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UK-Edinburgh: Ships and boats.

Preliminary Questions
This notice is for prior information only: Yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: No
This notice is a call for competition: No

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
Northern Lighthouse Board
84 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DA, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1314733178, Email:
Contact: Steven Carvel
Main Address:
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No .

I.3) Communication
Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity:
Other activity: Provision of Aids to Navigation

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: New Build Marine Vessel
Reference number: OPSH/TEND/1678
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
34500000 - Ships and boats.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES
II.1.4) Short description:
The Northern lighthouse Board have a requirement to replace our existing vessel NLV Pole Star with a new build.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 30,000,000 - GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not Provided
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Based on a detailed statement of requirements the replacement vessel shall be designed and constructed as a aft working deck DP2 Buoy-Laying/servicing vessel capable of carrying out: buoy work; hydrographic surveying and wreck finding in UK and Irish waters. To act as mother vessel for a capable work boat utilised for light inspections and for the transfer of personnel and packaged stores to Lights via rock, beach and slip type landings. The vessel shall as an auxiliary role be capable of hosting a work class ROV launching and recovery unit with associated equipment containers and undertake emergency towing operations. It is envisaged that helicopter load lifting may be incorporated from the main deck but no landing deck is intended. The vessel shall be designed for a service life of 25 years and to meet the highest environmental standards.
II.2.14) Additional information
NLB plan to hold market engagement days in February 2021. In addition there may also be webinars aimed to provide interested parties with further details on the project. Therefore all interested parties are requested to provide a point of contact including email address and NLB will ensure that interested parties are kept informed of the relevant dates.

II.3) Estimated Date of publication

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - YES

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.3) Additional Information:
The vessel shall have the following approximate main particulars:
Length Overall, Loa max 70.00 m
Breadth, mld. max 16.00 m
Breadth extreme max 16.30 m
Air draft max 27.00 m
Design draught 3.40 m
Scantling draught (max + 0.10 m)
Frame Spacing 0.60 m
Economical speed of 10 knots
ECO speed for survey work with auto pilot 5 knots
Maximum speed 14knots at sea state 6

The vessel, including her machinery, equipment and outfitting to be designed, constructed and delivered under the survey of Lloyds Register to obtain the following Class notation:

┐100A1, LA, *IWS, ECO
┐LMC, UMS, Hybrid Power[ (+), NAV1, IBS, DP(AA[), CAC2
Descriptive Note: Buoy & Light Tender, ShipRight UWN-L(XYY),
ShipRight ABN(SQ), ShipRight (MCBM)

Flagged as a UK class VII cargo vessel port of Registry Leith with accommodation for 24 persons the vessel will be equipped with a 20 tonne off shore rated crane, and a chain winch capable of handling all likely mooring configurations. The deck shall be capable of storing four type 2 buoys or one tail tube buoy whilst continuing to service a buoy up and conduct swap outs from the storage area.
We currently estimate the timescales for awarding the contract in 2022 with delivery of the completed new build in 2024
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
GO-2020105-PRO-17174722 TKR-2020105-PRO-17174721

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 05/10/2020

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