Tender for Geological and Geotechnical Surveys

Tender for Geological and Geotechnical Surveys

Offshore, nearshore and onshore geophysical, geological, geotechnical, hydrographic and environmental surveys.

United Kingdom-London: Geological, geophysical and other scientific prospecting services

2017/S 037-067500

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

GridLink Interconnector Ltd
35 St Helen’s
United Kingdom
Contact person: David Barber
Telephone: +44 7767872307
E-mail: dbarber@elan-energy.com
NUTS code: UKI12
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.iconinfrastructure.com/

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://app.box.com/s/63fyey2i012knku0noj1j6n8f4c0fn8l
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:https://www.dropbox.com/request/5jBF2PxKe7A0jTyNkRza
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Offshore, nearshore and onshore surveys for electricity interconnector cable.

Reference number: PQQ-OFF-001

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Offshore, nearshore and onshore geophysical, geological, geotechnical, hydrographic and environmental surveys for the route of a new 1 400 MW, 525 kV electricity interconnector cable between Kingsnorth in UK and Dunkerque in France.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ41
Main site or place of performance:

Kingsnorth, Kent, UK.

Medway estuary, Thames estuary and English Channel.

Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque, Dunkerque Arrondissement, Nord Department, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Offshore, nearshore and onshore geophysical, geological, geotechnical, hydrographic and environmental surveys including a range of survey techniques in deep water, shallow water and on land: 1) Geophysical; 2) Magnetometer and gradiometer; 3) Hydrographic; 4) Bathymetric; 5) Geotechnical, including field geotechnical testing and laboratory sample analysis; 6) Environmental, including surficial sampling; 7) Soil and sediment sampling and laboratory analysis; 8) Sampling location-specific local UXO detection.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/07/2017
End: 31/12/2017
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Minimum requirements for consideration:

1. Candidate details and declarations;

2. Health and safety, environmental and labour legislative compliance;

3. Financial and economic standing;

4. Quality assurance system.

Objective scoring criteria for short-listing candidates:

a) Candidate personnel resources and capacity;

b) Candidate offshore vessels and equipment;

c) Candidate nearshore vessels and equipment;

d) General industry experience;

e) Reference project experience (3 projects).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 13/03/2017
Local time: 23:59

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 31/03/2017

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 31/12/2017
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

To be determined
To be determined
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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