Services - 601940-2021

26/11/2021    S230

Spain-Barcelona: IVVS Prototyping and Testing Activities

2021/S 230-601940

Modification notice

Modification of a contract/concession during its term

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy (F4E)
Postal address: C/ Josep Pla 2, Torres Diagonal Litoral, Edificio B3, Office 10/23
Town: Barcelona
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
Postal code: 08019
Country: Spain
Contact person: Commercial Management and Procurement Unit, for the attention of Mr Niels Van De Ven
E-mail: niels.vandeven@f4e.europa.eu
Telephone: +34 933201800
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://f4e.europa.eu/
Address of the buyer profile: https://industryportal.f4e.europa.eu/default.aspx

Section II: Object

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

IVVS Prototyping and Testing Activities

Reference number: F4E-OMF-383-01-04
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71300000 Engineering services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: FRL04 Bouches-du-Rhône
II.2.4)Description of the procurement at the time of conclusion of the contract:

The main objective of this Task Order (TO#04) is to develop prototypes of the main IVVS subassemblies and test their performance in order to validate the design solutions presented at PDR. In a limited number of areas, design modifications are explicitly requested in order to incorporate improvements before prototyping.

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Duration in months: 15
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

ITER Project

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: F4E-OMF-383-01-04
Title:

In Vessel Viewing System Prototyping and Testing Activities

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
27/11/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract/concession has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Bertin Technologies S.A.S.
National registration number: FR92 422 511 204
Town: Montigny-le-Bretonneux
NUTS code: FR101 Paris
Country: France
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: CNIM Systèmes Industriels SAS
National registration number: FR83844787218
Town: Paris
NUTS code: FR101 Paris
Country: France
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (at the time of conclusion of the contract;excluding VAT)
Total value of the procurement: 1 677 227.40 EUR

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Fax: +352 4303-2100
Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Within two months of notice of the award decision, you may launch an action for annulment of the award decision. Any request you may make and any reply from us, or any complaint for maladministration, will have neither the purpose nor the effect of suspending the time-limit for launching an action for annulment or to open a new period for launching an action for annulment. The body responsible for hearing annulment procedures is indicated in Section VI.4.1) of this contract notice. If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within two years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19/11/2021

Section VII: Modifications to the contract/concession

VII.1)Description of the procurement after the modifications
VII.1.1)Main CPV code
71300000 Engineering services
VII.1.2)Additional CPV code(s)
VII.1.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: FRL04 Bouches-du-Rhône
VII.1.4)Description of the procurement:

The main objective of this Task Order is to develop prototypes of the main In Vessel Viewing System subassemblies and test their performance in order to validate the design solutions presented at Preliminary Design Review.

In a limited number of areas, design modifications are explicitly requested in order to incorporate improvements before prototyping.

VII.1.5)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Duration in months: 15
VII.1.6)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 2 729 487.99 EUR
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Bertin Technologies S.A.S.
National registration number: FR92 422 511 204
Town: Montigny-le-Bretonneux
NUTS code: FR101 Paris
Country: France
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: CNIM Systèmes Industriels SAS
National registration number: FR83844787218
Town: Paris
NUTS code: FR101 Paris
Country: France
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.2)Information about modifications
VII.2.1)Description of the modifications
Nature and extent of the modifications (with indication of possible earlier changes to the contract):

The development of [D03] by Bertin, supported by discussions with the ITER Vacuum Group, concluded that the outgassing test setup proposed by Bertin to perform the outgassing measurements requested in WBS 02.01.01 will not allow to meet IO's expectations in terms of outgassing testing.

A new Thermal Outgassing Rig (TOR) must then be procured, based on the specifications of the one owned by the ITER Vacuum Group.

This new test rig, fully owned by F4E, will allow to carry out as many outgassing measurements as required by the development of the IVVS. In addition, it could also be made available to other programmes (e.g. Diagnostics, Antenna, etc.) who will have to demonstrate the compliance with vacuum of their in vessel components and systems. An agreement could also be established in the future in order to allow the IO to access and use our Outgassing Test Rig, under conditions still to be established.

VII.2.2)Reasons for modification
Need for additional works, services or supplies by the original contractor/concessionaire (Art. 43(1)(b) of Directive 2014/23/EU, Art. 72(1)(b) of Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 89(1)(b) of Directive 2014/25/EU)
Description of the economic or technical reasons and the inconvenience or duplication of cost preventing a change of contractor:

The additional scope of work is needed for performance of the specific contract that is being implemented (see technical justification). Due to the full interoperability between the existing scope and the additional scope a change of contractor cannot be made without causing significant inconvenience and substantial duplication of costs.

VII.2.3)Increase in price
Updated total contract value before the modifications (taking into account possible earlier contract modifications and price adaptions and, in the case of Directive 2014/23/EU, average inflation in the Member State concerned)
Value excluding VAT: 2 501 796.87 EUR
Total contract value after the modifications
Value excluding VAT: 2 729 487.99 EUR