The flemmish Government is in a proces of modernising their hydrographic survey capacity. This program consists of newbuilding and upgrading existing vessels. Mid 2010 the department of coastal survey initiated two open tendering procedures for turn key delivery of a complete multibeam system on their seagoing surveyvessels Hydro 1 and new build Hondius.
The Flemmish Government awarded Stema Systems the contract for the turn key delivery, installation, training, commissioning and support of a complete multibeam set consiting of sounder, gyro-motionsensor, soundvelocity sensors, survey PC, software.
The tendering criteria focussed strongly on quality, operational excellence and support. Proposals of Stema Systems occupied places 1 to 4 in the final ranking. In the technical section the score was even higher. All 6 proposals were in within the first 7 ranking.
Following aspects led to the ranking:
The contracts were both successfully realized.