NERC Vessels Maintenance Framework
• UK Research and Innovation
Publication reference: 2021/S 000-032494 
Publication date: 30 December 2021
F02: Contract notice
Section one: Contracting authoritySection I: Contracting authority
one.1) Name and addressesI.1) Name and addresses
UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1FL
Email

Telephone
+44 1223221400
Country
United Kingdom

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NUTS code
UKH12 – Cambridgeshire CC
Internet address(es)
Main address
http://www.ukri.org
one.3) CommunicationI.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Swindon:-Repair-and-maintenance-services-of-ships./AW5JT27E47
Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via
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Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at
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one.4) Type of the contracting authorityI.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
one.5) Main activityI.5) Main activity
Other activity
Scientific Research

Section two: ObjectSection II: Object
two.1) Scope of the procurementII.1) Scope of the procurement
two.1.1) TitleII.1.1) Title
UKRI-1441 NERC Vessels Maintenance Framework
Reference number
UKRI-1441
two.1.2) Main CPV codeII.1.2) Main CPV code
• 50241000 – Repair and maintenance services of ships
two.1.3) Type of contractII.1.3) Type of contract
Services
two.1.4) Short descriptionII.1.4) Short description
UKRI are seeking to engage in a fixed period contract with one company/entity to undertake refits on RRS “James Cook”, RRS “Discovery” and RRS “Sir David Attenborough” for a period of three years with options for a further two. The successful bidder for the vessel refits will also be able to provide global support should emergency repairs/dockings be required to be undertaken outside of scheduled maintenance periods
To ensure vessels are maintained to the standards required by UKRI, Flag State and Classification Society requirements.
To provide continuity in maintenance standards and utilise one organisation that will gain experience and knowledge of the UKRI vessels. To cover the global footprint of operations for UKRI vessels.
two.1.5) Estimated total valueII.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: £45,000,000
two.1.6) Information about lotsII.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No
two.2) DescriptionII.2) Description
two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
• 34500000 – Ships and boats
• 34510000 – Ships
• 34512000 – Ships and similar vessels for the transport of persons or goods
• 50241000 – Repair and maintenance services of ships
• 50244000 – Reconditioning services of ships or boats
• 50245000 – Upgrading services of ships
• 50240000 – Repair, maintenance and associated services related to marine and other equipment
• 50241100 – Vessel repair services
two.2.3) Place of performanceII.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
• UKH12 – Cambridgeshire CC
Main site or place of performance
Cambridgeshire CC
two.2.4) Description of the procurementII.2.4) Description of the procurement
UKRI are seeking to engage in a fixed period contract with one company/entity to undertake refits on RRS “James Cook”, RRS “Discovery” and RRS “Sir David Attenborough” for a period of three years with options for a further two.
The Contract will
· ensure vessels are maintained to the standards required by UKRI.
· ensure vessels are maintained in accordance with Flag State and Classification Society requirements.
· provide continuity in maintenance standards and utilise one organisation that will gain experience and knowledge of the UKRI vessels.
· cover the global footprint of operations for UKRI vessels.
This contract will cover all scheduled refits for UKRI operated vessels including docking for a period of three years with options to extend the contract for a further two years. In addition, should it be required,emergency repairs and docking over the same period within the operating footprint of the vessels to enable the vessels to return to active science research in the shortest possible time frame; this may include any chartered vessels.
two.2.5) Award criteriaII.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
two.2.6) Estimated valueII.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: £45,000,000
two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing systemII.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months
36
This contract is subject to renewal
No
two.2.10) Information about variantsII.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
two.2.11) Information about optionsII.2.11) Information about options
Options: Yes
Description of options
A further 2, one year extensions to be presented as a 1 + 1 option. to be agreed upon completion of each year.
two.2.13) Information about European Union FundsII.2.13) Information about European Union Funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical informationSection III. Legal, economic, financial and technical information
three.1) Conditions for participationIII.1) Conditions for participation
three.1.2) Economic and financial standingIII.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
three.1.3) Technical and professional abilityIII.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section four. ProcedureSection IV. Procedure
four.1) DescriptionIV.1) Description
four.1.1) Type of procedureIV.1.1) Type of procedure
Open procedure
four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing systemIV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No
four.2) Administrative informationIV.2) Administrative information
four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedureIV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number: 2021/S 000-011374
four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participateIV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date
31 January 2022
Local time
12:00pm
four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submittedIV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
English
four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tendersIV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date
31 January 2022
Local time
5:00pm

Section six. Complementary informationSection VI. Complementary information
six.1) Information about recurrenceVI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
six.2) Information about electronic workflowsVI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
six.3) Additional informationVI.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.
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GO Reference: GO-20211223-PRO-19436737
six.4) Procedures for reviewVI.4) Procedures for review
six.4.1) Review bodyVI.4.1) Review body
UK Research & Innovation
Swindon
Country
United Kingdom

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