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Netherlands-Arnhem: Installation of cable infrastructure
Qualification system – utilities
This notice is a call for competition
Section I: Contracting entity
Section II: Object
Qualification System — 525 kV DC Cable and Installation of Dutch 2 GW Projects
North Sea and the Netherlands.
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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
Section VI: Complementary 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.
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.