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Littoral Manoeuvre Craft (boats) Request for Tender

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RFx ID : 23779377
Tender Name : Littoral Manoeuvre Craft (boats) Request for Tender
Reference # : PB8-0004-LMC
Open Date : Wednesday, 16 December 2020 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Monday, 15 March 2021 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Tenders (RFT)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 25110000 - Marine transport
  • 92000000 - National Defense and Public Order and Security and Safety Services
Regions:
  • Auckland
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Kylie Wilde
LWS@nzdf.mil.nz
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Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
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Overview

This RFT is an invitation to Tenderers to submit a Tender to Defence for the Littoral Warfare Systems Littoral Manoeuvre Craft contract opportunity.

Background:
The LMC is one of a series of systems being procured as part of the Littoral Warfare Systems Project which seeks to provide the Royal New Zealand Navy deployable maritime capabilities, known as HMNZS MATATAUA with an improved ability to detect and respond to underwater threats through the provision of new and updated systems.

Littoral Warfare missions are supported by a number of boats, which are primarily controlled by MAT. Boats are a key enabler for the LW Force, with the majority of operations taking place either on or from them.

The LMC will be delivered as part of the LWS project. Its primary purpose is to tactically project Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Mine Counter Measures teams, complete with FC530 RHIB, from HMNZS MANAWANUI or a coalition platform over the horizon to the objective area. Once there, it will host the tactical commander, and act as a Control Point and communications relay.

The scope of this tender is to include:
1. Three boats;
2. Support System;
3. An initial set of spare parts;
4. Two trailers (non-road);
5. Two cradles suitable for transit on ships; and
6. Weather resistant covers for each of the LMC.

Defence acknowledges that the Tender preparation period will encompass the traditional New Zealand and Australia Christmas holiday period, when many companies have a shutdown period. As a result, Defence has extended the Tender Closing Time by three weeks from Defence’s originally intended RFT period to allow potential Tenderers sufficient time to prepare a strong Tender while still permitting staff to take holiday leave.

Schedule:
LMC RFT released through GETS - 16 December 2020
Blackout period for Defence responses to Tenderer questions - 16 December 2020 until 11 January 2021 (inclusive)
Online industry briefing (details will be posted on GETS closer to the briefing) - 20 January 2021
Deadline for Tenderer questions to Defence - 24 February 2021 (4pm NZDT)
Last date for Defence answers to Tenderer questions (as appropriate) - 26 February 2021 (4pm NZDT)
RFT closes (the Tender Closing Time) - 15 March 2021 (4pm NZDT)

The contact details for the Defence Contact Officer for this RFT are as follows:
Contact Officer
Kylie Wilde
Project Manager
Ministry of Defence
LWS@nzdf.mil.nz