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07/02/2014    S27    Supplies - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure 

Denmark-København V: Transformers

2014/S 027-043785

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Femern A/S
Postal address: Vester Søgade 10, 2.sal
Town: København V
Postal code: 1601
Country: Denmark
For the attention of: Johnny Restrup-Sørensen

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

Electronic access to information:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Main activity
Railway services
Other: Femern A/S' sole activity is the procurement and construction of the fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt and any ancillary activities related to this purpose
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link Project: Tunnel Power Supply Contract.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code DK02

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link Project (‘Project’) is the final stage in the realisation of a straight traffic corridor between Scandinavia and continental Europe. This is intended to be an immersed tunnel containing two dual carriageways and a twin-track railway (‘Tunnel’). It will traverse the 18 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 has been appointed as the infrastructure manager of the Fehmarn Railway System under the Treaty between Denmark and Germany relating to the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link.
This notice relates to the Tunnel Power Supply (‘TPS') contract.
The Tunnel Power Supply station will be located at Rødby on Lolland. will construct two independent underground 132kV supply lines from Nakskov and Sakskøbing including switchgear, housings and bus bars under a separate contract. The TPS contract relates to the design, construction and maintenance of the sub-systems to provide a power supply to the Fehmarn Railway System and a power supply to the Tunnel and its ancillary facilities. Femern A/S' programme plans for the road and ancillary facilities sub-system to be operational and handed over to Femern A/S in 2018, with the railways sub-system to be operational and handed over in 2020. The TPS contract includes (without limitation):
Railways and Road/Ancillary Facilities Sub-Systems: The design, manufacture and installation of the following (without limitation):
— 2 x 20 kV three phase transformers for the tunnel power supply (excluding switchgear for 20kV);
— 3-5 x 25 kV single phase transformers for the railway traction power supply and 25kV balancing convertors or 3-5 x 25kV invertor transformers;
— switchgear for the 25 kV power supply;
— filter equipment (if necessary);
— earthing of the entire Power Supply station (including the main earthing bar);
— 400 V uninterruptible power supply;
— control systems (including for remote operation);
— testing, safety and technical approvals; and
— such other works, supplies and/or services that are necessary to deliver the sub-systems.
Ancillary Civil Works: Femern A/S will contract with a civil works contractor to prepare the site for the Tunnel Power Supply station. The prepared site will comprise of a prepared and elevated gravel platform and sheet pile flood protection with watertight portals. The TPS contractor will be required to design and construct on the prepared site:
— buildings and fit out for the switchgear, control room and site employee facilities; and
— related works such as foundations, oil spill troughs for transformers, internal roads and paving, drainage for the entire Tunnel Power Supply station (including oil spill collectors, connections to local utilities and facilities), lighting and noise damping.
Maintenance Services: The TPS contractor will be required to provide reliability-centred maintenance for the system and the ancillary civil works from the date of hand-over for the duration of the defects notification period. It is intended that the defects notification period and the provision of maintenance services of the entire scope will expire 5 years from the date of hand-over of the railways sub system.
Other Information: The TPS contractor will be required to coordinate closely with other Project contractors and in relation to the design and execution of the works and the management of interfaces. The TPS contract will cover such works, supplies and/or services that are ancillary to the works set out above.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31170000, 31214000, 31155000, 31682210, 45317200, 45232220, 45232221, 50532000, 50532200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 40 000 000 and 60 000 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 31.8.2015 Completion 31.8.2025

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Entities that are selected to tender for the contract will be required to provide a bid guarantee during the tender process. The successful bidder will be required to provide a performance bond and a guarantee by the parent company or other group company (if appropriate). Further information is provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Femern A/S reserves the right to require that a consortium forms a legal entity before entering into the contract. Further information is provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants are required to provide copies of their audited accounts for the past 3 financial years. Accounts must comply with International Financial Reporting Standards or an equivalent. Further information is provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Applicants are required to meet a minimum requirement for turnover of 100m EUR and have an equity ratio (total equity/total assets) of not less than 20%. Further details are set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants are required to demonstrate their ability in terms of resources, skills, experience, reliability and/or efficiency by providing information on up to 3 exemplar projects and details of their quality management, health and safety management and environmental management systems.
The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire sets out specific questions for applicants to answer and the scoring system that Femern A/S will use to assess responses. Applicants are required to achieve a minimum score of 55% for their response on technical and professional ability. Further information is provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Periodic indicative notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 244-425459 of 17.12.2013

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents (except for a DPS)
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: ..
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
28.4.2014 - 14:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): This Project is part of Priority Project No.20 of the European Community TEN-T programme. It is part of the core network corridor 5 (Helsinki-Valletta). The project code is 2007-EU-200500-P.
VI.3)Additional information:
Femern A/S intends to invite 4 applicants to bid for the contract. Further information on the selection process is set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. Femern A/S intends to use a staged process whereby it may reduce the number of tenders. The Project is subject to German plan approval and the assent of the Danish parliament. The German
plan approval is currently expected in the early part of 2015 and the assent of the Danish parliament to the construction act for the Project is currently expected in Spring 2015.
The expected duration of the contract is based on the current time schedule and the expected completion may extend beyond the indicated completion.
An e-procurement system will be used for administering the pre-qualification process. Parties who wish to be selected to tender for the Contract must submit a response to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (with supporting information) using the e-procurement system.
Information on registration and accessing information is available at the address in section I.1 of this notice.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: The Complaints Board for Public Procurement (Klagenævnet for Udbud)
Postal address: Dahlerups Pakhus, Langeline Alle 17
Town: København Ø
Postal code: 2100
Country: Denmark
Telephone: +45 35291000
Internet address:

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Complaints shall be submitted to Klagenævnet for Udbud according to Act No. 492 of 12.5.2010 as amended (‘Håndhævelsesloven’). Complaints regarding the pre-qualification of applicants shall be submitted no later than 20 days from the date on which the contracting authority notifies the applicants of the results of the pre-qualification in accordance with section 7(1) of Håndhævelsesloven. Other complaints shall be submitted no later than 45 days after the date on which the contract award notice is published in the Official Journal of the European Union according to section 7(2) of Håndhævelsesloven.
Complaints made to the Klagenævnet for Udbud shall at the same time be notified to the contracting authority.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Official name: Konkurrence - og Forbrugerstyrelsen
Postal address: Carl Jacobsens Vej 35
Town: Valby
Postal code: 2500
Country: Denmark
Telephone: +45 41715000
Fax: +45 41715100
Internet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: