Tender for Geotechnical and Geophysical Services

Tender for Geotechnical and Geophysical Services

To provide a range of offshore geotechnical and geophysical services to the UK and Ireland.

United Kingdom-Perth: Geotechnical engineering services

2020/S 119-290783

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: SSE Renewables Ltd
National registration number: SC435847
Postal address: Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road
Town: Perth
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: PH1 3AQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Chris Harvey
E-mail: christopher.harvey@sse.com
Telephone: +44 7826706121
Internet address(es):Main address: www.sse.com

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.sse.com/potential-suppliers/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Electricity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Geotechnical Framework — UK and Ireland

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71332000 Geotechnical engineering services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The authority are proposing to award a series of framework agreements that cover a range of offshore geotechnical and geophysical services to the UK and Ireland.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 78 000 000.00 EUR

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
NUTS code: IE0 IRELAND

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The authority are proposing to award a series of framework agreements that cover the following service lines:

1) Offshore geotechnical investigation: drilling and coring, downhole CPT (inc Seismic CPT), deep push seabed CPT’s, geotechnical sampling and in-situ testing (including wireline logging and pressuremeter/HPD testing) and laboratory testing;

2) Offshore geotechnical investigation: enhanced deep push seabed CPT’s (inc Seismic CPT) utilising >20t thrust capability;

3) Offshore and nearshore geotechnical investigation: standard seabed CPT’s and Vibro-core sampling;

4) Nearshore geotechnical investigation: drilling and coring, downhole CPT’s (including Seismic CPT), geotechnical sampling and in-situ testing (including wireline logging and pressuremeter/HPD testing) and laboratory testing – jack-up;

5) Offshore geophysical survey: MBES, SSS, SBP and magnetometer surveys (including UXO clearance);

6) Offshore geophysical survey: detailed geophysical surveys (Seismic Refraction, 2D and 3D Hi Resolution Surveys);

7) Nearshore geophysical survey: MBES, SSS, SBP and magnetometer surveys (including UXO clearance);

8) Nearshore geophysical survey: detailed geophysical surveys (Seismic Refraction, 2D and 3D Hi Resolution Surveys).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 78 000 000.00 EUR

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Additional extension options of up to 36 months

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

It is intended to prequalify applicants on the basis of information provided in response to the PQQ.

The authority’s intention is to arrive at a short list of suppliers who’ve achieved a minimum overall score of 60 %, completed all mandatory questions, and passed all ‘Pass/Fail’ questions. Any questions that are scored ‘Fail’ will result in an automatic failure for the applicant irrespective of the scores achieved across the other criteria. Short listed suppliers will then be invited to tender for the framework agreement.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Additional extension options of up to 36 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 24/07/2020
Local time: 17:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 14/09/2020

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: SSE plc
Town: Perth
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: SSE plc
Town: Perth
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18/06/2020