Supply of Portable Ultra baseline system

Supply of Portable Ultra baseline system

Salvage and Marine Operations has the requirement to purchase two portable ultra short baseline system (USBL) to track observation class ROVs and divers. S&MO currently operate observation class ROVs and divers to carry out a diverse range of shallow water tasks.

Reference number: S&MOCB/3290

Deadline date:28/08/2012

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£10,000 – £113,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Salvage and Marine Operations Team, DE&S

 

Description of the contract

Salvage and Marine Operations has the requirement to purchase two portable ultra short baseline system (USBL) to track observation class ROVs and divers. S&MO currently operate observation class ROVs and divers to carry out a diverse range of shallow water tasks. The requirement for these tasks it the ability to mobilise quickly and with a minimum of equipment; the USBL systems must fulfil this design brief. The requirement is for two complete systems including all components necessary for tracking ROVs or divers and displaying the information to the pilot/dive supervisor including but not limited to: Transducer, topside unit, cables, 4 transponders and any heading or motion reference systems required to operate the system. Power for the system will be supplied; there is no requirement for internal power supplies. The USBL system is to have the following minimum specification; 1. The system must be able to be mobilised within 1 hour on any platform of opportunity. 2. All components are to be man portable and must be supplied packaged in suitable reusable cases for transport. 3. The topside unit is to be packaged in such a way as to protect it in transit but for operation, it does not need to be waterproof. 4. The USBL head must be able to be deployed over the side of the vessel or harbour wall on a pole mount or similar. The mount to attach the head to the pole should be included in the tender. 5. The system must include any required motion and heading reference sensors 6. Able to simultaneously track at least 3 targets subsea targets 7. Be compatible with both responders and transponders 8. Range of at least 250m horizontally, 100m vertically. 9. 160 degree coverage 10. Position accuracy of 3% slant range or better. Preference will be given to more accurate systems. 11. Must include the necessary hardware and software to be able to clearly display position of the vessel and ROV/diver to the pilot/dive supervisor. To allow greater redundancy, it is preferred that this is achieved with a surface interface and laptop but integrated systems will be considered. 12. The topside units must be able to operate in a temperature range of +30c to -5c 13. It is preferred that the software is able to; a. Allow positions to be input and display in UTM and Latitude/longitude coordinate systems b. Allow display of way points c. Allow a track of the ROV/diver to be recorded d. Allow ranges and bearings to be taken between vehicle/diver and vessel or way points. 14. Must be able to output data to survey packages 15. The contractor is to provide suitable training in the use of the software and equipment for up to 6 people. 16. The contractor must be able to provide telephone/email technical support 24/7. The contractor is to provide details of their support system in the tender. 17. The system must be in production and have proven reliability. First of type systems will be deemed as not compliant with this requirement. It is preferred that the Contractor states how many units of the type offered in the tender have been supplied. 18. The contractor is to tender for the supply of 2 complete systems with the option of a 3rd system to be exercised solely at the S&MO’s discretion. S&MO reserve the right to request contractors to demonstrate their equipment at a mutually agreed time/place. Any technical queries on this statement of requirement should be addressed to Andy Liddell on 0306 9783351 or dessanmo-sowm-so1@mod.uk

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

35512400 Unmanned underwater vehicles

 

Additional information

Contract type: Supplies – Purchase

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 12/09/2012 – 14/12/2012

 

Who to contact

Contact name ALEXIS TJOLLE

Organisation name Salvage & Marine Operations Team, DE&S

Address MOD Abbeywood, ASH 2B, #3212, BATH, BS34 8JH

Telephone 03067983357

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How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Response Address: MOD Abbeywood, ASH 2B, #3212 Mr Alexis Tjolle UK alexis.tjolle875@mod.uk Salvage and Marine Operations Team 03067983357 BS34 8JH BRISTOL

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