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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Water distribution and related services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs
Section II: Object
Water, Wastewater and Ancillary Services (2)
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.
— 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).
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk].
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 http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline 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 https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-security