Supplies - 501374-2019

24/10/2019    S206

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Water distribution and related services

2019/S 206-501374

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Water, Wastewater and Ancillary Services (2)

Reference number: RM6178
II.1.2)Main CPV code
65100000 Water distribution and related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of water, wastewater and ancillary services to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK public sector bodies, including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education and devolved administrations [it is intended that this commercial agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all water, wastewater and ancillary services required by UK Central Government Departments].

Crown Commercial Service, as the authority, intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of water, wastewater and ancillary services for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies.

The lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
09320000 Steam, hot water and associated products
24962000 Water-treatment chemicals
38421100 Water meters
39370000 Water installations
42912300 Machinery and apparatus for filtering or purifying water
44163140 Steam and water pipes
45330000 Plumbing and sanitary works
50411100 Repair and maintenance services of water meters
51514110 Installation services of machinery and apparatus for filtering or purifying water
65130000 Operation of water supplies
71800000 Consulting services for water-supply and waste consultancy
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

— provision of ancillary goods, works and services in addition to the provision of water and waste water supplies may also be required,

— it is envisaged that this will include, but not be limited to a wide range of procurement options and which allow for the greatest degree of control and transparency of pricing; new connections and site-works; metering; demand side management and innovations,

— delivering water conservation measures; Automatic Meter Reading; Water reduction/management advice and guidance and implementation of recommendations (which may include sourcing of third- party services/technology).

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This prior information notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Water market.

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions in January 2020 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract[s]. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing no later than midday 22.11.2019. Further details will be provided to you.

Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation and contact details for the individual(s) who will be participating in the market engagement.

Crown Commercial Service welcome correspondence from interested suppliers. To register your interest please contact us on

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [].

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS pipeline page for updates and monitor Tenders Electronic Daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

Please be advised that in preparation to participate in this competition for this framework that:

The cyber essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the cyber essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.

To participate in the procurement for the water, wastewater and ancillary services (2), bidders will be required to demonstrate that they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by cyber essentials for the services under and in connection with the procurement.

The bidder may be awarded a framework contract but shall not enter into any call-off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the cyber essentials scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.

The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of Official. It will be a condition of this contract that this material must be protected. Baseline protection controls are defined in ISO27001:2013 and further defined by the security policy framework

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: