UK-Swindon: Offshore drilling services.

UK-Swindon: Offshore drilling services.

Preliminary Questions
This notice is for prior information only: Yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: No
This notice is a call for competition: No

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
UK Research & Innovation
UK Research and Innovation, Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN12 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7562167366, Email:
Contact: Kate Richardson
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKK14
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No .

I.3) Communication
Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity:
Other activity: Resources

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: UKRI-1820 Hawaii Offshore Drilling Project
Reference number: UKRI-1820
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
76320000 - Offshore drilling services.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description:
The British Geological Survey, acting on behalf of the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling, requires a marine remote seafloor drilling capability and suitable vessel to operate offshore Hawaii for a scientific drilling and coring campaign for a period of up to 2 months between August and October 2023.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 12,500,000 - USD
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not Provided
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
34514000 - Floating or submersible drilling or production platforms.
43124900 - Rock-drilling equipment.
45262422 - Subsea drilling work.
76340000 - Core drilling.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
The contractor must be able to supply the full operational spread including a remote seafloor drill rig, the vessel, and all personnel required to operate the spread. The seafloor drill rig must be capable of rotary rock coring to at least 110m below seafloor in water depths of 100m to 1300m
II.2.14) Additional information
UKRI are seeking to engage with interested service partners prior to going to market. Service providers are encouraged to express their interest in the opportunity via the Delta esourcing portal. Following an expression of interest, service providers will be invited to comment on the draft terms and conditions of contract.

II.3) Estimated Date of publication

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - YES

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.3) Additional Information:
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
GO-202223-PRO-19580969 TKR-202223-PRO-19580968

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 03/02/2022