parcels/small cargo
• Baggage Scanners mounted in a van
• Baggage Scanners mounted on a Baggage Belt

The X-ray Scanning Equipment has been purchased from the following manufacturers:

• L-3 Communications Ltd
• Rapiscan Systems Ltd

The maintenance provision is required for equipment that is located throughout the UK and within the British Zone in Coquelles, France.

Award information

Awarded date

29 March 2016

Contract start date

1 April 2016

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

L3 Communications Ltd


Astro House
Brants Bridge
RG12 9VG



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About the buyer

Contact name

Mark Patrick


501 Chester Road Old Trafford
M16 9HU