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Supplies - 75341-2021

12/02/2021    S30

Cyprus-Nicosia: Submarine cable

2021/S 030-075341

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: EuroAsia Interconnector Ltd
Postal address: Quantum House: 25 Philippou Str., Agios Dometios
Town: Nicosia
NUTS code: CY ΚΥΠΡΟΣ
Postal code: 2363
Country: Cyprus
Contact person: Marios Efthyvoulou
E-mail: mefthyvoulou@euroasia-interconnector.com
Telephone: +357 22792200
Fax: +357 22776799
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.euroasia-interconnector.com/
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: www.euroasia-interconnector.com/procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://EurobankHoldings.supplier-eu.ariba.com
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Electricity

Section II: Object

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

Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation of the HVDC Cable System for the Cyprus — Greece (Crete) Link of the EuroAsia Interconnector

II.1.2)Main CPV code
31321500 Submarine cable
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

EuroAsia Interconnector is a multi-terminal VSC-HVDC scheme which will connect Israel, Cyprus and Greece (Crete), and will comprise converter stations with sea electrodes, interconnected by cables. The project will allow the transfer of 1000MW between converter stations and the envisaged voltage level will be ±500 kV.

The scheme will be developed under five main tender procedures:

— procurement of the VSC HVDC Converter Stations;

— procurement of the HVDC Cable System for the Cyprus-Greece (Crete) Link;

— procurement of the HVDC Cable System for the Israel-Cyprus Link;

— procurement of the Sea-electrode Systems;

— procurement of the civil works.

This process concerns the second of the above tender processes and encompasses the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the HVDC cable systems for the Cyprus – Greece (Crete) Link of the EuroAsia Interconnector.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 246 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Detailed information is available in the ‘Invitation to participate in negotiated process with prior call for competition’ for the contract with title ‘Engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the HVDC Cable Systems for the Cyprus – Greece (Crete) Link of the EuroAsia Interconnector’ that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector.com/procurement.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

EPCI of the HVDC Cable System for Pole 1

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
31321500 Submarine cable
31321300 High-voltage cable
60630000 Cable-laying ship services
45314310 Installation of cable laying
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: CY00 Κύπρος
NUTS code: EL43 Κρήτη
Main site or place of performance:

Cyprus, Greece (Crete) and the Mediterranean basin between them.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Engineering, procurement, construction and Installation of the HVDC cable system including all required offshore and onshore joints for Pole 1 of the Cyprus – Greece (Crete) Link. The distance between the sea/land transition bays in Cyprus and Greece (Crete) is approximately 898 km and the submarine cable will be laid at an approximate maximum water depth of 3 000 m. The distance between the sea/land transition bay and the Converter Station in Cyprus is approximately 13 km and in Crete is approximately 10 km. The land cable will be pulled through pre-installed concrete encased conduits.

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
Value excluding VAT: 623 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 1
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The number of tenderers will not be limited to a maximum.

All qualified candidates satisfying the objective criteria will be invited to participate in the award stage of this negotiated procedure.

To qualify for participation in the award stage, objective criteria/requirements for the personal situation, the economic and financial standing and the technical and professional ability of the candidates must be satisfied. Details for the qualification requirements are provided in the ‘Invitation to participate in negotiated process with prior call for competition’ for the contract with title ’Engineering, procurement, construction and Installation of the HVDC Cable Systems for the Cyprus — Greece (Crete) Link of the EuroAsia Interconnector’ that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector.com/procurement.

Economic operators must request access to the system used for this pre-qualification phase via email in order to submit a ‘Request to participate’ in the process. Detailed information is available in the ‘Invitation to participate in negotiated process with prior call for competition’ for the contract with title ‘Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation of the HVDC Cable Systems for the Cyprus — Greece (Crete) Link of the EuroAsia Interconnector’ that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector.com/procurement.

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

Details regarding options will be provided to qualified candidates in the tender documents.

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:

PCI 3.10.2 (part of PCI 3.10)

II.2.14)Additional information

EuroAsia Interconnector is a cluster Project of Common Interest (PCI 3.10) of the EU consisting of two PCIs:

— PCI 3.10.1: Israel-Cyprus,

— PCI 3.10.2: Cyprus-Greece (Crete).

The Project has been approved for grants by CEF in two occasions (Action 3.10.1-0028-CY-S-M-14 and Action 3.10.1-0004-CYEL-S-M-16).

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

EPCI of the HVDC Cable System for Pole 2

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
31321500 Submarine cable
31321300 High-voltage cable
60630000 Cable-laying ship services
45314310 Installation of cable laying
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: CY00 Κύπρος
NUTS code: EL43 Κρήτη
Main site or place of performance:

Cyprus, Greece (Crete) and the Mediterranean basin between them.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the HVDC cable system including all required offshore and onshore joints for Pole 2 of the Cyprus – Greece (Crete) Link. The distance between the sea/land transition bays in Cyprus and Greece (Crete) is approximately 898 km and the submarine cable will be laid at an approximate maximum water depth of 3 000 m. The distance between the sea/land transition bay and the Converter Station in Cyprus is approximately 13km and in Crete is approximately 10 km and the land cable will be pulled through pre-installed concrete encased conduits.

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
Value excluding VAT: 623 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 1
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The number of tenderers will not be limited to a maximum.

All qualified candidates satisfying the objective criteria will be invited to participate in the award stage of this negotiated procedure.

To qualify for participation in the award stage, objective criteria/requirements for the personal situation, the economic and financial standing and the technical and professional ability of the Candidates must be satisfied. Details for the qualification requirements are provided in the ‘Invitation to participate in negotiated process with prior call for competition’ for the contract with title ‘Engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the HVDC Cable Systems for the Cyprus — Greece (Crete) Link of the EuroAsia Interconnector’ that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector.com/procurement.

Economic Operators must request access to the system used for this pre-qualification phase via email in order to submit a ‘Request to Participate’ in the process. Detailed information is available in the ‘Invitation to participate in negotiated process with prior call for competition’ for the contract with title ‘Engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the HVDC cable systems for the Cyprus - Greece (Crete) Link of the EuroAsia Interconnector‘ that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector.com/procurement.

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

Details regarding options will be provided to qualified candidates in the tender documents.

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:

PCI 3.10.2 (part of PCI 3.10).

II.2.14)Additional information

EuroAsia Interconnector is a cluster Project of Common Interest (PCI 3.10) of the EU consisting of two PCIs:

— PCI 3.10.1: Israel-Cyprus,

— PCI 3.10.2: Cyprus-Greece (Crete).

The Project has been approved for grants by CEF in two occasions (Action 3.10.1-0028-CY-S-M-14 and Action 3.10.1-0004-CYEL-S-M-16).

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:

Criteria as stated in the ‘Invitation to participate in negotiated process with prior call for competition’ for the contract with title ‘Engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the HVDC cable systems for the Cyprus — Greece (Crete) Link of the EuroAsia Interconnector’ that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector.com/procurement.

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

The objective rules and criteria for participation are described in the ‘Invitation to participate in negotiated process with prior call for competition’ for the contract with title ‘Engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the HVDC cable systems for the Cyprus - Greece (Crete) Link of the EuroAsia Interconnector’ that can be found at www.euroasia-interconnector.com/procurement.

It is noted that the contracting entity does not intend to limit the number of participants/tenderers to a maximum number and all qualified candidates will be invited to the award stage of the process.

The contracting entity reserves the right to perform inspections of a candidate's premises and/or work sites in order to verify the information given under this pre-qualification stage.

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

Submission of deposits and/or guarantees is not required during the pre-qualification stage. The participation guarantee required during the award stage as well as any other guarantees/deposits that will be required during the tender process and/or from the awarded tenderer/contractor will be defined in the tender documents that will be provided to qualified Candidates.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details will be provided in the tender documents that will be provided to qualified candidates.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Consortia are not obliged to take a specific legal form in order to participate in the tender procedure. However, if applicable, the awarded Consortium may be requested to take a specific legal form before the signing of the contract.

Interested economic operators should note that the awarded tenderer of any Lot may be required to enter into an interface agreement with the awarded tenderers of the other lots and/or the awarded tenderers/contractors of the other procurement procedures related with the implementation of the EuroAsia Interconnector such as, but not limited to, those defined in Section II.1.4).

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/03/2021
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 17/03/2021
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.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Appeals Committee
Postal address: Quantum House: 25 Philippou Str., Agios Dometios
Town: Nicosia
Postal code: 2363
Country: Cyprus
E-mail: appeals@euroasia-interconnector.com
Telephone: +357 22792200
Fax: +357 22776799
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Every economic operator being interested in the conclusion of a contract with the contracting entity shall be entitled to contest, by lodging an appeal, any enforceable act of the contracting entity related to the tender procedure which they consider as affecting their interests in an unlawful manner.

Every appeal, in accordance with the aforementioned, shall be lodged in writing against EuroAsia Interconnector Ltd, and should be received within 15 calendar days from the next day of the notification of the appealed decision at the address mentioned in Section VI.4.1), and examined by the responsible Appeals Committee assigned by the contracting entity, who after examining the appeal, shall, as soon as possible, issue a justified decision that will be provided in writing to the party lodging the appeal.

If such time limit elapses inactive, it shall be inferred that the appeal has been dismissed.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/02/2021