Electrical Power Systems Consultancy Services Framework

Electrical Power Systems Consultancy Services Framework

SONI has the responsibility as the transmission system operator (TSO) under its license to plan the network and develop the transmission network.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Electrical power systems design services

2015/S 114-207423

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

SONI Ltd
N/A
Castlereagh House, 12 Manse Road
For the attention of: Noreen Magowan
BT6 9RT Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890707406
E-mail: purchasing@eirgrid.com
Fax: +353 16615375

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://www.eirgrid.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Supplier/CompanyInformation/Index/219

Electronic access to information: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=88997&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Main activity

Electricity

I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Specialist Consultancy Services Framework.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.

NUTS code UKN0

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: The framework agreement period will be for three years with an option to extend for another year, subject always to the satisfactory performance of each member.

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

SONI has the responsibility as the transmission system operator (TSO) under its license to plan the network and develop the transmission network to complete all the relevant activities (‘pre-construction’) to enable Northern Ireland Electricity, the transmission asset owner (TAO), to complete the construction and connection to the grid. As a part of the development role SONI requires the services of multiple specialist consultants to assist with the development of the Northern Ireland Electricity Transmission System Assets based on customer and network requirements. SONI intends to establish a single vendor framework per Lot for the provision of these services.
Candidates are invited to submit a qualification application for inclusion on the tender list for one or more of the applicable Lots .SONI envisages qualifying between five and ten Candidates per Lot from this pre-qualification process, subject to the quality of responses received.
Candidates who successfully qualify for one or more of the following Lots will be invited to submit a tender proposal for said Lot(s).
The framework agreement period will be for 3 years with an option to extend for another year, subject always to the satisfactory performance of each member.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71323100, 71320000, 71325000, 71327000, 71621000, 79421200, 79930000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The framework agreement period will be for 3 years months with an option to extend for another year, subject always to the satisfactory performance of each member.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Advice on Project Feasibility

1)Short description:

SONI wish to appoint a design consultant to provide project feasibility services as a principle designer under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71323100, 71320000, 71325000, 71327000, 71621000, 79421200, 79930000

3)Quantity or scope:

The framework agreement period will be for 3 years months with an option to extend for another year, subject always to the satisfactory performance of each member.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Design Services — Sub Station Design

1)Short description:

SONI wish to appoint a design consultant to provide Sub Station design services as a principle designer under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71323100, 71320000, 71325000, 71327000, 71621000, 79421200, 79930000

3)Quantity or scope:

The framework agreement period will be for 3 years months with an option to extend for another year, subject always to the satisfactory performance of each member.

Lot No: 3Lot title: Design Services — Cable Design

1)Short description:

SONI wish to appoint a design consultant to provide cable design services as a principle designer under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71323100, 71320000, 71325000, 71327000, 71621000, 79421200, 79930000

3)Quantity or scope:

The framework agreement period will be for 3 years months with an option to extend for another year, subject always to the satisfactory performance of each member.

Lot No: 4Lot title: Design Services — Overhead Line Design

1)Short description:

SONI wish to appoint a design consultant to provide overhead line design services as a principle designer under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71323100, 71320000, 71325000, 71327000, 71621000, 79421200, 79930000

3)Quantity or scope:

The framework agreement period will be for 3 years months with an option to extend for another year, subject always to the satisfactory performance of each member.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Please see Information Memorandum and Pre Qualification Questionnaire attached to this notice.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please see Information Memorandum and Pre Qualification Questionnaire attached to this notice.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please see Information Memorandum and Pre Qualification Questionnaire attached to this notice.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please see Information Memorandum and Pre Qualification Questionnaire attached to this notice.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see Information Memorandum and Pre Qualification Questionnaire attached to this notice.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see Information Memorandum and Pre Qualification Questionnaire attached to this notice.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see Information Memorandum and Pre Qualification Questionnaire attached to this notice.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

ENQEIR488

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

17.7.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
Other: Irish.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information:

1) Interested parties must register their interest on the eTenders web site (www.etenders.gov.ie) in order to be included on the mailing list for clarifications. All information relating to attachments, including clarifications and changes, will be published on the Irish Government Procurement Opportunities Portal (www.etenders.gov.ie) only. Registration is free of charge. The contracting authority will not accept responsibility for information relayed (or not relayed) via third parties.

2) This is the sole call for competition for this service.
3) The contracting authority will not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers.
4) Contract award will be subject to the approval of the competent authorities.
5) It will be a condition of award that candidates are tax compliant and are in a position to produce a valid tax clearance certificate from the Revenue Commissioners when requested.
6) If for any reason it is not possible to award the contract one or more of the tenderers invited following the conclusion of this competitive process, the contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract to the next ranked tenderer as appropriate.
7) At its absolute discretion, the contracting authority may elect to terminate this procurement process or any contract awarded.
8) Please note in relation to all documents, that where reference is made to a particular standard, make, source, process, trademark, type or patent, that this is not to be regarded as a de facto requirement. In all such cases it should be understood that such indications are to be treated strictly and solely for reference purposes only, to which the words ‘or equivalent’ will always be appended.
9) Without prejudice to the principle of equal treatment, the contracting authority is not obliged to engage in a clarification process in respect of questionnaires with missing or incomplete information. Therefore, candidates are advised to ensure that they return fully completed questionnaires in order to avoid the risk of elimination from the competition.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures

Body responsible for mediation procedures

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures
Belfast

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: SONI will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11.6.2015

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