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Title: Firmus Energy Construction and Maintenance Works and Services Contract
Published by: firmus energy (Distribution) Ltd
Publication Date: 13/08/2019
Deadline Date: 09/09/2019
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

Firmus Energy is undertaking a competitive tendering process to enter into a contract with one contractor to meet its requirements as further summarised in the procurement documents.

It is anticipated that the contract will commence on 9.4.2020 and continue thereafter for an initial period of three (3) years (initial period). Following expiry of the initial period, Firmus Energy shall have the option to extend the contract on three (3) subsequent occasions of up to 12 months each.

Contract notice – utilities

Directive 2014/25/EU - Utility Directive

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Firmus Energy (Distribution) Ltd

A4/A5 Fergusons Way, Kilbegs Industrial Estate

Antrim

BT41 4LZ

UK

Contact person: Niamh Magee

E-mail: firmusconstructiontender@carson-mcdowell.com

NUTS: UKN13

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.firmusenergy.co.uk

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://www.firmusenergy.co.uk/publications/category/tender-opportunities


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.6) Main activity

Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Firmus Energy Construction and Maintenance Works and Services Contract

II.1.2) Main CPV code

45231221

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Works

II.1.4) Short description

Firmus Energy is currently undergoing the construction of a predominantly polyethylene medium pressure (4 bar) and low pressure (75mbar) gas network and associated domestic and industrial and commercial connections to natural gas within a number of townlands in Northern Ireland including Derry/Londonderry, Limavady, Coleraine, Ballymoney, Ballymena, Antrim, Craigavon (including Lurgan and Portadown), Armagh, Banbridge and Newry. Against this background, Firmus Energy is inviting tenders for works across its development area in Northern Ireland, to include:

— polyethylene main laying (c. 200 km per annum) and service laying (c. 6 700 services per annum),

— emergency response services (responding to c. 3 500 Public Reported Escapes per annum),

— network maintenance and materials logistics.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 96 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

44100000

45231220

45231223

45333100

45333200

45231100

45231110

45231111

45231112

45231221

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKN


Main site or place of performance:

— Derry/Londonderry,

— Limavady,

— Coleraine,

— Ballymoney,

— Ballymena,

— Antrim,

— Craigavon (including Lurgan and Portadown),

— Armagh,

— Banbridge, and

— Newry.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Firmus Energy is undertaking a competitive tendering process to enter into a contract with one contractor to meet its requirements as further summarised in the procurement documents.

It is anticipated that the contract will commence on 9.4.2020 and continue thereafter for an initial period of three (3) years (initial period). Following expiry of the initial period, Firmus Energy shall have the option to extend the contract on three (3) subsequent occasions of up to 12 months each.

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: 96 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 72

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 4

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As specified in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

It is anticipated that the contract will commence on 9.4.2020 and continue thereafter for an initial period of three (3) years (initial period). Following expiry of the initial period, Firmus Energy shall have the option to extend the contract on three (3) subsequent occasions of up to 12 months each.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

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:

As stated in the procurement documents.

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

As stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.6) Deposits and guarantees required:

Firmus Energy reserves the right to require bonds, deposits, guarantees or other forms of undertaking or security to ensure proper contractual performance. Interested parties should be aware in particular that the successful contractor will be required to provide a performance security bond of 800 000 GBP.

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

Subject to the status and involvement of the parties, Firmus Energy may require the parties to commit to joint and several liability in respect of the contract. Alternatively, Firmus Energy may require the lead operator to take total responsibility or a consortium to form a legal entity before entering into any contract.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated with call for competition

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 Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2019/S 099-240814

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 09/09/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

This contract is being procured competitively in accordance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016. The procedure to be followed for this procurement is the negotiated procedure.

Applicants who wish to participate in this procurement will be required to provide contact details to firmusconstructiontender@carson-mcdowell.com upon downloading the procurement documents. Applicants who fail to provide their details or register in this manner will not receive any clarifications or updated information provided by Firmus Energy during the procurement process.

The costs of responding to this notice and participation in the process will be borne by each applicant. All discussions and correspondence will be deemed strictly subject to contract until a formal contract is entered into. The formal contract shall not be binding until it has been signed and dated by the duly authorised representatives of both parties.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland

Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street

Belfast

BT1 3JF

UK

E-mail: office@courtsni.gov.uk

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Firmus Energy will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to all applicants. The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful applicants to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Firmus Energy (Distribution) Ltd

A4/A5 Fergusons Way, Kilbegs Industrial Estate

Antrim

BT41 4LZ

UK

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.firmusenergy.co.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

09/08/2019


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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
44100000Construction materials and associated itemsConstruction structures and materials; auxiliary products to construction (except electric apparatus
45231220Construction work for gas pipelinesConstruction work for pipelines, communication and power lines
45231223Gas distribution ancillary workConstruction work for pipelines, communication and power lines
45333200Gas meter installation workGas-fitting installation work
45333100Gas regulation equipment installation workGas-fitting installation work
45231221Gas supply mains construction workConstruction work for pipelines, communication and power lines
45231100General construction work for pipelinesConstruction work for pipelines, communication and power lines
45231112Installation of pipe systemConstruction work for pipelines, communication and power lines
45231110Pipelaying construction workConstruction work for pipelines, communication and power lines
45231111Pipeline lifting and relayingConstruction work for pipelines, communication and power lines

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