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Services - 52531-2023

27/01/2023    S20

Norway-Hønefoss: Geological exploration services

2023/S 020-052531

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ringerike Kommune
National registration number: 940100925
Postal address: Osloveien 1 Rådhuset
NUTS code: NO Norge
Postal code: 3511
Country: Norway
Contact person: Heid Kristin Bjørkeslett
Telephone: +47 32117400
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Zoning investigation for four quick clay zones in Ringerike Municipality

Reference number: 2023/719
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71351913 Geological exploration services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Ringerike Municipality has received a commitment for an application for a zoning investigation grant as the basis for safety measures for four quick clay zones: 864 Follumåsen, 870 Bråten, 1412 Mikkelsplassen Søndre and 1411 Mikkelsplassen Nordre. The purpose of the zoning investigation is to achieve measures for stabilisation or erosion protection.

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)
71332000 Geotechnical engineering services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO082 Viken
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Ringerike Municipality requests prices for zoning investigations as a basis for safety measures for four quick clay zones: 864 Follumsåsen, 870 Bråten, 1412 Mikkelsplassen Søndre and 1411 Mikkelsplassen Nordre. The zoning investigation will be carried out in accordance with the procedures for investigating landslide risk areas in the NVE guidelines 1/2019. The tenderer will be responsible for implementing and planning field and laboratory work, data reporting, geotechnical assessments, classification and changing of zones, and reporting to NVE Atlas.

DMR Miljø and Geoteknikk AS have prepared a cost estimate on behalf of Ringerike municipality for zoning investigations as a basis for safety measures, and outlined the need for investigations and consultancy services. The quantities on the residential plan are a rough upper estimate, intended to be a basis for applying for funds for NVE and as the contest basis. An outline of the scope of the ground investigations will form the basis for the extent of the risk zones and stability assessments along landslide-prone slopes within the zones. The scope has not assessed and/or taken into consideration what will be found in the existing ground investigations in NADAG.

Ground investigations have been carried out in some of these zones in connection with the Ringeriksbane Joint Project [Fellesprosjektet Ringeriksbane]-E16 (FRE16), among other things. The data was not available in NADAG when the estimate was prepared. The contractor will assess and utilise all relevant available ground investigations to review the quick clay zones. The final drilling plan must be approved by NVE and Ringerike Municipality. 

Where the drilling plan only has total soundings, and there are registered nearby total soundings in NADAG, the total soundings have been removed from the list of amounts. Drilling holes that, according to the drilling plan are, for example, for samples to be taken, CPTU, and total soundings, the set total soundings have not been removed from the list of amounts.

NS8401 will be used as the basis for the contract. The contracting authority is not bound by the estimate, but the work will be invoiced according to the amounts described in the attachments, but with a possibility for changes in accordance with point 10 in NS8401.

The contract is planned to commence in March 2023 and will continue until the zoning investigations are quality assured by an independent body, approved and reported to NVE, which is planned to be by the start of 2024. 

- Ground investigations and geotechnical assessments for 864 Follumsåsen and 870 Bråten are planned to be carried out and completed within the 2023 calendar year. 

- Ground investigations and geotechnical assessments for 1412 Mikkelsplassen Søndre and 1411 Mikkelsplassen Nordre are planned to be carried out and completed within the 2024 calendar year.

The municipality will notify and inform the land owners and inhabitants that the ground investigations will be carried out. The contracting authority will apply for permission to drill near technical infrastructure through

We consider it appropriate to have a start-up meeting to make preparations for the assignment and to clarify the contractor's progress plans, etc. and to establish communication between the parties. The meeting will be held in Ringerike municipality and the time of the meeting will be included in post 30.3. 

The contract will also be reviewed during this meeting. 

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: 31/03/2023
End: 31/12/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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 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: 28/02/2023
Local time: 12:00
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
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 28/02/2023
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Ringerike, Asker og Bærum tingrett
Town: 1302 Sandvika
Country: Norway
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: