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
Section I: Contracting authority
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
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
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
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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the relevant PQQ and the relevant pre-qualification invitation documents.
As set out in the relevant PQQ and the relevant pre-qualification invitation documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no
Section VI: Complementary 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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.6.2013