Tender for Ship Management Services

Tender for Ship Management Services

Appointment of a ship manager to provide technical and crew management services.

United Kingdom-Warrington: Shipping operations

2020/S 024-055339

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: International Nuclear Services
National registration number: 1144352
Postal address: Hinton House, Risley, Birchwood Park Avenue
Town: Warrington
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: WA36GR
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Christina Colgan
E-mail: Christina.colgan@innuserv.com
Telephone: +44 1925802641
I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://sharedsystems.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=12316&B=SELLAFIELD
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://sharedsystems.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=12316&B=SELLAFIELD
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Nuclear Transport Services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Ship Management Services

Reference number: CC03012020 Ship Management Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Appointment of a ship manager to provide technical and crew management services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 59 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UK based office.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

International Nuclear Services (INS) has a requirement for the provision of ship management services for the management of the PNTL fleet of 3 INF3 certified vessels.

INS reserves the right to increase the fleet in line with business requirements during the term of the contract.

It is INS’s intention to procure the ship management service from 1 supplier.

The appointed ship manager is to provide a full ship management service including technical and crew management services. The ship manager will be expected to ensure that the fleet is fit for voyages 100 % of the time. They will be expected to take full responsibility of the fleets maintenance programs including the specific physical protection equipment that exist aboard the fleet.

The ship manager will maintain compliance with the Nuclear Industry Security Regulations 2003 (NISR 2003), including all amendments which means:

— hold ‘List N’ status to enable the processing, storage and exchange of sensitive nuclear information (SNI) protectively marked up to UK Secret, in line with Regulation 22 of NISR 2003. Further information can be sought from www.onr.gov.uk/cnss/regulation-of-sensitive-nuclear-information-list-n.htm which includes the regulatory expectations of achieving this required standard,

— maintain PNTL’s Class A carrier status in line with Part 3 (Regulations 13 to 21) of NISR 2003 by delivering compliance with all relevant supporting regulatory expectations including, most notably, the UK’s Security Assessment Principles (SyAPs) for PNTL. Further information can be sought from www.onr.gov.uk/syaps/index.htm which includes free and open access to the SyAPS regulations.

Further detail is provided in the SQ document and accompanying draft contract.

Please note:

Whilst the scope of this tender is the management of 3 ships, there is a fourth ship currently in service but we are currently consulting on a proposal to decommission it. If the outcome of that consultation is that the ship is not decommissioned, the management of this ship will be added to the scope of this tender. If this occurs, we will give those who have tendered for the contract time to adjust their bids.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 59 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Limits on candidate:

Selection questions will comprise of some pass/fail technical questions. Failing a question will result in an applicant being disqualified from the procurement.

See procurement documents for further details.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Duration is for 5 years. Option to extend for 2 x 24 month periods.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The anticipated value is 59 000 000,00 over the full duration of the contract including the option to extend for 2 x 24 month periods.

All correspondence shall be via a complete tender management (CTM) portal. Applicants who successfully pass the SQ stage will be required to enter into a confidentiality agreement prior to the issue of further procurement documentation.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

See agreement terms and conditions (to be issued shortly after this notice).

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See invitation to submit initial tender document.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 04/03/2020
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 06/04/2020

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 31/12/2020
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

INS shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any economic operator in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this contract notice, or in the completion or submission of any tender.

INS reserves the right to change without notice the procedure for awarding the contract, to reject all or any bids for the contract; to terminate discussions with any or all interested tenderers and /or to stop the process and not award a contract at any time without liability on its part. Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contract must be priced in sterling.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Country: United KingdomInternet address: http://www.justice.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Country: United KingdomInternet address: http://www.justice.gov.uk

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Any appeals should be promptly brought to the attention of the contact specified in Section I) above and will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Any appeals must be brought within the timescales specified by the applicable law, including without limitation, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the contracting authority will also incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period from the date information on award of contract is communicated to tenderers.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: INS
Postal address: Hinton House, Risley
Town: Warrington
Postal code: WA36GR
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Christina.colgan@innuserv.com

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: