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United Kingdom-Leeds: Construction work for gas pipelines
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: www.epuki.co.uk
Section II: Object
High Pressure Gas Pipeline with Associated Above Ground Installations and Pressure Reducing Station in Northern Ireland
EP UK Investments Ltd (EPUKI) on behalf of EPKL is planning a new high-pressure natural gas pipeline from the existing Belfast Transmission Pipeline to Kilroot Power Station in Northern Ireland. The objective of the Proposed Development is to provide a gas supply to the existing diesel fuelled Open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGT) peaking plant at the Kilroot Power Station to enable the units to switch from diesel to gas fuel, and additionally to support potential future development of new natural gas fired generation. Subject to planning it is proposed to have the power station operating on gas by the end of 2022.
The supplier will be required to provide full turnkey Engineering Design, Procurement and Construction) (EPC) Contract for the delivery of an Above Ground Installation (AGI) at Marshallstown, approximated 2.7 km of high-pressure gas pipeline, a second AGI at Kilroot and adjoining PRS (Pressure Reducing Station) at Kilroot. The scope of services shall include the project management, design, procurement, manufacture, shop testing, inspection, delivery and unloading, construction, installation, welding, health and safety management, painting/coating, inspection, testing and commissioning of the new gas pipeline, the Marshallstown AGI, the Kilroot AGI and the Kilroot PRS.
The project will need to meet the requirements of United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, European and international regulations, orders, directives, BREF and standards, and comply with local permits, licences and codes. The Marshallstown AGI and high-pressure pipeline, greater than 12 ” diameter and > 50 bar pressure, will be constructed on a green field site and the Kilroot AGI and PRS will be constructed on brown field site at Kilroot Power Station.
The majority of the pipeline will be installed underground using an ‘open cut’ method, where a trench is excavated, and pipe laid within it. Once the pipeline is installed, the trench will be back-filled and the land reinstated as far as possible to its original condition. Crossings of roads, including the A2, and any other obstacles will be by underground tunnelling or drilling to avoid disruption of traffic or road closures.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Whilst the date of notification is unknown, it is anticipated that the expected award date will be between 1 November 2020 and 31 December 2021. Guaranteed contract delivery would be required within approximately 18 months of contract award.
EP UK Investments Ltd reserve the right to require such assurances as considered necessary and/or the provision of a guarantee, performance bond, direct agreement or collateral warranty from the third-party entities the economic operator wishes to rely on.
Section IV: Procedure
EPUKI reserve the right to undertake an eAuction for the supply/award of this requirement; if this step is to be added to the ITN process, EPUKI will provide adequate notification of it's intention to do so.
Section VI: Complementary information
This tender process is being conducted in accordance with the negotiated procedure with prior call for competition under Regulation 47 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016.
Further detail in relation to the requirement and the tender process can be found in the market brochure document made available to all potential bidders at the same time as the selection questionnaire.
During the tender stage, EPUKI reserves the right to undertake negotiations with the remaining bidders or to proceed directly to contract award.
The costs of participating in this tender process shall be borne by each bidder and EPUKI shall have no liability whatsoever to bidders or their advisers for their costs incurred in connection with this procurement.
The advertisement of this opportunity in no way commits EPUKI to award the contract and EPUKI reserves the right to lawfully terminate this tender process in whole or part, for any or all lot(s) at any time.
There will be a minimum 10 clear calendar day-standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to all economic operators. The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful bidders to challenge the award decision before the contract was entered into. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (Northern Ireland).