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GB-Bristol: Refill, Service & Refurb Liferaft Cylinders

The Maritime Spares Team within the D Ships Operating Centre has a possible requirement to have the Liferaft Inflation CO2 Cylinders refilled, and where required serviced and refurbished prior to refilling. Collection and delivery to and from HMNB Portsmouth will be required. During the service some ancillary parts are replaced, these parts would need to be procured as part of this requirement. The Specification for repair work is as follows: A - STRIPPING & INSPECTION B - REPAIR TO BSI BS EN 1968:2002 AMDT 1:2005 TO INCLUDE DE-VALVING, HYDRO STATIC TESTING, SHOT BLASTING REFURBISHING & OVERHAUL AS NECESSARY & RECHARGING WITH GAS. ASLO SUPPLY & FITTING OF LEAFIELD BURST DISC ASSEMBLY (B91-222-1) C - CYLINDER VALVE IS A LEAFIELD D91-220-5 D - CYLINDER TYPE IS LL161 E - THE FOLLOWING IS TO BE WRITTEN IN PERMANENT INK ON EACH CYLINDER:- 1) TARE WEIGHT OF CYLINDER 2) GROSS WEIGHT OF CHARGE 3) CO² WEIGHT OF CHARGE 4) N² WEIGHT OF CHARGE 5) DATE OF CHARGING 6) CYLINDER SERIAL NUMBER F - TECHNICAL NITROGEN (N²) USED TO COMPOSE THE CHARGE IS TO BE A PURITY OF GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 99.95% VOL, WITH OXYGEN (O²) LESS THAN 50 VPM (VOLUMATIC PARTS/MILLION), AIR LESS THAN 30 VPM & WATER (H²O) LESS THAN 30 VPM G - CO² GAS TO BE SUPPLIED, FILLED & CHECKED IN ACCORDANCE WITH BS4105. TYPE 1 WITH A WATER CONTENT NO GREATER THAN 150 MG/KG H - WEIGHT OF GASES TO BE:- CO² … 7.10KG IN EACH CYLINDER N² … 0.14KG IN EACH CYLINDER The Authority is seeking Expressions of Interest from suppliers capable of satisfying this requirement. Those wishing to express an interest must do so via e-mail to the Authority’s nominated POC within the time limit specified. Suppliers expressing an interest shall need to demonstrate QA Standards: BS EN ISO 9001:2008 with 3rd Party Certification accredited/recognised by UKAS, with an appropriate scope to meet the requirement. In the event that no certification is held, the Company must be able to demonstrate that they operate and maintain a business/quality management system acceptable to the Department within that same scope. It should be noted that a pre qualification questionnaire may be issued following receipt of expressions of interest but prior to issue of invitation to tender.


Maritime Platform Systems Team, DE&S
Ash 2c #3214,Abbey Wood South
BS34 8JH
Cheryl Brown

Contract value: 10000.00 - 113000.00GBP

Published: 3 Oct 2012, Receipt by: 16 Oct 2012