Energy Storage Facility Tender

Energy Storage Facility Tender

Provision of Goods to be supplied and or Services to be performed regarding a 10 MW Battery Storage facility.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Electrical equipment and apparatus

2015/S 073-129800

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

AES Kilroot Power Ltd
AES KIlroot Power Station, Larne Road, Carrickfergus
For the attention of: Steven Rodgers
BT38 7LX Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2893381100
E-mail: steven.rodgers@aes.com

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.aes.com

Electronic access to information: http://platform.negometrix.com/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://platform.negometrix.com/

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:

KPL-10MW Energy Storage Facility.

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Kilroot Power Station, Larne Road, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, BT38 7LX Northern Ireland.

NUTS code UKN

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Provision of Goods to be supplied and or Services to be performed regarding a 10 MW Battery Storage facility.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31600000, 31422000, 31158100, 31155000, 31000000, 31680000, 73100000, 31170000, 31213200, 31174000, 31214000, 31500000, 31625100,31625200, 35111500, 42512300, 32571000, 32573000, 32581000, 32412000, 51300000, 64227000, 45210000, 45213200, 45213220, 45213221,44115800, 45450000, 45262700, 45300000, 45315000, 71315000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:

Lot 1 — Batteries:
Battery equipment shall be lithium-ion batteries of 30 minute duration, total 10MW 5MWh of battery energy storage capacity with DC bus voltage less than 1000 VDC. Batteries must be able to be dispatched at one second intervals and perform frequency regulation and other profiles continuously for not less than 98 % of the hours each month. Scope of supply includes batteries, battery management systems, Modbus control interface, DC protection kits, delivery DDP (Incoterms 2003) to the project site, installation, and commissioning. Lot value estimate is in the range 0.35 GBP to 3.5 MM GBP.
Lot 2 — Inverters:
Inverter equipment shall be bi-directional inverters meeting the requirements for grid connection and the requirements for DC side interface. AC side voltage shall be up to 480VAC, DC side voltage up to 1000 VDC. Inverters must be able to be dispatched at one second intervals and perform frequency regulation and other profiles continuously for not less than 98 % of the hours each month. Scope of supply includes inverter with filtering kit, Modbus control interface, and protection, delivery DDP (Incoterms 2003) to the project site, installation, and commissioning. Lot value estimate is in the range 0.2 GBP to 2 MM GBP.
Lot 3 — Balance of Plant Electrcial Systems and Components:
Balance of Plant supply of electrical systems and components lot consists of the Supply of Goods and or provision of Services associated with completion of work associated with the Balance of Plant. Lot value estimate is in the range 0.8 GBP – 5 MM GBP.
Good and Services to be provided include but not limited to:
1. 11 kV class switchgear and feeders to modular blocks of energy storage equipment, as well as building auxiliary power circuits.
2. 11 kV to 420 VAC transformers for connection to energy storage equipment, and for building auxiliary circuits.
3. Low voltage switchboards and panelboards for equipment connection.
4. MV and LV cabling, wiring, conduit, raceways, and terminations, energy storage racking and equipment installation.
5. Internal Lighting and receptacles.
6. Communication network and equipment, supplied and installed according to AES design requirements. Including fibre cabling, switches, patch panels and CAT 6 cabling.
7. HVAC and Fire Suppression Systems.
8. Construction of Battery Racking for the connection of the batteries and inverters.
9. Environmental control system.
10. Minor Civil work including, but not limited to, erection of block walls, siting of fire exits and installation of mains water supply.

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

Starting 30.6.2015 Completion 30.11.2015

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Supply of Battery Equipment

1)Short description:

Supply of lithium-ion batteries for a total of 10 MW and between 3.5 MWh and 5 MWh of battery energy storage capacity.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31422000, 31158100, 31155000, 31000000, 31680000, 31600000, 73100000

3)Quantity or scope:

Battery equipment shall be lithium-ion batteries for a total of 10 MW and between 3.5 MWh and 5 MWh of battery energy storage capacity with DC bus voltage less than 1000 VDC. The preferred solution is for 10 MW 5 MWh equipment. Batteries must be able to be dispatched at one second intervals and perform frequency regulation and other profiles continuously for not less than 98 % of the hours each month. Scope of supply includes batteries, battery management systems, Modbus control interface, DC protection kits, delivery DDP (Incoterms 2003) to the project site, installation, and commissioning. Batteries must be purchased or provided by an original equipment manufacturer with proven track record of batteries in service, financial resources to support delivery obligations, and a clear roadmap for future product development. Lot value estimate is in the range 0.35 GBP – 3.5 MM GBP.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.7.2015 Completion 12.11.2015

5)Additional information about lots:

All information must be completed and returned as instructed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and Information Memorandum. The response will be assessed as outlined in the PQQ and Information Memorandum.
Re II.1.5 above, this is an estimated value only. The contracting entity reserves the right to award a contract for a higher or lower amount.

Re IV.3.4 above, requests to participate (i.e. completed Pre-Qualification Documents) should be submitted to Steven Rodgers, EMEA Buyer — Projects and Services, Kilroot Power Station, Larne Road, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland BT38 7LX. Or via email tosteven.rodgers@aes.com stating KLR 10 MW Battery Storage Facility PQQ within the subject line.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Inverter Equipment

1)Short description:

Supply of Inverter equipment which shall be bi-directional inverters meeting the requirements for grid connection.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31422000, 31158100, 31155000, 31000000, 31680000, 31600000, 73100000

3)Quantity or scope:

Inverter equipment shall be bi-directional inverters meeting the requirements for grid connection and the requirements for DC side interface. AC side voltage shall be up to 480VAC, DC side voltage up to 1000 VDC. Inverters must be able to be dispatched at one second intervals and perform frequency regulation and other profiles continuously for not less than 98 % of the hours each month. Scope of supply includes inverter with filtering kit, Modbus control interface, and protection, delivery DDP (Incoterms 2003) to the project site, installation, and commissioning. Inverters must be purchased or provided by an original equipment manufacturer with proven track record of inverters in service, financial resources to support delivery obligations, and a clear roadmap for future product development. Lot value estimate is in the range 0.2 GBP – 2 MM GBP.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.7.2015 Completion 12.11.2015

5)Additional information about lots:

All information must be completed and returned as instructed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and Information Memorandum. The response will be assessed as outlined in the PQQ and Information Memorandum.
Re II.1.5 above, this is an estimated value only. The contracting entity reserves the right to award a contract for a higher or lower amount.

Re IV.3.4 above, requests to participate (i.e. completed Pre-Qualification Documents) should be submitted to Steven Rodgers, EMEA Buyer — Projects and Services, Kilroot Power Station, Larne Road, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland BT38 7LX. Or via email tosteven.rodgers@aes.com stating KLR 10 MW Battery Storage Facility PQQ within the subject line.

Lot No: 3Lot title: Balance of Plant — Electrical Systems and Components

1)Short description:

To supply and installation of Balance of Plant Electrical Systems and Components.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31600000, 31422000, 31158100, 31155000, 31000000, 31680000, 73100000, 31170000, 31213200, 31174000, 31214000, 31500000, 31625100,31625200, 35111500, 42512300, 32571000, 32573000, 32581000, 32412000, 51300000, 64227000, 45210000, 45213200, 45213220, 45213221,44115800, 45450000, 45262700, 45300000, 45315000, 71315000

3)Quantity or scope:

Balance of Plant supply of electrical systems and components lot consists of the Supply of Goods and or provision of Services associated with completion of work associated with the Balance of Plant. Lot value estimate is in the range 0.8 GBP – 5 MM GBP.
Good and Services to be provided include but not limited to:
1. 11 kV class switchgear and feeders to modular blocks of energy storage equipment, as well as building auxiliary power circuits.
2. 11 kV to 420VAC transformers for connection to energy storage equipment, and for building auxiliary circuits.
3. Low voltage switchboards and panelboards for equipment connection.
4. MV and LV cabling, wiring, conduit, raceways, and terminations, energy storage racking and equipment installation
5. Internal Lighting and receptacles.
6. Communication network and equipment, supplied and installed according to AES design requirements. Including fibre cabling, switches, patch panels and CAT 6 cabling.
7. HVAC and Fire Suppression Systems.
8. Construction of Battery Racking for the connection of the batteries and inverters.
9. Environmental control system.
10. Minor Civil work including, but not limited to, erection of block walls, siting of fire exits and installation of mains water supply.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.7.2015 Completion 30.9.2015

5)Additional information about lots:

All information must be completed and returned as instructed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and Information Memorandum. The response will be assessed as outlined in the PQQ and Information Memorandum.
Re II.1.5 above, this is an estimated value only. The contracting entity reserves the right to award a contract for a higher or lower amount.

Re IV.3.4 above, requests to participate (i.e. completed Pre-Qualification Documents) should be submitted to Steven Rodgers, EMEA Buyer — Projects and Services, Kilroot Power Station, Larne Road, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland BT38 7LX. Or via email tosteven.rodgers@aes.com stating KLR 10 MW Battery Storage Facility PQQ within the subject line.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

AES Kilroot Power Ltd reserves the right to require bonds, deposits, guarantees, or other appropriate forms of undertaking or security to secure proper performance of the Lot contract.

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

The payments terms and details of the form of contract shall be provided in the Invitation to Tender documentation to be issued to those applicants who qualify for the tendering stage of the competition.

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

AES Kilroot Power Ltd reserves the right to require groups of economic operators to take a particular legal form upon contract award or to require that one party has primary liability or to require each party to be jointly and severally liable. The contracting authorities also reserves the right to require bonds, deposits, guarantees, collateral warranties or other appropriate forms of undertaking or security to secure proper performance of the Lot contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The contracting entity’s requirements will be set out in the IM, pre-qualification document and the invitation to tender/negotiate. The successful tenderer(s) must comply with AES’s terms and conditions on corporate compliance as a condition to the performance of the lot contract(s).
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: Applicants (and consortium members, if any) shall be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Utilities Contract regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter VII, Section 2 of Directive 2004/17) — including but not limited to Regulation 26 thereof — as set out within the Information Memorandum and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire on the basis of information provided in response to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documentation (which is available from the contact point referred to above). Completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Documents are to be submitted to the contracting entity by the date specified in Section IV.3.4.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants shall be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter VII, Section 2 of Directive 2004/17) — Including Regulation 27 thereof — as set out within the Information Memorandum and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire on the basis of information provided in response to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Documentation (which is available from the contact point referred to above), and particular, PQQ Parts C and F thereof. Completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Documents are to be submitted to the contracting entity by the date specified in Section IV.3.4.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants shall be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter VII, Section 2 of Directive 2004/17) — Including Regulation 27 thereof — as set out within the Information Memorandum and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire on the basis of information provided in response to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Documentation (which is available from the contact point referred to above), and particular, PQQ Parts D, G and F thereof. Completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Documents are to be submitted to the contracting entity by the date specified in Section IV.3.4.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
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:

KPL-10MW Energy Storage Facility

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

30.4.2015

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

English.
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:

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be provided through the AES procurement website. Applicants must request a Username and Password for access to the website. The request for a Username and Password should be addressed in writing to the EMEA Buyer at AES,steven.rodgers@aes.com, as per the details provided in Section 1.1 of this notice.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.4.2015

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