Denmark-Fredericia: Environmental engineering consultancy services
Contract notice – utilities
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
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Investigations for Thor Offshore Wind Farm and Export Cables
To support the development of a new 800-1 000 MW offshore wind farm, Energinet seeks a Consultant to provide a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the plan for Thor OWF, a number of surveys and technical reports on specific environmental and other themes.
For further details concerning the purchase, reference is made to the scope of services including enclosures.
Western Jutland, North Sea.
To support the development of a new 800-1 000 MW offshore wind farm, Energinet seeks a Consultant to provide a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the plan for Thor OWF, a number of surveys and technical reports on specific environmental and other themes. The surveys and technical reports are primarily meant as background reports for an expected later environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the actual project to be decided at a later stage by the future concession owner. Therefore, the surveys and technical reports must meet the expected detailing level for an EIA under the EU Directive implemented in Denmark. Hence, the technical reports should address potential impacts during construction, operation and decommissioning phases of the project, potential cumulative and transboundary impacts, proposals for measures to mitigate adverse impacts, analysis of data gaps and uncertainties of relevance for the assessments and proposals for monitoring programs, where relevant. The assessments should be based on project assumptions to be provided to the Consultant by the Client upon commencement of the assignment. For further details concerning the purchase, reference is made to the scope of services including enclosures.
If more than 5 applicants fulfill the minimum requirements, cf. Section III), the Contracting Authority will pre-qualify the 5 applicants who are evaluated as most qualified for the specific tendered assignment. Only these applicants will be invited to submit a tender. The selection of the applicants will be based on the submitted references. That is to which extend the reference(s) are assessed to be similar to the tendered assignment, cf. Section II.2.4), in terms of comparability and relevance. As a result, the number of references will not be the determining factor alone, but more importantly to which degree the specific forwarded references are comparable and relevant to the tendered assignment regarding solution and scope.
The following will be evaluated as positive:
— the references are of similar types of project in contents and extent of investigations,
— the references cover relevant environmental/technical topics in relation to the tendered assignment such as impact assessments of an infrastructure project covering marine mammals, benthic flora and fauna, navigational safety (incl. HAZID workshop), and visibility assessment and visualisations,
— the references show a solid experience in environmental assessment of major offshore projects, including interaction with environmental authorities.
Option in Work package D: visibility assessment.
Option in Work package G: Fish and fisheries.
Option in Work package H: underwater noise.
For further information, see scope of services, Enclosure 1 Technical Requirement.
Please note that this is a negotiated procedure. With the exception of mandatory parts, the tender documents may as a result undergo changes as part of the negotiation process.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The applicant must confirm the economic ability in the ESPD part IV.B: ‘Economic and financial standing’ with information from the latest annual report regarding the following economic indicators:
1) Equity (total equity incl. share capital, reserves, revaluation, retained earning, etc.);
2) Equity ratio (equity/total assets).
If the applicant is relying on the capacities of one or more other entities (e.g. a parent or sister company or a subcontractor) or the applicant is a group of economic operators (e.g. a consortium) the information for the ESPD part IV.B must also be given in a separate ESPD from each of these entities, cf. Section VI.3) ‘Additional information’. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure that the minimum level(s) of standards required are reached when the applicant is relying on the capacity of other entities or when the applicant is a group of economic operators (e.g. a consortium).
Concerning 1: equity from the latest annual report must be at least 2 000 000 DKK.
Concerning 2: equity ratio from the latest annual report must be at least 20 pct. If the equity ratio is between 15 pct. and 20 pct. the applicant can qualify, if equity exceeds 6 000 000 DKK.
The applicant must include the up to 10 most comparable and relevant references undertaken in the past five (5) 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 five (5) years implies that the reference must not have been completed prior to the date reached when counting 5 years backwards from the submission date for pre-qualification. References older than this will not be taken into consideration. References which have not yet been fully completed can be included as part of the application, but if this is the case, the applicant must describe the parts which have not yet been delivered, and this may affect the evaluation of the applicant, cf. Section II.2.9).
The references should include:
— a specific description of the work performed for each reference, including:
—— a project description,
—— a description of the services delivered with focus on issues relevant to this tender (Thor OWF),
— contract value (if possible),
— contact information for the entity in question (including contact person),
— date of initiation and final delivery (day, month, year).
Any ambiguities and/or incomprehensibilities concerning the above information may have a negative effect on the selection of candidates, cf. Section II.2.9). Please note the ‘description’ box can contain more text than is visible. I.e. it is possible to copy paste text into the box.
If the applicant is relying on the references of 1 or more other entities (e.g. a parent or sister company or a subcontractor) or the applicant is a group of economic operators (e.g. a consortium) the information for the ESPD part IV.C must also be given in a separate ESPD from each of these entities.
The number of references should not surpass a maximum of the 10 most comparable and relevant references. If the applicant is relying on the capacity of one or more other entities (e.g. a parent or sister company or a subcontractor) or the applicant is a group of economic operators (e.g. a consortium) the maximum number of references to be submitted must still be respected and cannot exceed 10 when combined. If more than 10 references are submitted, the Contracting Authority will only consider the 10 most recent references determined by date of final delivery (in this case not yet finished references will not be included).
The applicant must show:
— two (2) references regarding environmental assessment (SEA and/or EIA) of an offshore infrastructure project,
— one (1) reference regarding studies and impact assessment on marine mammals,
— one (1) reference regarding studies and impact assessment on benthic fauna and flora.
The applicant must submit a completed version of the ESPD. Please see Section VI.3 ‘Additional information’ for further information regarding the ESPD. The application must be submitted through EU-Supply, cf. link in Section I.1) in this notification. Applications not submitted via EU-supply or received after the deadline will not be accepted.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to request the applicant to supplement, specify or complete the information submitted.
The information is stated in the tender documents.
No special legal form is required.
If the agreements are awarded to a group of economic operators (e.g. a consortium) the participants are required to undertake joint and several liabilities and to appoint one economic operator to represent the group.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The applicant must submit a completed ESPD to apply for pre-qualification for this tender procedure. The ESPD for this tender can be found via EU-supply. The ESPD must be completed in EU-Supply and submitted via ‘My Response’.
— an applicant participating on its own, but relying on the capacities of one or more other entities (e.g. a parent or sister company or a subcontractor), must ensure that the application includes the applicant's own ESPD together with a separate ESPD from each of the entities it relies on with a completed part II: ‘Information concerning the economic operator’ and part III: ‘Exclusion grounds’ of the ESPD as well as the relevant information regarding part IV: ‘Selection criteria’ and part V: ‘Reduction of the number of qualified candidates’. The ESPD from each of the entities should be duly filled and signed by the entities concerned.
Further where an applicant wants to rely on the capacities of other entities, it shall prove to the contracting authority that it will have at its disposal the resources necessary, for example, by producing a commitment by those entities to that effect, which must be submitted as part of the final documentation,
— where groups of economic operators, including temporary associations, participate together in the procurement procedure, a complete separate ESPD for each of the participating economic operators must be submitted.
Further the final documentation must include a signed declaration by all parties of the group of economic operators (joint venture, consortium or other) stating that all economic operators assume joint and several liabilities towards the Contracting Authority for the performance of the contract as a whole.
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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.
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