Tender for Underwater Engineering Services

Tender for Underwater Engineering Services

Classification society in-water surveys, inspection, hull blanking, repair and replacement of ship hull fittings and fixtures.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Repair and maintenance services of ships

2020/S 054-129862

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Ships, Salvage and Marine Operations (S&MO)
Postal address: Ash 2a, #3203, MOD Abbeywood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: DES Ships Comrcl-SALMO-1a
For the attention of: Tim Kidner
E-mail: Tim.Kidner541@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067932648

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: www.mod.gov.uk

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Defence

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

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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

S&MOCB/3374 — Provision of Underwater Engineering Services

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

Services
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Not specified/other.

NUTS code 00

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds seven years: Not applicable.

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Repair and maintenance services of ships. The Salvage and Marine Operations Team, part of UK MOD, delivers underwater engineering services for Royal Navy Ships and Submarines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ships and MOD Training Vessels both within the UK and overseas.
The team have a requirement to contract for a 2- year framework agreement (plus an additional single option year) for the provision of global commercial diving services which shall meet HSE Diving at Work Regulations 1997 as a minimum standard.
Service activities will include but are not limited to: classification society in-water surveys, inspection, hull blanking, repair and replacement of ship hull fittings and fixtures, wet welding, coating repairs, propeller polishing and hull fouling removal.
Contractors On Deployed Operations (CONDO) policy will be applicable for defined overseas support requirements.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50241000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

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:

The requirement is for the provision of underwater engineering services. There is the potential for an option to extend the contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 6 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: 1 (one) option year.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

A bank guarantee or parent company guarantee may be required.

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

Payment will be made in accordance with agreed payment terms following delivery and acceptance of the goods/services via the authority’s contracting, purchasing and finance (CP&F) tool.

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

If a group of economic operators submits a bid, the group must nominate a lead organisation to deal with the authority. The authority shall require the group to form a legal entity before entering into the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation

Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 39(1) of Directive 2009/81/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) 2011 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 39(2) of Directive 2009/81/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the DSPCR 2011) to the decision of whether a candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

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.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 39(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest (including defence and security factors) for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 39(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the authority.
This information will be sought through evaluation of responses to the attached dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This information will be sought through evaluation of responses to the attached dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ).

III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity

Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
This information will be sought through evaluation of responses to the attached dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ).

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 2 and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: This information will be sought through evaluation of responses to the attached dynamic pre-qualification questionnaire (DPQQ).
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 has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

S&MOCB/3374

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2020/S 044-105598 of 3.3.2020

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

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

15.6.2020 – 23:59
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

English.

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. The authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Advertising Regime OJEU: this contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk

Go reference: GO-2020313-DCB-16170317

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Ships, Salvage and Marine Operations (S&MO)
Postal address: Ash 2a #3203, MOD Abbeywood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Tim.Kidner541@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067932648
Fax: +44 1179136913

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Ships, Salvage and Marine Operations (S&MO)
Postal address: Ash 2a #3203, MOD Abbeywood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Tim.Kidner541@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067932648
Fax: +44 1179136913

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Official name: Ministry of Defence, Ships, Salvage and Marine Operations (S&MO)
Postal address: Ash 2a #3203, MOD Abbeywood
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Tim.Kidner541@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3067932648
Fax: +44 1179136913

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13.3.2020