United Kingdom-Belfast: Construction work for electricity power lines
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: www.nienetworks.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk
Section II: Object
S1133 (2019) Cable Jointing Services
The Contracting Entity intends to establish a framework arrangement under which it shall appoint economic operators to enter into separate Framework Agreements for the provision of Cable Jointing Services throughout Northern Ireland.
Framework Agreements awarded will be for a period of five (5) years with an option, exercisable entirely at the discretion of the Contracting Entity and subject to the terms of the Framework Agreement, to extend by a further optional period of up to three (3) years, with a total potential duration of eight (8) years.
The Contracting Entity estimates that the total spend under the Framework Agreements, based on current requirements, is anticipated to be up to 8 000 000 GBP.
The services will include:
1) Cable Jointing Services (33 kV, 11 kV, LV mains and LV service) associated with:
(a) provision of new customer connections;
(b) fault and emergency response (including provision of resources on a standby rota),
(c) asset installation/replacement/upgrade works;
2) Installation of steelwork and cleating for supporting cables;
3) Working at heights (involving competent utilisation of mobile elevated working platforms, scaffold/platforms and ladders);
4) Working in cable basements, cable culverts or other restricted work spaces;
5) Recording of NIE Networks' Asset Information.
It is intended that the Contracting Entity will enter into a Framework Agreement with two (2) economic operators (in the form attached at Appendix M of the tender documents) with call-off contracts allocated on a direct award basis, as set out in the call-off procedure (in Appendix C of the tender documents).
At the end of the term, the framework arrangement may be subject to retender.
As specified within the PQQ and/or tender documents available from the address specified at 1.3) above with the reference Project S1133 (2019) Cable Jointing Services.
Each Framework Agreement will be for a period of five (5) years with an option, exercisable entirely at the discretion of the Contracting Entity and subject to the terms of the Framework Agreement, to extend by a further optional period of up to three (3) years, with a total potential duration of eight (8) years.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Contracting Entity will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Framework Agreements is communicated to all economic operators. The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful economic operators to challenge the award decision before the Framework Agreements are 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).