Participation in the tendering procedure may only take place by electronic means via the electronic tendering system used by the contracting entity, see the link in section I.3). For access to the procurement documents, the candidate must be registered or register as a user.
If the application contains several versions of the same document, the latest uploaded version will apply.
All communication in connection with the tender procedure must take place through the electronic tendering system. Questions regarding prequalification shall be submitted not later than 20 April 2023. Questions asked after this date will be answered if they are received in time for the contracting entity to provide the information required and communicate the answers not later than six days before expiry of the application deadline. Questions received later than six days before expiry of the deadline cannot expect to be answered unless the deadline is also postponed.
Interested operators are requested to keep updated via the electronic tendering system. If the candidate encounters problems with the system, please contact support by e-mail, email@example.com, or telephone (+45) 70 20 80 14.
The candidate must as its application submit an ESPD as preliminary documentation of the circumstances set out in section 148(1), paras 1-3 of the Danish Public Procurement Act, cf. section 12 of Ministerial Order on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors (implementeringsbekendtgørelsen — ‘the Danish Implementing Order’). A guide on how to complete the ESPD is attached to the Tender Specifications as an appendix E, including explanations regarding groups of operators and supporting entities.
The candidate will be excluded from participation in the tender procedure if the candidate is subject to the compulsory grounds for exclusion set out in sections 134a, 135 and 136 of the Danish Public Procurement Act, cf. section 11(1), para. (1) of the Danish Implementing Order, unless the candidate has submitted sufficient documentation of its reliability in accordance with section 138 of the Danish Public Procurement Act, cf. section 11(1), para. (2) of the Danish Implementing Order.
Attention is drawn to Article 5k in Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 as later amended which applies for the tender procedure (prohibition against award of contracts to Russian companies, etc.).
Before the award decision is made, the tenderer to whom the contracting entity intends to award the contract must provide documentation of the information submitted in the ESPD pursuant to sections 150-155, cf. section 12 of the Danish Implementing Order. Further, the contracting entity reserves the right to contact the candidate or the customer stated in the reference for verification of the information stated in the reference, including the dates of the reference indicated.
In the event of changes to the composition of the tenderer, the provisions of section 147 of the Danish Public Procurement Act will apply in their entirety.
As regards section II.2.7), the stated duration of the contract is based on the preliminary assumption that contract signing will take place in early 2025 with commencement March 2025 (but counted from March 2025). As the case is the award of contract and signing of contract may be done following the first negotiation tender, in which case the duration may be correspondingly longer.
The contracting entity may ask the candidate to supplement, specify or complete the application pursuant to Article 76, para. (4) of the Utilities Directive if the application or tender does not meet the formal requirements of the tender documents.
The contracting entity reserves the right to award on the basis of the initial tender.
The contracting entity will pay remuneration to the tenderers for participation. The remuneration is up to EUR 200 000; rules for entitlement to participation fee are set out in the tender specifications.