UK-Swindon: Engineering-related scientific and technical services.

UK-Swindon: Engineering-related scientific and technical 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
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN12 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7394401250, Email:
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: Research

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: UKRI-2367 Marine Technical Advisor Services
Reference number: UKRI-2367
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
71350000 - Engineering-related scientific and technical services.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description:
The Contract will operate for an initial period of three years with two optional one-year extensions.
The scope of the Contract will include provision of:
- Advice (including feasibility) & designs for existing vessels to improve fuel efficiency, safety, operability, scientific or environmental performance.
- Specifications and supervision of works to support modifications & refits and advise on follow-on activities.
- Advice on marine infrastructure and equipment.
- Advice/supervision on repair/modification works to vessels funded through or chartered by UKRI-NERC.
- Marine safety assurance to the owner/operator.

Value of the contract over the full duration is dependent on capital budgets.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 5,000,000 - GBP
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):
71320000 - Engineering design services.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Depending on assessment of market this procurement may be conducted under either the Open or Restricted Procedure.
Minimum experience will include all the following:
- Vessel architectural design
- Specification writing
- Supervision of vessel modification/major repair
- Experience of working on research & ice-breaking vessels
- Experience of GHG/Carbon reduction and efficiency

UKRI would like interested service providers are invited to express their interest in the opportunity and complete a Request for Information (RFI), via the UKRI sourcing portal.
We envisage engaging with interested suppliers to better understand the market during the next couple of months, prior to lunching a formal one or two stage competition via Contract Notice.
II.2.14) Additional information
A bidders event will be held prior to launch of the procurement (date: TBA) for those expressing interest.

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-202295-PRO-20900965 TKR-202295-PRO-20900964

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 05/09/2022