Provision Of A Multi-Provider Framework To Support Esb Network’S Smart Metering Project

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Electricity Supply Board (ESB)
N/A
2 Gateway
Dublin 3
East Wall Road
Ireland
Contact person: Donie Cahalane
Telephone: +353 17026157
E-mail: donie.cahalane@esb.ie
NUTS code: IE061

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.esb.ie

Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/377

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=129022&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=129022&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Electricity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Provision of a Multi-provider Framework to support ESB Network’s Smart Metering Project

Reference number: SSCON3712
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Electricity supply board (ESB) wishes to invite expression of interests from service providers to provide SMART Metering IT services to take responsibility and support aspects of project work on ESB Network’s SMART Metering project.

These services will operate outside the current ESB IT services framework.

Service providers will be expected to:

— lot 1 — Test and business analysis services,

— lot 2 — Security services,

— lot 3 — Integration services and SAP services,

— lot 4 — Application services and support services.

The services will be provided under a Framework Agreement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lots 1, 2 3, and 4

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Test and Business Analysis Services

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72200000
72800000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE061
Main site or place of performance:

Dublin

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful service provider will work with IT Services on the Network’s SMART Metering project. The service provider will be expected to comply with the ESB technical and IT security standards as directed by ITS. The services required under this Lot include the following:

— Test and Business Analysis services.

See section A.1.1 of the Pre-qualification Questionnaire for further details on description of the procurement.

It is envisaged that we will be appointing one service provider to this lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their responses to the criteria and rules outlined in the Pre-qualification Questionnaire and at least the top 5 scoring firms will be invited to tender, subject to that number qualifying.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

It is envisaged the term of the Contract commences on the date when services commence and shall be for a period of up to 24 months with an option to extend (subject to external factors which will determine scope and volumes to be catered for) after the initial period exercisable for further periods up to 12 months from the expiry of the initial period. The total framework period will be for a maximum of 3 years.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Please refer to the individual instructions for submission of Pre-qualification Questionnaire in the PQQ document.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Securiy Services

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72200000
72800000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE061
Main site or place of performance:

Dublin

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful service provider will provide security services to ESB ITS in the implementation of ESB Networks SMAT Metering project. The service provider will be expected to comply with the ESB technical and IT security standards as directed by ITS. The services required under this lot include the following:

— Security services.

See section A.1.1 of the Pre-qualification Questionnaire for further details on description of the procurement.

It is envisaged that we will be appointing one service provider to this Lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their responses to the criteria and rules outlined in the Pre-qualification Questionnaire and at least the top 5 scoring firms will be invited to tender, subject to that number qualifying.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

It is envisaged the term of the contract commences on the date when services commence and shall be for a period of up to 24 months with an option to extend (subject to external factors which will determine scope and volumes to be catered for) after the initial period exercisable for further periods up to 12 months from the expiry of the initial period. The total framework period will be for a maximum of 3 years.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Please refer to the individual instructions for submission of the Pre-qualification Questionnaire in the PQQ.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Integration Services and SAP Services

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72200000
72800000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE061
Main site or place of performance:

Dublin

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful service provider(s) will provide integration and SAP services to ESB ITS in the implementation of ESB Networks SMART Metering project. The service provider will be expected to comply with the ESB technical and IT security standards as directed by ITS. The services required under this lot include the following:

— Integration and SAP services.

See section A.1.1 of the Pre-qualification Questionnaire for further details on description of the procurement.

It is envisaged that we will be appointing two service providers to this Lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their responses to the criteria and rules outlined in the Pre-qualification Questionnaire and at least the top 5 scoring firms will be invited to tender, subject to that number qualifying.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

It is envisaged the term of the contract commences on the date when services commence and shall be for a period of up to 24 months with an option to extend (subject to external factors which will determine scope and volumes to be catered for) after the initial period exercisable for further periods up to 12 months from the expiry of the initial period. The total framework period will be for a maximum of 3 years.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Please refer to the individual instructions for submission of Pre-qualification Questionnaire in the PQQ.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Application Design, Implementation and Support services

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72200000
72800000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE061
Main site or place of performance:

Dublin

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful service provider will provide Application design, implementation and support services to ESB IT Services in the delivery of the Networks SMART Metering project. The service provider will be expected to comply with the ESB technical and IT security standards as directed by ITS. The services required under this lot include the following:

— Application development and support services

See section A.1.1 of the Pre-qualification Questionnaire for further details on description of the procurement.

It is envisaged that we will be appointing one service provider to this Lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their responses to the criteria and rules outlined in the Pre-qualification Questionnaire and at least the top 5 scoring firms will be invited to tender, subject to that number qualifying.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

It is envisaged the term of the contract commences on the date when services commence and shall be for a period of up to 24 months with an option to extend (subject to external factors which will determine scope and volumes to be catered for) after the initial period exercisable for further periods up to 12 months from the expiry of the initial period. The total framework period will be for a maximum of three years.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Please refer to the individual instructions for submission of Pre-qualification Questionnaires in the document.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in Pre-qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 133860

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

As stated in Pre-qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 133860

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

As stated in Pre-qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 133860

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

Will be set out in the RFT.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Will be set out in the RFT.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As stated in the Pre-qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 133860

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in Pre-qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 133860

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 27/07/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

1) Interested parties must register their interest on the eTenders website (http://www.etenders.gov.ie/) in order to be included on the mailing list for clarifications. All information relating to attachments, including clarifications and changes, will be published on the Irish Government procurement opportunities portal (http://www.etenders.gov.ie/) only. Registration is free of charge. The Contracting entity will not accept responsibility for information relayed (or not relayed) via third parties;

2) This is the sole call for competition for this service;

3) The Contracting entity will not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers;

4) Contract award will be subject to the approval of the competent authorities;

5) It will be a condition of award that candidates are tax compliant;

6) If for any reason it is not possible to admit to the framework one or more of the tenderers invited following the conclusion of this competitive process, or having awarded a contract under the framework agreement, the Contracting entity reserves the right to invite the next highest scoring tenderer to join the framework agreement and/or deliver the contract as appropriate to the circumstances pertaining to said contract;

7) At its absolute discretion, the contracting entity may elect to terminate this procurement process at any time;

8) Please note in relation to all documents, that where reference is made to a particular standard, make, source, process, trademark, type or patent, that this is not to be regarded as a de facto requirement. In all such cases, it should be understood that such indications are to be treated strictly and solely for reference purposes only, to which the words "or equivalent" will always be appended;

9) Without prejudice to the principle of equal treatment, the Contracting entity is not obliged to engage in a clarification process in respect of questionnaires with missing or incomplete information. Therefore, candidates are advised to ensure that they return fully completed questionnaires in order to avoid the risk of elimination from the competition;

10) At Section II.2.9 we have indicated that 5 will be invited to tender, please note that the Contracting entity reserves the right to invite at least 5, subject to that number qualifying.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Chief Registrar
Four Courts, Inns Quay
Dublin 7
Ireland
Telephone: +353 18886000

Internet address: http://www.courts.ie

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Not Applicable
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Supplier's own legal advisor
Ireland
Ireland
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27/06/2018