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France-Paris: Engineering services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Section II: Object
RTE — CELTIC — Electrical Interconnection — Nearshore Landfall Survey
Nearshore geophysical, UXO and geotechnical campaign at the landfall of the Celtic Interconnector Marine Cable.
The services consists of integrated nearshore surveys: Geophysical, UXO and Geotechnical to be performed at the French landfall of the Celtic Interconnector mainly in water depth ranging between 0 and approximately 30 m LAT.
The geophysical investigation shall include both surface and subsurface survey (subbottom profiling).
The purposes of the UXO survey is to ensure an as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP) UXO risk is at geotechnical location to be investigated during the subsequent geotechnical survey. The requirement for this survey is to be confirmed.
Deep geotechnical ground truthing shall be performed nearshore to characterise the materials which would be drilled during cable installation works by the means of horizontal directional drilling (or equivalent trenchless technique trenchless technique). Both surface drilling (with or without piggyback seabed frame) from a stable and waves uncoupled platform such as dynamic positioned vessel, jack-up or heave suitable wave — compensated rig and remotely operated drilling can be considered.
It includes the collections of quality samples of soil and rock from nearshore locations, to be tested for the determination of physical and mechanical properties and to support the interpretation of the geophysical data. One to two 30 m depth drillings are expected.
Celtic Interconnection Project FR-IR — Connecting Europe Facility programme — Trans-European Energy.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Candidate established in France:
— an extract of the registration in the Trade and Companies Register (K bis form), or an identification card justifying the registration in the directory of professions (original or copy) dated less than 3 months before the deadline or a receipt of the filing of the declaration at a center for business formalities for legal entities being registered.
Candidate established outside of France:
— a document issued by the authorities holding the professional register or an equivalent document certifying this registration or, for companies in the process of being set up, a document less than 3 months old issued by the authority authorised to receive registration in the professional register and certifying the application for registration in the register;
— a document stating his identity and address or, if applicable, the contact details of his tax representative in France.
For all candidates:
— a declaration on honour dated and signed justifying that he does not fall into any of the cases of exclusion provided for in Articles L. 2141-1 to L. 2141-5 of Ordinance No 2018-1074 of 26 November 2018 and that he is in good standing with regard to Articles L. 5212-1 to L. 5212-11 of the Labour Code concerning the employment of disabled workers.
Without being exhaustive:
— penalties handed down by a criminal judge relating to corruption in the broad sense, bribery, influence peddling, illegal taking of interest, fraud, breach of trust, forgery and use of forgeries, money laundering, participation in a criminal association, for acts of terrorism, for narcotics;
— failure to comply with social or fiscal obligations, as established either by a judge or by the administrations responsible for collecting taxes, contributions and social security contributions or by the labour inspectorate and similar services; their obligations relating to payment of taxes and duties, in accordance with the legal provisions of the country where it is established;
— statements of judicial liquidation, bankruptcy or receivership that do not justify the authorisation to continue activities during the foreseeable period of execution of the public contract, as established by the Commercial Court;
— violations of the rules relating to the fight against illegal employment, established by the labour inspection services and assimilated or reported by the latter to state representatives;
— in the event of legal redress, a copy of the judgment(s) pronounced.
The documents and information requested to verify the applicant's suitability to carry out the professional activity, economic and financial capacity and technical and professional capabilities in accordance with the law and the legal provisions of the country where it is established.
If the candidate relies on the capacities of other economic operators, he shall justify the capacities of that economic operator or operators and provide proof that he will have them for the performance of the public contract.
RTE reserves its right to require economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded to take a particular legal form to be detailed in ITT (joint only or joint and several liability), for performance of the contract in so far as this is necessary for such proper performance. Any change in the form and/or composition of the single company or consortium at any point of the procedure shall be prior-approval of RTE.
Candidate belonging to the EDF Group or the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignation
In order to ensure compliance with the provisions of Articles L111-10 et seq. of the Energy Code, a candidate or a member of a candidate group of companies controlled directly or indirectly by a company of the EDF Group or the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignation Group must produce in his application file a statement indicating the capital link he has with one or more companies of these groups.Throughout the course of this procurement process, tenderers may be asked to translate and resubmit.
The following documents are to be provided by the applicant as part of its reply to the notice to tender. The lack of provision of the requested documents will lead to the applicant not being selected for the invitation to tender.
All economical and financial document shall be certified by legal competent entities of the country of the applicant or by third party auditor.
1) proof of a average annual turnover for the last 3 (three) financial years must be at least equal to EUR 2 000 000 millions (or equivalent).
2) give the share of the turnover corresponding to the activity that is the object of the future service for the 3 previous financial years;
3) provide a summary history of the business, organisation chart and the number of persons employed;
4) be presented in a legal form that allows for a clear assessment of its means, organisation and division of responsibilities;
5) provide full details of the group structure, if the applicant is a subsidiary or affiliate;
6) if the candidate plans to subcontract the future service, the candidate provides a u the list of services that he intends to subcontract (for information);
7) insurance certificate;
8) professional insurance liability (or equivalent) for information.
1) proof of a average annual turnover for the last 3 (three) financial years must be at least equal to EUR 2 000 000 millions (or equivalent);
3) provide a summary history of the business, organization chart and the number of persons employed;
The below criteria will be appreciated and evaluated, in addition of economic and financial criteria, to select applicants for the invitation to tender:
The interested economic operator must possess and be able to document know-how and experience in the implementation of the contracts similar to the services requited upon this notice:
1) The applicant must have completed at least three contracts equivalent to the object described in Article II.2.4 (Short description of the work performed shall be provided including client, date, location and contract value) completed in the last 5 years;
2) the applicant shall demonstrate that it possesses the expertise, equipment (nautical, land, IT...) and personnel (Survey team necessary to perform the survey including at least, one project manager, one geotechnical engineer, one geophysicist, one UXO expert) required for the execution of services;
3) the applicant shall provide the description of the equipment and means at the disposal of the candidate to perform offshore drilling;
4) the applicant shall certify its ability to analyse and process data (UXO, geophysical...);
5) the applicant shall certify its ability to generate and handle the contractual documents in English language;
6) the applicant shall provide the recommendations from previous clients on similar services.
1) the applicant must have completed at least three contracts equivalent to the object described in Article II.2.4 (Short description of the work performed shall be provided including client, date, location and contract value) completed in the last 5 years;
Applicants will be selected on the basis of their legal, technical and financial capacity to carry out the contract according to the aptitude criteria mentioned in section III).
All interested economic operators are eligible to participate in the tender procedure and submit the expression of interest.
All costs of completing and submitting any submission and any presentations of the submission are the responsibility of the applicant(s).
Guarantees and bonds will be required, the types and amounts will be defined/prescribed in the invitation to tender (ITT), according to the applicable law.
Main financial conditions and payment arrangements will be described in the ITT.
The consortia of companies may jointly participate in the tender procedure, under the condition that the participation proportion of each company of the consortium is clearly stated in the expression of interest. In the case of consortium, all the documents requested in III.1.1) to III.1.3) must be provided by each of its members.
The technical, economic and financial capacities are assessed by taking into account all the capacities of the members of the consortium and subcontractors.
The applicant may submit bids as:
— single company with proposed subcontractors if necessary,
— consortium with proposed subcontractors if necessary.
In case of the applicant submits bids as a consortium, applications shall be submitted either by all the members of the consortium or by an agent who provides proof of the necessary authorisations to represent the other members of the consortium. Same economic operator may not be an agent of more than one consortium for the same contract.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Conditions for opening of tenders
The candidate will submit his/her answer electronically on RTE's dematerialisation platform: https://rte-france.bravosolution.com/fr/login.html
To do so, he will have to select the consultation for which he wishes to bid and then respond.
Registration on this dematerialisation platform is free of charge and is necessary to respond electronically to consultations. When registering, candidates are strongly advised to identify themselves in order to be informed if the consultation is modified.
This registration will give rise to an acknowledgement of receipt mentioning the date and time of receipt on the platform. Any offer that is not completely downloaded before the deadline will be rejected.
In the event of successive submissions, only the last reply submitted before the deadline for receipt of applications will be accepted.
The contract notice is under French law. The time for this contract notice is the French time. The applicable law of the future contracts will be French law. Official communications shall be conducted via the message board of eProcurement, namely https://rte-france.bravosolution.com
A claim in a pre-contractual summary proceeding is possible as stated in Articles 5 et seq. of Order No 2009-515 of 7 May 2009 related to complaint proceedings applicable to public procurement contracts. The claim must be lodged before the conclusion of the contract.
A claim in a contractual summary proceeding is possible as stated in Articles 11 et seq. of Order No 2009-515 of 7 May 2009 related to complaint proceedings applicable to public procurement contracts.
The claim must be lodged at the latest on the thirty first (31st) day following the publication of the contract award notice in the Official Journal of the European Union or, for the contracts based on a framework agreement or on dynamic purchasing system, following the notification of the contract signature.
In the absence of publication of the award notice or in the absence of notification of the contract signature, an application to the competent court may be made until the expiry of a six (6) months period starting at the day after the date of conclusion of the contract in accordance with Article 1441-3 of the French Code of Civil Procedure.