Denmark-Fredericia: Construction work for pipelines, communication and power lines
Qualification system – utilities
This notice is a call for competition
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: https://eu.eu-supply.com/ctm/supplier/publictenders?B=ENERGINET
Address of the buyer profile: https://eu.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/228008
Section II: Object
Supplier Qualification System (“SQS”) — Contractors for Onshore Pipeline Construction Projects
Energinet intends to establish a Supplier Qualification System (“SQS”) for the procurement of contractors for Onshore pipeline Construction projects. The scope of work for construction contracts to be tendered under this SQS, may include construction of the following gas transmission pipeline items:
— 80-163 bar DN800-1000 steel gas transmission. Standard pipe length is 18 metres with wall thicknesses between 13 and 32 mm,
— application of external coatings onsite, PE/GRP,
— construction of line valve stations and scraper facilities serving 80-163 bar steel gas transmission pipeline,
— fabrication of tie-in spool for tie-in to the existing pipeline,
— tie-in works for tie-in to the existing pipeline (tie-in to buried piping, DN600 and DN750),
— horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and tunnelling, for crossing of roads, railways, water streams and wetland areas,
— open-cut crossings of roads and watercourses.
The SQS is intended for the procurement of contractors for Onshore pipeline construction projects such as the Baltic Pipe project, as well as for other projects on the Danish transmission system. The SQS may be used for the award of both contracts and framework-agreements. Energinet is not obligated to purchase solely from the SQS, and may in connection with single-standing purchases choose to tender these independently.
The scope of the SQS is the supply of contractors for Onshore pipeline construction projects which interested companies have to document competences, experiences and references within.
The SQS consists of 1 main category.
Category 1) Contractors for Onshore pipeline construction projects.
For further details on the scope of the SQS please refer to the document — Guide to SQS — on EU-Supply.
The Baltic Pipe Project is an European PCI-Project (Project of Common Interest)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Applicants must submit the ESPD.
Applicants may not be subject to the mandatory grounds for exclusion, cf. the Danish Public Procurement Act (udbudsloven) Section 135 (1-3) and 136.
The applicant must meet the minimum requirements concerning Economic and financial standing. The information must be submitted in the ESPD Part IV.A.
The applicants must meet the minimum requirements concerning technical and professional ability for references. The applicant must in this respect submit references.
The applicants must meet the minimum requirements concerning technical and professional ability for standards. In the ESPD Part IV.D, the applicant must provide information about certificates and/or de-scriptions of standards concerning QA and HSE.
Energinet is obligated to verify that the applicants are not subject to the mandatory grounds for exclu-sion. Further Energinet is obligated to ensure that all minimum requirements are fulfilled. Energinet will do so based on the information submitted in the ESPD and the documentation which will be requested on the basis of the ESPD.
For further elaboration please see the Guide to SQS which can be found on the EU-Supply platform.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
1) Concerning Economic and financial standing, cf. Section III.1.9) the applicant must in this respect, in the latest annual report, meet the following requirements: the equity (total equity incl. share capital, reserves, revaluation, retained earning, etc.) must be at least 20 000 000 EUR and the equity ratio (equity/total assets) must be at least 20 %. If the equity ratio is between 15 % and 20 % the applicant can only be accepted, if Equity exceeds 60 000 000 EUR.
2) Concerning references, cf. Section III.1.9) the applicant must include the up to 10 most comparable and relevant references undertaken in the past ten (10) years as part of the application. The references must be stated in the ESPD Part IV.C: “Technical and professional ability”. Undertaken in the past ten (10) years implies that the reference must not have been completed prior to the date reached when counting ten (10) years backwards from the submission date for application.
All references should include:
A specific description of the work performed for each reference, including:
— specific responsibilities for the applicant,
— client and location of project,
— contract value (if possible),
— volume (kilometer and tons of line pipes installed by the applicant),
— diameter, steel grade, wall thickness, internal/external coating,
— soil conditions at the construction site where Applicant performed work,
— date of initiation and final delivery for work performed by the Applicant (day, month, year),
— contact information for the entity in question (including contact person).
Certificates of satisfactory performance by the entity (if issued) should also be submitted as a supplement to the ESPD.
Any ambiguities and/or incomprehensibilities concerning the above information may have a negative effect on the evaluation of the candidate’s suitability. Please note the “description” box can contain more text than is visible. I.e. it is possible to copy paste text into the box.
The Contracting Authority expects to use the data and descriptions of the references in the ESPD as an important objective criterion when selecting suppliers for future tenders. Thus, it’s of significant im-portance that the applicants fill in the reference descriptions as detailed as possible.
Minimum requirements concerning references:
For admittance to the category of the SQS, the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements related to references:
— in at least 2 out of 10 references it must be shown that the applicant has proven experience as main contractor (this includes being main contractor as part of a joint venture/consortia) with onshore construction of steel line pipes at a minimum length of 35 km and with a diameter of minimum 24’’ OD,
— in at least 1 out of 10 references it must be shown that the applicant has proven experience as main contractor (this includes being main contractor as part of a Joint venture/consortia) with onshore construction of steel line pipes in soil conditions similar to the conditions described in Section 2.3 of the Guide to SQS which can be found on the EU-Supply platform.
3) Concerning Standards, cf. Section III.1.9) the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements concerning:
— contractor shall have implemented and maintained quality assurance standards or QA/QC programs in compliance with ISO9001 (or equivalent) for the duration of the SQS,
— contractor shall have implemented and maintained health, safety and environment management systems in compliance with ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007/ISO 45001:2018 or equivalent for the duration of the SQS.
Internet address: https://erhvervsstyrelsen.dk/klagenaevnet-for-udbud
Complaints regarding a candidate not being pre-qualified must be filed with The Complaints Board for Public Procurement within 20 calendar days starting the day after the Contracting Authority has sent notification to the candidates involved, provided that the notification includes a short account of the relevant reasons for the decision.
Other complaints must be filed with The Complaints Board for Public Procurement within:
1) 45 calendar days after the Contracting Authority has published a contract award notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (with effect from the day following the publication date);
2) 30 calendar days starting the day after the Contracting Authority has informed the tenderers in question, that the Contracting Authority has entered into a contract based on a Framework Agreement through reopening of competition or a dynamic purchasing system, provided that the notification includes a short account of the relevant reasons for the decision;
3) 6 months starting the day after the Contracting Authority has sent notification to the candidates/tenderers involved that the Contracting Authority has entered into the Framework Agreement, provided that the notification included a short account of the relevant reasons for the decision.
Internet address: http://www.kfst.dk