HOFOR announces wood chips tender process
HOFOR is building a new 500 MW wood chip fired CHP line named AMV4 at the Amager CHP Plant, which is located close to the Copenhagen city center. The power plant will produce heat and power to the greater Copenhagen area.
The commissioning of AMV4 is scheduled during Q4 2018 and Q1 2019. When the unit commences commercial operation in Q2 2019 the biomass consumption is expected to be 1.2 million tons of wood chips annually.
HOFOR have decided to run a procurement process with the purpose of buying wood chips for heat and power production at the AMV4 CHP plant.
The procurement process will be divided in three phases:
- Request for Quotation (“RFQ”) based on Heads of Terms (HoT) (non-binding offer)
- RFQ based on Contract Draft (binding offer)
- Negotiation Phase
The purpose of the first phase (RFQ HoT) is to prequalify participants to the second phase.
The purpose of the second phase is to qualify participants to the third phase (Negotiation Phase).
The RFQ process in the first and second phase will make use of a questionnaire using the Scanmarket system (online tool) to collect and handle data systematically. It is mandatory for the participants to submit all information and quotations via the Scanmarket system.
In the evaluation of submitted RFQ’s from participating companies, HOFOR will use the following non-limited (non-exhaustive) evaluation criteria (in non-prioritized order):
- Contract Terms
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
- Flexibility / Optionality
- Financial conditions
More detailed information regarding the procurement process, timeline and deadlines, evaluation parameters etc. will be available when companies registers in the Scanmarket system.
Companies who have already submitted information during the previous held market dialogue process (“RFI”) in the period May 19th – June 15th 2017, can proceed directly to the RFQ process:
In order to submit the RFQ questionnaire, companies shall use the same unique registration login as previously received during the RFI process.
Participants, who have not submitted responses to the RFI process are obliged to register, fill in and submit the RFI questionnaire before continuing to the RFQ-process:
It is important and the full responsibility of the participants to ensure that all information is registered and submitted correctly in the Scanmarket system.
All participants who register and submits information to HOFOR via the Scanmarket system gives HOFOR permission to store the information for future purchase and logistic-related inquiries.