Q & A for the 2nd bid round

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To submit questions as per the competitive process, one has to be registered for the additional data page, and submit the questions using the designated format which appears at the end of the bid documents in MS Word format. 


Below is a table that includes questions submitted to the Ministry as part of the 2nd offshore bid round 2018, and the answers to them. 

No.

Document

(CFB/Schedule)

Item

No.

Query Answer/Clarification
1Schedule 1.5- Confidentiality Undertaking GeneralCould the Ministry please confirm that it has all necessary rights and permissions to provide the contents of the Data Package, and that all necessary consents, including export permissions, have been obtained to permit disclosure and provision of electronic and physical copies of the Data Package to potential bidders?Yes, the Ministry confirms that it has all necessary rights and permissions to provide the contents of the Data Package, and that all necessary consents, including export permissions, have been obtained to permit disclosure and provision of electronic and physical copies of the Data Package to potential bidders.
2Schedule 1.5- Confidentiality Undertaking Paragraph 1​ Could the Ministry of Energy please confirm that where a Receiving Party generates internal evaluation materials and other work products that do not display or incorporate the Confidential Information in original or reprocessed form, that these are not to be considered part of the Confidential Information?Yes, the Ministry confirms that where a Receiving Party generates internal evaluation materials and other work products that do not display or incorporate the Confidential Information in original or reprocessed form, these are not to be considered part of the Confidential Information.
3Schedule 1.5- Confidentiality Undertaking GeneralCould the Ministry please confirm that the Receiving Party has the right to reprocess Confidential Information, including by way of use of a third party reprocessing company (still subject to confidentiality and the Permitted Purpose) ?Yes, the Ministry confirms that the Receiving Party has the right to reprocess Confidential Information, including by way of use of a third party reprocessing company as long as the Receiving Party will require from the third party reprocessing company to abide by a confidentiality undertaking concerning the Permitted Purpose
4Schedule 1.5- Confidentiality Undertakingparagraph 2.2Could the Ministry please confirm that "personnel" in paragraph 2.2 of the CU is understood to include employees of the Receiving Party, and also those of affiliated companies who have a need to review the Confidential Information for the Permitted Purpose?

Yes, the Ministry confirms that "personnel" in paragraph 2.2 of the Confidentiality Undertaking is understood to include employees of the Receiving Party, and also those of affiliated companies who have a need to review the Confidential Information for the Permitted Purpose.

" Affiliated company " means any company or legal entity that:

(a)          controls either directly or indirectly the Receiving Party; or

(b)          which is controlled directly or indirectly by the Receiving Party; or

and, for these purposes, "control" means the right to exercise fifty percent (50%) or more of the voting rights of such company or entity.

5Schedule 1.5- Confidentiality Undertaking Paragraph 2Could the Ministry pleaseconfirm that the Receiving Party shall be entitled (on prior notice to the Ministry) to disclose Confidential Information as required by law, Court order, SEC or other quasi-governmental regulation, etc?Yes, the Ministry confirms that the Receiving Party shall be entitled (on prior notice to the Ministry, in writing) to disclose Confidential Information as required by law, Court order, SEC or other quasi-governmental regulation, etc.
6Schedule 1.5- Confidentiality Undertaking Paragraph 2Could the Ministry please confirm that the Receiving Party has the ability to provide the Confidential Information to potential joint bidders, who have also signed up to a Confidentiality Undertaking, and discuss their respective evaluations of the Confidential Information?Yes, the Ministry confirms that the Receiving Party has the ability to provide the Confidential Information to potential joint bidders, who have also signed up to a Confidentiality Undertaking, and discuss their respective evaluations of the Confidential Information.
7Schedule 1.5- Confidentiality Undertaking

 Paragraph 2.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Could the Ministry please confirm that the Receiving Party has the ability to disclose information to external professional consultants, consistent with the Permitted Purpose?Yes, the Ministry confirms that the Receiving Party has the ability to disclose information to external professional consultants, as long as the Receiving Party will require from the external professional consultants to abide by a confidentiality undertaking concerning the Permitted Purpose
8Schedule 1.5- Confidentiality Undertaking GeneralCould the Ministry please confirm the terms on which Confidential Information should be returned or destroyed on cessation of the Permitted Purpose?While the use of the Data is limited to the Permitted Purpose, the Ministry has no requirements concerning which Confidential Information should be returned or destroyed on cessation of the Permitted Purpose. As specified in Section 2.7 of the Confidentiality Undertaking, the Receiving Party's undertaking shall not be restricted in time.
9Schedule 1.5- Confidentiality Undertaking GeneralCould the Ministry please confirm that if a Receiving Party is successful in obtaining acreage in the round, that it may retain and use the Confidential Information for the purposes of its continuing activities with respect to such acreage without further payments becoming due?Yes, the Ministry confirms that if a Receiving Party is successful in obtaining acreage in the round, it may retain and use the Confidential Information for the purposes of its continuing activities with respect to such acreage without further payments becoming due.
10CFB

8.6 - Data package

 

Could the Ministry please confirm the terms on which the further data, not contained within the Data Package, will be made available?Any further Data, not contained within the Data Package, is available subject the signing of an addendum to the Confidentiality Undertaking that will apply the terms of the Confidentiality Undertaking concerning the further Data, mutatis mutandis, as well as the completion of the payment arrangements relating to receiving the further Data, as required. For further details, please contact Mr. Shachaf Lippman at shachafl@energy.gov.il