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    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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