Works - 195472-2021

20/04/2021    S76

Netherlands-Arnhem: Installation of cable infrastructure

2021/S 076-195472

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: TenneT TSO B.V.
National registration number: 09155985
Postal address: Utrechtseweg 310
Town: Arnhem
NUTS code: NL Nederland
Postal code: 6812 AR
Country: Netherlands
Contact person: Dick Minkema
Telephone: +31 611784386
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Qualification System — 525 kV DC Cable and Installation of Dutch 2 GW Projects

Reference number: 171671
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45314300 Installation of cable infrastructure
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
31320000 Power distribution cables
31321300 High-voltage cable
31321500 Submarine cable
45314310 Installation of cable laying
45320000 Insulation work
76521000 Offshore installation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NL Nederland
Main site or place of performance:

North Sea and the Netherlands.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of this qualification system are the Dutch 525 kV DC cable connections in order to connect the offshore DC platform with the respective land station(s) including design, engineering, production, delivery, project management, offshore-, nearshore- and inshore installation of 525 kV DC cables and all jointing works (including all accessories) in submarine and land sections. Land installation could be part of scope.

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
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.1.9)Qualification for the system
Conditions to be fulfilled by economic operators in view of their qualification:

In this qualification system an economic operator can be qualified for one or for two of the following categories:

— Category A: Cable suppliers;

— Category B: Cable installers.

For both categories the economic operator needs to fulfil the following conditions:

— submittal of an European Single Procurement Document (ESPD);

— certificates with regard to

• (a) environmental management;

• (b) quality management; and

• (c) safety management.

For category A: Cable suppliers:

— experience regarding the design and manufacturing of AC or DC submarine cable and underground cable with a rated voltage level ≥110 kV;

— at BAFO an official declaration of a successful PQ test at a rated voltage level of 525 kV DC.

For Category B: cable installers:

— experience with sea power cable lay and burial and pull-in to a landfall.

(further details can be found in the Qualification procedure at Negometrix)

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2021/S 022-051483
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The first upcoming Dutch 2 GW 525 kV DC cable and installation tender under the qualification system is expected to start in Q3/Q4-2021.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Rechtbank Gelderland
Town: Arnhem
Country: Netherlands
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Candidate will be informed of the provisional qualification decision at the earliest possible opportunity. If candidates object to the provisional qualification decision, they must make their objections known to TenneT within 20 (twenty) days of the day after the day the decision has been sent via Negometrix of the provisional qualification decision by serving an application for interim measures before the competent preliminary injunctions court at Arnhem. If a candidate initiates legal proceedings in connection with the provisional qualification decision after these 20 days, TenneT will adopt the position that the candidate has inadmissible claims. This period must therefore be regarded as a time limit.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: