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Framework 913 Gas to the West Project Inspection Services.

Contract notice - utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

SGN Commercial Services
St Lawrence House, Station Approach
For the attention of: Charlene Adam
RH6 9HJ Horley
United Kingdom

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
Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat
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:
Framework 913 Gas to the West Project Inspection 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.


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 a single operator
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
This Contract Notice has been issued by the Authority, SGN Commercial Services Limited (SGN), in connection with a competitive procurement event conducted in accordance with the Negotiated Procedure under the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016.
This Contract Notice sets out the information which is required by the Authority in order to assess the suitability of potential Applicants in terms of their technical knowledge, experience and financial standing to meet the requirement.
SGN working in partnership with Mutual Energy Ltd, the High Pressure (HP) transportation licence holder for the ‘Gas to the West’ (GttW), are planning to construct a 78km HP steel pipeline with seven associated Above Ground Installations (AGI's) including four Pressure Reduction Stations (PRS's) facilitating the supply of natural gas to the city gates of Dungannon, Cookstown, Magherafelt, Omagh, Enniskillen and Derrylin. In addition, an extension of the Intermediate pressure network, (up to and including 7bar pressure), will also be executed to supply the towns of Dungannon, Coalisland, Magherafelt, Cookstown, Omagh, Enniskillen and Derrylin involving, in the region of, approximately 103km of HDPE pipe.
Construction is expected to commence June 2017 and be completed during the final quarter of 2018. Final reinstatement will continue through the first half 2019. All works will be in accordance with Gas Industry, Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) standards, SGN and Transco specifications. Following GttW project completion, works shall include the establishment of the gas distribution network.
In order to assist with the project delivery and subsequent network distribution establishment, this contract notice is issued to highlight the following inspection services that may be required, in order to support the SGN Project management team.
The Inspection Services:
Inspection Controller,
Senior Pipeline Inspector,
Welding Inspector,
Coating Inspector,
Technical Clerk/Document Controller,
Agricultural Inspector,
Dual Qualified Inspector.
General Information regarding the Invitation to Tender
- Only Qualified applicants shall be invited to participate in the Tender Process.
- Utilisation of SGN Gas to the West Bespoke conditions of contract, for the provision of inspection services. An indicative draft agreement is available for collection, with the Pre Qualification Questionnaire on the Gas to the West Project Portal (refer to address details below).
- The inspection services shall be provided within a 2 or 4 years framework agreement, with an option to extend the term by a further period of up to two years, at the sole discretion of SGN.
- The award will be on the basis of the ‘Most Economically Advantageous Tender’ taking into account actual and estimated costs and benefits to us by the application of the following predetermined Award Criteria:
Summary Award Criteria
-- Qualitative Evaluation weighting 30 %
-- Price(s) weighting 70 %
A = (1 - ((TP - LP) / LP)) x MV x 100 - Price/Commercial + (Q x MQ).
- Qualitative Where:
a. TP is the Tenderer's Price.
b. LP is the Lowest Tendered Price.
c. MV is the maximum score for the Price Evaluation (i.e. 70 %).
d. Q is the sum of the Qualitative Scores in Stage 1.
e. MQ is the maximum score for the Qualitative Evaluation (i.e. 30 %).

All parties wishing to take part shall confirm their interest by email to and refer to the Gas to the West Project Portal at, where a Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) can be downloaded. The PQQ has instructions for completion and submission shall be 12:00 3.4.2017.

Failure to respond by this deadline may result in the candidate not being invited to participate further.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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
of 14.3.2017
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents (except for a DPS)
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
3.4.2017 - 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
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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: