Marine Services Tender – RFA Darkdale Oil Removal
Marine services. The UK MoD’s Salvage and Marine Operations team (S&MO) has a requirement to remove the oil from the shipwreck of the World War II tanker, RFA Darkdale.
United Kingdom-Bristol: Marine services
Section I: Contracting authority
Salvage and Marine Operations Team, Mailpoint #3212, Ash 2b, MoD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
Telephone: +44 3067983356
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
The tanker was sunk by U Boat in 1941 and now lies submerged in 45 m of water off the South Atlantic island of St Helena. It is believed to contain up to 5 000 m3 of fuel oil. Action is required to remove the oil remaining onboard.
A detailed survey of the wreck was carried out in 2012. The survey report can be found at http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Darkdale-report-issue-1-complete-with-annexes.pdf
The intention is to carry out the hop tap removal of the oil using air divers though other technically viable, cost effective alternatives to air diving may be considered.
S&MO will deploy a team of divers to carry out the hot tap operation however Industry support is required to this activity. It is anticipated that this will include, but not necessarily be limited to, providing an additional dive team and supporting services, chartering a suitable platform for diving operations, chartering a vessel for the recovered oil to be stored and transported in, and managing the disposal of the oil.
Only economic operators with relevant, demonstrable experience will be considered for this contract.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#dspr
Candidates will be required to sign a declaration confirming whether they do or do not have any of the listed criteria as part of the pre-qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
Where the Potential Provider is a consortium or association of suppliers, the financial information is required for each Potential Provider that is a member of the consortium or association. Where the Potential Provider is a subsidiary of a group, the financial information is required for both the subsidiary and the parent company.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: If the economic operator’s turnover is less than 20M GBP, the Authority reserves the right to exclude the economic operator from being selected to tender except where the economic operator provides, to the satisfaction of the Authority, evidence showing it has sufficient economic and financial capacity. Such evidence must include:
(1) Any additional information proving it has sufficient economic and financial resources to deliver the requirement; and
(2) State whether the economic operator is willing to provide the Authority with a bank guarantee or parent company guarantee or other guarantees of performance
A financial assessment will be undertaken on the economic operator’s financial status. An overall pass / fail judgement will be made after considering areas such as turnover, profit, net assets, liquidity, gearing and capacity. This assessment will include the Parent company where applicable. An independent financial assessment obtained from a reputable credit reference organisation may be utilised as part of this process.
The information required for evaluating technical or professional capability is as detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Minimum standards and levels of evidence required are as detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). Any evidence requested should be uploaded as supporting information within the PQQ response.
Section IV: Procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The Authority’s intention is to invite a minimum of three suitably qualified economic operators to be invited to tender.
Section VI: Complementary information
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The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 31.1.2015, 00:00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.
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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. Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk. The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.2.2014