Tubular Inspection Services for a Geothermal Well

Tubular Inspection Services for a Geothermal Well

Tubular inspection services for the drilling of a 4 500 m deep deviated well in granite. The program is due to take a total of 150 days.

United Kingdom-St Austell: Well site inspection or testing services

2020/S 234-579018

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Eden Geothermal Ltd
Postal address: Foundation Building, Eden Project, Bodelva
Town: St Austell
Postal code: PL24 2SG
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tenders@edengeothermal.com
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.edengeothermal.com
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA42854

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.edengeothermal.com/work/invitation-to-tender-for-tubular-inspection-services/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Private company limited by guarantee

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Geothermal energy development

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Tubular Inspection Services for a Geothermal Well


Reference number: EGL-ITT-C051

II.1.2)Main CPV code

76472000 Well site inspection or testing services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Tubular inspection services (drill pipe and drill stem elements) during drilling of a 4 500 m deep deviated well in granite. Drilling programme anticipated 150 days.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

76472000 Well site inspection or testing services
76473000 Well equipment testing services
76600000 Pipeline-inspection services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK3 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
Main site or place of performance:

Eden Project, Bodelva, Par, Cornwall PL24 2SG, UK.


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


Tubular inspection services for the drilling of a 4 500 m deep deviated well in granite. The program is due to take a total of 150 days. EGL’s requirements are set out in detail in the tender documents.

Main objectives of the tubular inspection services being tendered:

— safety during tubular inspections on site,

— environmental protection,

— efficiency,

Inspection services for tubular (drill pipe) and drill stem elements to identify:

— crack indications in threads,

— crack indication in box connections,

— crack indication in outside upsets,

— galled threads,

— pulled threads,

— over-torqued threads,

— galled seals,

— seal damage to shoulders,

— pitting/corrosion,

— washouts in connections,

— unacceptable wear of OD of box connections and hard banding.

There will be three different phases for inspection services:

Phase 1: Random drill pipe and drill stem acceptance inspections

All tubular and drill stem material from the drilling contractor will come with a valid DS1 Cat 4 inspection. EGL intends to perform on site an initial random picking control inspection (according to DS1 Cat 4) of about 5-10 % of the drill pipe and 15-20 % of the drill stem elements of the drilling contractor as soon as they are delivered on location. This initial random picking inspection will be at the discretion and expense of EGL. During this initial random picking inspection on site all material must qualify as double white band service. If this is not the case – at the Drilling Contractor’s expense — all drill pipes must be inspected again on site according to DS1 Cat 4.

Phase 2: Various control inspections while drilling

These inspections on drill pipe and drill stem elements, their timing and scope will be based on rotating hours, drilling conditions and observations of the drilling personnel. On request of EGL, such field inspections shall be performed on a call out basis at the EGL drill and test site according to API RP7G-2 (alternatively DS1 Cat 3).

Phase 3: Final inspection

A final inspection of the whole drill string and all drill stem elements of the drilling contractor according to DS1 Cat 4 will have to be performed on site after the drilling operations have been completed.

To facilitate the evaluation of this tender, EGL has created inspection packages for each of the three phases described above. These packages, which are set out in full in the tender documents, correspond to the inspection needs as anticipated for planning purposes and may deviate in practice. Please see the tender documents for information.


II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Personnel / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion – Name: Methodology and approach / Weighting: 25
Price – Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in days: 150
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Bidders may propose additional optional items as they feel appropriate. These will not be considered for evaluation purposes; the ‘in principle’ packages set out by EGL in the tender documents will be used for evaluation.


II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Eden geothermal Project — ERDF funded.


II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

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.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

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

Date: 18/01/2021
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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


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

Tender must be valid until: 15/03/2021

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/01/2021
Local time: 16:30

Eden Project, Bodelva, Par, Cornwall PL24 2SG, UK.


Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Company secretary and administrator.


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:


This contract relates to a project part-funded by the European Union through the ERDF.


Tenderers must formally register their interest in the tender by emailing tenders@edengeothermal.com and citing tender reference EGL-ITT-C051

(MT Ref:221237)


VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Public Procurement Review Service
Postal address: Cabinet Office
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: publicprocurementreview@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-procurement-review-service-scope-and-remit

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: