Works - 536656-2019

13/11/2019    S219    Works - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

France-Paris la Défense: Power distribution cables

2019/S 219-536656

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Works

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: RTE — Réseau Transport Electricité
Postal address: Immeuble Window 7C, place du Dôme
Town: Paris la Défense
NUTS code: FR
Postal code: 92073
Country: France
Contact person: Noam Chebaye
E-mail: noam.chebaye@rte-france.com
Telephone: +33 179248070

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.rte-france.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://rte-france.bravosolution.com

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: EirGrid plc
Postal address: Block 2 The Oval, 160 Shelbourne Road
Town: Dublin 4
NUTS code: IE0
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Anthony Flood
E-mail: Anthony.Flood@Eirgrid.com
Telephone: +353 12370123

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.eirgrid.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://rte-france.bravosolution.com

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://rte-france.bravosolution.com
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Constructor on behalf of TSOs of France (RTE) and Ireland (EirGrid)
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Electricity

Section II: Object

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

Engineering, Procurement and Construction Package of Works Relating to the CELTIC Interconnector Project between France and Ireland

Reference number: 19013
II.1.2)Main CPV code
31320000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

The electrical interconnection project consists of the construction of an HVDC 700 MW link.

The scope include the design, manufacturing, construction, commissioning and operation of HVDC cables systems and converter stations for the interconnection between France and Ireland. It also includes the connection to the HVAC network.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
31321500
45231400
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: FR
NUTS code: IE
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

HVDC power cable of a total length of approximately 575 km between (Ireland) and (France). The interconnection consists of 2 HVDC cables.

These works for terrestrial sections (approximately 40 km in France and 35 km in Ireland) and for the submarine section (approximately 500 Km), consist of:

— cable manufacturing,

— terrestrial civil works execution and installation,

— submarine installation.

The project team is working on the allotment strategy of the submarine, underground cable systems, installation and civil works.

The overall scope includes the design, engineering, procurement, manufacturing, supply, transportation, testing, installation, commissioning, construction, spare provision, warranty and maintenance.

MIND and XLPE technologies are under consideration at this stage.

II.2.14)Additional information

Candidates interested in participating in this tender will be invited to attend the ‘Supplier Event’ which may be taken place from 20th to 22.1.2020 in order to present the project and exchange information on the best way to execute it (technologies, materials, execution procedures, Allotment, etc.).

To attend this event, please refer to VI.3).

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
10/02/2020

Section II: Object

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

CELTIC Interconnection France and Ireland — Converter Stations

Reference number: 19013
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45231400
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

The supplier will provide works with regard to the construction, installation and manufacturing of the 2 converter stations. 2 HVDC Voltage Sourced Converter VSC converter stations in France and in Ireland. Each station consists of 2 main buildings that house the power units (the AC to DC converters).

The scope includes the design, engineering, procurement, manufacture, supply, transportation, installation, construction, testing, commissioning, spares, warranty and maintenance of the converter stations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45000000
45220000
32520000
31121110
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: FR
NUTS code: IE
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The supplier will provide works with regard to the construction, installation and manufacturing of the 2 converter stations. 2 HVDC Voltage Sourced Converter VSC converter stations in France and in Ireland. Each station consists of 2 main buildings that house the power units (the AC to DC converters).

The scope includes the design, engineering, procurement, manufacture, supply, transportation, installation, construction, testing, commissioning, spares, warranty and maintenance of the converter stations.

II.2.14)Additional information

Candidates interested in participating in this tender will be invited to attend the ‘Supplier Event’ which may be taken place from 20th to 22.1.2020 in order to present the project and exchange information on the best way to execute it (technologies, materials, execution procedures, etc.).

To attend this event, please refer to VI.3).

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
10/02/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Candidates interested in participating in this tender will be invited to attend the ‘Supplier Event’ which may take place from 20th to 22.1.2020 in order to present the project and exchange information on the best way to execute it (technologies, materials, execution procedures, etc.).

To attend this event, candidates must send their expression of interest (EOI) via the e-procurement platform Bravosolution (https://rte-france.bravosolution.com) on RFI number 19013.

A questionnaire related to the project will to be sent to interested suppliers at a later stage (after the closing of this PIN) and following the return of signed mutual non-disclosure agreement which is to be returned within 5 working days after the receipt.

Time-limit for receipt of ‘Expressions of Interest’ will be no later than 2.12.2019 at 17.00 (French Time).

Final submission date for questionnaire will be no later than 6.1.2020 at 17.00 (French Time).

This documentation will provide the basis for conversation and the exchange of information at the supplier event. Therefore, candidates should take into account the above mentioned in order to present their alternatives and skills/technical abilities to perform works through the completion of the HVDC cable activities or converter functional requirements questionnaires.

Note: this is a market research exercise and not the commencement of the formal procurement process. This process will formally commence at a later date following the publication of the contract notice in the OJEU. This procurement shall be divided into lot and full detail of the lots shall be provided as part of the contract notice.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/11/2019