Carbon capture and storage commercialisation programme

Carbon capture and storage commercialisation programme

The contract(s) may involve all or some of the research and development services necessary to demonstrate CCS technology, by generating knowledge as a result of carrying out feasibility studies, front end engineering and design (FEED) studies and/or the operation of demonstration projects.. UK-London: research and development services and related consultancy services

2012/S 38-061668

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Office of Carbon Capture and Storage, Department of Energy and Climate Change
3rd floor, 55 Whitehall
Contact point(s): Lisa Agyen (Guy Tavernor before 5.3.2012 on +44 3000685466)
For the attention of: Lisa Agyen (Guy Tavernor before 5.3.2012 on +44 3000685466)
SW1A 2EY London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000685170
E-mail: occs@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/emissions/ccs/ccs.aspx

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and 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)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Environment
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:

Carbon capture and storage commercialisation programme *non-mandatory notice*.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UK

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)

Research and development services and related consultancy services. Gas storage services. Operation of a power plant. Construction work for power plant. Construction work for gas pipelines. Engineering works and construction works. Industrial gases. Plant engineering design services. Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services. Engineering services. Environmental engineering consultancy services. Geotechnical engineering services. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) intends to award a contract or contracts for research and development activities relating to the commercialisation of carbon capture, transportation and storage services (CCS). The contract or contracts collectively shall contribute to demonstrating the viability on a commercial scale of carbon capture and storage technology.
The contract(s) may involve all or some of the research and development services necessary to demonstrate CCS technology, by generating knowledge as a result of carrying out feasibility studies, front end engineering and design (FEED) studies and/or the operation of demonstration projects.
The projects would be designed to demonstrate the capture, transport and/or storage of carbon dioxide at a commercial scale and on a long term basis. Projects must be located within Great Britain, with storage facilities located within the UK territorial waters or Gas Importation and Storage Zone (as defined in the Energy Act). Where CO2 captured in Great Britain is to be used for Enhanced Oil Recovery before being stored, we may also consider proposals involving storage in other EU Member States.
DECC’s current intention is for the projects to start demonstrating the carbon dioxide capture, transport and storage by 2016-2020.
DECC is seeking to ensure that, as a result of the programme, economic operators can take investment decisions to build CCS equipped facilities, in the early 2020s, without UK capital subsidy, at an agreed “contract for difference” (CfD) strike price that is competitive with the strike prices for other low carbon generation technologies.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 63121110, 65410000, 45251100, 45231220, 45220000, 24110000, 71323200, 71000000, 71300000, 71313000, 71332000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

DECC may award one or more contracts for some or all of the following research and development activities:
(1) early stage front-end engineering and design with a view to construction and operation of commercial plant and knowledge transfer;
(2) front-end engineering and design with a view to construction and operation of commercial plant and knowledge transfer;
(3) the provision of carbon capture and transportation and storage services by means of the design, construction and long term operation of demonstration projects and ongoing knowledge transfer.
Applicants may, at DECC’s discretion, be awarded contracts relating to one or more (or a combination) of the activities listed in the preceding sentence, sequentially and/or subject to satisfactory performance of contracts, satisfactory financial and technical outputs and knowledge transfer being recorded, and (where relevant) competition with peer projects.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company guarantees or equivalent security may be required. Details of the proposed contractual framework will be communicated to bidders as part of the detailed discussion phase.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details of the proposed contractual framework will be communicated to bidders as part of the detailed discussion phase.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No specific legal form is required but where the contract is awarded to a group of economic operators, each economic operator may be required to provide an undertaking that it will be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Details of the proposed contractual framework will be communicated to bidders as part of the detailed discussion phase.
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: Interested parties are required to register by 13.4.2012 and enter into a competition process agreement which will be provided to registered bidders by DECC. They must subsequently complete the qualification questionnaire section of the invitation to participate in discussion document, available from DECC via the contact point set out in Section 1.1 of this notice, and return it within the specified time period.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Interested parties are required to complete the qualification questionnaire section of the invitation to participate in discussion document, available from DECC via the contact point set out in Section 1.1 of this notice, and return it within the specified time period.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Interested parties are required to complete the qualification questionnaire section of the invitation to participate in discussion document, available from DECC via the contact point set out in Section 1.1 of this notice, and return it within the specified time period.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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:
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

13.4.2012
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
The contracts that DECC intends to award concern the provision of research and development services relating to the demonstration of carbon capture, transportation and storage where the benefit of such services will not be accrue exclusively to DECC. Such services are excluded from the ambit of Directive 2004/18/EC and Directive 2004 2004/17/EC and this notice is therefore published by DECC on a non-mandatory basis. The publication of this notice should not be taken to imply the acceptance by DECC of rules deriving from Directive 2004/18/EC or Directive 2004 2004/17/EC where such rules would not otherwise apply.
Participants will need to be able to deliver, or present credible proposals to deliver, either:
(1) a full-chain project (a project that involves at least each of the following elements:
(A) carbon capture from a power plant;
(B) carbon transportation;
(C) carbon storage and may, in addition to (A)-(C), include carbon capture from another power plant or industrial emitter)); or
(2) a part-chain project (a project that involves one or more but not all of the elements (A)-(C) listed above) and be able to show a realistic prospect of linking to a full-chain project; or
(3) a pre-FEED or FEED study relating to either a full-chain or part-chain project.
Economic operators which have applied to the NER300 scheme and those which have not are equally welcome to seek to participate in the process. Specific rules relating to the treatment of submissions which make reference to the inclusion of NER300 or other sources of public funding will be included within the tender documentation.
Participants who are awarded contracts under the CCS Commercialisation Programme for services which will result in low carbon electricity generation may also be eligible to enter into a CfD agreement under the UK Government’s proposed electricity market reforms.
DECC does not bind itself to accept any tender. DECC is not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest or tendering for this opportunity. GO reference: GO-2012222-PRO-3731953.
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:

22.2.2012