Offshore Wind Test and Demonstration Programme

Offshore Wind Test and Demonstration Programme

The Crown Estate is offering organisations the opportunity to use their existing development rights and/or obtain new development rights in areas of seabed within United Kingdom territorial waters for the purpose of developing offshore wind test and demonstration projects.

UK-London: Energy and related services

2013/S 116-198296

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Crown Estate
16 New Burlington Place
Contact point(s): Offshore Wind Test and Demonstration Programme Team
For the attention of: Stuart Hills
W1S 2HX London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: stuart.hills@thecrownestate.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk

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

Other: Crown Body
I.3)Main activity

Other: Property Management
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:

The Offshore Wind Test and Demonstration Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Seabed within UK territorial waters.
NUTS code UK

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)

The Crown Estate is offering organisations the opportunity to use their existing development rights and/or obtain new development rights in areas of seabed within United Kingdom territorial waters for the purpose of developing offshore wind test and demonstration projects.
Expressions of Interest and registration for pre-qualification will be invited in two separate leasing processes as follows:
1. A leasing round for new floating wind demonstration sites. Expressions of interest and responses to the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) are invited from 17 June 2013 to 22 July 2013. Responses should propose sites that demonstrate up to and including 100MW installed capacity and no more than 15 turbines on floating foundations that have not already been deployed commercially. Lease terms of up to 25 years including installation and decommissioning are offered;
2. A call for expressions of interest from 18 July 2013 to 11 September 2013 followed by a period of negotiation for:
a. New off-grid sites – Sites at which no grid connection or turbine is installed that are suitable for testing and demonstrating activities such as foundation testing, cable laying and installation, operations and maintenance testing and training. Lease term of up to 5 years. These terms include the periods required for installation and decommissioning; and
b. Project variations – Variations to existing projects that incorporate test and demonstration sites within the existing surveyed area. Total installed capacity for the site should not exceed the existing consented capacity or 100MW, whichever is the greater. Lease terms to be negotiated as amendments to existing agreements. Project variations may include off-grid and floating wind projects.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71314000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
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 or other guarantees will be 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: As set out in the relevant PQQ and the relevant pre-qualification invitation documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the relevant PQQ and the relevant pre-qualification invitation documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the relevant PQQ and the relevant pre-qualification invitation documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the relevant PQQ and the relevant pre-qualification invitation documents.
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

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

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please refer to Sections III.2.1, III.2.2 and III.2.3 above.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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

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

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

22.7.2013 – 13:00
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 of 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

This application process will be controlled using The Crown Estate’s eTendering Portal (https://etendering.thecrownestate.co.uk/web/login.shtml). In order to express interest in the application process, log on to the eTendering Portal, register to participate in the project and submit a pre-qualification questionnaire and later (for pre-qualified bidders) submit tenders. If you have not done so in the past interested parties must register to use The Crown Estate’s eTendering Portal. A supplier guide to using the eTendering Portal is available via the help section on the eTendering portal. Interested parties should note that all questions relating to the interpretation of any part of this tender must be submitted through the eTendering Portal messaging service.

For the avoidance of doubt submission of a request to participate is by the return, via the eTendering Portal, of a completed pre-qualification questionnaire by no later than the date identified in Section II.1.5.
The Crown Estate is not subject to public procurement regulation and is not, therefore, required to advertise its requirements in the Official Journal of the EU or indeed to comply with any other obligation relating to public procurement which may emanate from the relevant public procurement EU directives. The publication of this, or any other notice, is voluntary and does not set a precedent. In publicising this or any other notice, The Crown Estate is not required and does not undertake to comply with any of the legal authorities referred to above and therefore accepts no liability in that respect. Compliance by candidates with all relevant legislation is required, both in the contract award procedure and during the term of any resulting contract. The publication of this notice in no way obliges The Crown Estate to commence any competitive tender process. The Crown Estate is not and shall not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest, or negotiating, or tendering for this contract. The information contained in this notice, including the list of CPV codes, is neither exhaustive nor binding, and may be amended at the time of issue of any further notice or notices or at any other time at the discretion of The Crown Estate. Tenders and all supporting documentation must be priced in pounds sterling. The dates shown in section II.1.5 for issue of the PQQ and Invitation to Tender are indicative only and subject to change at the discretion of The Crown Estate. The Crown Estate reserves the right not to award a contract, to make whatever changes it sees fit to the structure and timing of the procurement process and to cancel the process in its entirety at any stage.

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:13.6.2013