Marché de travaux - 444320-2019

Submission deadline has been amended by:  469982-2019

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20/09/2019    S182

France-Montrouge: Nuclear-power station construction work

2019/S 182-444320

Contract notice – utilities


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
EDF SA — Direction des achats groupe (AAI IDF)
Agence achat ingénierie — Île-de-France — 97 avenue Pierre Brossolette
Contact person: EDF — Direction des achats groupe — Agence achat ingénierie — Île-de-France — M. Vencatachellum Dynen
Telephone: +33 184225166
NUTS code: FR

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Market for the realisation of the main civil engineering of a pair of EPR2 type power generation units in France

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Completion of the main civil engineering of the works and buildings on site, the purpose of which is, in particular, to:

— earthworks (excavations, backfill) and demolition of existing structures,

— the construction of reinforced concrete structures, in special concrete concrete, prestressed concrete,

— the construction of all technical installations,

— erection of metal and cladding frames,

— Manufacture of metallic coatings in black and stainless steel,

— the study, manufacture and installation of ordinary and fire doors,

— the carrying out of studies on metal structures (calculation notes and plans),

— studies of excavations, roof supports and backfill,

— the study and construction of the ‘operational hub’ building,


On the basis of the following data and specifications provided by EDF:

Technical specifications,

— digital plans or layouts,

— technical specifications of the operational centre building.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: FR
Main site or place of performance:

The pair of power generating modules of type EPR2 will be located on one of the nuclear sites in operation in France.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Brief description of the works:

The contract consists of the construction of the main buildings of 2 units EPR2 on the same site.

For each tranche, the same buildings are to be built, divided into several blocks: nuclear island (NI: steam production), conventional island (CI: electricity generation and energy disposal) and Balance of Plant (BOP: cold source, technical galleries, site buildings).

Some buildings are common to all 2 tranches, including: the nuclear island effluent treatment building and the operational centre of operation (offices and workshops).

Certain works necessary for the operation or operation of the 2 instalments do not form part of the market: tunnels for the discharge of cooling water in the sea (in the case of a sea edge site), and certain tertiary or service buildings, which are furthest away from the factory block.

The total volume of concrete of the buildings included in the contract is in the order of 800 000 m.32.

State body included in the contract.

The market comprises the following main State bodies:

— site installations,

— excavations and backfills,

— reinforced and pretensioned concrete (the reactor building containment chamber is prestressing),

— metal frame and cladding of the engine room,

Metallic steel covering of the confinement facility of the containment body,

— stainless steel cladding of the reactor building’s swimming pools and the fuel building,

— ordinary and fire doors,

— painting,

Water-proofing devices,

— handling of miscellaneous equipment, including consignments imprisoned for third parties: these are equipment, not including the supply of the market, which need to be set aside (for example: interchanges, pumps, etc.). This equipment is in prison because they will be introduced before civil engineering ends, as they are too large to pass through the final doors/openings,

— different inserts in the concrete of the structures (anchor plates, sleeves, etc.),

— certain temporary or definitive GERD.

Studies, manufacture and installation of electromechanical equipment (except in exceptional cases such as elevators) are excluded from the market.

Specific issues.

Implementation studies.

They are, for the most part, supplied to the contractor by EDF; they shall take account of the methods of implementation previously supplied by the Contractor,

— the performance studies remaining at the Contractor’s expense are the studies for earthworks and roof supports, the studies of the metal frame and the cladding of the engine room.

Building in design.

The building called the operational centre of operation will be carried out by the holder in design of all the State Corps, on the basis of a set of specifications provided by EDF.

A technical description of the services is available on the French electricity purchasing platform via the request for information n.o RFx_076323.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 110
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

All the selection criteria are available on the electronic purchasing platform of EDF through the request for information n.o RFx_076323.

These criteria include:

— 10 of them are eliminatory in nature, one of which is assessed if the criterion is fulfilled;

— 20 are reportees.

EDF will retain the 4 highest-scoring candidates.

If the minimum number of 3 candidates is not reached, EDF reserves the right not to continue with the purchase procedure.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

If the existence of technical options is confirmed, they will, where appropriate, be presented in the consultation documents.

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
List and brief description of conditions:

— the applicant must provide a declaration on his/her honour to justify that he/she does not enter into any of the cases referred to in Articles L. 2141-1 to L. 2141-5 and L. 2141-7 to L. 2141-11 of the Code de la commande public, in particular that he fulfils the obligations concerning the employment of disabled workers defined in Articles L. 5212-1 to L. 5212-11 of the Labour Code. This declaration must be produced by the individual candidates, by each member of a candidate group and, where appropriate, by the subcontractors submitted,

— the applicant must submit an extract from the relevant and up to date register, such as a K-Bis extract, or, failing that, an equivalent document enabling the candidate to be identified. This document is to be provided by the individual candidates and by each member of an applicant group.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

— the applicant must provide the financial statements (balance sheets and profit and loss accounts) for the last 3 financial years available, attesting to its financial sustainability.

— if, in view of the date on which the applicant was set up, the candidate does not have all the information, to submit equivalent documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

For an individual tenderer or for a GME: the average annual turnover of EUR 1 000 000 000 over the last 2 years in the construction sector (construction and public works).

In the case of GME, the joint and several trustee will have to justify a turnover of EUR 800 000 000 in the construction sector (construction and public works).

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

All the selection criteria are available on the electronic purchasing platform of EDF through the request for information n.o RFx_076323.

For each of the following minimum technical and professional experience, the candidate must provide evidence from 3 contracts contracted in Europe over the last 10 years, one of these contracts having been contracted in the past 5 years. At least one of these contracts must relate to the execution of works to be operated in accordance with the BNI legislation (or equivalent in Europe); the same markets can be referenced for several experiments. In the case of contracts entrusted to a group of undertakings, the proportion of the contract awarded to the applicant in the group must have been preponderant (percentage to be communicated by the applicant). A contract in progress may be considered provided that the services to which the criterion relates have been performed on a date.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

— the applicant must have a system of management of health and safety at work in accordance with the MASE framework, or the candidate must have an equivalent reference system, or the candidate must be required to undertake to acquire it before the contract is signed. The applicant must provide the certificate of MALSE qualification or equivalent, or the undertaking to obtain it before the contract is signed;

— the applicant must provide a declaration of honour by undertaking to train on-site personnel in the field of security,

The empowerment is the formal recognition of professional competence in Quality Assurance (QA) of a person enabling him/her to exercise a given level of responsibility in a defined technical field.

In the context of this contract, the operators who are called upon to work on the temporary or final electrical works in the very low voltage and high voltage fields must be authorised (minimum B0/H0); the candidate undertakes to obtain these authorisations: to provide a commitment on the part of the applicant,

— the applicant must have a management system for environmental protection in accordance with European standard NF EN ISO 14001, or the candidate must have an equivalent reference system, or a candidate must undertake to purchase it before the contract is signed. The applicant must provide the certificate of qualification ISO 14001 or equivalent, or the undertaking to obtain it before the contract is signed;

— the applicant has a quality assurance system in accordance with European standard NF EN ISO 9001 ‘Quality system — model for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and support after the sale’, or the applicant has an equivalent benchmark or undertakes to acquire it before the contract is signed. The applicant provides certificate of qualification ISO 9001 or equivalent, or an undertaking to obtain it before the contract is signed;

— the applicant must provide a declaration on their honour to undertake to make every effort to ensure that its staff working on site are able to understand and comply with the safety requirements, as well as the alarm signals, expressed in French. Management staff must be fluent in written and spoken French.

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

A bank guarantee may be required before the contract is signed.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Own resources funding.

Payment at 60 days from the date of issue of the invoice and payment of payments on account corresponding to the services performed.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

EDF accepts groupings of joint or several undertakings. In the case of a group, one of the members of the group shall be appointed as the authorised representative. That group is jointly and severally liable for the performance of the contract from each of the members of the group in respect of its contractual obligations towards EDF.

Without prejudice to Article L. 2141-13 of the Public Order Code, the composition of the grouping may not be altered between the date of submission of applications and the date on which the contract is signed, except in the event of a company restructuring or if the group provides evidence that one of its members is unable to carry out its task for reasons which are not its own.

In addition, a tenderer, who will propose a tender for a consortium, will not be able to submit bids either individually or under another grouping.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

In order to carry out the services described in paragraph II.2.4), the successful tenderer must have been qualified by EDF under the current framework, in particular the SGAQ (General Specification for Quality Assurance) D309518038669 relating to the new construction in France of basic nuclear installations of type EPR 2.

In the case of a grouping, each member of the grouping must be qualified in the field and in the field in which it is required if the description is required. Subcontractors must be qualified if it is not for the activity in question to whom the contract is awarded.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive dialogue
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
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 18/10/2019
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 04/11/2019
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the 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
Electronic ordering will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

— the candidate accepts free access to its documents making it possible to verify that the answers and arguments put forward by him are well founded,

— the candidate must submit all the documents making up the application form to this notice in electronic form (without fail to the EDF procurement portal), sent to the correspondent specified in point I.1),

— the application files of the companies concerned must be uploaded on the electronic purchasing platform for electricity in France through the request for information n.o RFx_076323 (visible from the supplier side in the ‘Requests for information by all’ tab, then to apply for a candidate, the supplier must click on ‘add to my requests for information’). The applicant must upload the applications from the interested companies in electronic form (which must be in the EDF procurement portal).

— the interested firm wishing to apply for an application and is not registered for EDF’s purchases, must register;

— candidates must express their interest in this contract notice by logging in to the procurement portal ( and by accessing the request for information RFx_075675, as well as, if applicable, other modalities related to the procurement portal,

A document entitled “Identification of members of the grouping and distribution of benefits — temporary grouping of joint and several undertakings” is available in the collaborative space for the suppliers of the procurement portal,

In the context of the dematerialisation of its procedures, EDF SA informs all tenderers that the electronic signature of contracts is preferred, whether they are awarded to a single undertaking or to a group of undertakings,

— in the context of this contract, the contracting entity has intended to compensate, on an exceptional basis, suppliers for the preparation of their tenders. The contracting entity shall award exceptional flat-rate compensation to unsuccessful tenderers which have submitted a technical tender which is deemed admissible on the basis of the elements forming part of the consultation file. The conditions for obtaining such compensation will be set out in detail in the consultation file.

The consultation falls within the framework of DE2014/25/EU with a competitive dialogue procedure within the meaning of the Order no 2015-899 of 23.7.2015, and not within the meaning of the Public Procurement Code.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Tribunal de grande instance de Paris
4 boulevard du Palais
Paris Cedex 01
Telephone: +33 144325151

Internet address:

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
Greffe du tribunal de grande instance de Paris
4 boulevard du Palais
Paris Cedex 01
Telephone: +33 144325151

Internet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: