Indian Navy issues RFI to lease a product tanker

The Ministry of Defence, Government of India, intends to lease a product tanker for a period of two years and six months which is further extendable by two years on by Indian Navy, and has issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the same.

This procurement by Indian Navy is undertaken to meet emergent requirements of replenishment of naval ships at sea.

The key salient features of equipment required to be leased including the deliverables are as follows: –

(a) Year of Built: Not before 2009

(b) Type of Vessel/quantity: One Indian Registered Product Tanker Cargo vessel

(c) Cargo carrying capacity: Not less than 15000 Tons of Product (LSHSD, Lub Oil, feed water in various combinations)

(d) Max. Draught in Ballast Condition: Not more than 7m

(e) Role: Ocean Going

(f) Cargo: LSHSD

(g) Fuel Discharge rate: Variable (100 -250 TPH)

(h) Place of Delivery/redelivery: Naval Dockyard, Mumbai

(j) Blow: Through Arrangement Suitable compressors are to be available/provided, sufficient to clear 250m length of 6-inch hose.

(k) Speed: The vessel must be able to sustain a cruising speed not less than 12 knots in fully laden condition.

(l) Communication equipment: The vessel must be able to accommodate fitment of additional communication equipment along with antenna as well position portable equipment as required by the Indian Navy.

(m) Modification for fitment of fuelling gear: In order to utilise the vessel for the purpose it is hired, the Indian Navy would require to undertake certain modifications on the upper decks for fitment of fuelling gear and its pay-out / recovery equipment for abeam and astern fuelling.

(n) Crew: All crew manning the vessel are required to be Indian passport holders.

(p) Mobilisation/Demobilisation Charges: All-inclusive in the daily hire rate.

(q) Hull Double Hull & Bottom.

(r) Date of Delivery / Redelivery: ______ / ______ (Both days inclusive) at Mumbai.

(s) Leasing Charges: To be inclusive of all expenditure except taxes, fuel, water and port / pilot charges.

(t) Period of Charter: Two years and six months with an option to extend for a further duration of Eighteen months.

(u) Accommodation onboard

(aa) Suitable accommodation for naval team comprising 20 personnel, in addition to the crew.

(ab) Suitable catering and galley facility, sanitation facility and habitability arrangements for naval personnel positioned onboard.

(v) Additional fitment: Four containers of 20 feet (supplied by the Indian Navy) each are to be housed onboard for stowage of gear, stores and supplies, additional accommodation etc).

The last date of acceptance of filled form is 07 Feb 24. The vendor shortlisted for issue of RFP would be intimated.

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