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S1133 - Cable Jointing Services.

Contract notice - utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Northern Ireland Electricity
120 Malone Road
For the attention of: Philip Allen
BT9 5HT Belfast
Telephone: +44 2825661856
Fax: +44 2825661856

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: Bidders must register to participate in this procurement at

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Main activity
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
S1133 - Cable Jointing Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code
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
The notice involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 800 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
NIE's scope for the Cable Jointing Services (up to and including 33kV) throughout Northern Ireland as required.
The contractor will be responsible for:
- The jointing of power cables and associated auxiliary cables on NIE distribution system up to 33kV.
- The minor maintenance to joint bays.
- The provision of all equipment necessary for the work to be carried out in a safe and satisfactory manner. This shall include access / egress to and from joint bays.
- The disposal of all waste from the work site in line with NIE environmental policy and procedures.
- The supply of all NIE approved jointing tools including but not limited to - Gas monitoring equipment, VODCA equipment, CAT's, approved test lamps, voltage measuring instruments and insulation testers.
- All traffic safety and management measures to comply with chapter 8.
- Complying with the recommendations of Health and Safety series booklet HS (G)47. 'Avoiding danger from underground services'.
- Comply with NIE safety rules.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45310000, 45311000

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
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) has a requirement to source an independent flexible underground jointing resource to work on the underground cable system up to 33 kilovolts (kV) at various locations around Northern Ireland.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
To be detailed in the documentation to be issued to Bidders.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be detailed in the documentation to be issued to Bidders.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
To be detailed in the documentation to be issued to Bidders.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
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: Completition of Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Completition of Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Completition of Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
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
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 28.2.2014 - 12:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
28.2.2014 - 12:00
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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 3 years
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:

Bidders must register to participate in this procurement at

Bidders must complete their Pre-Qualification Questionnaire in accordance with the instructions. NIE will notbe responsible for or pay for expenses, losses or any other costs incurred by a Bidder in the preparation ofthe PQQ Response and their participation in this procurement competition. It is the responsibility of Bidders toobtain for themselves, at their own expense, any additional information necessary for the preparation of theirPQQ Response. NIE makes no express or implied representation or warranty as to the currency, accuracy,reliability or completeness of the information contained in this document or any other information providedby or on behalf of NIE. NIE expressly disclaims any and all liability arising from information (including withoutlimitation, errors or omissions) contained in this document or other information provided by or on behalf of NIE.No information contained in this PQQ or in any communication made between NIE and any Bidder in connectionwith this PQQ shall be relied upon as constituting a contract, agreement, or representation that any contractshall be offered in accordance with this PQQ. NIE reserves the right, to change without notice the basis of,or the procedures for, the competitive Tendering process or to terminate the process at any time. Under nocircumstances shall NIE incur any liability in respect of this PQQ or any supporting documentation. NIE acceptsno liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of that person or any other person placingany reliance on the contents of this document or other information provided by or on behalf of NIE. Bidders shallnote that the timescales provided within the documentation are indicative only; the timetable and schedule ofactivities may be subject to change at the discretion of NIE.
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: