Invitation to Tender for Supply of an ASD Tug
In order to fulfil its duty to provide certain services at the Port, the Contracting Authority is inviting tenders for provision of an Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) Harbour Tug.
United Kingdom-Londonderry: Tug boats
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners
Port Road, Lisahally
For the attention of: Kerry Teahan, Tughans
BT47 6FL Londonderry
Telephone: +44 2890553300
General address of the contracting entity: http://www.londonderryport.com
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners
Port Road, Lisahally
For the attention of: George Cuthbert
BT47 6FL Londonderry
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Londonderry Port, Port Road, Lisahally, Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN04
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
For towing operations, the vessel will typically assist vessels between the mouth of Lough Foyle and the Port of Londonderry (a transit of approximately 16nm). The vessel should be capable of undertaking this tow in both the bow tug and stern tug positions. The vessel should be fully capable of ship assistance for berthing and unberthing procedures.
The successful bidder will be responsible for design, manufacture, classification, delivery, commissioning and performance testing of the ASD Tug, together with the provision of training and potential ongoing supply of spare parts, and provision of a thirty six (36) month guarantee.
For further details, please refer to the tender documents.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 3 000 000 and 3 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
Description of particular conditions: Refer to tender documents.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Entry into the contract is subject to confirmation and receipt of funding for the purchase. Consequently, the contract will not be binding until it has been signed and dated by the authorised parties. Bidders satisfying the selection criteria at the pre-qualification stage of the process may be offered the opportunity of a site visit, if deemed necessary by the Contracting Authority. Subject to a sufficient number of satisfactory responses being received, a maximum of the top 5 ranked bidders will be invited to negotiate following the selection stage of this process, provided that the Contracting Authority, acting at its discretion, reserves the right to invite less than 5 bidders to negotiate. Each bidder must maintain the validity of its tender open for acceptance for a period of 8 months from the deadline for receipt of tenders to enable funding to be confirmed.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (Northern Ireland).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: