Cell Phone Services

Procurement Mission UK

The U.S. Embassy London intends to issue a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for the temporary hire of cell phones and associated products. The vendor will need to provide varying quantities of cell phone handsets and SIM cards on a call off basis and with very limited lead time.

Hardware to be provided will include SIM cards, voice only handsets, smartphones. Provision of mobile Wi-Fi hotspots will also be required. As per FAR 52.204-25 Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment, hardware, the hardware must not be produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities).

Hardware will need to be available to be couriered to the U.S. Embassy with the same or next day delivery. Collection from the U.S. Embassy will be required at the end of the hire period.

Minutes, texts and data should be charged for on the basis of what is consumed and invoices should be presented at the end of the hire period. Hire periods will typically be for one or two weeks, but on occasion there may be a requirement for longer term hire, in which case a monthly charge should be levied for the services and invoiced monthly.

Only companies specializing in this field should apply.

This advert can be downloaded here as a PDF (1-page, PDF).

Solicitation Number                N/A
Advert Closing Date               COB (17:30 BST) on 11 August 2020


Registration in SAM

System for Award Management

It is now compulsory for all companies doing business with the U.S. Government valued over $30,000 to register on a website called “SAM – System for Award Management” at www.sam.gov
The website compiles standard information such as company legal name, street address, contact information, and what kind of goods and services it offers.

To register in SAM, a DUNS number and a NCAGE code are required. If you do not have this information, it will have to be obtained before registering. There is no cost involved, neither in obtaining the numbers, nor registering in SAM.

Interested parties are strongly encourage you to register their business as soon as possible to avoid any delay in making an award to the successful bidder. Please note individuals are exempt from SAM registration.

Further information as to how to register in SAM can also be obtained on request from londonproc@state.gov