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Procurement Notice Details

Inorganic acids [framework contract to supply natural boric acid]
France

Purchaser: EDF SA — Nuclear fuel Division

31/08/2018 S167 - - Supplies - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure
I.II.III.IV.VI.
France-Saint Denis: Inorganic acids

2018/S 167-381333

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU
Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)
Name and addresses
EDF SA - Fuel Nuclear Division
Immeuble le Spallis, 10-12 rue James Watt
Saint Denis
93282
France
Contact person: Olivier Brossier
Telephone: +33 143692778
E-mail: olivier.brossier@edf.fr
NUTS code: FR106
Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.edf.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://portail-achats.edf.com

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://portail-achats.edf.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://portail-achats.edf.com
I.6)
Main activity
Electricity
Section II: Object

II.1)
Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)
Title:
Framework contract to supply natural boric acid

Reference number: RFx_060492
II.1.2)
Main CPV code
24311410
II.1.3)
Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)
Short description:
Framework contract for the supply of nuclear grade boric acid (H3BO3) intended for operation of EDF's nuclear power reactors.

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
II.2)
Description
II.2.1)
Title:
Lot no1

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)
Additional CPV code(s)
24311410
II.2.3)
Place of performance
NUTS code: FR
Main site or place of performance:
EDF logistical center

II.2.4)
Description of the procurement:
Supply of nuclear grade Boric Acid (H3BO3) intended for operation of EDF’s nuclear power reactors.

Multiannual contract for a term of three (3) years (2019-2021) of which 1 year optional for the supplying of a maximum quantity of 240 metric tons of boric acid nuclear grade per year.

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
Start: 01/01/2019
End: 31/12/2021
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: 2
II.2.10)
Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)
Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:
Option for additional quantities: The maximum annual quantities specified in II.2.4 above include the options.

Option for one additional year: This option is included in the duration of the contract mentioned in II.2.7 above. To lift any ambiguity, the term of the contract mentioned in section II.2.7 above includes the option of one (1) additional year.

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
Suppliers expressing their interest in accordance with the provisions of section VI.3 and preselected by EDF, will receive a full tendering dossier specifying the technical specifications to be met, among other.

II.2)
Description
II.2.1)
Title:
Lot no2

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)
Additional CPV code(s)
24311410
II.2.3)
Place of performance
NUTS code: FR
Main site or place of performance:
EDF logistical centre

II.2.4)
Description of the procurement:
Supply of nuclear grade Boric Acid (H3BO3) intended for operation of EDF’s nuclear power reactors.

Multiannual contract for a term of three (3) years (2019-2021) of which 1 year optional for the supplying of a maximum quantity of 160 metric tons of boric acid nuclear grade per year

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
Start: 01/01/2019
End: 31/12/2021
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: 2
II.2.10)
Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)
Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:
Option for additional quantities: The maximum annual quantities specified in II.2.4 above include the options.

Option for one (1) additional year: This option is included in the duration of the contract mentioned in II.2.7 above. To lift any ambiguity, the term of the contract mentioned in section II.2.7 above includes the option of one (1) additional year.

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
Suppliers expressing their interest in accordance with the provisions of section VI.3 and preselected by EDF, will receive a full tendering dossier specifying the technical specifications to be met, among other.

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:
— Candidates must deliver a dated and signed affidavit attesting that they are not prohibited from tendering under any of the ban provisions of Articles 45 and 48 of Decree No.2015-899 dated 23.7.2015 relative to public procurement contracts. Said affidavit must be delivered by individual candidates, by each member of a candidate consortium, and as appropriate by any proposed subcontractors,

— Candidates must deliver an official extract of the relevant trade registry, dated no earlier than 3 months before, such as a “K bis” extract or an equivalent document delivered by a competent judicial or administrative authority in the country of origin or establishment of the candidate. Said document must be delivered by individual candidates and by each member of a candidate consortium,

— If the candidate’s company is in receivership (redressement judiciaire), a copy of the court order(s) must be delivered attesting that the company is authorized to continue its business activities throughout the term of the contract performance. Said document must be delivered by individual candidates and by any candidate consortium member affected by such proceedings,

— Candidates must produce certificates delivered by competent administrations and authorities attesting their compliance with tax and social security obligations. Said certificates must be provided by individual candidates and by each member of a candidate consortium.

III.1.2)
Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Candidates must provide evidence of an annual revenue of at least 5 000 000 EUR (5 million euro) over the last 3 fiscal years.

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

— Evidence attesting to their ability to supply Boric Acid with a Boron10 isotope (10B) content higher than 19.9 % (atomic %),

— The country of origin of the mine extracting the raw boron used by the candidate to produce the end product (nuclear grade boric acid for operation of EDF nuclear reactors),

— The country where the nuclear grade boric acid will be produced.

Any candidacy application must mandatorily attach all of the documents attesting that the candidate complies with all the above-mentioned participation requirements.

The contract outsourcer reserves the possibility of sending an additional dossier to review the candidate’s suitability.

For information purposes, the tendering dossier will mention the supplier’s obligation to comply with the REACH directive and meet the accreditation requirements of EDF (product specification and quality assurance system, among other).

III.1.4)
Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)
Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)
Deposits and guarantees required:
EDF reserves the right to require any guarantees.

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

Payment to be made 60 days as of the date of invoice issuance. Invoicing upon receipt of service provision.

III.1.8)
Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
EDF accepts consortia (groupements) of jointly and/or severally liable companies. In case of a consortium, one of the consortium members shall be appointed as lead Agent. For contract execution purposes, the Agent shall be jointly and severally liable for each of the consortium members as related to their respective contractual obligations toward EDF.

Without prejudice to Article 50.I of the Decree dated 23.7.2015, the membership of a consortium may not be modified between the delivery date of the candidacy application and the date of signature of the contract, except in the event of a company restructuring or if the consortium provides evidence that one of its members is incapable of accomplishing its task for reasons out of its control.

Furthermore, a tenderer who submits a proposal on behalf of a consortium of companies, may not submit another proposal on its own individual behalf or on behalf of another consortium.

III.2)
Conditions related to the contract
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.1.4)
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: 23/09/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)
Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 01/10/2018
IV.2.4)
Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, French
IV.2.6)
Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 31/03/2019
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
VI.3)
Additional information:
Candidates must reply to this contract procurement notice on the EDF Purchasing Portal – Request for Information No. rfi_060492 – and attach all information and evidence documents requested in this contract procurement notice. Interested candidates who are not yet registered on the portal, must self-register by filling out the registration form accessible from the home page of the Purchasing Portal at the web site http://portail-achats.edf.com using the link shown in the insert named “New Supplier? Register now”.

Candidates wishing to forward a back-up print copy of their expression of interest, must send this copy in a sealed envelope bearing the mention “Back-up copy”, the number and date of publication of the procurement notice in the OJEU, along with the name of the contact point shown in section I.1 of this notice, and must ensure that this copy will be received prior to the deadline set for receipt of participation requests.

The invitation to tender shall be carried out via e-tendering on EDF’s electronic Purchasing Portal (http://portail-achats.edf.com).

EDF reserves the possibility of awarding the contract based on the initial proposals without any negotiation.

A document entitled “Identification des membres du groupement et répartition des prestations – groupement momentané d'entreprises solidaire ou conjoint” (“Identification of consortium members and allocation of service provisions – Temporary consortium of jointly or severally liable companies”) is available in the collaborative space dedicated to suppliers on the Purchasing Portal.

VI.4)
Procedures for review
VI.4.1)
Review body
Tribunal de grande instance de Paris
Parvis du Tribunal de Paris
Paris
Cedex 1775859
France
Telephone: +33 144325151
Internet address: http://www.ca-paris.justice.fr

VI.4.2)
Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)
Review procedure
VI.4.4)
Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Clerk of the Court of the Tribunal de Grande instance de Paris
Parvis du Tribunal de Paris
Paris
Cedex 1775859
France
Telephone: +33 144325151
Internet address: http://www.ca-paris.justice.fr

VI.5)
Date of dispatch of this notice:
28/08/2018


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