Supplies - 91953-2019

26/02/2019    S40    Supplies - Qualification system with call for competition - Not applicable 

Norway-Arendal: Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting

2019/S 040-091953

Qualification system – utilities

This notice is a call for competition


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Achilles Information AS, on behalf of the utilities listed in Section VI.3)
National registration number: 980 430 596
Postal address: PO Box 1817
Town: Arendal
NUTS code: NO
Postal code: 4858
Country: Norway
Telephone: +47 37063530
Fax: +47 37063531

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
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

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Achilles Utilities NCE Qualification|Notification of Qualification System

Reference number: U2019/001-2
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: SE
NUTS code: NL
NUTS code: IS
NUTS code: FR
NUTS code: DK
NUTS code: DE
NUTS code: CH
NUTS code: NO
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Achilles Utilities NCE is a joint qualification system for suppliers and contractors to utilities in Nordics and Central Europe. It's operated by Achilles under Article 77 of Directive 2014/25/EU. The subscribing utilities will use Achilles Utilities NCE for tenderer selection for contracts and Framework Agreements subject to EU procurement rules, but reserve the right to publish individual notices for specific requirements where they deem it necessary, even though they relate to the product and service categories covered by Achilles Utilities NCE. The qualification system may be used for contracts not subject to EU procurement rules at each subscriber's discretion. An overview of products and services acquired through Achilles Utilities NCE is available here

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.8)Duration of the qualification system
Indefinite duration
Renewal of the qualification system
Formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:

Achilles Utilities NCE is of indefinite duration, but supplier information must be updated annually. Suppliers already qualified on Achilles Utilities NCE will be reminded to renew before the qualification period expires. The annual qualification fee is ranging from 160 EUR to 700 EUR payable in advance. Suppliers can update their information during the qualification period.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.9)Qualification for the system
Conditions to be fulfilled by economic operators in view of their qualification:

Suppliers may apply for qualification at any time. To apply the suppliers must complete an order form and pay in advance an annual qualification fee ranging from 160 EUR to 700 EUR. The order form with qualification requirements can be obtained here To qualify the suppliers must complete an online questionnaire covering detailed information about their company. As some Contracting Authorities and contracting entities require to receive an ESPD, the suppliers can submit an ESPD via Achilles Utilities NCEE. Basic commercial requirements must be satisfied. Some buying organizations may have individual requirements in addition to the basic requirements. The suppliers can therefore be asked to answer customer-specific questions related to the qualification. Achilles Utilities NCE is open to manufacturers or distributors doing business directly with the buyer. The bidders lists will be based on suppliers that have passed the initial qualification.

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.1.6)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used
Additional information about electronic auction:

Not generally used by the buyers, but if applicable, details will be provided at tender stage.

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Danish, German, English, French, Norwegian, Swedish

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

The full list of utilities subscribing to UNCE can be obtained here

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Domstol Adminstrasjonen
Postal address: Postboks 5678 Sluppen
Town: Trondheim
Postal code: 7485
Country: Norway
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: KOFA
Postal address: Postboks 439 Sentrum
Town: Bergen
Postal code: 5805
Country: Norway
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: