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Services - 367777-2017

19/09/2017    S179    - - Services - Services concession - Concession award procedure 

Norway-Oslo: Water transport services

2017/S 179-367777

Social and other specific services – concessions

Prior information notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/23/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Samferdselsdepartementet
972 417 904
Postboks 8010 Dep
Oslo
0030
Norway
Contact person: Siri Steinnes
Telephone: +47 22248130
E-mail: sis@sd.dep.no
NUTS code: NO

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.regjeringen.no

Address of the buyer profile: https://kgv.doffin.no/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/1133

I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://kgv.doffin.no/ctm/Supplier/Documents/Folder/157005
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Applications or, where applicable, tenders must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Competition for the provision of sea transport services on the route Bergen-Kirkenes.

Reference number: 17/1791
II.1.2)Main CPV code
60600000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The current contract for sea transport services on the route Bergen-Kirkenes expires 31.12.2019. The contract includes an option for a 1-year extension. The Ministry of Transport and Communications is intending to take up the option. A final decision on the release of the option will be made during the tender process. The competition is for the operation of the coastal route Bergen-Kirkenes return for a period of 10 years, with a mutual option for a 1-year extension. The operation will start 1.1.2021 at the latest. The operation of the coastal route in total involves daily, year-round and continuous sailings between 34 given ports along the stretch. Transport shall be offered to passengers who travel locally or regionally between the ports on the north and southbound routes respectively. In addition, transportation of cargo must be offered between the ports on the route Tromsø-Kirkenes-Tromsø.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This concession is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Provision of sea transport services on the route Bergen-Kirkenes — Package 1

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60600000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO
Main site or place of performance:

Norway.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ministry of Transport and Communications invites tenderers to a negotiated procedure for the operation of the coastal route Bergen-Kirkenes return for a period of 10 years, with a mutual option for a 1-year extension. The operation will start 1.1.2021 at the latest.

The operation of the coastal route comprises year-round and continuous sailings between 34 given ports on the stretch Bergen-Kirkenes in Norway. Transport shall be offered to passengers who travel locally or regionally between the ports on the north and southbound routes respectively. In addition, transportation of cargo must be offered between the ports on the route Tromsø-Kirkenes-Tromsø. With the current schedule, it takes 11 days to sail Bergen-Kirkenes return. The complete service includes daily departures. The procurement is divided into 3 packages:

Package 1: 3 routes,

Package 2: 4 routes,

Package 3: 4 routes.

Lot No 1 is for package 1. Tenderers can submit tenders for 1 or several packages. The contracting authority will award a contract to 1, 2 or 3 tenderers based on the lowest offered price. Each package will be evaluated independently. Further details of the procurement are provided in the tender documentation and annexes.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the concession
Start: 01/01/2021
End: 31/12/2030
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Provision of sea transport services on the route Bergen-Kirkenes — Package 2

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60600000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO
Main site or place of performance:

Norway.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ministry of Transport and Communications invites tenderers to a negotiated procedure for the operation of the coastal route Bergen-Kirkenes return for a period of 10 years, with a mutual option for a 1-year extension. The operation will start 1.1.2021 at the latest.

The operation of the coastal route comprises year-round and continuous sailings between 34 given ports on the route Bergen-Kirkenes in Norway. Transport shall be offered to passengers who travel locally or regionally between the ports on the north and southbound routes respectively. In addition, transportation of cargo must be offered between the ports on the route Tromsø-Kirkenes-Tromsø. With the current schedule, it takes 11 days to sail Bergen-Kirkenes return. The complete service includes daily departures. The procurement is divided into 3 packages:

Package 1: 3 routes,

Package 2: 4 routes,

Package 3: 4 routes.

Lot No 2 is for package 2. Tenderers can submit tenders for 1 or several packages. The contracting authority will award a contract to 1, 2 or 3 tenderers based on the lowest offered price. Each package will be evaluated independently. Further details of the procurement are provided in the tender documentation and annexes.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the concession
Start: 01/01/2021
End: 31/12/2030
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Provision of sea transport services on the route Bergen-Kirkenes — Package 3

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60600000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO
Main site or place of performance:

Norway.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Ministry of Transport and Communications invites tenderers to a negotiated procedure for the operation of the coastal route Bergen-Kirkenes return for a period of 10 years, with a mutual option for a 1-year extension. The operation will start 1.1.2021 at the latest.

The operation of the coastal route comprises year-round and continuous sailings between 34 given ports on the route Bergen-Kirkenes in Norway. Transport shall be offered to passengers who travel locally or regionally between the ports on the north and southbound routes respectively. In addition, transportation of cargo must be offered between the ports on the route Tromsø-Kirkenes-Tromsø. With the current schedule, it takes 11 days to sail Bergen-Kirkenes return. The complete service includes daily departures. The procurement is divided into 3 packages:

Package 1: 3 routes,

Package 2: 4 routes,

Package 3: 4 routes.

Lot No 3 is for package 3. Tenderers can submit tenders for 1 or several packages. The contracting authority will award a contract to 1, 2 or 3 tenderers based on the lowest offered price. Each package will be evaluated independently. Further details of the procurement are provided in the tender documentation and annexes.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the concession
Start: 01/01/2021
End: 31/12/2030
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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

The competition will include negotiations in accordance with the Public Procurement Act and the Concession Regulation.

The deadline for submitting tenders is 3.1.2018, 12:00. The remaining schedule for the competition is given in the tender documentation, chapter 1.7.

In order to be qualified for the competition, tenderers must fulfil the legal requirements for a licence and the qualification requirements in chapter 3 of the request for tender. Tenderers who have fulfilled the qualification requirements and submitted a tender that has not been dismissed or rejected, will be invited to negotiations.

The award of contract(s) will be based on the lowest price. Tenders for each package will be evaluated independently.

The contracting authority intends to sign the contract(s) as soon as possible in 2018.

Further competition rules are described in the request for tender.

III.1.5)Information about reserved concessions
III.2)Conditions related to the concession
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Concession performance conditions:

The tenderer(s) who is awarded a contract shall ensure an adequate sea transport offer for passengers travelling on the stretch Bergen-Kirkenes return and for the transport of goods on the stretch Tromsø-Kirkenes return.

The tenderer(s) shall provide the service in accordance with the provisions and requirements in the contract.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for submission of applications or receipt of tenders
Date: 03/01/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Norwegian

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:

Rules and procedures for the competition are provided in the request for tender.

The provisions for implementing the contract are in the contract draft with enclosures in annex 8.

The competition is connected to the following prior information notices:

2016-308105: Information on a future contract for sea transport services for the route Bergen — Kirkenes, Norway.

2017-551005: Invitation to a market dialogue regarding the future contract for sea transport services for the route Bergen — Kirkenes, Norway.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Samferdselsdepartementet
Oslo
Norway
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The deadline for lodging appeals is 10 days after notification about the selected tenderer(s). A tentative appeals deadline is given in chapter 1.7 of the request for tender.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15/09/2017