Ministry of Defence

Naval Small Craft (boats) Request for Tender

This RFT is an invitation to Tenderers to submit a Tender to Defence for the RHIB Replacement Project Naval Small Craft (NSC) contract opportunity.

The NSC is being procured as part of the RHIB Replacement (RR) Project which seeks to acquire a common replacement fleet of Naval Small Craft to maintain a viable small boat capability, increase efficiency by reducing the number of Small Craft types operated by the RNZN and achieve fleet optimisation through commonality and establish the basis for a cohesive approach to Naval Small Craft acquisition, operation and support across the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN).

The scope of this tender is to include:
a. Twenty Six (26) boats:
i. Length (Overall): 7.3-7.8m;
ii. Beam (Extreme): 2.5-2.8m, and
iii. Weight (Maximum all up weight/fully laden): 3,900kg.
b. Support System:
i. An initial training programme for NSC crews; and
ii. Maintenance and logistics support information.
c. Spares;
d. Davit support chocks;
e. Four trailers that meet NZTA road transport criteria;
f. Four cradles suitable for transit on ships; and
g. Weather resistant covers for each of the NSC.

Tender timeline:
The RHIB Replacement Project has taken on board feedback from Industry with regards to the NSC tender timeline.
As a result the closure date of the NSC tender is being extended.

Due to dependencies with internal projects, it is requested however that respondents provide a copy of the design drawing, dimensions and weights for their NSC submissions by 20 January 2023.
This information will be used to inform another project on the potential NSC envelope for replacement davit designs. No evaluation or feedback will be provided for tenderers based on this early information.
Tenderers must ensure this information is still also submitted as part of the formal tender response package.

Deadline for Tenderer questions to Defence – 13 January 2023 (4pm NZDT)
NOTE: There will be no response to questions between the 16 December 2022 through to the 8 January 2023. Any correspondence received during this time will be acknowledged after the 9 January 2023.
Last date for Defence answers to Tenderer questions - 20 January 2023 (4pm NZDT)
Submission of design drawing, dimensions and weights to Defence - 20 January 2023 (4pm NZDT)
RFT closes (the Tender Closing Time) – 7 February 2023 (4pm NZDT)

The contact details for the Defence Contact Officer for this RFT are as follows:

Status Closed
Closed 7 Feb 2023 4:00 PM NZDT
Reference 26511776
Notice Type Request for Tenders (RFT)
Regions Auckland
Customer Reference PC8-0243-NSC
Contact Details Kylie Wilde
Published 21 Oct 2022 9:00 AM NZDT

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