Supplies - 478506-2020

09/10/2020    S197

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Ships and boats

2020/S 197-478506

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Northern Lighthouse Board
Postal address: 84 George Street
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH2 3DA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Steven Carvel
Telephone: +44 1314733178
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned 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

New Build Marine Vessel

Reference number: OPSH/TEND/1678
II.1.2)Main CPV code
34500000 Ships and boats
II.1.3)Type of contract
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: 30 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:


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 of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: 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 and 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 Reference: GO-2020105-PRO-17174722

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: