Services - 44963-2022

26/01/2022    S18

Belgium-Brussels: Engineering design services

2022/S 018-044963

Contract notice – utilities


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Elia Asset nv/sa
National registration number: BE 0475.028.202
Postal address: Boulebard de l'Empereur 20
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE Belgique / België
Postal code: 1000
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Elias Aragonés-Melhem
Telephone: +32 487640862
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: National Grid Interconnector Holdings Limited
Postal address: Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand
Town: London
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: WC2N 5EH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Eugenijus Cesnulaitis
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:

Belgian Law

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

Simulation Studies for HVDC Systems

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71320000 Engineering design services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Elia and NG are looking for a Contractor to get the necessary support throughout different HVDC Projects stages by performing simulation studies for HVDC systems.

Expectations (scope of work)

• concepts for operation, control and protection are reviewed and possibly further are developed

• Offshore AC Network Studies (e.g. : Static power flow calculations, short circuit calculations, resonance interaction studies, Harmonic impedance loci calculations...)

• Basic Design Studies (e.g. : Static power flow calculations, DC harmonic performance studies, etc.)

• Environmental studies (e.g. : Electromagnetic & Ohmic couplings with adjacent infrastructures, etc.)

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE Belgique / België
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The primary objective of this Framework Agreement is to get the necessary support for HVDC studies for NGIH and Elia for a common Project (the Nautilus project). These studies might be procured either jointly or separately by Elia and NGIH.

However, this Framework Agreement could also be used solely by Elia for other HVDC projects (not joint projects with NGIH) like for example the MOG II Project.

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: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

A potential extension of the contract is considered of twice two years and once 1 year ( + 2 + 2 + 1).

If other options would be applicable, they will be described in the Tender Documents

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

Elia will be leading the Tender Process with close support of NGIH. It is therefore preferred to send any requests to participate to Elias Aragonés-Melhem (E-mail:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 23/02/2022
Local time: 19:00
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:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Indicate
Town: Brussels
Country: Belgium
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Any dispute related to the suspension of the procurement procedure shall be settled by the President of the Business Court ('Voorzitter van de Ondernemingsrechtbank' / ‘Président du Tribunal de l’entreprise’), or, in case of annulment by the Business Court ('Ondernemingsrechtbank' / 'Tribunal de l’entreprise’), each time Boulevard de Waterloo 70 - 1000 Bruxelles.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: