Supplies - 118202-2019

13/03/2019    S51    - - Supplies - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure 

Denmark-Fredericia: Pipeline, piping, pipes, casing, tubing and related items

2019/S 051-118202

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Energinet Gas TSO A/S
39 31 50 84
Tonne Kjærsvej 65
Fredericia
7000
Denmark
Contact person: Kirsten Ebstrup
Telephone: +45 70102244
E-mail: procurement@energinet.dk
NUTS code: DK032

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://eu.eu-supply.com/ctm/supplier/publictenders?B=ENERGINET

Address of the buyer profile: https://eu.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/228008

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://eu.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=234298&B=ENERGINET
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://eu.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=234298&B=ENERGINET
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat

Section II: Object

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

Gas Transmission Pipeline Components for Baltic Pipe

Reference number: 18/07280
II.1.2)Main CPV code
44160000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The tender contracts will include pipeline components within the following 4 groups:

— Lot 1 — insulating couplings,

— Lot 2 — vent stack,

— Lot 3 — scraper traps,

— Lot 4 — fittings, incl. “T”’s, elbows, reducers, end caps, etc.

Each of the 4 product groups listed above will be assigned to a separate lot cf. below.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1 — Insulating Couplings

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
44163241
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK
Main site or place of performance:

DENMARK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Insulating Couplings (electrical isolation), force fitting pipe connection for active cathodic protection against corrosion of transmission pipelines. Insulating joints are used to interrupt the electric conductivity of pipelines and cathodic corrosion protection system from above ground piping installations. An integrated lightning protection conducts high-voltage through the patented spark gap.

In this case the requested insulating joints are to be used as part of onshore metering/regulator stations, compressor stations and tie in with buried onshore gas pipelines.

The Insulating Joints are to be buried at a depth of minimum 1 m to top of pipeline as an integral part of line valve stations, by-pass for line valve stations and compressor stations. Design lifetime is a minimum of 30 years.

Insulating couplings smaller than 30” are not included in the current tender.

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
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
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: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

On Lot 1 the envisaged number is 3.

If more than 3 (Lot 1) applicants fulfills the minimum requirements, cf. section III), the Contracting Authority will prequalify the 3 (Lot 1) applicants who are evaluated as most qualified for the specific tendered assignment. Only these applicants will be invited to submit a tender. The selection of the applicants will be based on the submitted references. That is to which extend the reference(s) are assessed to be similar to the tendered assignment, cf. section II.2.4), in terms of comparability and relevance. As a result the number of references will not be the determining factor alone, but more importantly to which degree the specific forwarded references are comparable and relevant to the tendered assignment regarding solution and scope, especially concerning:

— type and purpose of the component comparable to the requirements under the current framework agreement will be favoured,

— application of the components in a gas transmission pipeline with similar characteristics to Baltic Pipe, e.g. with regards to pressure, dimensions, etc., will be favoured.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Each of the 4 lots is tendered in isolation from the other 3 resulting in separate award decisions. As this is a negotiated procedure, tender documents, except mandatory parts, may be changed during negotiations. Hence, all candidates are encouraged to submit questions and apply for prequalification even if a requirement may initially present a challenge. Questions must be submitted via EU-Supply.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2 — Vent Stack

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
44161100
44162000
44163000
44164300
44162100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK
Main site or place of performance:

DENMARK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Vent stacks/blowdown stack is vertical stack/chimney that is used to vent the pressure of the transmission pipeline in case of maintenance or if there is a process problem or emergency. Design lifetime is a minimum of 30 years.

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
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
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:

On Lot 2 the envisaged number is 5.

If more than 5 (Lot 2) applicants fulfills the minimum requirements, cf. section III), the Contracting Authority will prequalify the 5 (Lot 2) applicants who are evaluated as most qualified for the specific tendered assignment. Only these applicants will be invited to submit a tender. The selection of the applicants will be based on the submitted references. That is to which extend the reference(s) are assessed to be similar to the tendered assignment, cf. section II.2.4), in terms of comparability and relevance. As a result the number of references will not be the determining factor alone, but more importantly to which degree the specific forwarded references are comparable and relevant to the tendered assignment regarding solution and scope, especially concerning:

— type and purpose of the component comparable to the requirements under the current framework agreement will be favoured,

— application of the components in a gas transmission pipeline with similar characteristics to Baltic Pipe, e.g. with regards to pressure, dimensions, etc., will be favoured.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Each of the 4 lots is tendered in isolation from the other 3 resulting in separate award decisions. As this is a negotiated procedure, tender documents, except mandatory parts, may be changed during negotiations. Hence, all candidates are encouraged to submit questions and apply for prequalification even if a requirement may initially present a challenge. Questions must be submitted via EU-Supply.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3 — Scraper Traps

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
44161710
44161720
44161730
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK
Main site or place of performance:

DENMARK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Scraper Traps are used for launching and receiving traps for all common pigs such as separation pigs, measuring pigs and cleaning pigs. Design lifetime is a minimum of 30 years.

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
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
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:

On Lot 3 the envisaged number is 5.

If more than 5 (Lot 3) applicants fulfills the minimum requirements, cf. section III), the Contracting Authority will prequalify the 5 (Lot 3) applicants who are evaluated as most qualified for the specific tendered assignment. Only these applicants will be invited to submit a tender. The selection of the applicants will be based on the submitted references. That is to which extend the reference(s) are assessed to be similar to the tendered assignment, cf. section II.2.4), in terms of comparability and relevance. As a result the number of references will not be the determining factor alone, but more importantly to which degree the specific forwarded references are comparable and relevant to the tendered assignment regarding solution and scope, especially concerning:

— type and purpose of the component comparable to the requirements under the current framework agreement will be favoured,

— application of the components in a gas transmission pipeline with similar characteristics to Baltic Pipe, e.g. with regards to pressure, dimensions, etc., will be favoured.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Each of the 4 lots is tendered in isolation from the other 3 resulting in separate award decisions. As this is a negotiated procedure, tender documents, except mandatory parts, may be changed during negotiations. Hence, all candidates are encouraged to submit questions and apply for prequalification even if a requirement may initially present a challenge. Questions must be submitted via EU-Supply.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 4 — Fittings

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
44163200
44164310
44167000
44167300
44167400
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK
Main site or place of performance:

DENMARK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Fittings are used in pipe systems to connect the straight pipe sections, adapt to different sizes, shapes or change in direction. In the current project the fittings will mainly be used for under-ground purpose. All fittings shall be designed and manufactured to a design lifetime for 30 years.

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
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
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:

On Lot 4 the envisaged number is 5.

If more than 5 (Lot 4) applicants fulfills the minimum requirements, cf. section III), the Contracting Authority will prequalify the 5 (Lot 4) applicants who are evaluated as most qualified for the specific tendered assignment. Only these applicants will be invited to submit a tender. The selection of the applicants will be based on the submitted references. That is to which extend the reference(s) are assessed to be similar to the tendered assignment, cf. section II.2.4), in terms of comparability and relevance. As a result the number of references will not be the determining factor alone, but more importantly to which degree the specific forwarded references are comparable and relevant to the tendered assignment regarding solution and scope, especially concerning:

— type and purpose of the component comparable to the requirements under the current framework agreement will be favoured,

— application of the components in a gas transmission pipeline with similar characteristics to Baltic Pipe, e.g. with regards to pressure, dimensions, etc., will be favoured.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Each of the 4 lots is tendered in isolation from the other 3 resulting in separate award decisions. As this is a negotiated procedure, tender documents, except mandatory parts, may be changed during negotiations. Hence, all candidates are encouraged to submit questions and apply for prequalification even if a requirement may initially present a challenge. Questions must be submitted via EU-Supply.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

The applicant must confirm the economic ability in the ESPD (‘European Single Procurement Document’) part IV.B: “Economic and financial standing” with information from the latest annual report regarding the following economic indicators:

1) Equity (total equity incl. share capital, reserves, revaluation, retained earning, etc.);

2) Equity ratio (equity/total assets).

If the applicant is relying on the capacities of one or more other entities (e.g. a parent or sister company or a subcontractor) or the applicant is a group of economic operators (e.g. a consortium) the information for the ESPD part IV.B must also be given in a separate ESPD from each of these entities, cf. section VI.3 “Additional information”. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure that the minimum level(s) of standards required are reached when the applicant is relying on the capacity of other entities or when the applicant is a group of economic operators (e.g. a consortium).

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

— Equity from the latest annual report must be at least 33 pct. of the total expected contract value for the relevant lot. If the applicant applies for prequalification for more than 1 lot, then the “total expected contract value” shall be read as the sum of the expected values of these lots combined (if for example the applicant applies for prequalification for both lot 1 and lot 2, then the required minimum equity is 33 pct. of the expected value of lot 1 and lot 2 added together). Unless the minimum level is met, the application will not be taken into consideration for any of the lots,

— Equity ratio from the latest annual report must be at least 20 pct.

O If the equity ratio is between 15 pct. and 20 pct. the applicant can qualify, if Equity exceeds the total expected contract value for the relevant lot. If the applicant applies for prequalification for more than one lot, then the “total expected contract value” shall be read as the sum of the expected values of these lots combined (see example above). Unless the minimum level is met, the application will not be taken into consideration for any of the lots.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

The applicant must include the 3–5 most comparable and relevant references undertaken in the past three (3) years as part of the application. The references must be stated in the ESPD part IV.C: “Technical and professional ability”. Undertaken in the past three (3) years implies that the reference must not have been completed prior to the date reached when counting 3 years backwards from the submission date for prequalification. References older than this will not be taken into consideration. References which have not yet been fully completed can be included as part of the application, but if this is the case, the applicant must describe the parts which have not yet been delivered, and this may affect the evaluation of the applicant, cf. section II.2.9).

The references should include:

— a specific description of the work performed for each reference (please note the “description” box can contain more text than is visible. I.e. it is possible to copy paste text into the box), including:

—— number and type(s) of products,

—— size,

—— applied technical standards,

—— anticipated use of the product,

—— manufacturing site and producer (if different from applicant),

— contract value (if possible),

— date of initiation and final delivery (day, month, year),

— contact information for the entity in question (including contact person). The Contracting Authority reserves the right to contact the stated references.

If the applicant is relying on the references of one or more other entities (e.g. a parent or sister company or a subcontractor) or the applicant is a group of economic operators (e.g. a consortium) the information for the ESPD part IV.C must also be given in a separate ESPD from each of these entities.

The number of references should not surpass a maximum of the 5 most comparable and relevant references. If the applicant is relying on the capacity of one or more other entities (e.g. a parent or sister company or a subcontractor) or the applicant is a group of economic operators (e.g. a consortium) the maximum number of references to be submitted must still be respected and cannot exceed 5 when combined. If the reference list(s) includes more than 5 references, the Contracting Authority will only consider the 5 most recent references determined by date of final delivery (in this case not yet finished references will not be included).

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

— minimum 3 relevant and comparable references must be submitted,

— applicant must have a certified ISO 9001/ISO 29001 (either) management system or equivalent,

— EC attestation certificate to PED 2014/68/EU is required for the producer of the components comprised by the Framework Agreement, cf. the Scope of Works document.

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

The applicant must submit a completed version of the ESPD. Please see section VI.3 “Additional information” for further information regarding the ESPD. The application must be submitted through EU-Supply, cf. link in section I.1) in this TED announcement. Applications not submitted via EU-supply or received after the deadline will not be accepted.

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to request the applicant to supplement, specify or complete the information submitted.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

The information is stated in the Tender Documents.

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

The information is stated in the Tender Documents.

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

No special legal form is required.

If the agreements are awarded to a group of economic operators (e.g. a consortium) the participants are required to undertake joint and several liabilities and to appoint 1 economic operator to represent the group.

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

The information is stated in the Tender Documents.

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

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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 26/03/2019
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The applicant must submit a completed European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) for each lot combination to apply for prequalification for this tender procedure. The ESPD for this tender is included in the EU-Supply system and must be filled in online in the system and submitted via My Response. It is possible to create the exact number of ESPDs necessary to match the number of lots the applicant wishes to apply for.

Please note:

— An applicant participating on its own, but relying on the capacities of one or more other entities (e.g. a parent or sister company or a subcontractor), must ensure that the application includes the applicant's own ESPD together with a separate ESPD from each of the entities it relies on with a completed part II: “Information concerning the economic operator” and part III: “Exclusion grounds” of the ESPD as well as the relevant information regarding part IV: “Selection criteria” and part V: “Reduction of the number of qualified candidates”. The ESPD from each of the entities should be duly filled and signed by the entities concerned.

Further where an applicant wants to rely on the capacities of other entities, it shall prove to the contracting authority that it will have at its disposal the resources necessary, for example, by producing a commitment by those entities to that effect, which must be submitted as part of the final documentation.

— Where groups of economic operators, including temporary associations, participate together in the procurement procedure, a complete separate ESPD for each of the participating economic operators must be submitted.

Further the final documentation must include a signed declaration by all parties of the group of economic operators (joint venture, consortium or other) stating that all economic operators assume joint and several liabilities towards the Contracting Authority for the performance of the contract as a whole.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Klagenævntet for Udbud
Nævnenes Hus, Toldboden 2
Viborg
8800
Denmark
Telephone: +45 72405708
E-mail: klfu@naevneneshus.dk

Internet address: https://erhvervsstyrelsen.dk/klagenaevnet-for-udbud

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Complaints regarding a candidate not being pre-qualified must be filed with The Complaints Board for Public Procurement within 20 calendar days starting the day after the contracting authority has sent notification to the candidates involved, provided that the notification includes a short account of the relevant reasons for the decision.

Other complaints must be filed with The Complaints Board for Public Procurement within:

1) 45 calendar days after the contracting authority has published a contract award notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (with effect from the day following the publication date);

2) 30 calendar days starting the day after the contracting authority has informed the tenderers in question, that the contracting authority has entered into a contract based on a framework agreement through reopening of competition or a dynamic purchasing system, provided that the notification includes a short account of the relevant reasons for the decision;

3) 6 months starting the day after the contracting authority has sent notification to the candidates/tenderers involved that the contracting authority has entered into the framework agreement, provided that the notification included a short account of the relevant reasons for the decision.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen
Carl Jacobsen Vej 35
Valby
2500
Denmark
Telephone: +45 41715000
E-mail: kfst@kfst.dk

Internet address: http://www.kfst.dk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/03/2019