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Denmark-Copenhagen: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://vejdirektoratet.dk
Section II: Object
The Danish Road Directorate shall perform as the client on behalf of Copenhagen Municipality for the construction of the Nordhavnstunnel. The Project entails the construction of a tunnel across the Svanemølle bay in continuation of the Nordhavnsvej-tunnel and the construction of a replacement harbour in Færgehavn Nord. The Danish Road Directorate wish to appoint a main consultant, who will support the Danish Road Directorate with the delivery of the Project.
The Danish Road Directorate shall perform as the client on behalf of Copenhagen Municipality for construction of the Nordhavnstunnel (in the following called ‘the Project’). The Project entails the construction of a tunnel across the Svanemølle bay in continuation of the Nordhavnsvej-tunnel and the construction of a replacement harbour in Færgehavn Nord. It is decided that the tunnel shall be established as the long tunnel option from Nordhavnsvej to Kattegatvej’s extension, with preparation for a possible future Østlig Ringvej (eastern ringroad). The basis for the technical solution is described in the Environmental Impact Statement and its appendices (https://www.vejdirektoratet.dk/side/dokumenter-33) and is expected to be constructed in accordance with the ‘Proposal for law for construction of Nordhavnstunnel’, which can be found on the public hearing portal Høringsportalen (https://hoeringsportalen.dk/Hearing/Details/63140). The Danish Road Directorate wish to appoint a consultant, who will support the Danish Road Directorate with the delivery of the Project. The scope of services covers the consultancy for multidisciplinary design, tender, evaluation, designer’s representative, possible site supervision, commissioning and handover of the Project. It is expected that the replacement harbour Færgehavn Nord will be carried out as a detail design and a traditional contract and that the Nordhavnstunnel will be carried out as an illustrative design and a design and build contract. The main consultant shall be capable of producing deliverables and tender documents on Danish and English.
In case the number of compliant requests exceeds the limit above, applicants, whose companies are not affiliated, will be selected. Applicants that are selected are those who have the most relevant references pursuant to the details on technical ability. The references, cf. tender notices, clause III 1.3), shall be assessed in relation to the description, in the tender notices, clause II.1.4), of the task put out to tender in that, in the assessment of the relevance of the references, it shall be taken into account that content and size are comparable with the services put out to tender.
If less than 5 applicants meet the minimum requirements, the Danish Road Directorate will choose the number of applicants that do meet the minimum requirements and are suitable.
See Section 2, b) in the draft to the agreement on consultancy and assistance regarding Nordhavnstunnel, main consultancy.
The estimated value under section II.1.5) is a maximum estimate. The total value of the contract is expected to be between 110 000 000 DKK and 150 000 000 DKK, excl. VAT.
The duration in months under section II.2.7) is an estimate.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The applicant shall submit information about the company's net revenue for the past financial year (audited or copy of financial statements).
For companies that have been established for less than a year, information covering the longest possible period shall be submitted.
If the applicant is a group of operators (e.g. a consortium), the information shall be submitted for each individual company and the sum of the companies' net revenue shall observe the minimum requirement.
If the applicant is a group of operators (e.g. a consortium), power of attorney shall be given to one person who shall be authorised to sign for the group of operators (e.g. a consortium). All participating companies shall be jointly and severally liable for the fulfilment of the contract.
If the applicant relies on the abilities of other entities (such as sub-consultants or other entities in the group), the applicant shall demonstrate that the applicant has the required resources at these entities at their disposal.
This shall be done by presenting a commitment from these entities in the form of a declaration of joint and several liability.
Information is not required about other planned sub-consultants whose economic and financial capacity the applicant is not relying on in order to meet the minimum requirement.
The net revenue for the most recent financial year shall be at least 220 000 000 DKK.
The applicant shall submit a list of references documenting experience with consulting in connection with traditional contracts or design and build contracts relating to tunnel works carried out as a cut-and-cover tunnel or as an immersed tunnel and consulting in connection with traditional contracts or design and build contracts relating to harbours. The reference list should not contain bored tunnels.
The references shall be in the process of construction or be completed within the past 5 years.
The requirement for references is extended from 3 to 5 years to ensure sufficient competition, as the contracting authority has assessed that the number of comparative tasks in the past 3 years has been limited.
The list of references should include information about project name, type of contract, contracting authority,contract price, date of execution as well as a description of the project.
A maximum of 8 references may be submitted.
If the applicant is a group of operators (e.g. a consortium), references shall be submitted for each individual company, so as to the combined references of the companies meet the minimum requirement.
This shall be done by producing a statement from these entities on their obligations in this regard.
If the applicant relies on other entities’ technical and professional capacity, attention is directed to Section 144(3) of the Public Procurement Act.
Information is not required about other planned sub-consultants whose technical and professional capacity the applicant is not relying on in order to meet the minimum requirement.
Experience in the past 5 years with:
Consulting in connection with traditional contracts or design and build contracts relating to tunnel works carried out as a cut-and-cover tunnel or as an immersed tunnel and consultancy in connection with traditional contracts or design and build contracts relating to harbours.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The deadline stipulated in Section IV.2.2) applies to the application for pre-qualification.
The application for pre-qualification shall be submitted electronically at the URL address listed in Section I.3).
The application shall — in addition to the foregoing III.1.2) and III.1.3) — contain information on the applicant's ownership, including information on consolidated companies.
As an appendix to the application, a completed 'Single European Procurement Document' (ESPD) shall be attached. The document is available in the same location as tender documents, see Section. I.3).
In the ESPD, Part II, Section A, a contact person shall be stated for the entire tendering process.
In addition to the mandatory exclusion grounds, see Sections 135-136 of the Public Procurement Act, the exclusion grounds stipulated in Section 137(1)(ii) of the Public Procurement Act shall apply to the tender.
For groups of operators (e.g. a consortium), a separate ESPD must be submitted for each participating operator. If the applicant relies on the capacity of other entities, an ESPD must be submitted for each of the entities on which the applicant relies.
The application for pre-qualification will be accepted in English, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.
Tenders shall be submitted in Danish or English. Refer to the tender documents (Instruction to Tenderes) for a description of the tender process.
The tender will be carried out by using a 2-envelope system. The procedure is described in detail in the tender documents.
Any questions shall be submitted to the email address specified in the tender documents, Instruction to Tenderes, Section 4.
Questions that are submitted after 19.12.2019 will not be answered before 2.1.2020.
Questions and answers will be made available on the Internet address stated in I.3), under current tenders.
Internet address: www.klfu.dk
Precise information on deadline(s) for appeal:
Deadlines and procedures for appeals stated in the 'Act on the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement', Act No 492 of 12.5.2010 as amended, latest Consolidated Act No 593 of 2.6.2016.
Complaints about not being pre-qualified shall be lodged with the Complaints Board for Public Procurement within 20 calendar days.
The deadline is calculated from the day following the day on which the contracting authority has sent a notification to interested applicants about who has been pre-qualified. However, the deadline only begins when a brief explanation has been given in the notification of the relevant reasons for the contracting authority's decision.
In other situations complaints about tenders shall be submitted to the Complaints Board for Public Procurement within:
45 calendar days after the contracting authority has published a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union that the contracting authority has awarded a contract. The deadline is calculated from the day after the day on which the announcement has been published.