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Works - 323840-2018

26/07/2018    S142    - - Works - Contract notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

United Kingdom-Blyth: Construction work

2018/S 142-323840

Contract notice

Works

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Offshore House, Albert Street
Blyth
NE24 1LZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Gillian Sharp
Telephone: +44 3330041419
E-mail: procurement@ore.catapult.org.uk
NUTS code: UKC21

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.ore.catapult.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.ore.catapult.org.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://procontract.due-north.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: A requirement of our funders
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Offshore Renewable Energy

Section II: Object

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

Wind Turbine Bearing Test Facility (“WTBTF”)

Reference number: DN347611
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

The requirement is ORE Catapult to contract with a single company or consortium to design, procure, construct and commission a wind turbine bearing test facility (“WTBTF”) at its Blyth site, comprising a strong floor and associated hydraulic, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control systems.

Initially, the WTBTF shall be carrying out pitch bearing tests and in the future shall be capable of being modified to fulfil main bearing testing and or other component testing. The ORE Catapult reserve the right to issue an amendment to the Contract for any future adaptations as a variation to the Contract OR if deemed appropriate, subject any future adaptations to further competition

For the avoidance of doubt, all tender documents can be downloaded free of charge from https://procontract.due-north.com

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 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)
31682210
43328000
51100000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC21
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The requirement is ORE Catapult to contract with a single company or consortium to design, procure, construct and commission a wind turbine bearing test facility (“WTBTF”) at its Blyth site, comprising a strong floor and associated hydraulic, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control systems.

The WTBTF is being issued by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (“ORE Catapult”) as a competitive procurement exercise in accordance with the “Competitive Procedure with Negotiation” for tendering under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended from time to time).

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult:

ORE Catapult (https://ore.catapult.org.uk) is the UK's flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy. Headquartered in Glasgow, it has world-leading test and demonstration facilities in Blyth, Northumberland. The senior management team is split between Glasgow and Blyth, with extensive technical expertise and knowledge at both locations.

Project Background:

Initially, the WTBTF shall be carrying out pitch bearing tests and in the future shall be capable of being modified to fulfil main bearing testing and or other component testing. The ORE Catapult reserve the right to issue an amendment to the Contract for any future adaptations as a variation to the Contract OR if deemed appropriate, subject any future adaptations to further competition. T…

Due to funding arrangement this will be an aggressive build programme.

ORE Catapult reserve the right to vary the Contract term following discussion with suppliers during the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation process.

ORE Catapult reserve the right to add additional requirements to the scope of the Works during the Contract life, as it is deemed appropriate within the scope of the Works.

ORE Catapult has determined that the requirement is not suitable for dividing into lots as it is not appropriate to have the various elements of the Works delivered by separate suppliers due to the complexity of the requirements. Accordingly, ORE Catapult intends to award a single contract for the requirement.

Phases of the procurement process::

Stage 1: General Due Diligence Selection Questionnaire to a minimum of 3 (three) capable suppliers and maximum of 6 (six). This stage will include the preliminary design which will require building control and full planning permission considerations (ORE Catapult will be responsible for outline planning permission), site investigation into and including ground conditions, topography and existing site services. It shall be the responsibility of ORE Catapult to apply for outline planning permission. The ORE Catapult has set aside funding for this aspect and suppliers will be asked to submit costs for this phase, along with their General Due Diligence Selection Questionnaire.

Expected outputs from Preliminary Design phase shall be as follows:

— project charter including participants, roles and responsibilities,

— methodology and programme for detailed design phase,

— outline programme showing key dates and project completion,

— general arrangement drawings of WTBTF components,

— outline target cost plan,

— list of assumptions,

— clarifications required and outstanding information needed.

Preliminary Risk Register:

Stage 2: Issue Invitation to Participate.

Stage 3: Draft ITP submissions.

Stage 4: Negotiations.

Stage 5: Final Tender submission.

Stage 6: Contract Award / Mandatory Standstill period observed.

Please note that a site visit / bidders conference has been provisionally arranged for 9.8.2018 commencing at 11:00. Those Tenderers wishing to attend are to register their interest via the e-procurement portal. Due to capacity issues at the venue, we have to restrict attendance to a maximum of 2 (two) people from each interested company. More information will be provided closer to the date.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical understanding of the brief / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Management structure including consortium where appropriate / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Design works / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Functionality and performance / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Methodology and proposed approach / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Commissioning, handover and training / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Added value / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion - Name: Fixed price — overheads / Weighting: 50
Cost criterion - Name: Fixed price — profit / Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
End: 30/09/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initially, the WTBTF shall be carrying out pitch bearing tests with capability of being modified to fulfil main bearing testing and or other component testing in the future. Due to funding arrangement this will be an aggressive build programme.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Maximum number: 3
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Options are subject to existing and/or future budget being available:

— reaction Wall — see scope of work Section 4.10,

— expanded HPU and cooling system capability — see scope of work Section 5.8,

— expanded Instrumentation and Control Infrastructure capability — see scope of work Section 8.2,

— After Care / Maintenance and Support — see scope of work TBN.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 243-505078
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 24/08/2018
Local time: 12:00
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: 4 (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: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
ORE Catapult
Albert Street
Blyth
NE24 1LZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@ore.catapult.org.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
23/07/2018