Guidance

Commercial sale of Type 22 frigates

Four former British warships are up for sale. The deadline for interested parties is 23 January 2013 with viewing inspections in February and March.

Overview

The Disposal Services Authority (DSA) is inviting expressions of interest in tendering for the Type 22 Frigates HMS Chatham, HMS Campbeltown, HMS Cumberland and HMS Cornwall, for the following:

  • Further use
  • Sinking for an artificial reef
  • Recycling

At this stage the DSA does not require interested parties to specify which vessel/s they wish to bid for.

It is the DSA intention to award at least one vessel to a UK ship recycler. This is in part to secure detailed knowledge of the UK’s capacity to recycle vessels. Any decision to award to a UK ship recycling company will be made in accordance with transparent and objective evaluation criteria which will be issued at the Invitation to Tender stage.

All interested parties should note that only bidders that have completed and passed a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be sent an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the vessels and allowed access to view the vessel.

The vessels are moored at Portsmouth and will be sold from there.

The DSA are planning to host viewings from 25 February to 15 March 2013, Monday to Friday.

All bidders intending to undertake inspection of the vessels must wear the correct PPE clothing ie. steel toecap boots, high vis jackets (overalls optional). Please note, if you do not have steel toecap boots on arrival you will be refused access to the vessels.

Only bidders that have received a copy of the ITT will be allowed access to inspect the vessels.

Bidders should not book travel until they have received a copy of the ITT and understood the requirements.

A copy of the PQQ can be down loaded from the bottom of this page or you can e-mail the DSA’s commercial section requesting a copy at deslcsls-dsa-comrcl-3b@mod.uk

The closing date for returning the PQQ to the DSA and expression of interest is 5pm on Wednesday 23 January 2013.

HMS Cumberland

HMS CUMBERLAND
HMS Cumberland

Formerly a warship, Frigate F85 was built at Yarrow Shipbuilders, Glasgow UK in 1988 and is now lying at HMNB Portsmouth. The vessel ceased service on the 23 September 2011 and is due to be tendered early 2013.

All interested parties should beware that only companies that have successfully completed a Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be sent an invitation to tender for this vessel.

More detailed information is available on HMS Cumberland

HMS Campbeltown

HMS CAMBELTOWN
HMS CAMBELTOWN

Formerly a warship, Frigate F86 was built at Cammell Laird ship yard Birkenhead UK in 1987 and is now lying at HMNB Portsmouth. The vessel ceased service on the 7 July 2011 and is due to be tendered early 2013.

All interested parties should beware that only companies that have successfully completed a Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be sent an invitation to tender for this vessel.

More detailed information is available on HMS Campbeltown

HMS Chatham

HMS CHATHAM
HMS CHATHAM

Formerly a warship, Frigate F87 was built at Swan Hunters Shipbuilders in Wallsend UK in 1989 and is now lying at HMNB Portsmouth. The vessel ceased service on the 20 October 2011 and is due to be tendered early 2013.

All interested parties should beware that only companies that have successfully completed a Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be sent an invitation to tender for this vessel.

More detailed information is available on HMS Chatham

HMS Cornwall

HMS CORNWALL
HMS CORWALL

Formerly a warship, Frigate F99 was built at Yarrow Shipbuilders, Glasgow UK in 1988 and is now lying at HMNB Portsmouth. The vessel ceased service on the 20 October 2011 and is due to be tendered early 2013. All interested parties should beware that only companies that have successfully completed a Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be sent an invitation to tender for this vessel.

More detailed information is available on HMS Cornwall

Pre-qualification questionnaire

The Pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) is used for the selection of potential purchase of government vessels.

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