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Denmark-Copenhagen: Electrical installation work
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link Project: Tunnel Electrical and Mechanical Contract
The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link Project is the final stage in the realisation of a straight traffic corridor between Scandinavia and continental Europe. It will be an immersed tunnel containing two dual carriageways and a twin-track railway traversing the 19 km distance across the Fehmarnbelt between Rødby on the island of Lolland in Denmark and Puttgarden on the island of Fehmarn in northern Germany. Femern A/S requires design, procurement and building/installation, testing and commissioning and maintenance of a Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) system for the tunnel that delivers a high level of reliability, availability, maintainability and safety.
The objective of the tunnel MEICA System is to enable Femern A/S to efficiently manage the operation, maintenance, safety and security of the tunnel through an integrated set of electrical and mechanical systems. This should be achieved while observing Femern A/S' CSR policies.
Femern A/S is in the process of preparing the tender material for the Tunnel Electrical and Mechanical (TEM) Contract. The contract notice is currently expected to be issued in late 2020. This notice serves to:
1) create awareness about the upcoming tender;
2) allow further preparations by interested economic operators; and
3) inform the market about the scope, etc. in the upcoming tender. To further advance this Femern A/S will also invite interested economic operators to an Industry Day in October 2020 (also covering the TPS Contract). Refer to section VI.3) for more information regarding the Industry Day.
In relation to the scope in the upcoming tender please refer to the link in I.3) where an outline of the expected scope is included. In addition it is relevant to highlight some aspects, in order to better allow the economic operators to prepare for the upcoming tender. In the market consultation held in Autumn 2019, it was contemplated whether or not Femern A/S should combine the TEM Contract and the Tunnel Power Supply (TPS) Contract. However, Femern A/S is not working on combining the two contracts and will in a similar notice advise on the upcoming tender for the TPS contract.
Femern A/S is progressing on the basis of including the installation part of the Tunnel Aesthetic Lighting in the TEM Contract as this is expected to allow for better planning of the installation works inside the tunnel.
Femern A/S is further working based on the assumption that the maintenance period of the TEM system will have a duration of 3 years. However, in addition to this Femern A/S currently expects to include an IT service agreement, under which the contractor would be required to maintain and service the IT systems delivered as part of the works.
In order to further facilitate the preparations of the interested economic operators Femern A/S can inform that it expects the tender to be executed as a competitive procedure with negotiation with a limited number of prequalified participants. Femern A/S expects that the economic and financial standing that will be required of the applicant over the past 3 financial years will be:
(a) a yearly turnover of EUR 750 million; and
(b) an equity ratio (total equity/total assets) of not less than 20 %.
Femern A/S further expects that there will be requirements regarding technical and professional ability along the lines of a reference of:
(a) a design and build electrical and mechanical contract on a large scale infrastructure project; and
(b) design and implementation of a instrumentation and control system on a large scale infrastructure project.
The estimated total value stated in section II.1.5) is an overall estimate and could be subject to adjustment prior to release of the contract notice.
In the link provided in I.3) the procurement documents is not available. Only a descriptive document is available.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
(a) The construction of the fixed link across the Fehmarn Belt receives EU funding from the CEF programme underproject code 2014-EU-TM-0221-W.
(b) Femern A/S will hold an Industry Day for interested economic operators in order to present information about the TEM contract and the procurement process (and also about the TPS contract for which a similar notice will also be issued referring to the same Industry Day). Interested economic operators should apply by email to email@example.com. The Industry Day is expected to be held in Copenhagen in the last week of October 2020. The deadline for applications is 1 September 2020. Participation will be limited to a certain amount of persons (details are still under development). Accordingly, Femern A/S expects to limit attendance to potential bidders (joint venture leads and members). Femern A/S reserves the right to reply to the interested economic operators in order to request information about their company in order to assess such potential. Full details of the event will be sent to those who have indicated interest as soon as possible.