Grid Emulator Project for Narec

Grid Emulator Project for Narec

The supplied Grid Emulator will be located within Narec, Blyth and utilised with the aforementioned drive train test facilities, i.e. Fujin and Nautilius to simulate the grid operation.

UK-Blyth: Electrical equipment and apparatus

2013/S 005-005592

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

National Renewable Energy Centre Limited (“Narec”)
National Renewable Energy Centre, Offshore House, Albert Street
For the attention of: Margaret Lewis
NE24 1LZ Blyth
Telephone: +44 1670543029
Fax: +44 1670543098

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

General public services
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Grid Emulator Project 383
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Narec, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 1LZ.
NUTS code UKC21

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Narec has invested over GBP 150 million of UK government, private sector and ERDF funging in world-leading capabilites which are supporting industry to deliver lower cost and more reliable offshore renewable energy technologies. In addition to the mechanical drivetrain test rig, Narec has received funding from the TSB (Technology Strategy Board) to extent the validation capability into the electrical aspect of the wind turbine.
The supplied Grid Emulator will be located within Narec, Blyth and utilised with the aforementioned drive train test facilities, i.e. Fujin and Nautilius to simulate the grid operation. The capacity of the grid emulator should be capable of accomodating minimum of 10 MVA test piece (i.e. wind turbine). This allows Narec to perform power quality validation, based on the international codes/standards/guidelines, for the wind turbine nacelle/drivetrain in the Fujin and Nautilus test facility.
All Narec test facilities are commonly connected to an interval 11 kv 50 HZ grid. Contractor must supply a Grid Emulator that can be coupled to the above mentioned 11 kv grid. Grid Emulator that operates in low voltage level (i.e Low Voltage Converter) should be avoided. Narec is seeking a contractor to supply, install and commission of a Grid emulator. Estimated start date of contract April 2013.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31600000, 31161900, 31121100, 31121110, 31200000, 31213000, 71323100, 31682300, 31682540, 31155000, 31100000, 71314100, 09310000, 38540000, 45214620, 45232200, 45232221, 38800000, 38810000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): 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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 3 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Maybe required and if applicable a Parent Company Guarantee.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment will be made in accordance with teh Form of Contract adopted incorporating amendments.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As per procurement documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See PQQ documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See PQQ documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See PQQ documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

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

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

Envisaged minimum number 2: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: See PQQ documents.
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:

Grid Emulator project 383.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 7.2.2013 – 17:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

8.2.2013 – 16:30
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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of 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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calender day standstill period at the pont of information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have two working days from the notification of the ward decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. such additional information should be requested from the Authority. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provide aggreived parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of teh rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within three months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.1.2013