GNI control and protection framework

GNI control and protection framework

National Grid.

UK-Warwick: turbine generator control apparatus

2012/S 190-312882

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

National Grid
Warwick Technology Park, Gallows Hill
For the attention of: Astrid Kingscote
CV34 6DA Warwick
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1926653548
E-mail: astrid.kingscote@nationalgrid.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/About/suppliers/

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

Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat
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:

GNI control and protection framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK.
NUTS code UK

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
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 200 000 and 65 000 000 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: Not known.

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

National grid gas transmission have a requirement to carry out control system upgrades and or replacements at a number of compressor stations around the UK.
This could encompass design, supply, installation, commissioning, post-delivery support, training and spares.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31124200, 31682210, 32441200, 42961200, 71356100, 48150000, 31211110, 31682520

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

National grid gas transmission have a requirement to carry out control system upgrades and or replacements at a number of compressor stations around the UK.
This could encompass design, supply, installation, commissioning, post-delivery support, training and spares.
Controllers / distributed control system.
SCADA / HMI.
Instrumentation.
Control and protection software.
Load share.
Vibration.
Boundary control.
Separate lots:
Detailed design / URS / scope.
Installation.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract length will be 4 years with 2 x 2 year extension options.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Detailed design / user requirements specification / scope

1)Short description:

Production of either a user requirements specification based on a client scope or the production of a detailed design scope for an integrated system solution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71323200

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Installation

1)Short description:

Full management of the installation of the scope including the management of CDM and installation of the equipment required for the project.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

51900000

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Control system upgrades, replacements and associated services.

1)Short description:

Control system upgrades and or replacements.
Commissioning of control systems.
Control system software.
Post-commissiong support and or maintenance.
Control system training.
Control system spares.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31124200, 31682210, 32441200, 42961200, 71356100, 48150000, 31211110, 51900000, 80531200, 45259900, 50532000, 50324100, 31682520

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

These will be detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

These will be detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

These will be detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
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: These will be detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be detailed 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

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:

WS10947719
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: 29.10.2012 – 10:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

29.10.2012 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Tenders will be submitted via Ariba, National Grid’s e-tendering system.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: This would be after the initial contract period, the first extension option or the second extension option.
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

See details below
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

See details below
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: National Grid will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2005 No 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

See details above
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.9.2012