Denmark-Fredericia: Offshore services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: https://eu.eu-supply.com/ctm/supplier/publictenders?B=ENERGINET
Address of the buyer profile: https://eu.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/228008
Section II: Object
Baltic Pipe – Lillebælt and North Sea – UXO Survey and Inspection
The tendered assignment comprises performance of the following services:
— marine UXO Survey along the planned route,
— marine Inspection of pUXO (potential UXO),
— marine removal of identified and verified UXO in cooperation with Danish Navy EOD team.
The services shall be performed in two geographically divided areas in Lillebælt and The North Sea, respectively.
Offshore in Lillebælt and the North Sea.
The Baltic Pipe Project is a strategic gas infrastructure project with the purpose of creating a new gas supply corridor in the European market.
The Baltic Pipe Project will allow transport of gas from Norway to the Danish and Polish markets, as well as to end-users in neighbouring countries. At the same time, the Baltic Pipe Project will enable the supply of gas from Poland to the Danish and Swedish markets. The project is being developed in collaboration between the Danish gas and electricity transmission system operator Energinet and the Polish gas transmission system operator Gaz-system.
The Baltic Pipe project is planned to be fully operational by 1.10.2022.
The marine route of the gas pipeline, which is area of interest for the UXO Survey and Inspection, has been divided into the following areas:
— area A: Lillebælt, which is a narrow strait between Jutland (Jylland) and Funen (Fyn), approximately 4 km (please refer to section 6 of Scope of Services document for a more elaborate introduction to Area A).
— area B: North Sea from EPII to the West coast of Jutland, approximately 105 km (please refer to section 11 of Scope of Services document for a more elaborate in-troduction to Area B).
In 2018 a UXO Desk Study concluded that presence of exposed and buried relict warfare items could pose a threat to the offshore construction activities. The threat has been assessed individually in Area A and B and the pipeline route have been subdivided into section based on risk level from UXO.
The Risk Mitigation Strategy is a part of the Desk Study and lists the different mitigation activities to ensure that the UXO Risk is reduced to ALARP (As Low as Reasonable Practicable). The main mitigation activity is to perform a UXO Survey and Inspection & Removal of UXO.
Hence, the successful tenderer shall perform the following services for each of the two areas:
The results will be used by the Contracting Authority’s appointed UXO Consultant for analysis, enabling it to evaluate the geophysical targets, select locations for subsequent inspection of exposed or buried ferrous objects and preparation of UXO Risk Sign-off Certificates.
For further details concerning the purchase, reference is made to the appendices to the tender documents.
The Contracting Authority will prequalify the 5 applicants which are evaluated as most qualified for the specific tender. Only the prequalified applicants will be invited to submit a tender. The selection of the applicants will be based on the submitted references. That is to which extend the reference(s) are similar to the tendered assignment, cf. section II.2.4. As a result the number of references will not be the determining factor alone, but more importantly to which degree the specific forwarded references are comparable and relevant to the tender assignment regarding solution, scope, magnitude and maritime environment (especially concerning seabed current and water depth) for either of the two Areas A and B where the services shall be performed. It will, however, in particular be rated positively if the applicants references (altogether) cover reference projects similar to both Area A and Area B. Finally, it will be rated positively if the references include more or all of the following UXO survey and inspection activities:
1) Performance of survey;
2) performance of inspections and removal and
3) data processing and interpretation.
The Baltic Pipe Project is a European PCI-Project (Project of Common Interest) Reference numbers: TRA-N-271 and TRA-N-780.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The Contracting Authority will only enter into contract with economic solid companies. This to ensure that the company continues to exist through the whole contract period.
The applicant must confirm the economic ability in the ESPD part IV.B: “Economic and financial standing” with information from the latest annual report regarding the following economic indicators:
1) Equity (total equity incl. share capital, reserves, revaluation, retained earning etc.);
2) Equity ratio (equity/total assets).
Both economic indicators should be stated in ESPD part IV.B (financial ratios).
If the applicant is relying on the capacities of one or more other entities (e.g. a parent or sister company or a subcontractor) the information for the ESPD part IV.B must also be given in a separate ESPD from each of the entities, cf. section VI.3 “Additional information”.
The applicant is obliged to document the requirement by request of the Contracting Authority.
— equity must be at least 1 000 000 EUR,
— equity ratio must be at least 20 pct.
If the equity ratio is between 15 pct. and 20 pct. the supplier can qualify, if Equity exceeds 3 000 000 EUR.
The references of the most significant comparable contracts undertaken in the past three years must be stated in the ESPD part IV.C: “Technical and professional ability”.
The references must include a detailed description and date of the work performed for each reference (please note the “description” box can contain more text than is visible. I.e. it is possible to copy paste text into the box).
Further, for each reference the applicant is encouraged to submit:
— reference value
— contact information for the entity in question (including contact person)
Energinet reserves the right to request additional information from the applicant regarding references (including the above two bullets) in case such information is not already included in the ESPD. Also, the Contracting Authority reserves the right to contact the stated reference entities directly.
If the applicant is relying on the capacities of one or more other entities (e.g. a parent or sister company or a subcontractor) the information for the ESPD part IV.C must also be given in a separate ESPD from each of the entities, cf. section VI.3 “Additional information”.
The number of references should not surpass a maximum of the 5 most comparable and relevant references. If the reference list includes more than 5 references, the Contracting authority will only consider the first 5 listed. If the applicant is participating in the procurement procedure together with others in a group of economic operators (e.g. a consortium) or is relying on the capacity of one or more other entities for references the maximum number of references to be submitted must still be respected and cannot exceed 5 when combined.
The applicant shall have health, safety and environment system(s) in compliance with ISO14001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 or equivalent which must be maintained for the duration of the contract.
The applicant shall have a quality management system in compliance with ISO 9001 or equivalent which must be maintained for the duration of the contract.
The applicant must submit a completed version of the ESPD. Please see section VI.3 “Additional information” for further information regarding the ESPD. The application must be submitted through EU-Supply, cf. link in section I.1 in this TED announcement. Applications not submitted via EU-supply or received after the deadline will not be accepted.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to request the applicant to supplement, specify or complete the information submitted.
Energinet has joined Global Compact and is using the 10 principles as a platform for working with our Code of Conduct. Contractors are expected to act in accordance with Energinet’s Code of Conduct visible at our homepage: www.energinet.dk.
The information is stated in the tender material.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The applicant must submit a completed European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) to apply for pre-qualification for this tender procedure. The ESPD for this tender can be found in the pre-qualification material via EU-supply.
To complete the ESPD, please:
— save the XML file onto your own computer (available from the Pre-qualification Ma-terial folder in EU-Supply),
— open the link https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/espd/welcome
— choose the preferred language,
— choose “I am an economic operator”,
— choose “Import ESPD”,
— upload the XML file of the ESPD,
— choose the country of your companies origin,
— fill out and complete the ESPD with the information required in this contract notice,
— when finished filling out the ESPD selected “Overview” and check the information stated,
— after checking the information select “Download as” either pdf or/and XML file and it will be saved to the computer,
— upload the pdf and/or XML file version to “My response” in EU-Supply as your re-quest for pre-qualification.
Please note the following:
— an applicant participating on its own, but relying on the capacities of one or more other entities (e.g. a parent or sister company or a subcontractor), must ensure that the application includes the applicants own ESPD together with a separate ESPD from each of the entities it relies on with a completed part II: “Information concerning the economic operator” and part III: “Exclusion grounds” of the ESPD as well as the relevant information regarding part IV: “Selection criteria” and part V: “Reduction of the number of qualified candidates”. The ESPD from each of the entities should be duly filled and signed by the entities concerned.
Further where an applicant wants to rely on the capacities of other entities, it shall prove to the Contracting Authority that it will have at its disposal the resources necessary, for example, by producing a commitment by those entities to that effect, which must be submitted as part of the final documentation.
— where groups of economic operators, including temporary associations, participate together in the procurement procedure, a complete separate ESPD for each the participating economic operators must be submitted.
Further the final documentation must include a signed declaration by all parties of the group of economic operators (joint venture, consortium or other) stating that all economic operators assume joint and several liabilities towards the Contracting Authority for the performance of the contract as a whole.
Internet address: https://erhvervsstyrelsen.dk/klagenaevnet-for-udbud
Complaints regarding a candidate not being pre-qualified must be filed with The Complaints Board for Public Procurement within 20 calendar days starting the day after the Contracting Authority has sent notification to the candidates involved, provided that the notification in-cludes a short account of the relevant reasons for the decision.
Other complaints must be filed with The Complaints Board for Public Procurement within:
1) 45 calendar days after the Contracting Authority has published a contract award no-tice in the Official Journal of the European Union (with effect from the day following the publication date);
2) 30 calendar days starting the day after the Contracting Authority has informed the tenderers in question, that the Contracting Authority has entered into a contract based on a framework agreement through reopening of competition or a dynamic purchasing system, provided that the notification includes a short account of the relevant reasons for the decision;
3) 6 months starting the day after the Contracting Authority has sent notification to the candidates/tenderers involved that the Contracting Authority has entered into the framework agreement, provided that the notification included a short account of the relevant reasons for the decision.
Internet address: http://www.kfst.dk
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