UK Search and Rescue 2nd Generation (UKSAR2G)

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-001168
Publication date: 20 January 2021

F01: Prior information notice

Prior information only

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Spring Place,105 Commercial Road

SOUTHAMPTON

SO15 1EG

Contact

Neil Grant

Email

UKSAR2G@mcga.gov.uk

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es)
Main address

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at

https://dft.app.jaggaer.com/go/61063582017716608B77

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

General public services


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

UK Search and Rescue 2nd Generation (UKSAR2G)

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 60443000 - Air-rescue services
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

The UK Second-Generation Search and Rescue (UKSAR2G) programme will procure a successor service to both the UK Search and Rescue - Helicopters (UKSARH) and Aerial Surveillance and Verification (ASV) contracts when they expire between 2024 and 2026.

These contracts provide Her Majesty's Coastguard with helicopter assets and operations to comply with international Search and Rescue (SAR) obligations, rescuing people in distress around the UK coast, and fixed-wing assets and operations to monitor polluting, illegal or anti-competitive activity. MCA has developed proposals for a successor service which:

1. moves away from the existing 'one-size-fits-all' approach, with market-led asset data;

2. recognises the collaborative nature of SAR and how it is utilised by other government agencies;

3. encourages maximum competition to drive value and innovation, for example use of unmanned (drone) assets during the lifetime of the contract; and

4. continues to provide a service that rescues thousands of people every year.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 3

The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lots 1, 2 and 3 awarded to separate contractors, Lot 4 not awarded.

Lots 1 and 2 awarded to a contractor, Lot 3 awarded to a different contractor, Lot 4

not awarded.

Lots 1 and 3 awarded to a contractor, Lot 2 awarded to a different contractor, Lot 4

not awarded.

Lots 2 and 3 awarded to a contractor, Lot 1 awarded to a different contractor, Lot 4

not awarded.

Lot 4 awarded, Lots 1, 2 and 3 not awarded.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Fast, urgent, short-range search, rescue and response service

Lot No

1

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 34710000 - Helicopters, aeroplanes, spacecraft and other powered aircraft
  • 35112000 - Rescue and emergency equipment
  • 35611600 - Maritime patrol aircrafts
  • 35612500 - Search and rescue helicopters
  • 35613000 - Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • 60424120 - Hire of helicopters with crew
  • 60440000 - Aerial and related services
  • 79961200 - Aerial photography services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UK - UNITED KINGDOM
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The MCA's SAR capability is coordinated by the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC) which uses available personnel, facilities and information to locate persons in distress for which it will coordinate the rescue to retrieve such persons.

Bidders for Lot 1 will be required to provide a service which responds to tasks from the ARCC on short notice and carry out fast, urgent, short-range rescue operations to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their immediate medical needs or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety. This contract would respond to the majority of tasks undertaken by the current UKSARH contract and is of use to other parts of government/HEMS aviation services.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

High endurance, long-range search, rescue and response services

Lot No

2

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 34710000 - Helicopters, aeroplanes, spacecraft and other powered aircraft
  • 35112000 - Rescue and emergency equipment
  • 35611600 - Maritime patrol aircrafts
  • 35612500 - Search and rescue helicopters
  • 35613000 - Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • 60424120 - Hire of helicopters with crew
  • 60440000 - Aerial and related services
  • 79961200 - Aerial photography services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UK - UNITED KINGDOM
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The MCA's SAR capability is coordinated by the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC) which uses available personnel, facilities and information to locate persons in distress for which it will coordinate the rescue to retrieve such persons.

Bidders for Lot 2 will be required to provide a service which accepts tasks from the ARCC which require a high endurance, long range aircraft to execute the required rescue operations to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their immediate medical needs or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety. This lot 2 is for less frequent tasks requiring the ability to respond to mass casualty and civil contingency events or events involving international coordination

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Fixed wing and/or unmanned air vehicle (UAV) rapid search only, surveillance and pollution response services

Lot No

3

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 34710000 - Helicopters, aeroplanes, spacecraft and other powered aircraft
  • 35112000 - Rescue and emergency equipment
  • 35611600 - Maritime patrol aircrafts
  • 35613000 - Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • 60424100 - Hire of aircraft with crew
  • 60440000 - Aerial and related services
  • 79961200 - Aerial photography services
  • 90715000 - Pollution investigation services
  • 90733000 - Services related to water pollution
  • 90740000 - Pollutants tracking and monitoring and rehabilitation services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UK - UNITED KINGDOM
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The MCA's SAR capability is coordinated by the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC) which uses available personnel, facilities and information to locate persons in distress for which it will coordinate the rescue to retrieve such persons.

Bidders for Lot 3 will be required to provide a service which accepts tasks from the ARCC which require search services only or a surveillance and/or pollution response. Lot 3 will identify risky, polluting, dangerous, illegal or anti-competitive activity and verify to the appropriate authority.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

Aerial search, rescue and surveillance services

Lot No

4

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 34710000 - Helicopters, aeroplanes, spacecraft and other powered aircraft
  • 35112000 - Rescue and emergency equipment
  • 35611600 - Maritime patrol aircrafts
  • 35612500 - Search and rescue helicopters
  • 60424100 - Hire of aircraft with crew
  • 60424120 - Hire of helicopters with crew
  • 60440000 - Aerial and related services
  • 90715000 - Pollution investigation services
  • 90733000 - Services related to water pollution
  • 90740000 - Pollutants tracking and monitoring and rehabilitation services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UK - UNITED KINGDOM
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 4 will include all services included in Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

25 January 2021


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes


Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

Further information on the programme is available on www.gov.uk/MCA/UKSAR2G