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Provision of an Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV).

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Bay 1/05 - Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road
For the attention of: Gareth Jones
SO15 1EG Southampton
Telephone: +44 2380329397

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: Marine Safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Provision of an Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV).
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 19: Water transport services

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Requirement is for the provision of an ETV.


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

The purpose of this Prior Indicative Notice (PIN) is to advise interested service providers that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, on behalf of the Department for Transport, will be going out to tender for the provision of an Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV). The period of the contract will be from July 2012 to March 2013. You can obtain a copy of the invitation to tender documents either through Contracts Finder at or by email to: . The Tender deadline return will be 22.6.2012 with the intention to award a contract from week commencing 25.6.2012.

Please note that the contract has as its object services listed in Annex II B to the Directive.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

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:
GO Reference: GO-2012612-PRO-3989373.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: