Services - 538514-2019

13/11/2019    S219

Denmark-Viby: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2019/S 219-538514

Periodic indicative notice – utilities

This notice is a periodic indicative notice only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Aarhus Vand A/S
Postal address: Gunnar Clausens Vej 34
Town: Viby J
NUTS code: DK042 Østjylland
Postal code: 8260
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Inge H. Jensen
Telephone: +45 89471136
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: COWI A/S
Postal address: Jens Chr. Skous Vej 9
Town: Aarhus C
NUTS code: DK042 Østjylland
Postal code: 8000
Country: Denmark
Telephone: +45 25544303
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.6)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Aarhus ReWater — Process Consortium

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

In connection with the realisation of Aarhus ReWater, Aarhus Vand is in need of a process consortium to assist with the design of the process plant for the resource recovery plant (RRP).

The service to be provided by the process consortium includes the design of the design basis and the subsequent design of the total process plant (RRP). Focus is on creating a state-of-the-art resource facility with a high degree of flexibility and modularity.

Aarhus Vand is preparing the tender documents for the process consortium. Prior to launching the tender, Aarhus Vand is conducting a dialogue phase with the aim of obtaining the market's immediate input in relation to the basic conditions of the tender documents.

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)
71300000 Engineering services
71800000 Consulting services for water-supply and waste consultancy
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
90000000 Sewage, refuse, cleaning and environmental services
90400000 Sewage services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DK042 Østjylland
Main site or place of performance:

8000 Aarhus C.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The realisation of Aarhus ReWater is expected to run until mid-2028 when the resource plant is expected to be finished. Aarhus ReWater will be built in Aarhus on a site of around 12 hectares (land reclamation) near Tangkrogen and Marselisborg marina. The final location of the resource plant has not yet been determined. Three possible locations have previously been discussed; however, a recent political decision reduced the number to 2. The 2 alternative locations will be evaluated during the 1st planning stage comprising the EIA study.

The plant is expected to be expanded on an ongoing basis and to be fully expanded in 2060, when its capacity is expected to be up to 550 000 PE, corresponding to the expected population in 2060, based on the latest forecast as well as business and industry development.

The project's total financial framework is expected to be 1 700 000 000-2 000 000 000 DKK, which will include all expenses related to the project. The location of Aarhus ReWater on reclaimed land in the transition area between land and sea, city and harbour, marina and event area, calls for an adaptation of the plant that goes beyond its mere utility value and incorporates the surroundings – the requirements and possibilities of the citizens – into the area.

This calls for a process consortium that can assist in realising the project.

Since existing solutions in the market cannot fulfil Aarhus Vand’s vision and high ambitions for Aarhus ReWater, Aarhus Vand wants to building the world’s most resource-efficient wastewater resource recovery facility (WRRF) through an innovation partnership. Aarhus Vand A/S wants to tender turnkey contracts according to a model that ensures room for innovation and development – and selection of the optimal technologies – in the initial design phase, until project and budget details are finalised in the project planning phase prior to execution, and that allows for a more flexible team formation. Furthermore, Aarhus Vand wants to be able to influence team formation, thereby ensuring that a strong process consortium and a strong turnkey contractor are chosen before the 2 parties are brought together in a turnkey contractor team.

After an initial innovation phase, the process consortium is to transfer to the 2 turnkey contractor teams implementing the RRP (wastewater plant – 550 000 PE). Accordingly, this tender procedure concerns a flexible agreement including consultancy services in connection with Aarhus ReWater.

Process consortium is used here to designate the consultant or team of consultants associated with the project. The term expresses the fact that the process consortium is expected to possess the wide and professional depth of competencies needed to contribute to the realization of future resource facilities – Aarhus ReWater – through innovative solutions. The term thus does not express a requirement or expectation for a particular legal structure.

Before the start of the actual tender procedure, market dialogue will be carried out in order to inform interested potential tenderers about the tender plans and to give Aarhus Vand input for the further work on the tender documents.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Interested prospective tenderers can comment on a preliminary draft of the tender documents, which will be available for download via iBinder starting 14 November:

Any questions and/or remarks in regard to the tender documents must be uploaded to iBinder in the folder ‘Remarks to the tender documents’ no later than 1.12.2019.

In connection with the market dialogue, Aarhus Vand will also conduct interviews with individual companies. Aarhus Vand has scheduled interviews for 26.11.2019 and 27.11.2019.

On 26 November, talks will be held with companies invited by Aarhus Vand. 27 November is earmarked for conducting a series of one-hour interviews with companies that request a meeting.

To be considered for an interview with Aarhus Vand, you must submit a reasoned request via email to client consultant Torben Naldal,, no later than on 21 November, stating which topics in the tender documents you wish to discuss. If the meeting is to be conducted via Skype, please indicate this in the application. It is emphasized that the purpose of the talks is for Aarhus Vand to gather opinions and statements from the market in relation to specific elements of the tender documents, rather than a conversation about the applicant's business, team and/or consortium formation.

If you are selected to participate in an interview with Aarhus Vand on 27.11.2019, you will be notified – no sooner than on 22.11.2019 – of the time of the meeting.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: