Published date: 30 September 2022

Last edited date: 30 September 2022

This notice was replaced on 5 October 2022

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Opportunity (published 5 October 2022)

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Contract summary


  • Ships and boats - 34500000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference

CIoS 20220928

Published date

30 September 2022

Closing date

17 October 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

24 October 2022

Contract end date

31 January 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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Council of Isles of Scilly along with its partners including Isles of Scilly Steamship Group were successful in securing Levelling Up Funds for a vessel replacement project to introduce new vessels to provide lifeline passenger and freight services between Penzance and Isles of Scilly.

Isles of Scilly Steamship Group were already well progressed with the design of three replacement vessels working with their appointed naval architects.

The vessel designs had resulted in three vessels:
• A passenger ferry, also capable of carrying freight to sail between Penzance and St. Mary's harbour at Isles of Scilly.
• A freight vessel sailing between Penzance and St. Mary's harbour at Isles of Scilly.
• An inter-island freight vessel capable of transporting freight between the islands of Scilly.

As the next stage of the project, the public sector must undertake a due diligence review of the vessels to confirm they are suitable to deliver the lifeline sea link services prior to competitive procurement.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Keith Grossett


Town Hall, St Mary's,


01720 424491