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No. of Lots 1

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Published 14th May 2022

Tender Details
Common Procurement VocabularyShips and boats
Procurement MethodOpen procedure
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United Kingdom

Category Goods


No. of Lots 1

Status Active

Published 14th May 2022

Tender Details
Common Procurement VocabularyShips and boats
Procurement MethodOpen procedure

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Home Office

2 Marsham Street




Ian McDermott


HMCValiantSLEP [at]


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address

I.3) Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

I.5) Main activity

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

HMC Valiant - Ships Life Extension Programme

Reference number


II.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 34500000 - Ships and boats

II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Border Force Maritime Command is a law enforcement command within the Home Office (the “Buyer”) that operates a fleet of five (5) Cutters (c.42m in length) and six (6) Coastal Patrol Vessels (c.18m in length).

Her Majesty’s Cutter (HMC) Valiant requires a Ships Life Extension Programme (SLEP) to be undertaken to ensure that the current fleet of Cutters can meet operational demands now and in the future.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £2,000,000

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 34511100 - Marine patrol vessels
  • 34521100 - Surveillance boats
  • 34521200 - Customs patrol boats
  • 50241100 - Vessel repair services
  • 50242000 - Conversion services of ships
  • 50244000 - Reconditioning services of ships or boats
  • 50245000 - Upgrading services of ships
  • 50246300 - Repair and maintenance services of floating structures
  • 50610000 - Repair and maintenance services of security equipment
  • 50660000 - Repair and maintenance services of military electronic systems

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Border Force is a law enforcement command within the Home Office (the “Buyer”).

The Buyer currently operates a fleet of eleven sea going patrol craft operating in both UK National and International waters.

Four of the current Cutter fleet are Damen 4207 patrol vessels, built in accordance with Lloyds 100A+ and hold valid Maritime Coastguard Agency International Load-line certification.

HMC Valiant is one of these four vessels.

The primary roles of the Cutters are;

a) To provide a mobile, flexible, seaborne force capable of maintaining an effective deterrent against illegal immigration, smuggling and other breaches of the law administered by Border Force both within and outside the territorial waters of the UK in support of the UK’s national security strategy;

b) To increase maritime intelligence, undertake surveillance and improve international liaison in combating illegal immigration, the smuggling of drugs and movement of instruments of terrorism by sea;

c) To intercept suspect vessels in territorial and international waters; and

d) To provide mutual assistance to EU countries, the Channel Isles, the Isle of Man and other partners on the UK border.

In addition to these primary responsibilities, Border Force also undertake tasks on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, Maritime and Coastguard Buyer, National Crime Agency, Police and UK Fisheries Agencies.

The Buyer is seeking to conduct a Ships Life Extension Programme (SLEP) to HMC Valiant (IMO: 9293698).

The purpose of this notice is to provide Bidders with the requirements applicable to the undertaking of a Ships Life Extension Programme. The requirement includes;

a) the maintenance of equipment and machinery;

b) the recertification of all safety equipment;

c) the rectification of specified defects;

d) the conduct modifications, the upgrade of redundant or obsolete equipment and system upgrades to the fabric of the vessel; and

e) the issuing of a new 5-year MCA International Load line certificate by the MCA.

The Specification of Requirements is a comprehensive dry dock package and will include below water line maintenance, machinery maintenance, as well as painting of the hull and superstructure.

There will also be several Work Items where Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are required to carry out upgrade work which Bidders will be required to demonstrate they can support with the provision of all trades and labour from the supplier’s workforce.

The primary supplier will be required to deliver project management, administrative, technical and certification services or acquire the ability to deliver these services, as detailed in the Specification of Requirements.

Bidders that are able to offer a service solution for HMC Valiant’s SLEP are invited to submit a full and comprehensive bid in accordance with the timelines via the Jaggaer eSourcing portal as set out in this notice.

Please note, to participate in this procurement exercise, Bidders are required to be registered on the Buyers eSourcing platform;

II.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 45%

Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 10%

Quality criterion - Name: Commercial / Weighting: 45%

Price - Weighting: 45

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £2,000,000

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start date

22 August 2022

End date

9 December 2022

This contract is subject to renewal


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

Start Date

The preferred start date for HMC Valiant’s SLEP is; Monday, 22 August 2022, but should start no later than Monday, 05 September 2022.


The docking is expected to last approximately twelve (12) weeks, but must last no longer than fourteen (14) weeks.

Completion Date

The latest this docking must be completed by is Friday, 09 December 2022.

Section III. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV. Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

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.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2022/S 000-003199

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


18 May 2022

Local time


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

Tender must be valid until: 30 October 2022

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders


16 June 2022

Local time


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.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Home Office



United Kingdom