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Spain-Barcelona: Procurement of the ITER Blanket Cooling Manifold
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Procurement of the ITER Blanket Cooling Manifold
This procurement procedure is for the award of up to five framework contracts for the supply of the ITER Blanket Manifolds, including the pre-production qualification for specific items and processes and production of series quantities and spares.
Place of execution of the contract is mainly at contractor's premises supplies to be delivered at ITER site (Cadarache France).
The entire scope is divided in 8 tasks. For each of them the estimated volume is:
• Task 1: Manufacturing of a partial prototype of 6 pipes bundles with all support types (qualification exercise for subsequent tasks 2, and 4) and manufacturing of one inboard inlet bundle and one outboard inlet bundle;
• Task 2: Manufacturing of the remaining inboard and outboard bundles (72 minus the ones from task 1 if it is that are considered by F4E good enough to be installed);
• Task 3: Manufacturing of the chimney pipes for all 18 ports (40 chimney pipes per port);
• Task 4: Manufacturing of the lower port pipes;
• Task 5: Manufacturing of the upper port pipes;
• Task 6: Manufacturing of branch pipes and connectors;
• Task 7: Supply of Helicoflex Seal, Circlips and V- Band flanges;
• Task 8: Supply of all the 316L and 316 L(N)-IG raw material for the BCM system, i.e. approximatively: 11 000 meters of piping (1.5” Sch 10 and 2”Sch 10) and 150 tons of forgings (bars and plates).
Detail information on the scope and the volume can be found In the procurement documents.
Objective criteria to select the limited number of candidates detailed in the Invitation to participate section 5.3.
See internet address provided in section I.3).
Tenderers can only submit a tender via the foreseen e-Submission tool detailed in the procurement documents.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Tenderers are informed that the awarded contract will not be signed in paper. Signature of the contract will take place through a web-based tool called deviation, amendment and contract changes (DACC). The contract must be signed by the tenderer’s legal representative in DACC. Signature of the contract in DACC is considered as equivalent to a paper document with a handwritten signature and shall be admissible as evidence in legal proceedings. It is legally binding.
1) This notice and the rest of the procurement documents will be published also on the joint undertaking's buyer's profile. Economic operators are strongly advised to regularly visit the webpage in section I) of this notice;
2) This procurement procedure is governed by the rules laid down by:
(a) Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046; referred to as the ‘General Financial Regulation’ (GFR); and
(b) complemented, where it derogates, by the: Financial Regulation for Fusion for Energy adopted by Governing Board decision of 10 December 2019.
All legislation can be found on: http://www.fusionforenergy.europa.eu/procurementsgrants/keyreference.aspx
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 the contract notice.
If you believe that there was maladministration, you may lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman within 2 years of the date when you became aware of the facts on which the complaint is based (see http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu)