Services - 452676-2020

25/09/2020    S187

Norway-Bergen: Hire of boats with crew

2020/S 187-452676

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Havforskningsinstituttet
National registration number: 971349077
Postal address: Postboks 1870 Nordnes
Town: Bergen
Postal code: 5817
Country: Norway
Contact person: Jan Trygve Nybø
Telephone: +47 97607849
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Government institute

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

20/01198 — Contract for the Annual Hire of a Vessel for Whale Counting 2021-2024

Reference number: 20/01198
II.1.2)Main CPV code
60653000 Hire of boats with crew
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Institute of Marine Research (the Contracting Authority) would like to hire a vessel for the annual whale counting mission in the North East Atlantic Ocean (the Greenland Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the Barents Sea, and the North Sea) in the period 2021-2024.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 NOK
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO051 Hordaland
Main site or place of performance:

The North East Atlantic.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority will count whales and carry out associated stock surveys, with the priority being minke whale. Over a 6-year period, these missions will cover the Barents Sea, Svalbard, the Greenland Sea, Jan Mayen, the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea in a mosaic system where one subarea is covered each year.

The contracting authority would like to use the vessel to carry out transect counts where the vessel follows course lines that are decided in advance. The course lines are to be continually followed in accordance with specific rules for as long as the observation conditions fulfil the specific wind, weather and visibility requirements.

Data is to be collected during the transect sailings for all observations of whales and of weather conditions from two independent look-out places, each with room for two persons. A sub-area of the North East Atlantic is to be covered each year so that approx. every sixth year, we can calculate the number of whales in the total area for management purposes.

The annual hire period will be 56 days within the period 1 June-31 August.

The Institute of Marine Research will have up to 11 participants on board.

The port for the start and end of each mission is Bergen (for the southern areas) or Tromsø (for the northern areas).

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: 20 000 000.00 NOK
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/01/2021
End: 31/12/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

See the tender documentation.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

See the tender documentation.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 02/11/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 02/11/2020
Local time: 12:30

The Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, the procurement section.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Only internal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Bergen Tingrett
Postal address: Tårnplassen 2
Town: Bergen
Postal code: 5012
Country: Norway
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Bergen Tingrett
Postal address: Tårnplassen 2
Town: Bergen
Postal code: 5012
Country: Norway
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The complaints and enforcement system in Norway is based on private initiative, typically from a supplier that was not awarded the contract. If the tenderer wants a binding decision, the case must be brought before a court of law. The judicial review is supplemented by a separate Appeals Board for Public Procurement (KOFA). KOFA has the authority to impose a violation fee for illegal direct procurements and to provide advisory opinions on other violations of the procurement regulations.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Klagenemnda for offentlige anskaffelser
Postal address: Postboks 511 sentrum
Town: Bergen
Postal code: 5805
Country: Norway
Telephone: +47 55597500
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: