GB-Edinburgh: AIS Enhancement Project

Competitive Contract Notice

1. Title: GB-Edinburgh: AIS Enhancement Project
2. Awarding Authority:
Northern Lighthouse Board
84 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DA, United Kingdom
Tel. 0131 473 3104, Email:, URL:
Contact: Ruth Millan, Attn: Ruth Millan
3. Contract Type: Supplies

4. Description: Transceivers. Data-transmission equipment. The Northern Lighthouse Board’s is working towards enhancement of AIS capabilities by introducing new AIS and virtual AIS transmitting locations. This project will be over a 2-year period. Estimated 6 sites per year.

AIS Locations
Location of new sites to transmit AIS messages (base station) along with Virtual AIS messages “on-demand”
1) Buchan Ness Lighthouse, 2) Duncansby Head Lighthouse, 3) Dunnet Head Lighthouse, 4) Kinnaird Head Lighthouse, 5) Point of Ayre Lighthouse, 6) St. Abbs Lighthouse

Location of new sites to transmit Virtual AIS messages (permanent transmission)
1) Sandy Riddle Virtual AIS (via Duncansby Head), 2) Stroma Skerries Virtual AIS (via Dunnet Head & Duncansby Head)

Location of existing AIS sites to undergo enhancement work (change to a base station) to include ability to transmit virtual AIS “on-demand”
1)Corsewall Lighthouse, 2) Eilean Glas Lighthouse, 3)Fife Ness Lighthouse, 4) Neist Point Lighthouse, 5) Rubh Re Lighthouse

In addition to the above, Whale Rock Buoy will be changed from physical AIS to virtual AIS (via Flannan Island, Haskeir & St. Kilda) which would require re-programming of AIS unit in these 3 locations without requiring any hardware change.

Hardware & Software Requirement
We would require purchasing following pieces of hardware for this project.
12 x AIS base stations with VHF Antennas
12 x 4G Routers with VPN capabilities

Software development and integration to IGNITION is critical part of this project
5. CPV Codes:
31711110 - Transceivers.
32260000 - Data-transmission equipment.

6. NUTS Codes :

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: SCOTLAND,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: ENMA/AIS/2242
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category H: 100K to 500K
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 19/04/2023 14:00:00
11. Address to which they must be sent:
Not Provided

12. Other Information:
Other Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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Suitable for VCO: No
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 01/05/2023
Period of Work End date: 31/12/2024
Is this a Framework Agreement?: no