New procurement procedure for Equipment Assistance Service (EAS) Baltic and North Sea
The overall objective of the EMSA’s Equipment Assistance Service (EAS) is the mobilisation and delivery on site upon demand and at short notice of oil pollution response assets, more particularly the availability on-site of specialized oil spill response equipment in order to respond to oil spills in the European regional sea basins.
Through this procurement procedure, the Agency intends to conclude one framework contract for the provision of oil pollution response assets storage, maintenance and 24/7 mobilisation services
More details are provided in the procurement section.
In order to provide additional support to the EU Member States’ pollution response mechanisms in a cost efficient way, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) operates, in European waters, a range of pollution response services consisting of a Network of Standby Oil Spill Response Vessels, the Equipment Assistance Service (EAS) including specialised stand-alone equipment arrangements, as well as dispersant stockpiles. In addition the Agency is tasked to support Member States in case of marine incidents involving chemicals. Since 2009, EMSA is providing expert advice fohazardous and noxious substances (HNS) through its MAR-ICE Network.
To achieve the level of performance for pollution response required by the Agency, the contracted services have to perform regular training, drills, Equipment Condition Tests and exercises.