Framework Agreement for Biostratigraphy in Romania and Bulgaria

Framework Agreement for Biostratigraphy in Romania and Bulgaria

Chevron North Sea Limited. UK-Aberdeen: onshore services

2012/S 99-165345

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Chevron North Sea Limited
Hill of Rubislaw
Contact point(s): Chris Knapper
AB15 6XL Aberdeen

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

Exploration and extraction of gas and oil
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Framework Agreement for Biostratigraphy in Romania and Bulgaria.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

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: Romania and Bulgaria.
NUTS code
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: 5
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 3

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

The contract is a non-exclusive framework agreement with economic operator(s) to provide Biostratigraphy services to Chevron Romania Exploration and Production S.R.L. and affiliated companies, including but not limited to Chevron Bulgaria Exploration and Production EOOD (hereinafter referred to as “company”) for land-based exploration and production activities in Europe.
Company’s preferred outcome would be to award framework agreement(s) to economic operator(s) who are capable of delivering the required services.
Call-offs against the framework will be issued to the provider with the most economically advantageous framework agreement and company will use the same award criteria as stated in the framework agreement invitation to tender.
Only when the terms laid down in the framework agreement are not complete enough for a particular call-off, will company hold a mini competition with all the providers awarded a framework agreement and capable of meeting the particular need against the terms and conditions of the framework agreement. Company will only consider economic operators with the technical ability and demonstrated experience necessary to service Biostratigraphy operations in Central/Eastern Europe and to perform laboratory analysis.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

— Provision of senior biostratigrapher with experience in the Silurian/Ordovician of Europe;
— Provision of senior technician;
— Pre-spud and post-well meetings with COMPANY’S personnel;
— Biostratigraphic zonation of subject wells palynology, micropalaeontology and nanopalynology using existing schemes;
— Palynology sample analysis – sample preparation and full quantitative analysis of dinoflagellate cysts, acritarchs, algae, spores and pollen;
— Palynofacies over specified intervals;
— Micropalaeontology sample analysis – sample preparation and full quantitative analysis of foraminifera, ostracods, radiolarian, diatoms and graptolites;
— Nannopalaeontology sample analysis – sample preparation and full quantitative analysis of nannofossils;
— Provision of onshore/wellsite micropalaeontology services including daily reporting of biostratigraphy from onshore;
— Provision of onshore/wellsite acid-free palynology services including daily reporting of biostratigraphy from onshore;
— Qualitative estimate of maturation from palynological smples;
— Generation of final well reports with summary log and faunal lists/distribution charts for each well, including any pilot holes and sidetracks.
The Company shall provide a composite disc of the relevant wireline or LWD log data to form the basis of the charts and summary log. Draft copies of all reports shall be submitted to the COMPANY for final approval. Biostratigraphic report to include:
— A fully illustrated report providing integrated results and discussion of chrono and lithostratigraphy, palaeoenvironment and other bio events.
— Illustrated stratigraphic schemes, taxonomic data sheets, stratigraphic summary logs and correlation panels.
— Hot shot analysis, both micropalaeontological and palynological.
— Biostratigraphic studies and associated reporting for licence agreement projects.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Two one year options to extend.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
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: Pre-qualification questionnaire and subsequent follow-up checks will be issued to ascertain economic operators’ capability in the following areas:
— Legal status and cpmpliance to all appropriate regulations,
— Health, safety and environmental.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per III.2.1 above, econonomic operators will be required to supply requested financial information through a pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per description of services in II.2.1.
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

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

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.6.2012 – 13:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

Any EU official language
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)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

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:22.5.2012