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Old 06 March 2010, 13:08   #1
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London Olympics looking for support boats....

I came across this and thought it might be of interest to commercial operators in the UK......

"26 Feb 2010The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has begun the process of sourcing more than 180 support (non-competition) boats for the Sailing, Rowing, Canoeing, Triathlon and Open Water Swim events in the summer of 2012.

During March 2010, LOCOG is seeking to engage three different marine market sectors. The three separate opportunities will cover the commercial charter of Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) and motor yachts, the purchase of RIBs and other boats direct from manufacturers and the sourcing of outboard motors direct from marine engine manufacturers.

The first opportunity focuses on the commercial charter of RIBs and motor yachts.

More than 150 of the support boats will be required for the Sailing events to be held in Weymouth and Portland, Dorset. The boats to support all sports will be required for Test Events in 2011 and during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

Chris Townsend, LOCOG Commercial Director, said: 'The London 2012 procurement of Games-time goods and services is progressing well. The boat and marine services procurement is a valuable opportunity for the UK marine industry. Securing the supply of a wide range of boats for use by client groups including mark layers, marshals and media will play a crucial part in the successful staging of the water-based events at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.'

The first stage of the process for all three opportunities is to register on the CompeteFor website, which is the online service for matching potential suppliers with Games-related business opportunities. "
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Old 06 March 2010, 17:43   #2
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Am interested in this and would be happy to assist with our rib as I have Safety Boat certificate etc.

If anyone has any contacts or links to sites, I'd be interested.
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Am interested in this and would be happy to assist with our rib as I have Safety Boat certificate etc.

If anyone has any contacts or links to sites, I'd be interested.
Here are some of the links with the advert copied from my log on to 2012, you need to register and apply soon as deadlines are shown at bottom of this info

http://www.london2012.com/get-involv...work/index.php

https://www.competefor.com/business/login.jsp

Commercial Boat Charter
Please note:
Do not contact the buying organisation directly regarding this Opportunity.
They will not be able to answer any direct telephone or email enquiries.
Full details for this Opportunity are shown below.
Use the options below to respond to or track this Opportunity. Once a contract has been awarded, select View Results to view shortlisted Suppliers and feedback from the Buyer.

Opportunity Status: Open
My Response Status: -
Tracked/ Matched: T, M
Opportunity Details
Opportunity Title Commercial Boat Charter
Buying Organisation The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd
Website www.london2012.com
Opportunity Method Contract Opportunity
Opportunity Type London 2012 supply chain (private sector)
Nature of Opportunity Services
Estimated contract value (GBP) Not disclosed
Description About the buyer:
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), invite expressions of interest for the supply of various motorised boats to support the water based sports. The majority of this requirement will be to support the Sailing events in Weymouth. LOCOG is looking to identify suitable commercial charter companies to supply motorised boats (non sail boats i.e. without mast & sails) on both a bare boat and crewed charter basis.

Sailing Yachts and competition boats (Sailing) are not required and do not form part of this opportunity.


About the Opportunity:
"The majority of this requirement will be to provide RIBs, various work boats and small passenger craft / motor yachts. All boats must be no older than 7years for RIBS, 10 years for hard sided boats and hold all the relevant licenses and certificates for commercial charter (proof of ownership and all certificates will be required at tender stage). Due to the specific tasks the boats and crew will need to perform at Games Time LOCOG are looking to identify boats of a similar specification (size, engine, look, colour, shape) with minimal branding, company names or advertising on. All Olympic Field of Play (in this case the sailing courses) have to be ""clean venues"" and free of commercial branding on any boats that enter this area. Supplied boats will have Olympic ""Look"" (Branding) applied which can cover minimal existing branding. All Olympic branding will be removed after the Games.

LOCOG require boats for;
Test Events 31 July 2011 - 14 August 2011
Olympic Games 21 July - 12 August 2012
Paralympic Games 25 August - 08 September 2012.

Summary of requirements by Boat Type; (An indication of size is given boats will need to be as close as possible to this size)
RIB 5.5m - 6.0m
RIB 7.0m - 8.0m
RIB 8.5m - 9.0m (with and without cabin)
Finish Boats 8m - 9m Catamaran platform or similar
Press Written 12m - 15m Motor Yacht or similar for 10 passengers + crew"




About the buyer's selection process:
Compete For will be used to identify and shortlist suitable suppliers. Short listed supplies will be invited to tender for the opportunity to supply boats and services to LOCOG.

Suppliers invited to tender will be asked to provide;

1) Proof of ownership
2) Insurances & certificates
3) Proof of qualifications & lincences
4) Guarantee of availability for the listed dates
Delivery point Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy
Details of specialist staff required (if any) Qualified Skipper & crew to RYA PowerBoat Level 2, Commercial Skipper or Commercial endorsements.
Business Categories 1. Boat trips and excursions
2. Boats - sales
3. Boatbuilders and repairers
4. Boat charter, rental and leasing
5. Marine services
6. Marine equipment and supplies
CompeteFor response deadline 10/03/2010 12:00
Estimated tender close date 30/03/2010
Estimated contract award date 30/05/2010
Estimated contract start date
https://www.competefor.com/business/
01/07/2011
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Old 07 March 2010, 17:07   #4
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A great opportunity but what would you charge per boat (bareboat & skippered) for such an operation?
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Old 08 March 2010, 05:48   #5
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I would think

Normal commercial rates are around 4-500 a day ex fuel 12 hour day inc sipper. 8m coded boat for 10/12
Bareboat charter doesn't always end well for the boat owner but between 150 and 300 depending on vessel.
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Old 08 March 2010, 06:59   #6
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[QUOTE=Rogue Wave;342389] Normal commercial rates are around 4-500 a day ex fuel 12 hour day inc sipper.
Are Sippers cheaper than Skippers ? if so could you let me know where I can Hire some !!!
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Old 09 March 2010, 23:45   #7
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Plenty in Poole? definitely cheaper? andtheres one on the Clde that looks like me called Parahandy

looks like the big key keyboar isn't sorting out my Typos
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audio type is what you need but then with your accent it wouldnt understand!!!!
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looks like the big key keyboar isn't sorting out my Typos
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I was having a chat with the crew of one of the Dorset Police Ribs today and as he was involved in the Olympic preparations, he wondered if I had submitted a bid.

I had not, as I did not own 5+ boats. However, it appears that this requirement has now been relaxed, so that owners can get together and submit a group application.

The contract will be for 48days at 500/day for Ribs and 1000/day for hardboats (plus fuel). I am tempted, but wonder if there may be more lucrative contracts closer to the time ....
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Old 25 April 2010, 09:01   #12
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Will we be notified of a new tender date? I own one rib and would be willing to team up to create five or more?
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Let's start a sweepstake. My 1 says Ribcraft.
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They have also approached a large technical services co. to see whether they would be interested in supplying a fleet of RIBs via the marine services division.....

Exploring several avenues by the sound of it.

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I was having a chat with the crew of one of the Dorset Police Ribs today and as he was involved in the Olympic preparations, he wondered if I had submitted a bid.

I had not, as I did not own 5+ boats. However, it appears that this requirement has now been relaxed, so that owners can get together and submit a group application.

The contract will be for 48days at 500/day for Ribs and 1000/day for hardboats (plus fuel). I am tempted, but wonder if there may be more lucrative contracts closer to the time ....
Steve, I would be surprised if a police operator knows the bidding process as I have again looked at the Compete For website and the decision date for commercial boat charter is still set at estimated 30/5/10 and I still know some operators and suppliers in this bid process so cannot see how they could undermine the process until first date passes and they cannot meet the requirements. Quite a few bidders have already be excluded.
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I am sure you are right, I was only passing on what was said to me whilst sat on the mooring on Saturday. After all, if you cant trust a Policeman, who can you trust ......

As an aside he was also on the look out for a 50hp Evirude, distinctive due to the fact that it has onle half a decale on one side. Apparently the biggest outboard stolen on the water in Dorset this year.
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Just wondered if there had been any update to this story. At last weeks Sail for Gold regatta at Weymouth the RIBs used were variable from Protectors downwards to some rather used boats, The SailforGold regatta is one of the premier events and just one step down from the Olympics
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Just wondered if there had been any update to this story. At last weeks Sail for Gold regatta at Weymouth the RIBs used were variable from Protectors downwards to some rather used boats, The SailforGold regatta is one of the premier events and just one step down from the Olympics
Yes I heard they had a load of Protectors, thought they may have bought British?
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I was having a chat with the crew of one of the Dorset Police Ribs today and as he was involved in the Olympic preparations, he wondered if I had submitted a bid.

I had not, as I did not own 5+ boats. However, it appears that this requirement has now been relaxed, so that owners can get together and submit a group application.

The contract will be for 48days at 500/day for Ribs and 1000/day for hardboats (plus fuel). I am tempted, but wonder if there may be more lucrative contracts closer to the time ....
i don't think this info is right, they are not looking at registration untill the end of september, nothing can be done till then, i think they will be looking more for drivers than boats, i can confirm that they have 21 protector's, i haven't counted them but my guess is 19 cabin and the rest open, these were purchased from the defunct america's cup and although they are not british they are all the same, which matters.
i do believe that they will probaly do a deal with a bigger rib manufacturer for a number of ribs on a buy back shceme, that way they would all look the same and they can unload them at the end, would make perfect sense to me, it might not help you guys trying to earn a living but business is business
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Think Biffer is right makes more sense to employ drivers, some if not most will be part of the volunteers they have asked for .

Either way it will be a great experience to have helped /taken part in.

Any one want to do their Advanced and Commercial exam as this may be a requirement am guessing on this though .
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