Supplies - 639212-2020

Submission deadline has been amended by:  83928-2021
31/12/2020    S255

Spain-Barcelona: Procurement of the ITER Blanket Cooling Manifold

2020/S 255-639212

Contract notice

Supplies

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Fusion for Energy Joint Undertaking (‘Fusion for Energy’)
Postal address: C/ Josep Pla 2 - Torres Diagonal Litoral, Edificio B3
Town: Barcelona
NUTS code: ES511 Barcelona
Postal code: 08019
Country: Spain
Contact person: Procurement Unit
E-mail: julie.abou@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/IP_PAGES/ehome.aspx
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://industryportal.f4e.europa.eu/IP_PAGES/ehome.aspx
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://industryportal.f4e.europa.eu/IP_PAGES/ehome.aspx
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Energy

Section II: Object

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

Procurement of the ITER Blanket Cooling Manifold

Reference number: F4E-OMF-1080
II.1.2)Main CPV code
42500000 Cooling and ventilation equipment
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
42500000 Cooling and ventilation equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: FRL0 Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Main site or place of performance:

Place of execution of the contract is mainly at contractor's premises supplies to be delivered at ITER site (Cadarache France).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 84
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Objective criteria to select the limited number of candidates detailed in the Invitation to participate section 5.3.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

II.2.14)Additional information

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

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 108-260800
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 08/02/2021
Local time: 23:59
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 08/03/2021
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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

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:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

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)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
22/12/2020