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UK-London: search and rescue helicopters

UK Search and Rescue Helicopter Services. Search and rescue helicopters. Air-rescue services. Air-sea rescue services. Rescue services. Hire of helicopters with crew. Pilot services. Rescue and emergency equipment. Rescue-service station construction work. The contract will be for the provision of the ‘UK SAR helicopter services’ on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to cover UK search and rescue region covered by the current helicopter rescue capability. This service will require an all-weather SAR helicopter service able to operate throughout the UK and in the maritime environment. The helicopter service must be responsive, able to search a wide area of interest, locate and recover personnel and stabilize casualties from all risk areas including mountainous terrain and the maritime environment. The helicopter service is currently based at: Sumburgh; Stornoway; Culdrose; Wattisham; Valley; Boulmer; Portland; Lee-on-the Solent; Chivenor: Leconfield; Lossiemouth; and Prestwick. The service currently operates 365 days a year on a 24hr basis (apart from Portland which operates on a 12hr basis (daytime operation)). Service delivery shall continue at or in the vicinity of all bases with the exception of Boulmer and Portland where SAR operations will cease on the introduction of the new contract. CPV: 35612500, 60443000, 60443100, 75252000, 60424120, 60444100, 35112000, 45216127.

Ref: 377518-2011,



Contract value: 0.10 - 0.10GBP

Published: 5 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 5 Dec 2025