Balancing Gas Contracts – Northern Ireland

Balancing Gas Contracts – Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s requirement for Balancing Gas (Balancing Gas Sell and Balancing Gas Buy) is being tendered by PTL for the period 1st October 2020 until 1st October 2021.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Natural gas

2020/S 092-221176

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Premier Transmission Limited
Postal address: Mutual Energy Limited, 85 Ormeau Road
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UKN0
Postal code: BT7 1SH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: ciara.brennan@mutual-energy.com
Internet address(es):Main address: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/mutual-energy/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/mutual-energy
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Balancing Gas 2020 21

Reference number: 2019-00000006

II.1.2)Main CPV code

09123000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

Northern Ireland’s requirement for Balancing Gas (Balancing Gas Sell and Balancing Gas Buy) is being tendered by PTL for the period 1st October 2020 until 1st October 2021 on behalf of PTL, BGTL, GNI(UK) and WTL (the NI Network Operators).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 200 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Primary Buy Framework Agreement and Balancing Gas Contract (Primary Buy) Lot No: 1

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

09123000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN0
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Lot (Lot 1) relates to Balancing Gas Contracts concerning the purchase of gas by the NI NetworkOperators. For this Lot 1, there are two types of contracts (for Balancing Gas Buy Contracts) being: 1A NIBP Primary Balancing Gas Buy (with physical delivery via the Moffat IP); and 1B Locational (Moffat) Primary Balancing Gas Buy. The total max daily requirement has been estimated for the purchase of Balancing Gas, which may be met from this Lot 1 or Lot 2, has been estimated at 8 667 000 kWh. There maybe more than one Balancing Gas Contract awarded in order to meet the total requirement, with each Balancing Gas Buy Contract having a minimum quantity of 5 000 000 kWh.

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

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

While it is envisaged that the Lot 1 Primary Buy Framework Agreement and Balancing Gas BuyContract (Primary Buy) will terminate automatically at 5:00 on 1st October 2021, PTL shall have the option to extend the term of the Lot 1 Primary Buy Framework Agreement (and Balancing Gas Buy Contracts – Primary Buy) to 5:00 on 1st October 2022, by serving notice on each Framework Member at any time prior to 1st October 2021, if PTL’s tender process for the award of a framework agreement for the purchase of Balancing Gas for the NI Network for the gas year 1st October 2021 to 1st October 2022 is unsuccessful and it is unable to appoint any successful bidders. PTL intends to award places on the Framework Agreements until the relevant quantity requirement (for buy or sell of gas, of 8,667,000 kWh in all cases) has been met. In addition PTL may, for the purposes of operational resilience, choose to offer further places on the Framework Agreements. Since each Tenderer must offer a minimum quantity in their tenders, it is on this basis that the potential maximum number of participants to the framework agreement has been envisaged as 3. However PTL reserves the right to place additional participants on the Framework Agreements if it considers that appropriate.

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

As PTL has reserved the option to further extend the Lot 1 Primary Buy Framework Agreement and Primary Balancing Gas Buy Contracts, in certain circumstances these arrangements have potential to continue for a period of up to 2 years. As such, the estimated value in II.2.6 and duration in II.2.7 have been completed on the basis these arrangements continue for the full 2 year period.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Secondary Buy Framework Agreement and Balancing Gas Contract (Secondary Buy) Lot No: 2

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

09123000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN0
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Lot (Lot 2) relates to Balancing Gas Contracts concerning the (secondary) purchase of gas by the NI Network Operators (NIBP SECONDARY BALANCING GAS BUY CONTRACT (WITH PHYSICAL DELIVERY VIA THE SOUTH NORTH INTERCONNECTION POINT)). For this Lot 2, there is one contract type (for Balancing Gas Secondary Buy Contract) being: NIBP Secondary Balancing Gas Buy (with physical delivery via South North IP). The total max daily requirement has been estimated at 8 667 000 kWh. It is envisaged that the max daily requirement will be provided for through the Balancing Gas Primary Buy Contracts, awarded under Lot 1, unless certain conditions prevail, as outlined in the ITT and Framework Agreements. It is envisaged there will be a maximum of one contract in Lot 2 awarded with a minimum quantity requirement of 5 000 000 kWh.

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

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

While it is envisaged that the Lot 2 Secondary Buy Framework Agreement and Balancing Gas Secondary Buy Contracts will terminate automatically at 5:00 on 1 October 2021, GNI(UK) shall have the option to extend the term of the Lot 2 Secondary Buy Framework Agreement (and Balancing Gas Secondary Buy Contracts) to 5:00 on 1 October 2022, by serving notice to the Framework Member at any time prior to 1 October 2021, if PTL and GNI(UK)’s tender process for the award of a framework agreement for the (primary or secondary buy) purchase of Balancing Gas for the NI Network for the gas year 1 October 2021 to 1 October 2022 is unsuccessful and it is unable to appoint a successful bidder.

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

As GNI(UK) has reserved the option to further extend the Lot 2 Secondary Buy Framework Agreement & Secondary Balancing Gas Buy Contracts, in certain circumstances these arrangements have potential to continue for a period of up to 2 years. As such, the estimated value in II.2.6 and duration in II.2.7 have been completed on the basis these arrangements continue for the full 2 year period.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Sell Framework Agreement and Balancing Gas Contracts (Sell) Lot No: 3

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

09123000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN0
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Lot (Lot 3) relates to Balancing Gas Contracts concerning the sale of gas by the NI Network Operators (“Balancing Gas Sell Contracts”). For this Lot 3, there is one contract type (for Balancing Gas Sell Contract) being: 3: Non-Locational Balancing Gas Sell. The total daily max requirement has been estimated at 8 667 000kWh. There may be more than one Balancing Gas Contract awarded in order to meet the total requirement, with each Balancing Gas Buy Contract having a minimum quantity requirement of 3 000 000 kWh.

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

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

While it is envisaged that the Lot 3 Sell Framework Agreement and Balancing Gas Contracts (Sell) will terminate automatically at 5:00 on 1 October 2021, PTL and GNI(UK) shall have the option to extend the term of the Lot 3 Framework Agreement (and Balancing Gas Sell Contracts) to 5:00 on 1 October 2022, by serving notice on each Framework Member at any time prior to 1 October 2021, if PTL and GNI (UK)’s tender process for the award of a framework agreement for the sale of Balancing Gas for the NI Network for the gas year 1 October 2021 to1 October 2022 is unsuccessful and it is unable to appoint any successful bidders.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

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

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As contained in the procurement documents.

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:

As contained in the procurement documents.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Requests to participate may be submitted by single entities or by groups of service providers. A group will not be required to convert into a specific legal form in order to submit a request to participate, but may if PTL considers it necessary to ensure that the contract is carried out to its satisfaction, be required to do so prior to award of the contract. Premier Transmission Limited also reserves the right to contract with each member of the group on the basis of joint and several liability, or with one member of the group as a main contractor with a number of sub-contractors or on any other basis as Premier Transmission Limited considers appropriate.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
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: 15/06/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/06/2020
Local time: 00:00
Place:

Mutual Energy Offices – via electronic procurement system, In-Tend.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Procured every 12 months

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court Northern Ireland
Town: Belfast
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/05/2020