Works - 165453-2018

17/04/2018    S74    - - Works - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure 

Cyprus-Nicosia: Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting

2018/S 074-165453

Contract notice – utilities

Works

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
EuroAsia Interconnector Limited
Quantum House: 25 Philippou Str., Agios Dometios
Nicosia
2363
Cyprus
Contact person: Marios Efthyvoulou
Telephone: +357 22792200
E-mail: procurement@euroasia-interconnector.com
Fax: +357 22776799
NUTS code: CY

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.euroasia-interconnector.com/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement
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
Electricity

Section II: Object

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

EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel — Cyprus

II.1.2)Main CPV code
31000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

EuroAsia Interconnector is a multi-terminal VSC-HVDC scheme which will connect Crete and Attica in Greece, Cyprus and Israel, and will comprise four converter stations with sea electrodes, interconnected by cables. The initial development will allow the transfer of minimum 1 000 MW between converter stations and the envisaged voltage level will be ±400 kV or more. The scheme will be developed under four tender procedures:

— Procurement of the VSC HVDC Converters.

— Procurement of the HVDC submarine cables and land cables for Link 1: Israel – Cyprus.

— Procurement of the HVDC submarine cables and land cables for Link 2: Cyprus – Crete.

— Procurement of the HVDC submarine cables and land cables for Link 3: Crete – Attica.

This process concerns the second of the above tender processes and encompasses the design, manufacture, testing, supply and installation of the HVDC submarine cables for Link 1 and the HVDC, MVDC and HVAC land cables necessary in Israel.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 440 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Detailed information is available in the "Invitation to Participate in Negotiated Process with prior Call for Competition" for the Contract with title "EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel – Cyprus" that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Pole 1 — Supply of submarine HVDC Cable

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
31321300
31321500
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
NUTS code: CY
Main site or place of performance:

Israel, Cyprus and the Mediterranean basin between them.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Supply of the submarine HVDC cable and the required joints for Pole 1 of Link 1 including design, manufacture and testing. The distance between the landing points of Israel and Cyprus is approximately 310 km and the cable will be laid at a maximum water depth of 2 200 m.

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: 101 000 000.00 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 minimum number: 1
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The number of Tenderers will not be limited to maximum.

All qualified Candidates satisfying the objective criteria will be invited to participate in the Award stage of this negotiated procedure.

To qualify for participation in the Award stage, objective criteria/requirements for the personal situation, the economic and financial standing and the technical and professional ability of the Candidates must be satisfied.

Details for the qualification requirements are provided in the "Invitation to Participate in Negotiated Process with prior Call for Competition" for the Contract with title "EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel-Cyprus" that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement

Economic Operators must request the access to the Ariba platform used for this Pre-qualification phase via email. Detailed information is available in the "Invitation to Participate in Negotiated Process with prior Call for Competition" for the Contract with title "EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel-Cyprus" that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Details regarding options will be provided to qualified Candidates in the Tender Documents.

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: yes
Identification of the project: PCI 3.10
II.2.14)Additional information

EuroAsia Interconnector is a cluster Project of Common Interest (PCI 3.10) of the EU consisting of three PCIs:

— PCI 3.10.1: Israel-Cyprus.

— PCI 3.10.2: Cyprus-Crete.

— PCI 3.10.3: Crete-Attica.

The Project has been approved for grants by CEF in 2 occasions (Action 3.10.1-0028-CY-S-M-14 and Action 3.10.1-0004-CYEL-S-M-16).

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Pole 1 — Installation of submarine HVDC Cable

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45314310
60630000
45231000
45232000
45244000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
NUTS code: CY
Main site or place of performance:

Israel, Cyprus and the Mediterranean basin between them.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Installation of the submarine HVDC cable for Pole 1 of Link 1 including laying/excavation/reinstatement, root clearing/PLGR, boulder removal, crossings and burial/protection subsea, trenching-jetting, covering of trench, surveys and documentation. The distance between the landing points of Israel and Cyprus is approximately 310 km and the cable will be laid at a maximum water depth of 2200 m.

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: 110 000 000.00 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 minimum number: 1
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The number of Tenderers will not be limited to maximum.

All qualified Candidates satisfying the objective criteria will be invited to participate in the Award stage of this negotiated procedure.

To qualify for participation in the Award stage, objective criteria/requirements for the personal situation, the economic and financial standing and the technical and professional ability of the Candidates must be satisfied.

Details for the qualification requirements are provided in the "Invitation to Participate in Negotiated Process with prior Call for Competition" for the Contract with title "EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel-Cyprus" that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement

Economic Operators must request the access to the Ariba platform used for this Pre-qualification phase via email. Detailed information is available in the "Invitation to Participate in Negotiated Process with prior Call for Competition" for the Contract with title "EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel-Cyprus" that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Details regarding options will be provided to qualified Candidates in the Tender Documents.

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: yes
Identification of the project: PCI 3.10
II.2.14)Additional information

EuroAsia Interconnector is a cluster Project of Common Interest (PCI 3.10) of the EU consisting of three PCIs:

— PCI 3.10.1: Israel-Cyprus.

— PCI 3.10.2: Cyprus-Crete.

— PCI 3.10.3: Crete-Attica.

The Project has been approved for grants by CEF in 2 occasions (Action 3.10.1-0028-CY-S-M-14 and Action 3.10.1-0004-CYEL-S-M-16).

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Pole 2 — Supply of Submarine HVDC Cable

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
31321300
31321500
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
NUTS code: CY
Main site or place of performance:

Israel, Cyprus and the Mediterranean basin between them.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Supply of the submarine HVDC cable and the required joints for Pole 2 of Link 1 including design, manufacture and testing. The distance between the landing points of Israel and Cyprus is approximately 310 km and the cable will be laid at a maximum water depth of 2 200 m.

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: 101 000 000.00 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 minimum number: 1
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The number of Tenderers will not be limited to maximum.

All qualified Candidates satisfying the objective criteria will be invited to participate in the Award stage of this negotiated procedure.

To qualify for participation in the Award stage, objective criteria/requirements for the personal situation, the economic and financial standing and the technical and professional ability of the Candidates must be satisfied.

Details for the qualification requirements are provided in the "Invitation to Participate in Negotiated Process with prior Call for Competition" for the Contract with title "EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel-Cyprus" that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement

Economic Operators must request the access to the Ariba platform used for this Pre-qualification phase via email. Detailed information is available in the "Invitation to Participate in Negotiated Process with prior Call for Competition" for the Contract with title "EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel-Cyprus" that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Details regarding options will be provided to qualified Candidates in the Tender Documents.

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: yes
Identification of the project: PCI 3.10
II.2.14)Additional information

EuroAsia Interconnector is a cluster Project of Common Interest (PCI 3.10) of the EU consisting of three PCIs:

— PCI 3.10.1: Israel-Cyprus.

— PCI 3.10.2: Cyprus-Crete.

— PCI 3.10.3: Crete-Attica.

The Project has been approved for grants by CEF in two occasions (Action 3.10.1-0028-CY-S-M-14 and Action 3.10.1-0004-CYEL-S-M-16).

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Pole 2 — Installation of Submarine HVDC Cable

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45314310
60630000
45231000
45232000
45244000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
NUTS code: CY
Main site or place of performance:

Israel, Cyprus and the Mediterranean basin between them.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Installation of the submarine HVDC cable for Pole 2 of Link 1 including laying/excavation/reinstatement, root clearing/PLGR, boulder removal, crossings and burial/protection subsea, trenching-jetting, covering of trench, surveys and documentation. The distance between the landing points of Israel and Cyprus is approximately 310 km and the cable will be laid at a maximum water depth of 2 200 m.

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: 110 000 000.00 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 minimum number: 1
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The number of Tenderers will not be limited to maximum.

All qualified Candidates satisfying the objective criteria will be invited to participate in the Award stage of this negotiated procedure.

To qualify for participation in the Award stage, objective criteria/requirements for the personal situation, the economic and financial standing and the technical and professional ability of the Candidates must be satisfied.

Details for the qualification requirements are provided in the "Invitation to Participate in Negotiated Process with prior Call for Competition" for the Contract with title "EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel-Cyprus" that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement

Economic Operators must request the access to the Ariba platform used for this Pre-qualification phase via email. Detailed information is available in the "Invitation to Participate in Negotiated Process with prior Call for Competition" for the Contract with title "EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel-Cyprus" that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Details regarding options will be provided to qualified Candidates in the Tender Documents.

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: yes
Identification of the project: PCI 3.10
II.2.14)Additional information

EuroAsia Interconnector is a cluster Project of Common Interest (PCI 3.10) of the EU consisting of three PCIs:

— PCI 3.10.1: Israel-Cyprus.

— PCI 3.10.2: Cyprus-Crete.

— PCI 3.10.3: Crete-Attica.

The Project has been approved for grants by CEF in two occasions (Action 3.10.1-0028-CY-S-M-14 and Action 3.10.1-0004-CYEL-S-M-16).

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Supply and Installation of HVDC, HVAC and MVDC Land Cables in Israel

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
31321220
31321300
45314310
45231000
45232000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

Israel.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Supply and installation of HVDC, HVAC and MVDC cables including all design, manufacturing and testing in Israel.

The DC cables shall be installed mainly in public roads from the transition pits to the converter stations.

The distance is approximately 2 km and 2 HVDC and two MVDC cables shall be installed.

The HVAC cables shall connect converter stations to the grid connection points.

The distance is approximately 0,1 km.

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: 18 000 000.00 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 minimum number: 1
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The number of Tenderers will not be limited to maximum.

All qualified Candidates satisfying the objective criteria will be invited to participate in the Award stage of this negotiated procedure.

To qualify for participation in the Award stage, objective criteria/requirements for the personal situation, the economic and financial standing and the technical and professional ability of the Candidates must be satisfied.

Details for the qualification requirements are provided in the "Invitation to Participate in Negotiated Process with prior Call for Competition" for the Contract with title "EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel-Cyprus" that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement

The Economic Operators must request the access to the Ariba platform used for this Pre-qualification phase via email. Detailed information is available in the "Invitation to Participate in Negotiated Process with prior Call for Competition" for the Contract with title "EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel-Cyprus" that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Details regarding options will be provided to qualified Candidates in the Tender Documents.

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: yes
Identification of the project: PCI 3.10
II.2.14)Additional information

EuroAsia Interconnector is a cluster Project of Common Interest (PCI 3.10) of the EU consisting of three PCIs:

— PCI 3.10.1: Israel-Cyprus.

— PCI 3.10.2: Cyprus-Crete.

— PCI 3.10.3: Crete-Attica.

The Project has been approved for grants by CEF in 2 occasions (Action 3.10.1-0028-CY-S-M-14 and Action 3.10.1-0004-CYEL-S-M-16).

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
List and brief description of conditions:

The full list and details on the requirements are provided in the "Invitation to Participate in Negotiated Process with prior Call for Competition" for the Contract with title "EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel — Cyprus" that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement

To participate in the tender procedure, interested economic operators must meet the following requirements.

Concerning their personal situation (Legal Requirements):

a. They must not have been convicted by final judgement and neither have admitted:

— participation in a criminal organisation,

— corruption,

— fraud,

— terrorist offences or offences linked to terrorist or inciting, aiding or abetting an offence,

— money laundering or terrorist financing,

— child labour and other forms of trafficking in human beings.

Exclusion is also applicable if the person convicted by final judgement or having admitted any of the above, is a member of an administrative, management or supervisory body of the Economic Operator or has powers of representation, decision or control therein.

b. They must not be in breach of their obligations relating to the payment of taxes or social security contributions as at the closing date for the submission of Tenders, where these have been established by a judicial or administrative decision having final and binding effect in accordance with the legal provisions of the Republic of Cyprus or with those of the country where they are established.

It is noted that the Contracting Entity can exclude an Economic Operator from participation in the procurement procedure where it can demonstrate by any appropriate means that the Economic Operator is in breach of its obligations relating to the payment of taxes or social security contributions.

c. They must not be bankrupt or the subject of insolvency or winding-up proceedings, their assets must not have administered by a liquidator or by the court, they must not be in an arrangement with creditors, their business activities must not be suspended, and they must not be in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations.

d. They must not be guilty of grave professional misconduct which renders their integrity questionable, as this can be demonstrated by the Contracting Entity by appropriate means.

e. They must not have entered into agreements with other Economic Operators aimed at distorting competition, where the Contracting Entity has reasonably plausible indications to conclude so.

f. They must not have a conflict of interest that cannot be effectively remedied without excluding them from participation in the tender procedure.

g. They must not have distorted the competition from the prior involvement in the preparation of the procurement procedure, unless this can be effectively remedied without excluding them from participation in the tender procedure.

h. They must not have shown significant or persistent deficiencies in the performance of a substantive requirement under a prior public contract, a prior contract with a contracting entity or a prior concession contract which led to early termination of that prior contract, damages or other comparable sanctions.

i. They must not be guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required for the verification of the absence of grounds for exclusion or the fulfilment of the selection criteria, must not have withheld such information or are not able to submit the supporting documents required.

If the Candidate is a consortium of natural and/or legal persons, the above requirements must be met by all consortium members.

The same requirements must be met by the entities whose capacities the Candidate is invoking.

Further requirements/conditions and the forms to be submitted can be found in the invitation at www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

The objective rules and criteria for participation are described in the "Invitation to Participate in Negotiated Process with prior Call for Competition" for the Contract with title "EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel-Cyprus" that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector/procurement.

It is noted that the Contracting Entity does not intend to limit the number of participants/tenderers to a maximum number and all qualified Candidates will be invited to the Award stage of the process.

The Contracting Entity reserves the right to perform inspections of a Candidate's premises and/or work sites in order to verify the information given under this Pre-qualification stage.

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

Submission of deposits and/or guarantees is not required during the Pre-qualification stage. The participation guarantee required during the Award Stage as well as any other guarantees/deposits that will be required during the tender process and/or from the awarded Tenderer/Contractor will be defined in the Tender Documents that will be provided to qualified Candidates.

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

Details will be provided in the Tender Documents that will be provided to qualified Candidates.

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

Consortia are not obliged to take a specific legal form in order to participate in the tender procedure. However, if applicable, the awarded Consortium may be requested to take a specific legal form before the signing of the Contract.

Interested Economic Operators should note that the awarded tenderer of any Lot may be required to enter into an Interface Agreement with the awarded tenderers of the other Lots and/or the awarded tenderers of the other procurement procedures related with the implementation of the EuroAsia Interconnector as these are defined in Section II.1.4.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
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
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: no
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: 27/06/2018
Local time: 11:00
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
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
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Appeals Committee
Quantum House: 25 Philippou Str., Agios Dometios
Nicosia
2363
Cyprus
Telephone: +357 22792200
E-mail: appeals@euroasia-interconnector.com
Fax: +357 22776799
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Every Economic Operator being interested in the conclusion of a contract with the Contracting Entity shall be entitled to contest, by lodging an appeal, any enforceable act of the Contracting Entity related to the tender procedure which they consider as affecting their interests in an unlawful manner.

Every appeal, in accordance with the aforementioned, shall be lodged in writing against EuroAsia Interconnector Limited, and should be received within 15 calendar days from the next day of the notification of the appealed decision at the address mentioned in Section VI.4.1, and examined by the responsible Appeals Committee assigned by the Contracting Entity, who after examining the appeal, shall, as soon as possible, issue a justified decision that will be provided in writing to the party lodging the appeal.

If such time limit elapses inactive, it shall be inferred that the appeal has been dismissed.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/04/2018