Replacement 5.5m Rib

  • Sussex Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority

F02: Contract notice

Notice reference: 2024/S 000-005142

Published 15 February 2024, 4:07pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Sussex Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority

Unit 12a,Riverside Business Centre Brighton Road




Robert Pearson




+44 1273454407


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKJ27 - West Sussex (South West)

Justification for not providing organisation identifier

Not on any register

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.3) Communication

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


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via


Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Replacement 5.5m Rib

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 34511100 - Marine patrol vessels

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Sussex IFCA intend to proceed with the procurement and build of a 5.5m Rib to act as replacement Daughter vessel to Patrol Vessel Watchful, subject to a tendering process.

This daughter vessel will be replacing the current vessel 'Delta One'. The vessel is primarily for conducting boarding operations at sea, an essential regulatory activity.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKJ27 - West Sussex (South West)
Main site or place of performance

Office Address

12a Riverside Business Centre

Brighton Road


BN43 6RE

Vessels Mooring

Shoreham Harbour

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Delta One, situated on the stern of FPV Watchful, has been in service for 20 years. Unfortunately, despite the considerable care the vessel has received by the marine operations team over its life, parts are now not available, and the vessel is realistically at the end of its working tenure as it cannot be kept operational. A replacement vessel will allow Sussex IFCA to continue to carry out essential enforcement and regulatory tasks, enabling us to maintain our statutory duties under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, and securing our objectives of championing and managing a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries within the Sussex district.

A detailed specification, invitation to tender and standard selection questionnaire is available at the Sussex IFCA web page, via the link provided.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 40

Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 10

Price - Weighting: 50

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: Yes

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


8 March 2024

Local time


four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders


11 March 2024

Local time


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Sussex IFCA

12a riverside business centre

Shoreham By Sea

BN43 6RE




United Kingdom

Internet address