Services - 536541-2019

12/11/2019    S218

Norway-Oslo: Research and development consultancy services

2019/S 218-536541

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Nordic Energy Research (Nordisk Energiforskning)
National registration number: 984 809 255
Postal address: Stensberggata 25
Town: Oslo
NUTS code: NO011 Oslo
Postal code: 0170
Country: Norway
Contact person: Christian Kjaer
E-mail: Christian.Kjaer@nordicenergy.org
Telephone: +47 90246032
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.nordicenergy.org
Address of the buyer profile: https://kgv.doffin.no/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/1973
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://kgv.doffin.no/ctm/Supplier/Documents/Folder/164907
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Nordic Clean Energy Scenarios 2020

Reference number: 40060
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

On 25.1.2019, the Prime Ministers of Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark signed ‘Declaration on Nordic Carbon Neutrality’ in which they commit to ‘assess in 2020 the scenarios for how the Nordic countries can achieve carbon neutrality, including implications for various sectors’.

Nordic Clean Energy Scenarios 2020 (NCES2020) will generate neutral, unbiased, non-prescriptive analysis to provide solid, scientific input to the political debate on energy technology and a carbon neutral Nordic area. NCES2020 will develop carbon neutral scenarios and CO2 pathways for the Nordics that are compatible with limiting climate change to below 1.5 oC.

It will contribute to strengthening Nordic cooperation and expertise in energy modeling; provide a comprehensive overview of energy technologies, their costs, greenhouse gas reduction potential and resource potential.

In addition, the project aims to improve the sharing of data and statistics between the Nordic countries.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 9 000 000.00 NOK
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO011 Oslo
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

On 25.1.2019, the prime ministers of Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark signed the ‘Declaration on Nordic Carbon Neutrality’ in which they commit themselves to work towards a carbon-neutral Nordic region.

To assist this effort, the prime ministers commit themselves ‘to assessing in 2020 the scenarios for how the Nordic countries can achieve carbon neutrality, including implications for various sectors’.

It is the ambition that Nordic Clean Energy Scenarios 2020 (NCES2020) will deliver neutral, un-biased, non-prescriptive analysis to provide solid, scientific input to the political debate on energy technology and a carbon neutral Nordic region.

The overall objectives of the work are to:

(i) develop carbon-neutral energy scenarios for the Nordic region assessing ‘how the Nordic countries can achieve carbon neutrality, including implications for various sectors’, as expressed in the Nordic prime ministers ’Declaration on Nordic Carbon Neutrality’ from January 2019. For this purpose, a carbon budget for the Nordics that is compatible with the Paris Agreement and the findings of the IPCC Special report on global warming of 1.5 oC will be established;

(ii) contribute to strengthening Nordic cooperation and expertise in energy modelling and further develop cooperation between Nordic energy modellers and energy model research communities;

(iii) identify and analyse energy technologies with significant global and Nordic climate change mitigation potential. Assess past, current and future cost and deployment and include assumptions on cost and deployment pathways in the scenarios (i), together with an assessment of the technologies’ energy, resource and carbon mitigation potentials;

(iv) develop a Nordic energy statistics database with aggregated data. Establish a system for the storing, updating and issuing of past (from 1990 if possible) and future statistics and analysis that can track progress on energy technology development and towards the 2020 scenarios and the carbon pathways established in i) and iii).

(v) demonstrate Nordic leadership in energy technology and tackling climate change at a national, regional and global level, through effective, strategic communication.

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
Value excluding VAT: 9 000 000.00 NOK
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 18
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: no
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 contract will be awarded based on the criteria listed in the invitation to tender, which also contains the requirements for bidding.

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

The contract will be awarded based on the criteria listed in the invitation to tender, which also contains the requirements for bidding.

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

The contract will be awarded based on the criteria listed in the Invitation to tender, which also contains the requirements for bidding.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

With a common declaration the Nordic prime ministers have agreed to have scenarios for a carbon neutral Nordic region prepared in 2020. Undertaking energy scenario modelling is very very time-consuming. We must therefore ensure that bids are received before Christmas to prevent the schedule from slipping.

Link to the Nordic Prime Minister's declaration on Nordic carbon neutrality:

www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/ff55fbdf4ce74ec3ac3e473f62a673a7/declarationonnordiccarbonneutralitysigned.pdf

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 16/12/2019
Local time: 13:00
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:
English
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 16/12/2019
Local time: 13:00

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: Nordic Energy Research
Postal address: Stensberggata 27
Town: Oslo
Postal code: NO-0170
Country: Norway
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/11/2019