Swedish Coast Guard Framework Agreement
The Ocean Modules V8 ROV was chosen by the the Swedish Coast Guard based on superior performance and price, as demonstrated during the procurement process. The deal is a framework agreement stretching over several years, Ocean Modules will deliver the first two remotely operated vehicles by the end of 2011.
Contrary to recent news reports, the Supreme Administrative Court in Stockholm has determined that there is no reason to grant leave to appeal the decision of the Administrative Court of Appeal in Jönköping. Ocean Modules and the Swedish Coast Guard have complied with all regulations of the Swedish Public Procurement Act.
Claes Drougge, CEO of Ocean Modules Sweden AB, commented "It is a shame that the Coast Guard has lost so much valuable time and that our taxpayer funds have been wasted over contrived minutiae, but we are relieved that the process is finally over and that common sense has prevailed."