Published date: 25 April 2023

This notice was replaced on 25 April 2023

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Opportunity (published 25 April 2023, last edited 27 April 2023)

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Contract summary


  • Ships and boats - 34500000

Location of contract

M5 3LZ

Value of contract

£0 to £138,760

Procurement reference


Published date

25 April 2023

Closing date

9 May 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

12 June 2023

Contract end date

30 June 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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Border Force (BF) is a Directorate of the Home Office. BF operate a fleet of six (6) Coastal Patrol Vessels (CPV), all CPVs are equipped and certified to Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) MGN 280 Workboat Code of Practice, (HSVC) Category 2, for service in waters up to 60 nautical miles from a safe haven.

The full package of works required is detailed in the attached Statement of Requirements (SOR) (C25124 - CPV Active - MSER - SOR - v3.0).

This opportunity will be let using the UK Government Short Form Terms and Conditions for Goods and Services (C25124 - CPV Active - MSER - Order Form and Short Form T&Cs).

This package is to be undertaken in the following geographic area;

1. Lands' End and Portsmouth, East Solent.

Bidders are required to submit their quotes utilising the Bidding Tool (C25124 - CPV Active - MSER - Bidding Tool - v1.0).

The purpose of this notice is to make the SOR available to, and invite, potential suppliers to confirm they can fully meet the requirements by providing a fully itemised bid for the complete and specified work package.

Therefore, the Buyer will use the following timeline for this contract only. It is as follows;

1. Clarification deadline - 1200hrs, Tuesday 02 May 2023
2. Submission deadline - 1200hrs, Tuesday 09 May 2023
3. Buyer CQs, Evaluation and due diligence - Tuesday 09 May - Friday 12 May 2023
4. Award (pending successful point 4) - (on or around) Friday 12 May 2023
5. Contract Start - Monday 12 June 2023
6. Contract End - Friday 30 June 2023

The Buyer reserves the right to withdraw this opportunity, for any reason, at any point, prior to contract award.

Bidders are invited to submit compliant bids by email to; by 1200hrs, Tuesday 09 May quoting the procurement reference of C25124.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Ian McDermott


Soapworks, Colgate lane, Salford
M5 3LZ
United Kingdom