United Kingdom-Antrim: Gas supply mains construction work
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: www.firmusenergy.co.uk
Section II: Object
Firmus Energy Construction and Maintenance Works and Services Contract
Firmus Energy is currently undergoing the construction of a predominantly polyethylene medium pressure (4 bar) and low pressure (75mbar) gas network and associated domestic and industrial and commercial connections to natural gas within a number of townlands in Northern Ireland including Derry/Londonderry, Limavady, Coleraine, Ballymoney, Ballymena, Antrim, Craigavon (including Lurgan and Portadown), Armagh, Banbridge and Newry. Against this background, Firmus Energy is inviting tenders for works across its development area in Northern Ireland, to include:
— polyethylene main laying (c. 200 km per annum) and service laying (c. 6 700 services per annum),
— emergency response services (responding to c. 3 500 Public Reported Escapes per annum),
— network maintenance and materials logistics.
— Craigavon (including Lurgan and Portadown),
— Banbridge, and
Firmus Energy is undertaking a competitive tendering process to enter into a contract with one contractor to meet its requirements as further summarised in the procurement documents.
It is anticipated that the contract will commence on 9.4.2020 and continue thereafter for an initial period of three (3) years (initial period). Following expiry of the initial period, Firmus Energy shall have the option to extend the contract on three (3) subsequent occasions of up to 12 months each.
As specified in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As stated in the procurement documents.
Firmus Energy reserves the right to require bonds, deposits, guarantees or other forms of undertaking or security to ensure proper contractual performance. Interested parties should be aware in particular that the successful contractor will be required to provide a performance security bond of 800 000 GBP.
Subject to the status and involvement of the parties, Firmus Energy may require the parties to commit to joint and several liability in respect of the contract. Alternatively, Firmus Energy may require the lead operator to take total responsibility or a consortium to form a legal entity before entering into any contract.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This contract is being procured competitively in accordance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016. The procedure to be followed for this procurement is the negotiated procedure.
Applicants who wish to participate in this procurement will be required to provide contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org upon downloading the procurement documents. Applicants who fail to provide their details or register in this manner will not receive any clarifications or updated information provided by Firmus Energy during the procurement process.
The costs of responding to this notice and participation in the process will be borne by each applicant. All discussions and correspondence will be deemed strictly subject to contract until a formal contract is entered into. The formal contract shall not be binding until it has been signed and dated by the duly authorised representatives of both parties.
Firmus Energy will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to all applicants. The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful applicants to challenge the award decision before the contract is 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).
Internet address: http://www.firmusenergy.co.uk