Future opportunity

TETRA Airwave Terminal Products and Services

  • Police Digital Service

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-001172

Published 14 January 2022, 1:06pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Police Digital Service

33 Queen Street,




Kenny Stewart




+44 7971031811


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

National registration number


Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

Public order and safety

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

TETRA Airwave Terminal Products and Services

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

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

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

The Police Digital Service is seeking to procure a multi-supplier framework agreement that can be used by the Police, Ambulance, Fire and Rescue and other Airwave user organisations within the public sector, including Ofcom List of Generic and Sharer Organisations, for the provision of Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) compatible handsets, software, accessories, services and maintenance for use on the UK Airwave system. The formation of the procurement requirements and options for this framework will be determined as a result of pre-market engagement which will commence on Friday 4th February 2022. Market engagement is expected to inform the Police Digital Service on supplier interest and capability in relation to the delivery of TETRA handset products and services. Further information regarding details on how to register to participate on the day and contact information can be found on the Police Digital Service website page: https://pds.police.uk/new-opportunities-for-suppliers/.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £50,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 51311000 - Installation services of radio equipment
  • 32236000 - Radio telephones
  • 32500000 - Telecommunications equipment and supplies
  • 32412000 - Communications network
  • 32418000 - Radio network
  • 35100000 - Emergency and security equipment
  • 50333000 - Maintenance services of radio-communications equipment
  • 50334400 - Communications system maintenance services
  • 51300000 - Installation services of communications equipment
  • 32260000 - Data-transmission equipment
  • 32344210 - Radio equipment
  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
  • 50000000 - Repair and maintenance services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

TETRA Airwave Terminal Products and Services

two.2.14) Additional information

This PIN is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with the TETRA handset devices market. Police Digital Services intends to engage through a webinar and 1:1 sessions during Feb 2022 with interested suppliers. To participate, please register using the link above. The estimated date of contract publication is subject to change as a result of market engagement and further research.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

18 March 2022

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

This PIN specifically excludes the provision of third party TETRA compatible accessories or LTE 4G mobile handheld devices and accessories for the Emergency Services Network (ESN). For further details on ESN procurement opportunities please visit the ESN eSourcing Portal.