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This notice in TED website: http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:203643-2012:TEXT:EN:HTML

B-Diegem: electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting 2012/S 123-203643 Contract notice – utilities Supplies Directive 2004/17/EC Section I: Contracting entity I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s) Elia Asset SA and National Grid International Limited, or such other Elia or National Grid companies as referred to in Section II.1.5 - c/o Elia Asset. Please refer to Section II.1.5 for further information for the contracting entity Culliganlaan 1, Prater Building For the attention of: Dominique Van Craenendonck 1831 Diegem BELGIUM Telephone: +32 25467923 E-mail: dominique.vancraenendonck@elia.be Internet address(es): General address of the contracting entity: www.elia.be Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s) Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s) Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s) I.2)

Main activity Electricity

I.3)

Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract II.1) Description II.1.1)

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity: HVDC electrical interconnector between United Kingdom and Belgium (NEMO HVDC).

II.1.2)

Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance Supplies Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Southern North Sea (United Kingdom / Belgium). NUTS code UK,BE

II.1.3)

Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

II.1.4)

Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s): Elia and National Grid are developing an electrical interconnector (HVDC) between United Kingdom and Belgium.

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This notice concerns the detailed design, engineering, procurement, manufacture, installation, construction, testing, commissioning and maintenance of the interconnector (+/-1000MW). — Lot 1: HVDC Convertors (1 in United Kingdom and 1 in Belgium), — Lot 2: Marine HVDC Cable, — Lot 3: HVDC Convertors + Marine HVDC Cable. See annex B for further information. The scope of maintenance and any options will be described in the invitation to tender document. Applicants should further note that in order to be eligible to apply for lot 3, they must also complete an application for at least lot 1 or lot 2. The final contracting entity may be: (i) Elia Asset SA and/or National Grid International Limited or (ii) any of the company belonging to the Elia group or National Grid group or (iii) a new company that will be set up by one of the companies of the Elia Group and one of the companies of the National Grid group, as notified to the Applicants. II.1.6)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 31000000, 31121110, 31320000, 31321300, 31321500, 45000000

II.1.7)

Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)

Information about lots This contract is divided into lots: yes Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)

Information about variants Variants will be accepted: no

II.2)

Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)

Total quantity or scope: See description in lots.

II.2.2)

Information about options Options: yes Description of these options: If applicable, will be described in the call for tenders.

II.2.3)

Information about renewals This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)

Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots Lot No: 1 Lot title: HVDC convertors 1) Short description: 2 HVDC convertors (1 in United Kingdom / 1 in Belgium) Type VSC. Nominal capacity: +/-1000MW. Additional description available in PQQ. 2)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 31121110, 45000000

3)

Quantity or scope:

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Detailed design, engineering, procurement, manufacture, installation, construction, testing, commissioning and maintenance of the 2 convertors. Lot No: 2 Lot title: HVDC Marine Cable 1) Short description: Total Length of route –140km made up of ~2off 130km subsea DC cables, ~5km DC land cable and possibly ~5km 400kV AC land cable or GIL connections. Additional description available in PQQ. 2)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 31321500, 31321300, 45000000

3)

Quantity or scope: Detailed design, engineering, procurement, manufacture, installation, construction, testing, commissioning and maintenance of the cable element (mainly marine cable) of the HVDC link.

Lot No: 3 Lot title: HVDC convertors and Marine HVDC Cable 1) Short description: HVDC convertors: — 2 HVDC convertors (1 in United Kingdom / 1 in Belgium), — Type VSC, — Nominal capacity: +/-1000MW. HVDC marine cable: — Total length of route –140km made up of ~2off 130km subsea DC cables, ~5km DC land cable and possibly ~5km 400kV AC land cable or GIL connections, -. Further detail in PQQ. -. In order for applicants to be eligible to submit for lot 3, they must have made an application for at least lot 1 or lot 2. 2)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) 31000000

3)

Quantity or scope: Detailed design, engineering, procurement, manufacture, installation, construction, testing, commissioning and maintenance of the convertors and the cable between the convertors.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information III.1) Conditions relating to the contract III.1.1)

Deposits and guarantees required: If applicable, will be described in the call for tenders.

III.1.2)

Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them: If applicable, will be described in the call for tenders.

III.1.3)

Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded: Successful applicants must satisfy Elia and National Grid on the appropriate contracting structure / legal entity in order to enter into a contract with the contracting entity.

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Pre-qualification responses will be required for all applicants. Where the applicant is a joint venture or consortium, each joint venture / consortium member must provide pre-qualification within a single response document. If applicant is a joint venture / consortium then liability for the joint venture / consortium will be a joint and several basis. Additional conditions could be added in the call for tenders. III.1.4)

Other particular conditions: The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes Description of particular conditions: The performance of the contract may, wholly or in part, be subject to condition precedents that National Grid. And Elia have each received relevant planning and marine consents and have the appropriate land rights to undertake the project.

III.2)

Conditions for participation

III.2.1)

Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information in PQQ.

III.2.2)

Economic and financial ability Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information in PQQ.

III.2.3)

Technical capacity Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information in PQQ.

III.2.4)

Information about reserved contracts

III.3)

Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)

Information about a particular profession Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)

Staff responsible for the execution of the service Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure IV.1) Type of procedure IV.1.1)

Type of procedure Negotiated Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no

IV.2)

Award criteria

IV.2.1)

Award criteria The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate

IV.2.2)

Information about electronic auction An electronic auction will be used: no

IV.3)

Administrative information

IV.3.1)

File reference number attributed by the contracting entity: WS23306606 - NEMO HVDC

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IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract Notice on a buyer profile Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 077-127114 of 20.4.2012

IV.3.3)

Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)

Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate 31.8.2012 - 14:00

IV.3.5)

Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up English.

IV.3.6)

Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.7)

Conditions for opening tenders

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Section VI: Complementary information VI.1) Information about recurrence This is a recurrent procurement: no VI.2)

Information about European Union funds The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)

Additional information: Contact for National Grid International Limited: Geoff Smith, Warwick Technology Park, Gallows Hill, CV34 6DA Warwick, UNITED KINGDOM, tel. +44 7827954785, e-mail: geoff.smith2@nationalgrid.com. The applicant must request by e-mail the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) by the closing date as detailed in 1V.3.4. E-mail address to request the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ): dominique.vancraenendonck@elia.be / geoff.smith2@nationalgrid.com The applicant must complete and submit by the closing date (15.10.2012 - 14.00) the PQQ entirely completed. With the most actual available data together with the requested documents. The PQQ completed file needs to be saved on a CDROM or a USB-Key and — as well as 2 printed paper version - enclosed in the candidature file. Please make sure you enclose a version “Word” / “Excel” and a version “Pdf” (signed) on the CDROM / USB-Key. The PQQ is an extensive questionnaire divided into general questions on the level of the company and specific questions regarding HVDC convertors / High Voltage Marine Cables & Safety. Delails about the full prequalification process is also described in the PQQ. In case of a joint venture / consortium, each of the partners separately has to submit the documents mentioned above including details of how they will operate as a joint venture. Elia & National Grid reserves the right to demand at any time from the applicant the written evidence and all the justificatory, official documents related to the legal position as specified above. Applicants who send their request to participate before the time limit mentioned in IV.3.4 will be invited to a supplier event that will be organized mid September (date to be confirmed) most probably in London or in Brussels to present the project NEMO. The project including the timelines will be described at the supplier event. All travel and other associated costs will be at bidder's own expenses.

VI.4)

Procedures for appeal

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VI.4.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures President of the Court of first instance of Brussels rue Quatre Bras 13 (For UK) The High Court of Justice The Strand WC2A 2LL London DX 44450 Strand 1000 Brussels BELGIUM

VI.4.2)

Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)

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

VI.5)

Date of dispatch of this notice: 27.6.2012

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