Aerial Surveillance Contract – Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Non-military aerial surveillance service for a period of 5 years plus potential extension periods.
United Kingdom-Southampton: Aerial and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
105 Commercial Road
Contact person: Neil Grant
Telephone: +44 2038172476
NUTS code: UK
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Aerial Surveillance Contract
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Authority requires the successful supplier (the “Supplier”) to provide, following an initial mobilisation and acceptance period potentially of 6 to 18 months, a non-military aerial surveillance service for a period of 5 years plus potential extension periods of up to 2 years. The Authority requires an all-weather 24/7 capability to provide aerial surveillance, tracking, detection, observation, transmission of data and support to Search and Rescue (SAR) and counter pollution operations within the UK Exclusive Economic Zone (“UKEZZ”) and UK Search and Rescue Region (“UKSRR”). This service shall be interoperable with other Government departments and agencies and neighbouring nations. The Authority, through the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (“ARCC”), will act as the sole tasking authority.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Aerial and related services; aircraft operating services; pollution investigation services; services related to water pollution; pollution tracking; aerial photography services; and maritime patrol aircraft. As an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT), the Authority develops and implements the Government’s maritime safety and environmental protection strategy by, amongst other roles, monitoring the coasts and seas and responding to emergencies. The Authority has two broad objectives: firstly to ensure safety through accident prevention and effective search and rescue coordination and response, improve the safety of ships and people at sea and at the coast; and secondly to protect the environment through monitoring of ships and response to pollution incidents protect the marine environment. The Authority’s vision is to be a world-class organisation that is committed to preventing loss of life, continuously improving maritime safety and protecting the coastal environment. In order to achieve its vision the Authority requires the successful supplier to provide a non-military aerial surveillance service to assist with to Search and Rescue and counter pollution operations. The Authority requires the successful supplier (the “Supplier”) to provide, following an initial mobilisation and acceptance period potentially of six to eighteen months, a non-military aerial surveillance service for a period of five years plus potential extension periods of up to two years. The Authority requires an all-weather 24/7 capability to provide aerial surveillance, tracking, detection, observation, transmission of data and support to Search and Rescue (SAR) and counter pollution operations within the UK Exclusive Economic Zone (“UKEZZ”) and UK Search and Rescue Region (“UKSRR”). This service shall be interoperable with other Government departments and agencies and neighbouring nations. The Authority, through the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (“ARCC”), will act as the sole tasking authority. In contracting with the Supplier the Authority will be acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
The Civil Aviation Authority is the regulatory authority in the UK under the Civil Aviation Act 1982 and the European Aviation Safety Agency is the regulatory authority in the EU under Regulation (EC) No 216/2008.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The Authority reserves the right not to continue with this procurement at any time and not to make an award pursuant to this contract notice. The Authority shall not be liable for any costs of any nature incurred by suppliers (or any of is joint venture or consortium members or subcontractors) involved in this procurement exercise and suppliers bid at their own risk and expense including without limitation if the Authority cancels the procurement or makes no contract award.
105 Commercial Road
The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers along with their debriefing. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers, with sufficient grounds, to consider a challenge against an award before the contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved prior to the end of the Standstill period the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to bring action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the Award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may order the (prospective) ineffectiveness of a contract, where certain serious rule breaches have occurred, in addition to any fine. The Court may instead provide for alternative penalties; either contract shortening, fines or both and damages.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: