Supply Design and Build of a New Polar Research Vessel

Supply Design and Build of a New Polar Research Vessel

In April 2014, The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a two hundred million pound (sterling) investment for a New Polar Research Vessel (NPRV) to be funded by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). A proportion of the available funding will be used to improve other related infrastructure.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Ships

2014/S 204-361002

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
Contact point(s): Major Projects Procurement
For the attention of: Allan Evett
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1793867298
E-mail: allan.evett@uksbs.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.uksbs.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/Pages/supplier.aspx

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: Public Procurement

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Natural Environment Research Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Supply (Design and Build) of a New Polar Research Vessel (NPRV).

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UK

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)

In April 2014, The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a two hundred million pound (sterling) investment for a New Polar Research Vessel (NPRV) to be funded by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). A proportion of the available funding will be used to improve other related infrastructure.
The NPRV will be a dual purpose ice capable vessel to replace the two Royal Research Ships: James Clark Ross and Ernest Shackleton. It will be designed to undertake leading edge multi-disciplinary science in both polar regions and annually resupply the UK’s Antarctic research stations.
Key features of the NPRV will be:
— Length of approximately 120 m and a breadth of approximately 23 m;
— Draft of approximately 6.8 m;
— Scientific cargo volume of approximately 900 cu metres;
— Endurance for up to 60 days (Polar Regions);
— Helicopter capable;
— Ability to launch aerial and ocean robotic systems;
— Crew compliment will be approximately 30;
— Up to 60 scientists and support staff will be accommodated on-board.
A Project Board to oversee and govern the project was formed in March 2014, comprising key stakeholders from BIS, BAS and NERC. A Project Management office is now established at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) head office in Cambridge to execute the project.
The NPRV is being procured under European Union procurement rules to secure a design and build contract from a worldwide competitive tender. BAS have appointed a UK based naval architect, Houlder Limited to assist in compiling the Statement of Requirements and refining the concept design for the new vessel.
Expressions of interest should be made to the contract point detailed in I.1).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34510000

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

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

See description II.1.5) above.
The estimated Contract duration detailed in II.3) includes a one year guarantee period.
Invitations to Tender for short-listed shipyards will be sent out in March 2015. It is then planned to agree a shipbuilding contract with the successful bidder in November 2015. The delivery date will be the Autumn of 2018 and the NPRV will go into service in September 2019 after completing a comprehensive tests and trials programme.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 170 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 43 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See contract documentation when issued with tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment schedule will be notified in the contract documentation when issued with tender documentation. Method of payment will be agreed and based on main construction events.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Any consortium to have a designated lead service provider, all members will have joint and several liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities to the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The government has set out the need for greater transparency across its operations to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account. This includes commitments relating to public expenditure, intended to help achieve better value for money.
As part of the transparency agenda, government has made the following commitments with regard to procurement and contracting:
New items of central government spending over 25 000 GBP to be published on-line from November 2010. All new central government contracts to be published in full from January 2011.
Suppliers and those organisations looking to bid for public sector contracts should be aware that if they are awarded a new government contract, the resulting contract between the supplier and government will be published. In some circumstances, limited redactions will be made to some contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing law and for the protection of national security.
Service providers must clearly demonstrate recent successful experience in similar projects and environments. Potential suppliers will be excluded if one of the following applies, the supplier is in a state of bankruptcy, insolvency, compulsory winding up, administration, receivership, composition with creditors or any analogous state or subject to relevant proceedings, has been convicted of a criminal offence related to the business of professional misconduct, has committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of business has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying information required by the authority, is not in the possession of a licence or not a member of the appropriate trade or other organisation where the law requires it.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See pre-qualification and contract documentation issued in the Request for Information (RFI).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See pre-qualification and contract documentation issued in the Request for Information (RFI).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See pre-qualification and contract documentation issued in the Request for Information (RFI).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See pre-qualification and contract documentation issued in the Request for Information (RFI).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See pre-qualification and contract documentation issued in the Request for Information (RFI).
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: See contract documentation when issued with tender documentation.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

PR140016

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 177-312409 of 16.9.2014

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 17.12.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

17.12.2014 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

27.3.2015

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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27.7.2015 – 12:00

Place:

Cambridge.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised officers of UKSBS and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star Avenue, North Star House
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
Internet address: www.uksbs.co.uk

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:

20.10.2014