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Provision of Engineering Quality Assurance Services.

Contract notice - utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution Limited
Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road
Contact point(s): Procurement Officer
For the attention of: Joanna Macpherson
PH1 3AQ Perth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1738512714
E-mail:

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:
Provision of Engineering Quality Assurance Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Shall vary dependent on location of Engineering Quality activity.

NUTS code UK

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 8

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution Limited (SSEPD) is seeking to engage Consultant(s) to undertake Engineering Quality Assurance activities on behalf of SSE in relation to its electricity transmission and distribution network projects. Services will include (but are not limited to) witnessing Pre Tanking inspections, Core and Windings inspections, Factory Acceptance Tests, general Type Testing activities and potential investigations into failure of Transformers and Reactors.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71330000, 71300000, 71350000, 71356000, 31170000

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: no
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:
SSE operates and invests in energy production, storage, distribution, supply and related services mainly in the UK and Ireland. We own over 11 000 megawatts of electricity generation capacity, distribute electricity to 3 500 000 homes and workplaces and supply electricity, gas and other services to over 10 000 000 customers.
Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution Limited (SSEPD) is seeking to engage Consultant(s) to undertake Engineering Quality Assurance activities on behalf of SSE in relation to its electricity transmission and distribution network projects. Services will include (but are not limited to) witnessing Pre Tanking inspections, Core and Windings inspections, Factory Acceptance Tests, general Type Testing activities and potential investigations into failure of Transformers and Reactors.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
To be advised during a Pre Qualification or Tender exercise.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be advised during a Pre Qualification or Tender exercise.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Individual Companies, Joint Ventures, Partnerships or other incorporated or unincorporated entities approved by SSEPD.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Minimum conditions for participation shall be set out in the Pre Qualification documentation (PQQ).

The above PQQ document will be issued to all parties who express an interest by sending a confirmation email to (FAO Joanna Macpherson).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Minimum conditions for participation shall be set out in the Pre Qualification documentation (PQQ).

The above PQQ document will be issued to all parties who express an interest by sending a confirmation email to (FAO Joanna Macpherson).

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Minimum conditions for participation shall be set out in the Pre Qualification documentation (PQQ).

The above PQQ document will be issued to all parties who express an interest by sending a confirmation email to (FAO Joanna Macpherson).

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:
1804-xx-18
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: 18.4.2016 - 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
12.5.2016 - 17:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
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:
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:
18.3.2016