Services - 240973-2019

23/05/2019    S99    - - Services - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure 

United Kingdom-Belfast: Construction work for electricity power lines

2019/S 099-240973

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Northern Ireland Electricity Networks
120 Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 5HT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ruadhrai O'Kane
E-mail: Ruadhrai.OKane@nienetworks.co.uk
NUTS code: UKN

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.nienetworks.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Electricity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

S1133 (2019) Cable Jointing Services

Reference number: S1133 (2019)
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45231400
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45311100
45311200
45314300
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

At the end of the term, the framework arrangement may be subject to retender.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

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.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

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.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

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.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

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.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

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.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

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.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

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.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

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.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 2
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 21/06/2019
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Ltd
120 Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 5HT
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland
Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street
Belfast
BT1 3JY
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21/05/2019