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UKSBSPR16200 Containerised Seasoar Winch.

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

UKSBS Limited
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Allan Norman
SN2 1FF Swindon
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1793867417

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

National Oceanographic Centre
European Way
SO143ZH Southampton
United Kingdom

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
UKSBSPR16200 Containerised Seasoar Winch.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Southampton.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
National Oceanographic Centre are seeking to procure a dedicated containerised winch system for Seasoar operations. The Seasoar winch that National Oceanographic Centre currently have in service was procured in 1990 and has now become prohibitively expensive to maintain and due to its age has a heightened risk of failure.
Seasoar is a towed undulating vehicle weighing approximately 350kg in air. The vehicle is towed on Rochester 7-H-314A 8.3mm 7 core conducting cable that is shrouded in an Indal Fathom Flexnose FA-478-350-1 segmented hard-fairing. The fairing is constrained every 2m with a swaged on aluminium ferrule. The wire has a MBL of 5T, but in our experience of destructive testing, usually breaks at 5.6T. National Oceanographic Centre use a WLL of 2T with a FOS of 2.5:1. The minimum bend diameter of the bare wire is approximately 0.5m and for the faired wire this is increased to approximately 1m.
The Seasoar vehicle is normally towed for between 6 hours and 7 days continuously with a ship speed of 8-9 knots. Seasoar undulates between the surface and approx. 400-500m depth below the surface. The Seasoar dive period is approximately 15 minutes and peak towing loads are usually approximately 1.5T. Vessel speed is reduced and Seasoar brought to the surface for recovery with normal loads of the order of 750kg.
It is the view of National Oceanographic Centre that successfully scrolling the faired tow-cable without damage will require careful design effort and is the hardest part of the project.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Cost. Weighting 40
2. Quality. Weighting 60
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: UKSBSPR16200 Lot title: UKSBSPR16200 Containerised Seasoar Winch
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 5
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Lebus International Engineers Limited
Pioneer House
FY4 2RX Blackpool
United Kingdom

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 290 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

UKSBS Limited
North Star House
SN2 1FF Swindon
United Kingdom
Internet address:

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: