Marine Surveys Tender

Marine Surveys Tender

Marine Surveys for the France-Alderney-Britain Electricity Interconnector Project.

United Kingdom-London: Site-investigation services

2015/S 090-162461

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

FAB Link Limited
6th Floor, 135 Cannon Street
Contact point(s): FAB Project
For the attention of: dr. Christopher Veal
EC4N 5BP London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2036686683
E-mail: fab@transmissioninvestment.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:

Marine Surveys for the France-Alderney-Britain (FAB) Electricity Interconnector Project.

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: Route of offshore electricity cable to be laid between France (Contentin) and England (Devon) via Alderney.

NUTS code UKK43

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

To provide marine geophysical, UXO, benthic and geotechnical surveys on the route of the FAB project.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71510000

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:

To provide marine geophysical, UXO, benthic and geotechnical surveys on the routing of a electricity cable between France (Contentin) and England (Devon) via Alderney.

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: Work Package A — Geophysical Route Survey, Offshore

1)Short description:

Geophysical Route Survey, France to Alderney and Alderney to Britain.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71510000

3)Quantity or scope:

Water depth range: 15 m to 130 m LAT.
Route length: approximately 212 km.
Minimum requirements:
— Multibeam Echosounder;
— Sidescan Sonar;
— Sub Bottom Profiler;
— Gradiometer.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Work Package B — Geotechnical Survey, Offshore

1)Short description:

Geotechnical Route Survey, France to Alderney and Alderney to Britain.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71510000

3)Quantity or scope:

Water depth range: 15 m to 130 m LAT.
Route length: approximately 212 km.
Quantity: approximately 22 cores plus 20 PCPTs, using:
— Piston Corer;
— Vibrocorer;
— PCPT;
— Box Cores;
— Benthic Survey (as part of environmental baseline survey).

Lot No: 3Lot title: Work Package C — UXO Surveys, Offshore

1)Short description:

Localised UXO Route Surveys, France to Alderney and Alderney to Britain.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71510000

3)Quantity or scope:

Water depth range: 15 m to 130 m LAT.
Route length: approximately 212 km.
Close interval Gradiometer survey, or equivalent.

Lot No: 4Lot title: Work Package D — Geophysical Survey, Nearshore

1)Short description:

Geophysical Route Survey, France to Alderney and Alderney to Britain.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71510000

3)Quantity or scope:

Water depth range: 15 m to 2 m LAT.
Route length: approx. approximately 14 km.
Number of Landfalls: up to 7.
Minimum requirements:
— Multibeam Echosounder;
— Sub Bottom Profiler;
— Sidescan Sonar;
— Gradiometer.

Lot No: 5Lot title: Work Package E: Geotechnical Survey, Nearshore

1)Short description:

Geotechnical Route Survey, France to Alderney and Alderney to Britain.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71510000

3)Quantity or scope:

Water depth range: 15 m to 2 m LAT.
Route length: approx. Approximately 14 km.
Number of Landfalls: up to 7.
Quantity: approximately 14 cores plus 14 CPTs, incorporating:
— Vibrocorer;
— CPT;
— Benthic Survey (as part of environmental baseline survey).

Lot No: 6Lot title: Work Package F: UXO Survey, Nearshore

1)Short description:

Localised UXO Route Survey, France to Alderney and Alderney to Britain.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71510000

3)Quantity or scope:

Water depth range: 15 m to 2 m LAT.
Route length: approximately 14 km.
Number of Landfalls: up to 7, incorporating Gradiometer or equivalent.

Lot No: 7Lot title: Work Package G: Geophysical Route Survey, Onshore

1)Short description:

Geophysical Route Survey, France to Alderney and Alderney to Britain.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71510000

3)Quantity or scope:

Water depth range: 2 m LAT to onshore beach chamber.
Route length: approximately 7 km.
Number of Landfalls: up to 7, incorporating:
— Topographic survey;
— Land — based geophysics.

Lot No: 8Lot title: Work Package H: Geotechnical Survey, Onshore

1)Short description:

Geotechnical Route Survey, France to Alderney and Alderney to Britain.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71510000

3)Quantity or scope:

Water depth range: 2 m LAT to onshore beach chamber.
Route length: approximately 7 km.
Number of Landfalls: up to 7.
Quantity: approximately 14, incorporating:
— Geotechnical Boreholes;
— Trial Pits.

Lot No: 9Lot title: Work Package I: UXO Survey, Onshore

1)Short description:

Localised UXO Route Survey, France to Alderney and Alderney to Britain.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71510000

3)Quantity or scope:

Water depth range: 2 m LAT to onshore beach chamber.
Route length: approximately 7 km.
Number of Landfalls: up to 7, incorporating land gradiometer, or equivalent.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Will be specified in the tender documents.

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

Will be specified in the tender documents.

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

FAB Link Limited reserves the right to require a consortium of tenderers to organise themselves upon contract award to allow FAB Link to contract with a single legal entity.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: All documents must be written in the English language.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The tenderer must provide:
1. 3 years worth of accounts and demonstrate a turnover in each of the last 3 financial years in excess of 1 000 000 EUR.
2. Details of any insolvency proceedings that have been commenced against the tenderer.
3. A description of the legal form of the company.
4. A copy of the company’s certificate of incorporation (or equivalent) showing the company has been established for at least 3 years.
5. A document demonstrating identity and address and representative office in the UK (if applicable).
6. A summary history of the company.
7. An organogram and the number of people employed.
8. If the company is a subsidiary company or a member of a group, all the details on the structure of the group must be provided.
9. Its VAT number if VAT registered in the UK.
10. % of turnover related to the tendered work.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: 1) Tender responses, general:
Preference will be given to companies who:
a) Propose to engage in and manage multiple work packages.
b) Show an ability to define options for the optimum working solutions for any works proposed.
c) Can offer viable solutions to line keeping issues when working in areas of high currents and significant tidal variation.
d) Have a proven and successful track record in performing works similar to those required in each tendered work package.
e) Can produce specific and targeted responses to the requirements as defined in the ITT.
f) Can clearly define the limits of variations to lump sum and unit rate prices in the face of variations in quantities in the scopes of work as issued with the ITT.
2) Specific information concerning offshore and nearshore surveys:
a) Vessels available and considered appropriate for offshore geotechnical, geophysical and UXO survey.
b) Vessels available and considered appropriate for nearshore geotechnical, geophysical and UXO survey.
c) Information on major subcontractors and equipment.
d) Details of track record in the last 5 years of managing multiple work packages with or without sub-contractors.
3) Specific information concerning onshore survey:
a) Major subcontractors and equipment.
b) Experience (in topographic, geophysical, geotechnical, UXO and Underground Cable Detection system surveys).
c) Landfall contracts which have been totally managed by your Company during the last 5 years.
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:

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

26.5.2015 – 17:00

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Connecting Europe Facility.

VI.3)Additional information:

All tenderers must provide the information requested in this Contract Notice in order to be considered to be invited to tender for the services.
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:

6.5.2015

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