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    Ireland-Dublin: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support


    May 25, 2022 - Tenders Electronic Daily (Office of Official Publications of the EU)

     

      25/05/2022 S101 - - Services - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure


      Ireland-Dublin: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

      2022/S 101-281262

      Contract notice – utilities

      Services

      Directive

      Section I: Contracting authority

      I.1) Name and addresses

      Electricity Supply Board ( ESB )

      N/A

      27 Fitzwilliam Street Lower

      Dublin

      Dublin

      Ireland

      Contact person: Stephen Lawton

      Telephone: +353 17026836

      E-mail: stephen.lawton@esb.ie

      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) Joint procurement

      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

      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=214434&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE

      Additional information can be obtained from the above mentioned address

      Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=214434&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE

      Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above mentioned address

      I.4) Type of the contracting authority

      Utilities entity

      I.6) Main activity

      Electricity

      Section II: Object

      II.1) Scope of the procurement

      II.1.1) Title:

      The Provision of an integrated ADMS Advanced Distribution Management System solution implementation project including hardware, software, and support and maintenance services.

      Reference number: SS\CON\6428

      II.1.2) Main CPV code

      72000000

      II.1.3) Type of contract

      Services

      II.1.4) Short description:

      The Contracting Entity intends to procure an integrated Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) solution implementation project including hardware, software and professional services in designing, building and testing the solution, as well as support and maintenance services,

      The ADMS solution must consolidate the following systems as a fully integrated solution.

      SCADA - Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

      OMS - Outage Management System

      DMS - Distribution Management System

      DERMS -Distributed Energy Resource Management System

      The contract shall be a fixed price contract for an integrated ADMS solution implementation project including hardware, software and professional services in designing, building and testing the ADMS solution, as well as support and maintenance services.

      II.1.5) Estimated total value

      II.1.6) Information about lots

      This contract is divided into lots: no

      II.2) Description

      II.2.1) Title:

      II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

      72000000

      II.2.3) Place of performance

      Main site or place of performance:

      Ireland

      II.2.4) Description of the procurement:

      The ADMS solution must consolidate the following systems as a fully integrated solution.

      SCADA - Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition provides operators and other control systems with real-time communication to substations and field devices, as well as real-time data processing and visualization, alarm and event generation and management; OMS -Outage Management System allows operators to respond to faults, collect and analyse trouble events as well as plan and manage network outages; DMS - Distribution Management System is a collection of key applications designed to analyse and optimise (by means of power flow optimization or alternative approaches which can be demonstrated to achieve equivalent results) the entire distribution network operation efficiently and reliably; DERMS - Distributed Energy Resource Management System is an end-to-end automatic control system which allows operators to model, forecast and dispatch distributed energy resources (DER) and other controllable grid assets.

      The scope of the contract shall include the following software applications:

      • Network monitoring and control

      o Data acquisition

      o Data processing

      o Supervisory control

      o Sequential control

      o Alarms and events

      o Areas of responsibility and shift change

      o Load shedding

      o Disturbance data collection

      • Outage management

      o Fault management

      o Crew management

      o Emergency management

      o Switching order management

      • Basic distribution management

      o Network topology processing

      o Unbalanced load flow

      o State estimator

      o Load forecasting

      o Study mode

      o Contingency analysis

      • Advanced distribution management

      o Short circuit and fault location analysis

      o Adaptive protection settings

      o Fault location, isolation and service restoration

      o Integrated volt-VAr control

      o Network power flow optimisation

      • DER management

      o DER modelling, monitoring and control

      o DER forecasting and merit order queuing

      o DER dispatch

      o DER flexibility management

      • Reporting

      o General reporting

      o SCADA reporting

      o OMS reporting

      o Other reporting

      o Dashboards

      • Training

      o Training simulator

      o Instructor module.

      The scope of the contract shall comply with the specified set of non-functional requirements and shall deliver the following infrastructure components:

      • All hardware required to build the offered ADMS solution (compute, storage and network devices including cabinets and cables)

      • All system software required to run the offered ADMS solution (operating systems, databases, system management tools, cybersecurity tools, etc.).

      The scope of the contract shall include the following system integration interfaces with ADMS:

      • AMI and MDM interface

      • CRM and customer communication systems interface

      • Data warehouse/business intelligence interface

      • Equipment database interface

      • GIS Interface

      • Landbase interface

      • Market management system interface

      • OMS interface (interim, if applicable to the tenderer’s proposed implementation plan)

      • SAP interface

      • SCADA interface (interim, if applicable to the tenderer’s proposed implementation plan)

      • Weather interface

      • Workforce management interface.

      The scope of the contract shall include the following professional services during the course of the project implementation:

      • Project management

      • Design

      • Documentation

      • Application development

      • Infrastructure engineering

      • Data engineering

      • Testing

      • Training

      • Commissioning.

      The scope of the contract shall include the following support and maintenance services:

      • Standard hardware maintenance

      • Standard software maintenance

      • 24x7 help desk

      • 24x7 remote monitoring

      • Regular solution audit

      • Patch compatibility verification

      • Software updates.

      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 or the framework agreement

      Duration in months: 60

      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

      II.2.10) Information about variants

      Variants will be accepted: no

      II.2.11) Information about options

      Options: yes

      Description of these 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 60 months with one optional 36 month extension, and one further optional 24 month extension for a maximum contract of 120 months subject to satisfactory performance. The agreement will be subject to regular operational review.

      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 consult the associated documentation, which contains full instructions

      regarding the submission of tenders and is available to download from

      www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 214396

      II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

      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 Procurement Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 214396

      III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

      List and brief description of selection criteria:

      As stated in Procurement Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 214396

      III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

      List and brief description of selection criteria:

      As stated in Procurement Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 214396

      III.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation:

      III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts

      III.1.6) Deposits and guarantees required:

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

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

      III.2) Conditions related to the contract

      III.2.1) Information about a particular profession

      III.2.2) Contract performance conditions:

      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

      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: 01/07/2022

      Local time: 12:00

      IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

      IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

      Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

      IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

      IV.2.8) Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system

      IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

      Section VI: Complementary information

      VI.3) Additional information:

      1) It is our intention to use the Irish Government Procurement portal

      (www.etenders.gov.ie) for this competition. Access to this Portal is free of

      charge. Interested parties must formally register their expression of interest for

      this competition on eTenders before they can gain access to the PQQ

      documentation. All information relating to and including the pre-qualification

      documents, any clarifications and changes will be issued/published via this portal. 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 agreement 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 the framework. 7) At

      its absolute discretion, the contracting entity may elect to terminate this

      procurement process, the framework agreement or any contract awarded under

      the framework agreement 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

      VI.4.3) Review procedure

      Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

      Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

      The Contracting Entity will not conclude this contract until after the expiry of the

      standstill period which commences on the day following the date of notification

      of concerned tenderers. Review procedures are available in the High Court to a

      person who has or has had an interest in obtaining the 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 contract.

      VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

      Consult a legal advisor

      Ireland

      Ireland

      VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:

      20/05/2022

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