UK-London: Technical inspection services of engineering structures.

UK-London: Technical inspection services of engineering structures.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
The Oil and Pipelines Agency
Clive House, 6th Floor, 70 Petty France, Westminster, London, SW1H 9EX, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2393876130, Email:
Contact: Karen Robinson
Main Address:

I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity:
Other activity: Fuel Storage & Disrribution

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: OPA T255/0000 OFD Oil Fuel Depot Storage Tank Inspection Framework
Reference number: Not Provided

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
71631400 - Technical inspection services of engineering structures.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short description: The requirement of this Tender is to provide a Framework of suitably skilled and qualified contractors capable of undertaking the Inspection of the depots oil storage tanks under the control of the OPA, therefore maintaining our current stock of F44 and F76 grade Fuel and ship sullage water tanks.

The Tenderer shall be required to provide all such safety precautions as would be required to undertake this operation.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 1,500,000


II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
76600000 - Pipeline-inspection services.
71731000 - Industrial quality control services.
44611410 - Oil-storage tanks.

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The Oil and Pipelines Agency (OPA) is a public corporation, formed in 1986 by virtue of the Oil and Pipelines Act 1985 to operate and maintain the Government Pipeline and Storage System (GPSS) on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
There are 6 Oil Fuel Depots (OFD's) in the UK owned by the MoD but operated and managed by OPA. The OFD's principle role is to receive, store and issue middle distillate fuels to support Naval Command.
The two OFD's located in Southern England at Gosport and Thanckes support the adjacent HM Naval Bases namely Portsmouth and Devonport. The Scottish site at Garelochhead supports Faslane Naval Base, whilst OFD's at Loch Striven, Loch Ewe and Campbeltown provide bulk storage and regional support to visiting Royal Fleet Auxiliary tankers and warships. All sites are supplied by sea.
The requirement of this Procurement exercise is to procure a suitable Contractor to execute works required for bulk fuel tank inspections
Inspection of the OFD storage tanks shall generally be time based at the recommended intervals, inspection of the vessels the primary means of confirming that a tank is for return to service, for a defined period of time. It allows the condition of the tank and its ancillaries to be assessed, measuring how they have performed under service conditions since the previous out of work inspection, and also detail the works necessary to bring the tank back to an acceptable condition to enable return to service.
In summary the works are identified as:
— Review of previous inspection reports/data,
— Internal lining inspection (including visual and spark test),
— Inspection of floor plates (scanned),
— Ultrasonic testing of tank shell,
— Inspection of all visible welds,
— Visual inspection of tank roof and nozzles,
— Provide a detailed report of the inspection.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Not Provided

II.2.11) Information about options
Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

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Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: Yes

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJEU: 2019/S 78-187126

IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: Not Provided
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Not Provided

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 26/07/2019

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
Number of tenders received from SMEs: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received by electronic means: Not Provided

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: Yes

Contractor (No.1)
Alliance Inspection Services Ltd, N/A
9 Welsh Road, Sealand, Deeside, CH5 2LY, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1244952531, Fax. +44 1244952531, Email:
Internet address:
The contractor is an SME: Yes

Contractor (No.2)
Corrocont Ltd, N/A
53 Ogwen Drive, Cardiff, CF23 6LT, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2920766676, Fax. +44 2920766676, Email:
Internet address:
The contractor is an SME: Yes

Contractor (No.3)
Rosen Group BV, N/A
Zutphenstraat 15, 7575 EJ, Oldenzaalm, Netherlands
Tel. +31 541671000, Fax. +31 541671130, Email:
Internet address:
NUTS Code: NL21
The contractor is an SME: No

Contractor (No.4)
TesTex NDT Ltd, N/A
Maritime House, Lancaster Approach, Immingham, DN40 3JZ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1469541586, Fax. +44 1469541586, Email:
Internet address:
The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1,500,000
Total value of the contract/lot: 1,500,000
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
The Oil and Pipelines Agency
Clive House, 6th Floor, 70 Petty France, Westminster, London, SW1H 9EX, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2393876130, Email:

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
12 - 14 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2LP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2074217444

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
N/A, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2393876130

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 30/10/2019