We are working with Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services provisioning

The Swedish Armed Forces (FM) are evolving to ensure that balance is maintained against changed threat levels. The target image is an intervention defence that can act quickly, coordinated and flexibly, nationally as well as internationally.

We contribute to this development by providing qualified Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, which entails our Customers to be able to safely manage Technically Advanced and Complex Systems.

Our personnel have since 1985 provided Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services to the Information- and Communications Technology Industry and from 2003 onwards to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, within the public administration sector (Government Authorities), and to the private business sector.

Through extensive support during all lifecycle stages within the projects we actively participated in, from requirement assessment, in the procurement phase, through the design and development phase, and during integration, testing, verification & validation, implementation, training, delivery, handover and environmentally friendly decommissioning of products and systems, we have delivered continous support to our clients and at the same time further developed our services offering. This concludes our business aims; to increase our customers’ ability and profitability in managing technologically advanced and complex systems.

For us, our agency and what we offer, in terms of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services provisioning, is about ensuring new and existing customers’ needs for the right skills today and in the future.

Our work with Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services provisioning, in some of our reference projects worth mentioning:

CBRNe Detection-, Identification-, Monitoring-, Surveillance-, Warning-, Reporting- and Protection Systems

  • Procurement of CBRN-I: CBRNe Reconnaissance Vehicle
  • Procurement of CBRN-I-MMS: CBRNe Management- and Monitoring System
  • Procurement of CBRN-AL: Deployable CBRNe Analytical Laboratory
  • Design and procurement of CBRN-AWR: Automatic CBRNe Warning- and Reporting System

Armoured-, Protected-, Tracked- and Wheeled Vehicle Systems incl. In-Theatre In-Service CLS Support

  • Prepare LCU/MLU Bv206/208 Tracked Vehicle System
  • Prepare LCU/MLU Bv309 Tracked Vehicle System
  • Procurement of Bv410 Tracked Vehicle System
  • Alignment of Bv410 Fault Reporting Data and Systems
  • Procurement of TGSLK 1.5T Light Amphibian Cross-Country 1.5T Trailer
  • Procurement of BvS10 Tracked Vehicle System update incl. ISAF/SWECON Mission Adaption
  • Administration and Secretary of the BvS10 User Group
  • Administration and Secretary of the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) Tracked Vehicles User Group

Procurement- and Provisioning of Technical System Support (TSS) and Maintenance Services

  • Procurement of ISS-ATV-ISAF In-Service Support BvS10 for ISAF/SWECON (ISS)
  • Procurement of TSS 2019-2025 Technical System Support and Maintenance for the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) 2019-2025 (TSS)

Development-, Deployment- and Management of Information- and Communications Technology (ICT) Solutions and Services

  • Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services applied within ICT Procurement Projects
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of Web Communication platforms with Multisite and Multilingual capabilities
  • Implementation and maintenance of WordPress Multisite Information Network
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of Progress Sitefinity Digital Experience Portal
  • Administration of Microsoft SharePoint Information Portal
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of ASP.NET Asset Management System incl. RunTime Delivery Bundling and Optimization
  • Digital Photography and Video

Our staff have since 1985, almost four decades (40 years) of national and international operational management working experience in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, nationally and internationally. Bring2Mind Consulting AB is prepared to become a natural and sought after systems- and business- partner capable of providing qualified Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, supported by common commercial- and operational- as well as technical- and administrative- disciplines, within programme-, project-, quality- and configuration management, required to help our customers handling technically advanced and complex systems.

We apply the global and very well known standard for Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM), IEC/ISO-15288, or vital parts thereof.

Definition of ISO/IEC-15288; The activities, methods and techniques required to satisfy NATO SLCM policy are detailed in Allied Administrative Publication (AAP) 48 which is the implementation guidance for the NATO Policy for Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM), whereas AAP-48 translates the principles of NATO policy on SLCM into a common framework based on the civil standard ISO/IEC 15288 (Systems Engineering – System LifeCycle Processes) describing a working methodology and an integrated approach to LifeCycle management for defence related capabilities in the NATO context.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB always acts in a “One-to-One” relation with its clients, thus following the need to maintain control over delivery content and persistent quality. This is utterly important in projects within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, where we provide Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, primarily within programme management, project management and administration, requirements assessment- and management, quality assurance and configuration management within the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities).

Upon demand, we are working closely with national and international suppliers and authorities, primarily within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, and we are still cooperating with some of the major suppliers within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry.

We are continously pursuing our plan to further develop our Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services Offering that strengthen Sweden’s overall defence capabilities. Following this plan, also makes us and our agency better.

We have since 2003, for almost 20 years, been working within a multitude of disciplines in defence material procurement projects managed by The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV), a governmental agency acting under the Swedish Ministry of Defence. Please read more about our reference assignments on our assignment pages.

  • Preparation of target image analyses and assignment guiding documents; Security Policy Objectives, Technical Tactical Economic Objectives (TTEM), Technical Requirements Specifications (TS), Statement of Work (SoW), System Safety Requirement Specifications, Contractor Logistics Support (CLS), and Handover documents for the Armed Forces.
  • Development of Comprehensive Requirements Specifications in accordance with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration Requirements Model "FMV Handbok KravDok" (General Specification, Technical Specification, Operational Commitment, Statement of Work, System Safety Specification, Maintenance Planning, Contractor Logistics Support/In-Service Support, Contract Proposal Documents).
  • Designed, Developed and Produced complete Procurement Documentation in Swedish and English for several Land Based Systems, i.e. CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle (CBRN-I), Deployable CBRN Analytical Laboratories (CBRN-AL), Light Amphibian Cross-Country 1.5T Trailer, Armed Tracked Vehicle Bv410 (BvNy), Mission Adaption of BvS10 for ISAF/SWECON (ISS-ATV-ISAF) and Technical System Support / Maintenance for Land Based Systems (TSS) 2019-2025 (Work Breakdown Specifications (WBS), General Specifications, Technical Specifications, Operational Commitments, Statements of Work, System Safety Specifications, Maintenance Planning Requirement Specifications, Contractor Logistics Support/In-Service Support Requirement Specifications, Contract Proposal Documents including procurement process guidelines and templates).
  • Delivery of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, supported by common Commercial-, Law- and Operational- as well as Technical- and Administrative- disciplines, within Programme-, Project-, Quality- and Configuration management to commission managers.
  • Performed Studies of Land Based Systems containing compilation and analysis of information about the systems in concern, as well as developing prototypes and conduct tests and experiments according to a determined orientation in the system lifecycle plans.
  • Development of business critical documents (Internal Business Plans and Procurement related documents).
  • Development of Program- and Project Plans.
  • Project Administrator / Project Management Support for major Defence Material procurement projects within Land Based Systems.
  • Operational representative in contacts with both national and international Defence Industry and Government Authorities.
  • Technical investigations, analyses and preparation of technical reports.
  • System Engineering Work (SE Operations).
  • Risk Analysis and Risk Management (RA / RM).
  • Integrated Logistics Support (ILS Operations).
  • System Safety Work (SS).
  • Delivery Control and Quality Approvement.
  • Design of Management and Interconnecting Command & Control Systems for CBRN Systems (e.g. Within the CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle Project, Automatic CBRN Warning- and Reporting Systems and the deployable Mobile CBRN Analytical Laboratories (C-, B and R/N)).
  • System Authorization and Accreditation Application Documentation (eg preparation of technical accreditation data for procurement projects.).
  • Planning and implementation of both ceremonial and formal handover activities for Land Based Systems.
  • Compiling information for project evaluation of several International Cooperations within Land Based Systems, e.g. CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle, Deployable Mobile CBRN Analytical Laboratories, Bv410 Armed Tracked Vehicle System, Mission Adaption of BvS10 Armed Tracked Vehicles for ISAF/SWECON International Missions and Post Mission Experience Seminars.
  • Design of Multilateral User Group agreement for the BvS10 User Group.
  • BvS10 User Group Secretary for an International group of Member Nations.
  • Point of Contact for ISS-ATV-ISAF / SWECON.

We are proud to have worked together with the Swedish Armed Forces (FM), where we have provided Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services during multiple procurement projects managed by the CBRN Defense Protection Centre (FM SkyddsCentrum, FM SkyddC) and the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters (FM HKV).

  • Delivery of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services (i.e. Commercial- and Operational- as well as Technical- and Administrative- disciplines, within Programme-, Project-, Quality- and Configuration management).
  • Production of business critical governing documents such as security objectives.
  • Development of the Technical Tactical Economic Objectives (TTEM) for Land-Based systems.
  • Ongoing support during experimental and prototyping activities.
  • Development of requirement specifications for Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) "In-Theatre".
  • Planning and implementation of both ceremonial and formal handover activities, to the Swedish Armed Forces (FM).

In the most demanding CBRN projects, there has been a very strong focus on Programme Management, Project Management, Configuration Management, Quality Management & Assurance including all the standard disciplines within the processes referred to in the ISO/IEC 15288:2015 (ISO/IEC-15288) standard, has been vital in the early requirements assessment, design, production, testing, verification & validation including training, delivery and hand over to the Swedish Armed Forces (FM).

ISO/IEC-15288 is a standard for systems and software engineering life cycle processes. It establishes a common framework for describing the life cycle of systems created by humans and defines a set of processes and associated terminology within that framework. These processes can be applied at any level in the hierarchy of practically any system’s structure. Selected sets of these processes can be applied throughout the total LifeCycle for managing and performing the stages of a system’s LifeCycle. This is accomplished through the involvement of all interested parties, with the ultimate goal of achieving customer satisfaction.

ISO/IEC-15288 also provides processes that support the definition, control and improvement of life cycle processes used within an organization or project. Organizations and projects can use these life cycle processes when acquiring and supplying systems.

In our Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, Quality assurance is cutting across all service disciplines. We would like to mention one project in particular, the procurement of the Deployable Mobile CBRN Analytical Laboratories. It was one of the most demanding CBRN projects for the Swedish Armed Forces (FM), where a very strong focus was set on Security, Quality Management and Quality Assurance throughout the whole project.

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Deployable CBRNe Analytical Laboratory (CBRN-AL)

The Deployable CBRNe Analytical Laboratory is used for analysing explosives and chemicals, e.g. chemical warfare agents and their starting substances and degradation products, samples containing elevated levels of bacteria, viruses and toxins, identification and analysis of radioactive substances in various samples.

For the Deployable CBRN Analytical Laboratories it was vital to ensure highest quality on requirements definitions from Vision, Preparations, Design, Evaluation, Production, Testing over Verification & Validation and development of laboratory methods to final delivery and hand-over of the system to the Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF).

Below a few pictures showing the end result of the Deployable CBRN Analytical Laboratories.

Photography by Gunnar Snellman, Bring2Mind Consulting AB

Below some more pictures of the individual B-, C- and RN-Laboratories, showing the end result of the interior of the Deployable Mobile CBRN Analytical Laboratories.

Photography by Gunnar Snellman, Bring2Mind Consulting AB

Bring2Mind Consulting AB collaborates with market-leading and reputable companies that complement each other in a competence-based fashion, where our business areas are closely related. Within the related business area ICT (Information & Communication Technology), we cooperate internationally with a number of well-established companies.

Our consultants are highly qualified specialists who draw attention to all aspects of projects, from idea, study, planning, implementation, achievement, quality assurance, configuration management across the board. Management and maintenance for further development and education. In the business area Aerospace-, Defense- and Security Industry, including Social Security, we provide qualified service products tailored to the needs of the Swedish Armed Forces (SwAF) during procurement and defence equipment provisioning.

I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery has its own beauty.

— Marie Curie

The staff at Bring2Mind Consulting AB have almost twenty-five (25) years of operational working experience in the Information- and Communications Technology Industry and almost twenty (20) years of operational work in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry at senior and middle management levels, nationally and internationally, where we have been working within project management / coordination, configuration management / control, quality management / management, design and implementation of global services and product management processes, logistics, marketing, sales and aftermarket.

With deep knowledge within technical as well as functional areas, gathered under qualified project management, quality management and configuration management, we cooperate with contracted industry, civil authorities and the defence industry, both nationally and internationally. We are also providing services in complex national / international affairs when procuring defence equipment for the Swedish Armed Forces.

Our core business has been developed within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where equirements are very comprehensive and clear, the expected quality levels are amongst the highest you can imagine. This is a good platform to start building from.

Therefore, when we design new Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, we always start investigating if we can reuse one or several of our present services. This way, we continue to provide services based upon the highest standards, a well proven and accepted level of performance, for new customers.

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We work within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where our personnel since 1985, have been supporting the public administration sector (Government Authorities) and the private business sector, delivering Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, primarily around and within defence system procurement projects, providing services during procurement and provisioning of technically advanced and complex systems and solutions to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM).

Within the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, we are in the startup phase of delivering secure, immediate and effective interaction between organizations, companies and their customers, partners and employees. The CMS & publishing tools we apply, is by far the most popular software with over 60% worldwide market share. This means the software is used by almost 35% of all the public websites online, the rest is used for intranet solutions not publicly available. The system is also used by many popular global brands across the world.

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We Serve All

Our total offering fits any Industry, not only within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where we do most of our work today.

We support the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities) by providing qualified consulting primarily around, and within, Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services. We cover common commercial-, legal- and operational- as well as technical- and administrative- disciplines, within programme-, project-, quality- and configuration management including production of digital and hardcopy material, which entails our customers and end-users to safely manage their technically advanced and complex systems.

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We work with People and Digital Technologies for a Safer World and a Smarter Society

As our agency face a relentless pace of change and unprecedented level of competitiveness, agility is key to survival. Organizations are looking to Lean portfolio management to align the digital product investment portfolio to business strategy, and to quickly adapt the portfolio when strategy changes. To be successful, we provide transparency, analytics and feedback to various stakeholders at different levels of our processing workflow for optimal decision making. We also have a clear line-of-sight from strategic direction, through investment decision, to the choice of epics and services to be implemented, including the resulting impact on our clients’ business. We drive the continuous improvement process by looking at how our Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) services portfolio management enable Lean portfolio management for enterprise agility.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB, is an entrepreneur driven, supplier independent Knowledge & Consultancy Agency, supporting the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities) by providing knowledge consulting, management and advisory services, primarily within and around Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, including supporting services, i.e. programme management, project management, risk assessment, management and control, quality assessment, management and control, configuration management and control, to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry.

With a positive track record within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry in providing Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services and seamless integration of products and systems against predefined requirements, Bring2Mind Consulting AB is unique in its understanding of technically advanced and complex systems, and how to apply innovative solutions in a pragmatic and cost effective fashion. Our services are developed and provisioned under the highest quality requirements based upon military standards, targeting the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities).

We ensure that our clients within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry have the right equipment and functioning systems and services, at the right time to the right cost, to be able to carry out their mission. This is our contribution to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) — And we are proud of what we do!

Bring2Mind Consulting AB apply a classic business model, in a direct “One-to-One” relation to its clients and partners. This is where you will find us in the services supply chain. Sometimes we need to sign up specialist agencies for certain projects, to enable us to fulfil client requirements. But most important of all, we always apply our business model, whereas, if required by our clients, we can provide a larger network of system- and business partners.

It is important for Bring2Mind Consulting AB to conduct business in a responsible manner with long-term sustainability. We apply customer-oriented management systems for quality assurance and gather all our deliveries under qualified project management, quality management and configuration management. We provide Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, as well as digital communication systems with high ICT content for close real-time communication between customers, partners and employees. In addition to statutory requirements and standards in relevant areas, we define our responsibility in relation to our key stakeholders. In order to ensure long-term value creation, we safeguard, among other things, good working relationships, high confidence from our customers, and responsibility for our environmental impact.

The staff within our Knowledge & Consultancy Agency have since 1985 operational working experience in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, at senior and middle management levels, nationally and internationally, within the whole supply chain of products, systems and services.

Almost twenty (20) years of experience within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, working with some of Swedens largest, most technically advanced and complex defence system procurement projects for the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM), delivering Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, has been extremely productive ans successful. We have supported these procurement projects by providing services over a very long time, and we are pleased to present to you, on our new website, some of our renowned and successful projects within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry.

We are multifaceted engineers, project managers, system analysts, consultants, advisors, architects, modelling and simulation specialists, and many more – and sometimes just catalysts for the successful achievement of your goals!

All this knowledge and working experience, built up almost during a lifetime, has made us capable to contribute to the development of Swedens total defence, by providing Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, in a total offering from Bring2Mind Consulting AB.

With almost four decades (40 years) of operational working experience in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, at senior and middle management levels, nationally and internationally, within the whole supply chain of products, systems and services, Bring2Mind Consulting AB is well prepared to play the role as systems- and business- partner, capable of providing qualified and innovative Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, supported by common commercial- and operational- as well as technical- and administrative- disciplines, within programme-, project-, quality- and configuration management, required to help our clients managing technically advanced and complex systems.

We cover all aspects of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, during all stages within products-, systems- and solutions provisioning; from initial studies, the needs/requirements assessment work, in the procurement phase, design and development, integration, over production, testing, verification & validation to final implementation, training, delivery and handover to the end-user and finally, the environmentally friendly decommissioning of products-, systems- and solutions for needs-oriented and situation-adapted solutions, with the right quality at the right cost. Our total offering is fully supported by qualified programme management, project management, quality assurance and configuration management.

As a Knowledge & Consultancy Agency, our business is all about thorough understanding and knowledge of your industry, resulting in a comprehensive Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services offering, that is unique for our clients. We can help you create value in a number of different ways. To guide you through our broad range of services to the portfolio that’s right for, and aligned to your project, we may suggest multiple value creation pathways, to mention a few;

1. Competitive Services,
2. Programme- and Project Management Support,
3. Procurement Management Support,
4. Contract Management- and Administration Support,
5. In-Service Support,
6. Business Development for sustainable Growth,
7. Secure and Safe Society.

This concludes our business aims; to increase our clients’ ability and profitability in managing technically advanced products and complex systems in a safe manner.

For Bring2Mind Consulting AB, business oriented competence and knowledge provisioning is always about ensuring new and existing clients’ needs for the right skills today and in the future.