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Drones (UAVs) and Associated Products and Services - 992


This framework is here to support the Emergency Services, Blue Light and other public sector bodies in the purchase of drones (UAVs) and associated products and services. 
The framework not only offer the purchase of drones and their accessories but services such as the hire of drones and their pilots to inspect buildings or landscaping. Along with repairs and maintenance the framework also offers training services and licensing so you can ensure you and your pilots are fully compliant.


Who can use the framework?

The framework agreement is available to all public sector bodies, including Emergency Services, central government and the wider public sector, social housing organisations, and voluntary and community sector bodies.


How can I use the framework?

Further competition. Customer are required to complete and return a signed YPO Access Agreement. Customers can then opt to run their own further competition or YPO can assist with this. Once the evaluation process has been completed and an award has been made, the call off will take place and customers will form a Call off Contract between themselves and the supplier.

Period: 21 January 2020 - 20 January 2022
Extension Opportunities: Option to extend for 2 years
OJEU Framework Notice: 2019/S 218-534434
OJEU Award Notice:
Geographic Coverage: National

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  • Reduced timescales – Customers don’t need to run a full OJEU procurement through this framework as it has already been done by YPO. All you need to do is identify your requirements, present them to the market and award a contract. This also benefits suppliers as they only need to complete on OJEU procurement.


  • Ease of use – Simple to use with expert advice available from YPO.


  • Excellent choice of supplier – more details can be found on the supplier tab or the user guide.


  • Legality – A fully legal framework in line with EU regulations.


  • Assured supplier standards – Providers are ‘pre-qualified’ as to their general suitability, which means when buying services from them, customers are assured they can meet specified requirements.


  • Aggregation of spend – customers will receive the benefits of an aggregated volume of spend and the benefits associated with an increased leverage on the market.


  • Pre-defined terms and conditions – terms and conditions of the contract have already been established, and signed and accepted by suppliers.

Free support available

The route to market for this solution is via a further competition and our experienced team are on hand to help you through every step of this process – offering practical advice and support when you need it.

Our free support includes:

Further competition support

    • Assistance with or management of the supplier pre-engagement
    • Assistance and guidance in the drafting of the documentation, including the provision of template documents
    • Advice on the specification, including the provision of anonymised specifications
    • Advice on the award criteria, including sustainability to ensure compliance
    • Advertising the further competition on YPO’s e-tendering portal – ProContract, and full administration of the process, including clarification log management
             There are three ways to run a further competition via ProContract
                  1. YPO can administer the full end-to-end further competition process
                  2. Request temporary access to ProContract and run the further competition yourself or with our support
                  3. If you're a current user of ProContract you can access and use our solutions directly without our involvement. View the 'How to access YPO’s frameworks directly' user guide.
    • Running or supporting the evaluation process
    • Moderation of the evaluation process
    • Drafting/checking award and rejection letters, including provision of template documents

Standard documents available

   • Further competition template
Specification examples
   • Example award questions
   • Pricing matrix
   • Award and rejection letters
   • Call-off contract terms and conditions


  • Lot 1 - Drones (UAVs) Purchase
    Drones purchase lot. Open for further competition to enable you to purchase a drone(s) that meets your exact requirements.
    Please make reference to the User Guide for minimum specification used at award stage of ITT.
    Method of call-off: Further Competition
    Suppliers: 7

  • Lot 2 - Associated Products
    Associated products such as daylight cameras, thermal cameras, dual day/IR cameras, tablets/controller screens, other payloads, lighting, loudspeakers, delivery system, parachutes, other sensors, cases, backpacks are available to procure via further competition.
    Method of call-off: Further Competition
    Suppliers: 7

  • Lot 3 - Associated Services
    A wide variety of services can be procured via further competition. For example; drone and polit hire, leasing options, bespoke packages such as software, payload, livestream transmitter are available.
    Method of call-off: Further Competition
    Suppliers: 7

  • Lot 4 - Repairs, Maintenance and Service
    Three levels of packages have been set to support you in the maintenance of your drone(s).
    Please make reference to the user guide for further information.
    Method of call-off: Further Competition
    Suppliers: 3


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Aviation Systems Group Ltd (ASG) is an ISO9001:2015 certified company for aviation operations, training and technical programme management consultancy. ASG provides specialist technical support to UK industry, Ministry of Defence (MOD), cross-government security and the civil aviation sector.  This includes core safety and airworthiness expertise to both manned aviation and Unmanned Air System (UAS) clients as well as other technical areas including mission systems integration. The company also provides specialist UAS mission sensor equipment to the marketplace and is currently supporting the development of a long range/endurance multi-payload hybrid VTOL drone. 

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Buzzflyer Limited was established in 2006 in Sudbury, Suffolk initially as an internet based company supplying the consumer with radio controlled helicopters. The ethos of the company was to offer a personal customer relationship and build a reputation based on excellent service and reliability.
In 2008 Buzzflyer Limited entered the multi-rotor market and quickly established themselves as DJI’s main outlet in the UK and were approached by universities and filming companies to build bespoke platforms for various applications. Buzzflyer Limited also became the main importer in the UK for Gaui and Mikrokopter. The business progressed and expanded within the drone sector and Buzzflyer Limited has become well known for its expertise in this field. A comprehensive database was built which included, British Antarctic Survey, British Geographical, universities throughout the UK and organisations such as RSPB, ITV, Network Rail and the Metropolitan Police. Some of our clients required platforms for research to be used overseas and Buzzflyer was able to design, test and support the client and see the product through to conclusion.
Going forward and with the expansion of the Company, Buzzflyer Limited now concentrates more on the commercial, industrial client. One of the latest projects being the supply, maintenance and updating of Above Surveying’s (Europe’s largest solar inspection company) thermal platforms.

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Since being established in 2016, Coptrz have gone from strength to strength. As the UK’s leading drone service provider, they offer transformational impartial 360º drone solutions to cover all aspects of planning, flying, & data acquisition/analysis. Coptrz are vendor agnostic and have a portfolio of 21 pioneering drone technology partners, offering only the best drone solutions across a global market. With unique dedicated sector experts, ranging from Inspection, Surveying, to Public Safety, Coptrz are well equipped to offer specialist solutions to cater to every organisation. Their unique proposition makes them resounding market leaders and it’s why they’re trusted to deliver ‘impartial 360o drone solutions’ to >1000 customers including major organisations like: BMW; Bombardier; Costain; EDF; MoD; Pfizer; 30+ Universities; 40+ Police Forces & Fire Services. With Coptrz you get a lifelong partner who here to help you keep pace with technology evolution globally so you can maximise the transformational benefits a Coptrz drone strategy will deliver - you won’t get this type of end-to-end impartial solution anywhere else.

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Diplomat Autonomous Systems Ltd, a UK based company, is the unmanned division of The Diplomat Group of Companies (“DAS”). Over the last 40 years DAS has provided transportation, logistics, program management, search and rescue, disaster and emergency response services utilising fixed wing and rotary wing assets throughout the world to Governments, NGO’s and commercial clients, often in remote and austere locations and under extreme conditions requiring rapid deployments. Our autonomous service offerings include consulting, training, and drone as a service. DAS provides significant value, low risk, and an extremely responsive and experienced management team. We are a professional aviation organization specialising in the use of unmanned aerial systems for high quality aerial imagery, data gathering and analytics to meet the needs in of security, search and rescue, infrastructure, and other industries and applications. DAS partners with some of the world’s leading providers of UAS and related hardware (i.e., multispectral imaging cameras, various sensors and software,) to leverage the right platform and payload, with the best price point to deliver the right solutions for our Clients. DAS can provide remote sensing, photogrammetry, LIDAR and data analytics and reporting, mapping, emergency response, as well as safety and security for infrastructure and borders. DAS specialises in aggregating the best of breed solutions for challenging projects to ensure mission success. Our project management team and pilots have over 50 years of combined experience and include several former first responders/drone operators in both the Police Force and Fire & Rescue Service.

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Evolve Dynamic are a UAV/RPAS/drone aircraft and software systems design and development supplier based in Guilford, Surrey. We develop and manufactures airborne sensor systems aimed at the emergency services sector. The systems are always robust, designed around the user and typical deployment scenarios of emergency services. The hardware is rugged and weatherproof. The flagship product - Sky Mantis - is capable to fly in heavy rain and wind. Evolve Dynamics focuses heavily on providing outstanding customer support with rapid response times and flexible approach to customer issues.          

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Excelerate is a specialist and leading Technology Partner, providing solutions to a range of markets, from public safety, emergency services and health care to commercial and maritime sectors.
Through a combination of cellular, satellite and wireless technology, we provide integrated products and solutions that overcome boundaries and limitations - enabling the flexibility needed for mobile and remote environments.
We are technology agnostic. Instead of focusing on a ‘one size fits all’ approach we focus on matching and applying the right technology to the application.
For more information, please visit the 
Excelerate website.

 Drones Supplier Logo   GeoAccess Ltd are a bespoke asset management company specialising in difficult access inspections and surveys utilising UAVs, ROVs, Rope Access and Confined Space Techniques.Established in 2014 to address the need for inspections on difficult access sites in the rail sector, we work nationwide covering a broad range of industries.Our clients include Amey, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Network Rail and Transport for London. While we are a fairly recent entrant into the arena of commercial drone services, having gained our PfCO in 2018,we are nonetheless highly capable. Our team comprises multi-skilled civil, geotechnical and structural engineers plus geologists, all highly experienced in working safely in hazardous environments. Our professionals are Civil Aviation Authority approved drone pilots and also form our rope access teams. We have significant experience of incident response in the rail sector, having dealt with a range of events including landslides, structural failures and flooding. With a broad cutting-edge fleet of UAVs, payloads and ancillaries to choose from, combined with our expertise we can configure the right tool for the job to deliver exceptional results every time without fail.
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Heliguy are award-winning and we have more than a decade of experience in the drone industry, offering a comprehensive package of supply and support, consultancy, training, repairs, and research and development. 
We are one of DJI's largest and trusted European channel suppliers and is a Gold Partner, certifying our expert knowledge and services to enterprise customers. This was recognised with a Top 10 Partner of the Year (Europe) award from DJI Enterprise.
Heliguy is the go-to drone supplier for major companies and organisations such as Balfour Beatty, Network Rail, the BBC, National Grid, Sellafield Sites, Greater Manchester Police, and the University of Cambridge, among many others.

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Inspectahire are based in Aberdeen, Scotland and is one of the leading suppliers of specialist remote visual inspection technology and solutions to companies around the world.
Inspectahire has a large range of technology in their portfolio as well as significant experience in successfully carrying out specialist inspections. Services include equipment rental, contracting and project engineering.
Utilising the latest technology, alongside three decades of experience, they can determine the condition of a wide variety of sites. If any irregularities or deformations / damage are apparent they will be identified and located.
The company is a Distributor for EMEA, and an owner / operator of the equipment and an authorised Training Company for FLIR OGI equipment.          

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Iprosurv supplies companies the in house capability of drone deployment and data/media delivery services. Our CAMERA system and optimum drone operator platform provides bespoke services whether you require an on demand fully managed service to independent data/media delivery services. We provide and specialise in CAT and Disaster response through our experienced deployment in the insurance industry.

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iRed were Founded in 2002 and are the market-leading experts for specialist drone payloads, platforms and bespoke solutions – specifically tailored for your needs.
As the only supplier with an active operations and accredited training department, iRed’s team have unrivalled knowledge and experience of their products. This is why over 1,500 customers – including Currie & Brown, Hampshire Constabulary, Met Police, Sussex Police and West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service – trust iRed as their chosen supplier.          

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Marlborough Communications is part of the Cohort Group (www.cohortplc.com) and has been working across all areas of the UK MOD and Government Departments for nearly 40 years now. Our facility is based in Horley (just outside Gatwick Airport) and we employ around 35 personnel, a number of whom are ex-military. We operate out of a UK Security-accredited facility, hold ISO 9001:2015 Quality certification and DAOS certification (for programmes in the Air environment).
Whilst we design and build our own equipment, as a Systems Integrator, we constantly identify best of breed technology and partners; particularly in the US and Europe and work very closely with these companies as their Exclusive Agent / Distributor. We therefore continue to adapt to the market and adjust our portfolio accordingly to meet with technological advances more quickly. Our main areas of expertise are Unmanned Systems (both ground and air), Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Positioning Navigation and Tracking, Communications, Hearing Protection Systems, CUAS and unique, innovative technologies within the Homeland Security domain.
Our facilities include approximately 9000 square feet dedicated to Design - (Electrical, Mechanical & Electronic), Engineering - (Test, Support, Repair & Modification), Secure Laboratory Areas, Production - (Prototype & Production Assembly) and Goods-In/Out & Stores.

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Skyports is a drone operator offering drone delivery and inspection services to its customers in the health, emergency and logistics sectors.


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