Candidates shall provide complete and meaningful profiles of economic operators. Candidates who are invited to tender shall as part of their core business regularly perform services of the same nature as those requested by the contracting entity and shall be widely recognized as providers of such services.
(a) track record of performing similar activities in the past 8 years:
Candidates shall demonstrate (in their track record which will be submitted) proven experience and references for relevant ESIA or EIA services:
Any candidate that has not completed services of comparable scale, technical scope and complexity over the last 8 years in the following fields:
— environmental impact assessment studies and permitting procedures of high pressure natural gas onshore pipelines, in E.U. countries, in compliance with the provisions of the relevant applicable legislation,
— support services during the environmental licensing process — managing communication with local authorities (municipalities, national and regional authorities), shall not be invited to tender.
Any candidate that has not successfully completed (i.e. approved by the competent Authorities) in the last 8 years an ESIA or EIA of at least one long distance (in the order of 150 km) cross-country high pressure (above 50barg design pressure) natural gas transmission pipeline of minimum nominal diameter 24” shall not be invited to tender.
In the case of joint venture or consortium, the leader to be nominated as per III.1.8) shall satisfy this minimum stipulation referred above.
(b) demonstration of resources:
Candidates shall indicate and demonstrate access to in-house personnel resources that are adequate in terms of discipline coverage, number and qualification. For selected candidates, proposed personnel shall be evaluated in the second stage and subject to selection criteria.
Candidates shall indicate and demonstrate suitable facilities, equipment and systems appropriate to the services.
(c) QA/QC and HSE certification:
Candidates shall demonstrate compliance of their QHSE management systems with recognized standards. Candidates who cannot demonstrate compliance of their QHSE management systems with recognized standards will not be selected for the second stage. Candidates shall therefore demonstrate compliance either by submission of valid certification or by other reasonable means.
Notwithstanding any selection for invitation to tender, the contracting entity reserves the right to consider as contract award criteria the detailed capability of the candidate in relation to the detailed scope.