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Title: Contract for Seabed Repair to Moyle Interconnector cable.
Published by: Interconnector Services Limited
Publication Date: 14/06/2014
Deadline Date: 26/06/2014
Deadline Time: 12:00:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

Moyle Interconnector Limited (Moyle), a subsidiary of Mutual Energy Limited, owns and operates the Moyle Interconnector which links the electricity networks of Northern Ireland and Scotland, and facilitates the trade of electricity between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Moyle Interconnector has an installed capacity of 500 MW. This is achieved by dual monopole operation of two 250 MW, 250 kV, HVDC cable links attached to line commutated converter stations. The Moyle Interconnector physically links the HV transmission networks in Scotland and Northern Ireland and is used by System Operators on either side to support the respective operation of their high voltage transmission networks. Commercially, it facilitates trading of wholesale electricity between the respective markets which brings material economic benefit to customers in both countries.

The Moyle Interconnector is currently operating at half capacity due to a number of recurring faults in the cable system. The faults are all associated with the polyethylene layer applied to insulate the integrated return conductor within the cable build, the original cables being a novel co-axial, integrated return conductor design.

The contract involves the repair of the polyethylene layer of a subsea power cable which is part of the Moyle Interconnector. Moyle requires a marine spread proposal to facilitate the seabed repair of the North Cable of the Moyle Interconnector. The fault has been pinpointed by Moyle and is located around 2.5 km from the Scottish shore in 28 m water depth. A suitable vessel and diver spread is required to prepare the seabed around the cable for the repair, carry out the repair on the cable and reinstate the seabed. The technology (including the habitat) needed to carry out repairs has been developed by Moyle and all repair materials and repair training will be provided by Moyle.

Interested parties should note that the project for the seabed repair is business-critical and is driven by the need to complete the repair preferably before the end of October 2014. Accordingly, Moyle is intending to run the procurement process for the project using the negotiated procedure and utilising the minimum time-limits for the various stages of the procurement process as laid down in the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006. The attention of interested parties is drawn to the indicative time-table set out in the Project Information Memorandum. Only those parties who are able to demonstrate that they can abide by the timescales laid down in the indicative time-table, and who would be in a position to enter into a contract for the seabed repair by the start of August 2014, targeting completion before the end of October 2014, should respond to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

CONTRACT NOTICE - UTILITIES

Section I: Contracting Entity

I.1)

Name, Address and Contact Point(s)


Moyle Interconnector Limited

1st Floor, The Arena Building, 85 Ormeau Road

Belfast

BT7 1SH

UK

Mick McGuckin

+44 2890437580


+44 2890459673

http://www.mutual-energy.com


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I.2)

Main activity or activities of the contracting entity

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Section II: Object of the Contract

II.1)

Description

II.1.1)

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity

Contract for Seabed Repair to Moyle Interconnector cable.

II.1.2(a))

Type of works contract

II.1.2(b))

Type of supplies contract

II.1.2(c))

Type of service contract

1

II.1.2)

Site or location of works, place of delivery or performance


NUTS Code 

II.1.3)

This notice involves

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II.1.4)

Information on framework agreement (if applicable)

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Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged

Duration of the framework agreement

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Frequency of the contracts to be awarded

II.1.5)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Moyle Interconnector Limited (Moyle), a subsidiary of Mutual Energy Limited, owns and operates the Moyle Interconnector which links the electricity networks of Northern Ireland and Scotland, and facilitates the trade of electricity between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Moyle Interconnector has an installed capacity of 500 MW. This is achieved by dual monopole operation of two 250 MW, 250 kV, HVDC cable links attached to line commutated converter stations. The Moyle Interconnector physically links the HV transmission networks in Scotland and Northern Ireland and is used by System Operators on either side to support the respective operation of their high voltage transmission networks. Commercially, it facilitates trading of wholesale electricity between the respective markets which brings material economic benefit to customers in both countries.

The Moyle Interconnector is currently operating at half capacity due to a number of recurring faults in the cable system. The faults are all associated with the polyethylene layer applied to insulate the integrated return conductor within the cable build, the original cables being a novel co-axial, integrated return conductor design.

The contract involves the repair of the polyethylene layer of a subsea power cable which is part of the Moyle Interconnector. Moyle requires a marine spread proposal to facilitate the seabed repair of the North Cable of the Moyle Interconnector. The fault has been pinpointed by Moyle and is located around 2.5 km from the Scottish shore in 28 m water depth. A suitable vessel and diver spread is required to prepare the seabed around the cable for the repair, carry out the repair on the cable and reinstate the seabed. The technology (including the habitat) needed to carry out repairs has been developed by Moyle and all repair materials and repair training will be provided by Moyle.

Interested parties should note that the project for the seabed repair is business-critical and is driven by the need to complete the repair preferably before the end of October 2014. Accordingly, Moyle is intending to run the procurement process for the project using the negotiated procedure and utilising the minimum time-limits for the various stages of the procurement process as laid down in the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006. The attention of interested parties is drawn to the indicative time-table set out in the Project Information Memorandum. Only those parties who are able to demonstrate that they can abide by the timescales laid down in the indicative time-table, and who would be in a position to enter into a contract for the seabed repair by the start of August 2014, targeting completion before the end of October 2014, should respond to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

II.1.6)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

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98363000
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50116100

II.1.7)

Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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II.1.8)

Division into lots

No

II.1.9)

Will variants be accepted

Yes

II.2)

Quantity or Scope of the Contract

II.2.1)

Total quantity or scope

Moyle is seeking a contractor to carry out a seabed repair of the North Cable of the Moyle Interconnector. The estimated value of the contract is between GBP 1 million and GBP 2 million GBP. It is envisaged that contract award will take place at the start of August 2014. Moyle anticipates that the contract will be completed by the end of October 2014.

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GBP

II.2.2)

Options

Provisional timetable for recourse to these options

Number of possible renewals

In the case of renewable contracts, estimated time frame for subsequent calls for competition:

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial and Technical Information

III.1)

Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)

Deposits and guarantees required

Moyle reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds and other forms of appropriate security.

III.1.2)

Main Terms of financing and payment and/or reference to the relevant provisions

As set out in the contract documents which will be issued with the Invitation to Negotiate.

III.1.3)

Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is to be awarded

Moyle reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form or to require a single contractor to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

III.1.4)

Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject

Contract performance conditions may relate to environmental considerations.

III.2)

Conditions for Participation

III.2.1)

Personal situation of suppliers,contractors or service providers


In accordance with Regulations 23 to 27 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available from the address in section I.1).

III.2.2)

Economic and financial capacity


In accordance with Regulation 27 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available from the address in section I.1). Please refer to the PQQ documentation for details of types and minimum levels of insurances required. Moyle requires the satisfaction of a minimum turnover test. Accordingly, to qualify for shortlisting, Bidders' turnover must have exceeded GBP 10 000 000 (ten million pounds) (or equivalent sum in a foreign currency) in each of the last 3 (three) financial years. Where the Bidder is a joint venture or consortium, the collective annual turnover of the Bidder must have exceeded GBP 10 000 000 (ten million pounds) (or equivalent sum in a foreign currency) in each of the last 3 (three) financial years and the annual turnover of at least one member of the consortium or joint venture must have exceeded GBP 6 000 000 (six million pounds) (or equivalent sum in a foreign currency) in each of the last 3 (three) financial years.


III.2.3)

Technical capacity


In accordance with Regulation 27 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available from the address in section I.1).


III.2.4)

Reserved contracts

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Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Type of Procedure


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IV.2)

Award Criteria

No

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IV.2.2)

An electronic auction will be used

No

IV.3) Administrative Information

IV.3.1)

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting entity

IV.3.2)

Previous publication concerning the same contract

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Other previous publications

IV.3.3)

Conditions for obtaining contract document and additional documents



 


IV.3.4)

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

 26-06-2014  12:00

IV.3.5)

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

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Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain its tender 

IV.3.7)

Conditions for opening tenders




Section VI: Complementary Information

VI.1)

Indicate whether this Procurement is a Recurrent one and the estimated timing for further notices to be published

VI.2)

Does the contract relate to a Project/Programme financed by Community Funds?

No



VI.3)

Additional Information

Moyle is running this procurement process in accordance with the minimum time-limits permitted by the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006. Moyle envisages contract award and contract commencement by the start of August 2014. Interested parties should note that the services required under the contract are business-critical and must be carried out as soon as possible following appointment of the preferred contractor. The attention of interested parties is drawn to the indicative time-table set out in the Project Information Memorandum. Only those parties who are able to demonstrate that they can abide by the timescales laid down in the indicative time-table, and who would be in a position to enter into a contract for the seabed repair by the start of August 2014, targeting completion before the end of October 2014, should respond to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

Once the contractor is appointed, the contractor's divers will be trained by Moyle in the application of a habitat developed by Moyle and the subsequent repair to the cable in situ on the ocean floor.

Variants will only be accepted when agreed in advance with Moyle.

The PQQ and Memorandum of Information are available upon request from the following email address: seabedrepair@pinsentmasons.com. When requesting the PQQ and Memorandum of Information, Bidders must supply a contact email address. Moyle accepts no liability in respect of any loss incurred as a result of a Bidder's failure to supply a contact email address.

Expressions of interest must be by way of completion and return of the PQQ by the date and time specified in section IV.3.4).

It is anticipated that the Invitation to Negotiate will be sent to short-listed Bidders on or around 1 July 2014.

PQQ responses must be submitted to the following email address: seabedrepair@pinsentmasons.com. All risk on submission of PQQ Responses rests on the Bidders and therefore as proof that PQQ Responses are received by the deadline, Bidders should request a receipt from seabedrepair@pinsentmasons.com at the time of submitting their PQQ Responses.

VI.4)

Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures


High Court of Justice (Northern Ireland)

Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street

Belfast

BT1 3JF

UK


+44 2890235111


+44 2890313508

Body responsible for mediation procedures










VI.4.2)

Lodging of appeals


Appeals may be lodged in accordance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.

VI.4.3)

Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained










VI.5)

Dispatch date of this Notice

 10-06-2014

ANNEX A

Additional Addresses and Contact Points

I)

Address and contact points from which further information can be obtained



Pinsent Masons Belfast

The Soloist, 1 Lanyon Place

Belfast

BT1 3LP

UK

Mick McGuckin


seabedrepair@pinsentmasons.com


www.pinsentmasons.com

II)

Address and contact point from which additional documentation may be obtained



Pinsent Masons Belfast

The Soloist, 1 Lanyon Place

Belfast

BT1 3LP

UK

Mick McGuckin


seabedrepair@pinsentmasons.com


www.pinsentmasons.com

III)

Address and contact point to which Tenders/Requests to Participate must be sent



Pinsent Masons Belfast

The Soloist, 1 Lanyon Place

Belfast

BT1 3LP

UK

Mick McGuckin


seabedrepair@pinsentmasons.com


www.pinsentmasons.com

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45244000Marine construction worksConstruction work for water projects
50240000Repair, maintenance and associated services related to marine and other equipmentRepair, maintenance and associated services related to aircraft, railways, roads and marine equipment

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