Ireland-Ballsbridge: Look-Ahead Security Assessment Tool

Type of document: Contract Awards
Country: Ireland
OJEU Ref: (2019/S 207-506193/EN)
Nature of contract: Service contract
Procedure: Negotiated procedure
Regulation of procurement: EU – with participation by GPA countries
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Contract award notice

Section I: Contracting entity
I.1) Name and addresses
Official name: EirGrid plc
National registration number: N/A
Postal address: Block 2 — The Oval, 160 Shelbourne Road
Town: Ballsbridge
Postal code: Dublin 4
Country: Ireland
Contact Person: Sinéad Connolly
Telephone: +353 12370335
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:

I.6) Main activity:

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: Look-Ahead Security Assessment Tool

Reference number: ENQEIR658
II.1.2) Main CPV code: 72212517
II.1.3) Type of contract : Services
II.1.4) Short Description:
This tender process is now complete. Scope of requirements is to use the models developed by EirGrid and functionality contained in the current WSAT tool or to develop a new software application. EirGrid envisages this project being a solution which will evolve over time and therefore intends awarding a contract with a potential maximum relationship of 20 years including options for renewal at various stages over the life of the arrangement.

II.1.6) Information about lots
The contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement(excluding VAT)
II.2) Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
Main CPV code: 72212517
Main CPV code: 72000000
Main CPV code: 72212700
Main CPV code: 72212781
Main CPV code: 72212983
Main CPV code: 72262000
II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UKN, IE Main site or place of performance:Dublin and Belfast.
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
The scope of requirements is to use the models developed by EirGrid and functionality contained in the current WSAT tool or to develop a new software application to include, but not limited to:
The look-ahead security assessment tool will perform power system security analysis (steady-state and dynamic) across a time horizon from real-time up to (typically) 24 hours. The tool will suggest preventive measures in cases where the security criteria (to be defined in the detailed functional specification) is not met.
The tool will assess operational security components such as transient stability, voltage stability, frequency stability and thermal loading.
The tool output will facilitate system operations real-time decision making, displaying results in an appropriate manner to be detailed in the tender.
The tool will be based on RMS positive sequence calculations (steady-state load flow and time-domain dynamics). The time domain solver must include variable time step capability.
The tool will have on-line and off-line study capability.
The tool performance will be the equal, or better, to the existing WSAT tool as outlined in the background section above.
The tool shall be operational in EirGrid’s Control Centres (Dublin and Belfast) by the end of 2019. The duration of the delivery contract will be up to project completion which will include for development, installation, testing, model validation, tool validation and integration of the tool in accordance with agreed programme. The services agreement will commence on the services commencement date and will be for an initial duration of 3 years with an option to extend.
II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion – Name: Resources/Weighting:5 %Quality criterion – Name: Project/Weighting:15 %Quality criterion – Name: Provision of support/Weighting:15 %Quality criterion – Name: Requirements/Weighting:40 %
Cost criterion – Name: Ultimate cost/Weighting:25 %
II.2.11) Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options: Under Article 50.F as set out in Council Directive 2014/25/EU as transposed into Irish law by the European Union Award of Contracts by Utility Undertakings) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 286 of 2016) (the ‘Regulations’) and given the complexity of EirGrid system set-up, the software installed may become embedded into EirGrid systems architecture. This may lead to future contracts for continuous support. Therefore EirGrid may award future contracts for continuous support up to the maximum allowed 20 years, subject always to the satisfactory performance of the supplier.

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:
The awarded value includes the possible extension of up to 20 years.

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.1.8) 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
Notice number in the OJ S:2019/S 044-101639

Section V: Award of contract
Contract No: 1 Title: Look-Ahead Security Assessment Tool

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2) Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract:2019-10-23
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received:2
Number of tenders received by electronic means:2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators:no
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Grid Solutions SAS
Postal address: 102 avenue de Paris
Town: 91741 Massy
Country: France
Nuts code: FR
The contractor is an SME: no

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.3) Additional information:
The awarded value includes the possible extension of up to 20 years.

VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Four Courts
Town: Dublin
Postal code: 7
Country: Ireland
Telephone: +353 18886000
Internet address:
VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
The contracting authority will not conclude this contract to which a standstill period applies in accordance with Council Directive 2014/25/EU, until after the expiry of the standstill period which commences on the day following the date of notification on concerned candidates and tenderers. The duration of the standstill period will be 14 calendar days where notifications are sent electronically or by fax and 16 calendar days where these are sent by any other means. The statutory Instrument mentioned above provides that review procedures are available in the High Court to a person who has or has had an interest in obtaining the reviewable public 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 in this contract.

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Central office of the High Courts (Appeal Section)
Postal address: Ground Floor, East Wing, Inns Quay
Town: Dublin
Postal code: 7
Country: Ireland
Telephone: +353 18886000
Internet address:

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:2019-10-23


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