Tidal Flow Energy Capture

Tidal Flow Energy Capture

Churchill Barrier No 2 – Wave Overtopping and Tidal Flow Energy Capture – Analysis and Solutions.

UK-Kirkwall: environmental engineering consultancy services

2012/S 94-155587

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Orkney Islands Council
Council Offices, School Place
For the attention of: Chief Executive
KW15 1NY Kirkwall
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1856873535

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.orkney.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00369

Further information can be obtained from: Orkney Islands Council
Council Offices, School Place
Contact point(s): Transportation & Amenities
For the attention of: John Orr
KW15 1NY Kirkwall
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1856874631
E-mail: john.orr@orkney.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.orkney.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Orkney Islands Council
Council Offices, School Place
Contact point(s): Transportation & Amenities
For the attention of: Stuart Leslie
KW15 1NY Kirkwall
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1856873535
E-mail: stuart.leslie@orkney.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.orkney.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Orkney Islands Council
Council Offices, School Place
Contact point(s): Transportation & Amenities
For the attention of: Peter Bevan
KW15 1NY Kirkwall
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1856873535
E-mail: peter.bevan@orkney.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.orkney.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Churchill Barrier No 2 – Wave Overtopping and Tidal Flow Energy Capture – Analysis and Solutions.
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: Holm Sound, Orkney.
NUTS code UKM65
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)
The Services comprise:
(i) The investigation and detailed solutions for the wave overtopping problem generated from the East at No 2 Churchill barrier, Holm Sound, Orkney and;
(ii) The review of data and study of tidal flow at Barrier No 2 to investigate the viability of tidal energy capture (from turbines) particularly given the environmental and physical conditions encountered at this location.
It is essential that any energy capture solution that may be developed must also resolve the wave over topping problem.
The proposed solutions to be investigated shall include but not necessarily limited to:
(i) Offshore breakwater;
(ii) Re-Face/Re-build Existing Barrier;
(iii) Replace Existing Barrier with Bridge structure.
Preliminary studies including desktop modelling have recently been undertaken and will form part of the information provided with the detailed brief. Given the complexities of this work and the requirement for detailed solutions it is considered a Physical Model will be necessary. The consultant shall manage the process, appoint and supervise sub-contractors as necessary to ensure physical modelling and ground investigations etc are undertaken to a level that will allow development of detailed solutions.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=227905.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=227905.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71313000, 71350000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
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:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 275 000 and 300 000 GBP
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
Duration in months: 5 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Interim payments.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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: Details are provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details are provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details are provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
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
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Details are provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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 authority:
1002704
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
14.6.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
28.6.2012
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
Candidates should note that the Authority reserves the right to to cancel the procurement at any stage and not award a contract.The expenditure, work or effort undertaken to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of the candidates.
Late Pre Qualification Questionnaires and tenders will not be considered.
(SC Ref:227905).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff or Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.5.2012

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