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Works - 371269-2018

24/08/2018    S162

Ireland-Cork: Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting

2018/S 162-371269

Contract notice – utilities

Works

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Greenlink Interconnector Limited
Postal address: Element Power, Unit C Building, 4200 Cork Business Park
Town: Cork
NUTS code: IE052 South-East
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Philip Flynn (Greenlink Procurement Manager)
E-mail: greenlink.procurement@wsp.com
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.greenlinkinterconnector.eu
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: www.greenlinkinterconnector.eu/project/suppliers-and-procurement
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:

Greenlink Interconnector Project

II.1.2)Main CPV code
31000000 Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

Greenlink Interconnector Limited is developing a 500 MW HVDC interconnector system between the existing electricity grids in Ireland and Wales (UK). The interconnector will provide a new grid connection between Great Island transmission substation in County Wexford, Ireland and Pembroke transmission substation in South Wales. The Greenlink Interconnector cable route is approximately 205 km in length between the Pembroke Converter Station and the Great Island Converter Station of which 7 km is onshore in Wales, 170 km is subsea and 28 km is onshore in Ireland.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one lot only
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 1
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Greenlink Interconnector Limited reserves the right to award contracts for works and maintenance services for the following Lots:

Lot 1: (Converter Stations, HVAC Cables and Grid Connections);

Lot 2: (HVDC Cables — subsea and underground) and

Lot 3: (Optional) — Lot 1 + Lot 2 (Converter Stations, HVAC Cables, Grid Connections, and HVDC Cables).

(See Section II.2.4 for details)

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Greenlink Interconnector Project — Converter Stations, HVAC cable (including accessories) and Grid Connections

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
31000000 Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting
31121110 Power converters
31200000 Electricity distribution and control apparatus
31321300 High-voltage cable
45000000 Construction work
45315400 High voltage installation work
45314310 Installation of cable laying
50532000 Repair and maintenance services of electrical machinery, apparatus and associated equipment
50532400 Repair and maintenance services of electrical distribution equipment
51110000 Installation services of electrical equipment
51112000 Installation services of electricity distribution and control equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE052 South-East
NUTS code: UKL14 South West Wales
Main site or place of performance:

Great Island, County Wexford, Ireland and Pembroke, Wales, United Kingdom

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

While Greenlink does not consider itself a “contracting entity” for the purposes of the EU Utilities Directive

(Directive 2014/25/EU) and any national implementing legislation, it is conducting this procurement voluntarily in accordance with the terms of the Directive 2014/25/EU to ensure an open, transparent and competitive tender process.

The scope of requirements of lot 1 within this contract notice are:

— the detailed design,

— engineering,

— procurement,

— manufacture,

— supply,

— transportation,

— installation,

— construction (including civil works),

— testing,

— commissioning,

— maintenance and supply and delivery of spares of:

(a) 2 x HVDC Converter Stations (1 in Great Island, County Wexford, Ireland and 1 in Pembroke, Wales, UK);

(b) All HVAC cables and accessories required to connect the HVDC converter stations to the grid connection equipment in Great Island, County Wexford, Ireland and Pembroke, Wales, UK (optional for Ireland and / or UK at the sole discretion of Greenlink Interconnector Limited);

(c) Grid connection equipment in grid connection substation in Great Island, County Wexford, Ireland and/or grid connection substation in Pembroke, Wales, UK (optional for Ireland and/or UK at the sole discretion of Greenlink Interconnector Limited);

(d) Spares (both strategic and operational spares) and

(e) Provision of maintenance services for a mandatory initial period after take over to align with the warranty period under the EPC contract (see II2.7 for current anticipated take over date) and supply and delivery of replenishment spares under a separate maintenance services agreement including options to extend at the sole discretion of Greenlink Interconnector Limited.

Further details of the scope of lot 1 are provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

See Section VI.3 of this Contract Notice for more details about the procurement process.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 30/06/2020
End: 30/06/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Details will be described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

Greenlink Interconnector Limited reserve the right to alter or amend the conditions described in the Pre- Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The following options will be included in the procurement of Lot 1:

(1) The scope of the detailed design, engineering, procurement, manufacture, supply, transportation, installation, construction (including civil works), testing, commissioning, maintenance and supply and delivery of spares (as detailed in the procurement documents) of HVAC cables and accessories required to connect the HVDC converter stations to the grid connection equipment in Great Island, County Wexford, Ireland and / or Pembroke, Wales, UK will each be optional at the sole discretion of Greenlink Interconnector Limited;

(2) The scope of the detailed design, engineering, procurement, manufacture, supply, transportation, installation, construction (including civil works), testing, commissioning, maintenance and supply and delivery of spares (as detailed in the procurement documents) of the grid connection equipment at the Great Island, County Wexford and / or Pembroke, Wales, UK grid substations will each be optional at the sole discretion of Greenlink Interconnector Limited and

(3) Extension to the term of the Maintenance Services Agreement procured under this lot 1 will be optional at the sole discretion of Greenlink Interconnector Limited.

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:

EU Project of Common Interest Reference 1.9.1 Ireland - United Kingdom interconnection between Wexford (IE) and Pembroke, Wales (UK) currently know as "Greenlink".

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Greenlink Interconnector Project — HVDC Cables and Accessories

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
31000000 Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting
31320000 Power distribution cables
31321300 High-voltage cable
31321400 Underwater cable
31321500 Submarine cable
45000000 Construction work
45314300 Installation of cable infrastructure
45314310 Installation of cable laying
45315400 High voltage installation work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE052 South-East
NUTS code: UKL14 South West Wales
Main site or place of performance:

At and between Great Island, County Wexford, Ireland and Pembroke, Wales, United Kingdom, including the Irish Sea.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

While Greenlink does not consider itself a “contracting entity” for the purposes of the EU Utilities Directive (Directive 2014/25/EU) and any national implementing legislation, it is voluntarily conducting this procurement in accordance with the terms of Directive 2014/25/EU to ensure an open, transparent and competitive tender process.

The scope of requirements of lot 2 within this contract notice are: the detailed design, engineering, procurement, manufacture, supply, transportation, installation, construction (including civil works), testing, commissioning, inspection, maintenance, repair, supply, delivery and storage of spares:

(a) Subsea and underground HVDC cables and accessories required to connect the HVDC converter stations in Great Island, County Wexford, Ireland to the converter station in Pembroke, Wales, UK

(b) Spares (both strategic and operational spares);

(c) Provision of maintenance services for a mandatory initial period after take over to align with the warranty period under the EPC (see II2.7 for current anticipated take over date) and supply and delivery of replenishment spares under a separate maintenance services agreement including options to extend at the sole discretion of Greenlink Interconnector Limited.

Further details of the scope of lot 2 are provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

See Section VI.3 of this Contract Notice for more details about the procurement process.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 30/06/2020
End: 30/06/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Details will be described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

Greenlink Interconnector Limited reserve the right to alter or amend the conditions described in the Pre- Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The following options will be included in the procurement of Lot 2:

(1) Extension to the term of the maintenance services agreement procured under this lot 2 will be optional at the sole discretion of Greenlink Interconnector Limited.

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:

EU Project of Common Interest Reference 1.9.1 Ireland - United Kingdom interconnection between Wexford (IE) and Pembroke, Wales (UK) currently know as "Greenlink".

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Greenlink Interconnector Project — Converter Stations, HVAC Cables, Grid Connections, HVDC Cables and accessories

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
31000000 Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting
31320000 Power distribution cables
31321300 High-voltage cable
31321400 Underwater cable
31321500 Submarine cable
45000000 Construction work
45314300 Installation of cable infrastructure
45314310 Installation of cable laying
45315400 High voltage installation work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE052 South-East
NUTS code: UKL14 South West Wales
Main site or place of performance:

At and between Great Island, County Wexford, Ireland and Pembroke, Wales, United Kingdom, including the Irish Sea.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

While Greenlink does not consider itself a “contracting entity” for the purposes of the EU Utilities Directive (Directive 2014/25/EU) and any national implementing legislation, it is voluntarily conducting this procurement in accordance with the terms of Directive 2014/25/EU to ensure an open, transparent and competitive tender process.

The scope of requirements of lot 3 within this contract notice are: the detailed design, engineering, procurement, manufacture, supply, transportation, installation, construction (including civil works), testing, commissioning, inspection, maintenance, repair, supply, delivery and storage of spares:

(a) 2 x HVDC Converter Stations (1 in Great Island, County Wexford, Ireland and 1 in Pembroke, Wales, UK);

(b) All HVAC cables required to connect the HVDC converter stations to the grid connection equipment in both Great Island, County Wexford, Ireland and/or Pembroke, Wales, UK (optional for UK and/or Ireland at the sole discretion of Greenlink Interconnector Limited);

(c) Grid connection equipment in grid connection substation in Great Island, County Wexford, Ireland and/or grid connection substation in Pembroke, Wales, UK (optional for Ireland and/or UK at the sole discretion of Greenlink Interconnector Limited);

(d) Subsea and underground HVDC cables and accessories required to connect the HVDC converter stations in Great Island, County Wexford, Ireland to the converter station in Pembroke, Wales, UK;

(e) Spares (both strategic and operational spares);

(f) Provision of ancillary maintenance services for a mandatory initial period after take over to align with the warranty period under the EPC (see II2.7 for current anticipated take over date) and supply and delivery of replenishment spares under a separate Maintenance Services Agreement including options to extend at the sole discretion of Greenlink Interconnector Limited.

Further details of the scope of lot 2 are provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and Stage 1 Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

lot 3 is optional and under consideration. Greenlink Interconnector Limited reserves the unconditional right to withdraw inclusion of lot 3 prior to issuing of the Stage 1 ITN.

lot 3 option will be conditional upon an applicant having applied for both lot 1 and lot 2.

Applicants will be requested to confirm their interest in this lot 3 option in the PQQ submission.

Further details of the scope of lot 3 are provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

See Section VI.3 of this Contract Notice for more details about the procurement process.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 30/06/2020
End: 30/06/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Details will be described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

Greenlink Interconnector Limited reserve the right to alter or amend the conditions described in the Pre- Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The following options will be included in the procurement of lot 3 (lot 1 + lot 2):

(1) The scope of the detailed design, engineering, procurement, manufacture, supply, transportation, installation, construction (including civil works), testing, commissioning, maintenance and supply and delivery of spares (as detailed in the procurement documents) of HVAC cables and accessories required to connect the HVDC converter stations to the grid connection equipment in Great Island, County Wexford, Ireland and/or Pembroke, Wales, UK will each be optional at the sole discretion of Greenlink Interconnector Limited;

(2) The scope of the supply construction (including civil works) installation test and commissioning (as detailed in the procurement documents) of the grid connection equipment at the Great Island and Pembroke grid substations will each be optional at the sole discretion of Greenlink Interconnector Limited and

(3) Extension of the maintenance services agreement procured under this lot 3 at the sole discretion of Greenlink Interconnector Limited.

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:

EU Project of Common Interest Reference 1.9.1 Ireland - United Kingdom interconnection between Wexford (IE) and Pembroke, Wales (UK) currently know as "Greenlink".

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
List and brief description of conditions:

Details will be described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

Greenlink Interconnector Limited reserve the right to alter or amend the conditions described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

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
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Details will be described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

Greenlink Interconnector Limited reserve the right to alter or amend the conditions described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

Guarantees and Bonds are required and will be described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

Greenlink Interconnector Limited reserve the right to alter or amend the conditions described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details will be described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

Greenlink Interconnector Limited reserve the right to alter or amend the conditions described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Greenlink Interconnector Limited reserves the right to require bidders in a consortium to take a particular legal form or require a single contractor take primary liability or to require each party in a consortium to take joint and several liability.

All members of a joint venture or consortium group:

(a) must make an application and submit a PQQ;

(b) not breach the exclusion grounds specified in the PQQ document and

(c) meet all the minimum requirements as specified in the PQQ document with the exception of the minimum technical capability where at least 1 member of the consortium group must be designated as the lead member and meet the minimum technical manufacturing capability requirement.

Applicants must provide full details of the proposed consortium arrangements (including the legal form) and proposed contracting structures including key sub-contractors.

Details of the conditions applied to joint ventures and consortium groups are stated in the PQQ.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Details will be described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

Greenlink Interconnector Limited reserve the right to alter or amend the conditions described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

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
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 090-204808
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/10/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 02/11/2018
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

Applicants wishing to participate should submit their company name, main contact name and main contact email address to Greenlink Procurement Manager at email address greenlink.procurement@wsp.com

Applicants will then receive a “Non-Disclosure” Agreement (“NDA”) and an “Expression of Interest” (“EOI”) form for signature. The NDA and EOI should be submitted to the Greenlink Procurement Manager at email address greenlink.procurement@wsp.com

The PQQ and subsequent ITN processes will be run using the ACONEX procurement software.

After the NDA and EOI forms have been submitted, the PQQ document will then be issued to each applicant including submission instructions and which will be available from 31.8.2018.

Following the evaluation of the PQQ submissions in accordance with the PQQ instructions up to five (5) candidates will be shortlisted for each lot in accordance with the selection criteria specified in PQQ document to proceed to the invitation to negotiate (“ITN”) phase.

The ITN phase will be conducted in two (2) stages. At the end of Stage 1 ITN two (2) candidates will be shortlisted to proceed to Stage 2 ITN in accordance with the award criteria specified in the Stage 1 ITN document and Greenlink Interconnector Limited will confirm whether it will include the lot 3 option in the Stage 2 ITN process. At the end of Stage 2 ITN one (1) candidate will be appointed as the Preferred Bidder for lot 2 in accordance with the Stage 2 award criteria specified in the Stage 1 ITN. The award criteria specified in the Stage 1 ITN and Stage 2 ITN will be set on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.

Greenlink Interconnector Limited reserve the right to alter or amend the conditions described in the Pre- Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents.

In the event that two separate contracts are awarded for lot 1 and lot 2 the Candidates to whom the contracts will be awarded may be required to enter into an Interface Agreement.

Greenlink Interconnector Limited will apply a non-mandatory “standstill” period of a minimum of 10 days from the day following the date of notification to participating tenderers of the award of contract or contracts.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court of Justice
Postal address: Queens Bench Divisional Court, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
22/08/2018