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DS3 System Services Interim Arrangements.

Contract notice - utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

EirGrid Plc
N/A
Block 2, The Oval, 160 Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge
For the attention of: Anthony Flood
4 Dublin
IRELAND
Telephone: +353 012370123
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://www.eirgrid.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Supplier/CompanyInformation/Index/219

Electronic access to information: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=98333&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE

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: yes

SONI
Castlereagh House, 12 Manse Road
BT6 9RT Belfast

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
DS3 System Services Interim Arrangements.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Ireland and Northern Ireland.

NUTS code IE

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 100

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 12
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
This RFP is issued in accordance with Council Directive 2014/2517/EC under the negotiated procedure and represents part of a structured process to aid EirGrid Plc (‘EirGrid’) and SONI Limited (‘SONI’) in the selection of firms to be appointed to the Interim Framework Agreements for the provision of DS3 System Services in Ireland and Northern Ireland respectively.
A separate Interim Framework Agreement is being put in place for both EirGrid (as contracting entity for the Interim Framework Agreement applicable to Ireland) and SONI (as contracting entity for the Interim Framework Agreement applicable to Northern Ireland).
This procurement is being run by EirGrid on behalf of both EirGrid and SONI for their respective Interim Framework Agreements.
The purpose of the RFP is to invite detailed proposals from Tenderers for appointment to the Interim Framework Agreements in respect of the said services.
The Services are split into a number of lots for each of the TSOs as follows:
- Lots 1IE - 11IE relate to the System Services required by EirGrid;
- Lots 1NI - 11NI relate to the System Services required by SONI.
The requirements of each Service are detailed in the draft Interim Framework Agreements and in the relevant Grid Codes (see below links) as applicable:

http://www.eirgridgroup.com/site-files/library/EirGrid/GridCodeVersion6.pdf

http://www.soni.ltd.uk/media/documents/Operations/Grid-Code/SONI%20Grid%20Code%20Version%20Aug%202015.pdf

It is intended that the start date of each of the Framework Agreements is 1.10.2016. Interested companies should refer to the Tender Documents attached to this eTenders Notice (RFT - 104664) for full details.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
The Services are split into a number of lots for each of the TSOs as follows:
- Lots 1IE - 11IE relate to the System Services required by EirGrid;
- Lots 1NI - 11NI relate to the System Services required by SONI.
It is intended that the term of each Framework Agreement will be 12 months, but with an option for each TSO to extend the term of its Interim Framework Agreement in respect of any or all of its applicable lots (on the same terms and conditions) for up to a set maximum period of 12 months in certain defined cases. This option might apply where, for instance, there is a delay in completing the procurement for the next phase envisaged under the DS3 Programme (the ‘Enduring Phase’).
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 0 and 70 000 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: It is intended that the term of each Framework Agreement will be 12 months, but with an option for each TSO to extend the term of its Interim Framework Agreement in respect of any or all of its applicable lots (on the same terms and conditions) for up to a set maximum period of 12 months in certain defined cases. This option might apply where, for instance, there is a delay in completing the procurement for the next phase envisaged under the DS3 Programme (the ‘Enduring Phase’).
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.10.2016 Completion 1.10.2017

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: POR L1IE - Primary Operating Reserve
1)Short description:
Primary Operating Reserve or ‘POR’ has the meaning given to it in the Grid Code. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for further details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 2 Lot title: SOR L2IE - Secondary Operating Reserve
1)Short description:
Secondary Operating Reserve or ‘SOR’ has the meaning given to it in the Grid Code. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 3 Lot title: TOR1 L3IE - Tertiary Operating Reserve 1
1)Short description:
Tertiary Operating Reserve 1 or ‘TOR1’ has the meaning given to it in the Grid Code. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 4 Lot title: TOR2 L4IE - Tertiary Operating Reserve 2
1)Short description:
Tertiary Operating Reserve 2 or ‘TOR2’ has the meaning given to it in the Grid Code. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 5 Lot title: RRD L5IE - Replacement Reserve (De-Synchronised)
1)Short description:
RR (De-synchronised) means Replacement Reserve provided by the Providing Unit whilst it is De-synchronised or disconnected from the Power System. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 6 Lot title: RRS L6IE - Replacement Reserve (Synchronised)
1)Short description:
RR (Synchronised) means Replacement Reserve provided by the Providing Unit whilst it is Synchronised or connected to the Power System. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 7 Lot title: SSRP L7IE - Steady State Reactive Power
1)Short description:
Steady-State Reactive Power or ‘SSRP’ means Reactive Power Capability (Leading) and Reactive Power Capability (Lagging). See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 8 Lot title: SIR L8IE - Synchronous Inertial Response
1)Short description:
Synchronous Inertial Response (SIR) is the Kinetic Energy (at a Frequency of 50Hz) of a Centrally Dispatched Synchronous Providing Unit multiplied by the SIR Factor (SIRF). See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 9 Lot title: RM1 L9IE - Ramping Margin 1 Hour
1)Short description:
Ramping Margin 1 is the increased MW Output and/or MW Reduction that a Providing Unit can provide to the Company within 1 hour of the Company issuing a Dispatch Instruction to a Service Provider and that the Providing Unit can maintain for a further 2 hours after the 1 hour period has elapsed. It is limited by the lowest Availability in that 3 hour period. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 10 Lot title: RM3 L10IE - Ramping Margin 3 Hour
1)Short description:
Ramping Margin 3 is the increased MW Output and/or MW Reduction that a Providing Unit can provide to the Company within 3 hours of the Company issuing a Dispatch Instruction to a Service Provider and that the Providing Unit can maintain for a further 5 hours after the 3 hour period has elapsed. It is limited by the lowest Availability in that 8 hour period. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 11 Lot title: RM8 L11IE - Ramping Margin 8 Hour
1)Short description:
Ramping Margin 8 is the increased MW Output and/or MW Reduction that a Providing Unit can provide to the Company within 8 hours of the Company issuing a Dispatch Instruction to a Service Provider and that the Providing Unit can maintain for a further 8 hours after the 8 hour period has elapsed. It is limited by the lowest Availability in that 16 hour period. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 12 Lot title: POR L1NI - Primary Operating Reserve
1)Short description:
Primary Operating Reserve or ‘POR’ has the meaning given to it in the Grid Code. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 13 Lot title: SOR L2NI - Secondary Operating Reserve
1)Short description:
Secondary Operating Reserve or ‘SOR’ has the meaning given to it in the Grid Code. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 14 Lot title: TOR1 L3NI - Tertiary Operating Reserve 1
1)Short description:
Tertiary Operating Reserve 1 or ‘TOR1’ has the meaning given to it in the Grid Code. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 15 Lot title: TOR2 L4NI - Tertiary Operating Reserve 2
1)Short description:
Tertiary Operating Reserve 2 or ‘TOR2’ has the meaning given to it in the Grid Code. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 16 Lot title: RRD L5NI - Replacement Reserve (De-Synchronised)
1)Short description:
RR (De-synchronised) means Replacement Reserve provided by the Providing Unit whilst it is De-synchronised or disconnected from the Power System. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 17 Lot title: RRS L6NI - Replacement Reserve (Synchronised)
1)Short description:
RR (Synchronised) means Replacement Reserve provided by the Providing Unit whilst it is Synchronised or connected to the Power System. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 18 Lot title: SSRP L7NI - Steady State Reactive Power
1)Short description:
Steady-State Reactive Power or ‘SSRP’ means Reactive Power Capability (Leading) and Reactive Power Capability (Lagging). See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 19 Lot title: SIR L8NI - Synchronous Inertial Response
1)Short description:
See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 20 Lot title: RM1 L9NI - Ramping Margin 1 Hour
1)Short description:
Ramping Margin 1 is the increased MW Output and/or MW Reduction that a Providing Unit can provide to the Company within 1 hour of the Company issuing a Dispatch Instruction to a Service. Provider and that the Providing Unit can maintain for a further 2 hours after the 1 hour period has elapsed. It is limited by the lowest Availability in that 3 hour period. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 21 Lot title: RM3 L10NI - Ramping Margin 3 Hour
1)Short description:
Ramping Margin 3 is the increased MW Output and/or MW Reduction that a Providing Unit can provide to the Company within 3 hours of the Company issuing a Dispatch Instruction to a Service Provider and that the Providing Unit can maintain for a further 5 hours after the 3 hour period has elapsed. It is limited by the lowest Availability in that 8 hour period. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Lot No: 22 Lot title: RM8 L11NI - RM8 L11NI
1)Short description:
Ramping Margin 8 is the increased MW Output and/or MW Reduction that a Providing Unit can provide to the Company within 8 hours of the Company issuing a Dispatch Instruction to a Service Provider and that the Providing Unit can maintain for a further 8 hours after the 8 hour period has elapsed. It is limited by the lowest Availability in that 16 hour period. See Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09310000

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Please see RFP and Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Please see RFP and Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Please see RFP and Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please see RFP and Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
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: Please see RFP and Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see RFP and Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see RFP and Draft Interim Framework Agreement included as part of the Tender Documents for full details.
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:
ENQEIR529
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents (except for a DPS)
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 24.5.2016 - 00:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
25.5.2016 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English. Irish.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:
Please see Tender Documents for full details.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court
Inns Quay
7 Dublin
IRELAND
E-mail:

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will not conclude this framework agreement (and the reviewable public contract) to which a standstill period applies in accordance with Irish Statutory Instrument, SI 130 of 2010, until after the expiry of the standstill period which commences on the day following the date of notification of concerned candidates and tenderers. The duration of the standstill period will be 14 calendar days where notifications are sent electronically or by fax and 16 calendar days where these are sent by any other means. The Statutory Instrument mentioned above provides that review procedures are available in the High Court to a person who has or has had an interest in obtaining the framework agreement (including the reviewable public contract and alleges that he or she has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed by an infringement of the law in relation to that framework agreement and reviewable public contract.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Please consult a legal advisor

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20.4.2016