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European Fisheries Control Agency Open Tender Procedure

European Fisheries Control Agency Open Tender Procedure

Published: 22 August 2017

European Fisheries Control Agency Vigo (Spain)

Open Tender Procedure


Deadline for receipt of tenders

The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) is a European Union agency that organises
operational coordination of fisheries control and inspection activities by the Member States.

EFCA is organizing an open call for tenders for the purpose of chartering of a vessel.

Short description:

The purpose of the contract is the chartering of a vessel to be deployed primarily as a
fisheries patrol vessel, i.e. a platform from which the monitoring, boarding and inspection of
fishing vessels and related support and transport vessels will be conducted in International,
EU waters and third country waters by authorised fisheries inspectors. Such activities will
always be coordinated by an official of EFCA on board of the vessel.

In view of possible multipurpose operations in the framework of European cooperation on
coastguard functions, the vessel may also be deployed for operations other than fisheries
patrol like providing assistance and support during search and rescue situations.

The vessel will mainly operate in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic area, in
international, European Union and third countries waters.

Contract duration:
A Framework Contract will be concluded for an initial period of 24 months with possible
renewal (twice for 12 months each) up to a total contract duration of four years.

The charter will take the form of specific contracts in execution of the Framework Contract
based on the BIMCO "SUPPLYTIME 2017" uniform time charter with the appropriate
modification, addition or deletion of clauses to take into account the vessel's role as a
fisheries patrol vessel and/or the possible multipurpose character of the tasks that may be
required to be from time to time during the charter period.

The planned contract signature is in December 2017.

Estimated contract volume:

The maximum budget for the implementation of the contract is EUR 20.000.000 over a
maximum period of 4 years.

Without prejudice to budget availability and operational requirements, EFCA intends to
contract the services of the vessel for about 200 to 275 days per year.

Additional information:

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of
charge, at:


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address.

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: