Earthing Design and Consultancy Services

Earthing Design and Consultancy Services

Drawdown shall be via individual work instructions to the preferred framework provider. The reserve provider may be issued a work instruction to support operational demand.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Miscellaneous engineering services

2014/S 062-106281

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Northern Ireland Electricity
120 Malone Road
Contact point(s): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk
For the attention of: Anna Caldwell
BT9 5HT Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: anna.caldwell@nie.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.nie.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic access to information: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

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:

CA245 – Earthing Design and Consultancy Services.
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
NUTS code UKN

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 2
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 900 000 and 1 200 000 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: Drawdown shall be via individual work instructions to the preferred framework provider. The reserve provider may be issued a work instruction to support operational demand.

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

1) The provision of earthing design services for:
— New small scale generation substation connections;
— New transmission and distribution substations;
— Refurbishment and/or extension of existing transmission and distribution substations.
2) Earthing consultancy support services;
3) Training.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71330000, 71320000, 71313000, 71314100, 71351200, 71317000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about 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:

This is a framework agreement. The quantity of work shall be as instructed by NIE during the contract period.
1) The provision of earthing design services for:
— New small scale generation substation connections;
— New transmission and distribution substations;
— Refurbishment and/or extension of existing transmission and distribution substations.
2) Earthing consultancy support services;
3) Training.
Further details surrounding the scope and quantity can be found within the documentation issued to those bidders who express an interest to participate.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 900 000 and 1 200 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract contains an option by NIE to extend the framework by up to a further two years (entirely at the discretion of NIE and subject to satisfactory annual review of the appointed consultants).
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 33 (from the award of the contract)
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:

To be detailed in the documentation to be issued to bidders expressing an interest to participate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

To be detailed in the documentation to be issued to bidders expressing an interest to participate.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

To be detailed in the documentation to be issued to bidders expressing an interest to participate.
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: Full details can be found within the documentation to be issued to Bidders.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Bidders must demonstrate their acceptance to hold the following minimum levels of insurance prior to contract commencement: –
— Professional Indemnity 5 million GBP
— Public Liability 5 million GBP
— Employers Liability 10 million GBP
Full details can be found within the documentation to be issued to Bidders.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: -Demonstrated knowledge of CDEGS Software
Demonstrated 3 years working knowledge of the provision of Earthing Design and Consultancy services
Demonstrated knowledge and application of ENA and British Standards
Demonstrated satisfactory approach to Health and Safety management
Demonstrated capacity to provide suitably qualified technical resources
Full details can be found within the documentation to be issued to Bidders.
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
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
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:

CA245
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 28.4.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.4.2014 – 12:00
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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 26 months (or 53 months if options to extend are invoked).
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information:
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:25.3.2014