Ship Repair Tender

Ship Repair Tender

Dry Docking and repair of of Trinity House Vessel Alert.

UK-London: Repair and maintenance services of ships

2013/S 088-150038

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The Corporation of Trinity House
Trinity Square, Tower Hill
For the attention of: Stuart Ramsden
EC3N 4DH London
Telephone: +44 01255245045
Fax: +44 01255241258

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:,

Further information can be obtained from: The Corporation of Trinity House
The Quay
For the attention of: Stuart Ramsden
CO12 3JW Harwich
Telephone: +44 01255245045
Fax: +44 01255241258
Internet address:

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The Corporation of Trinity House
Trinity Square, Tower Hill
EC3N 4DH London
Telephone: +44 01255245000
Fax: +44 01255241258
Internet address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Other: Maritime Navigation and Safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Dry Docking and repair of of Trinity House Vessel Alert.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Repair and maintenance services of ships. Built in 2006, Trinity House’s Rapid Intervention Vessel (RIV) Alert was been designed with buoy handling, wreck marking, towing and hydrographic surveying capability. At 39 m long with a service speed of 17 knots, THV Alert provides a high degree of facility for the maintenance of marine aids-to-navigation, enhanced by many additional features including a range of high specification survey equipment and a 3.5 t lift crane. A specification document for this vessel is available at:

As part of the routine maintenance of the vessel, the Alert is dry-docked every 3-4 years to facilitate essential maintenance. The dry-docking of the vessel and the undertaking of the required repair and maintenance forms the basis of the Invitation to Tender process to which this pre-qualification process relates.
The scope of this tender process is the appointment of a contractor to undertake the dry-docking and repair of the THV Alert. This Invitation to Tender process is to be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and current E.U. procurement legislation. A Restricted Procedure Notice, ref. 2013/S XXX-XXXXXX/EN is to be published on Friday 3.5.2013, in the Official Journal of European Union (OJEU), in respect to this requirement.
All participants to this process will be required to complete this Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and forward it to the contact provided on Page 4. Following the evaluation of the PQQ responses a final field of tender will be selected to participate in the Invitation to Tender stage. This field of tender is anticipated to include no more than six participants and selection will be based on the scores assigned during this process.
Participating tenderers should be aware that this pre-qualification process and the subsequent Invitation to Tender will be subject to the UK Government’s policy on transparency.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
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
III.2)Conditions for participation
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
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 6: and maximum number 9
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 233-382949 of 29.11.2012

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

5.6.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

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.
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GO Reference: GO-201353-PRO-4780293.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.5.2013