Works - 119967-2020

Submission deadline has been amended by:  137623-2020
11/03/2020    S50

United Kingdom-Reading: Construction work for water projects

2020/S 050-119967

Contract notice – utilities

Works

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Thames Water Utilities Limited
Postal address: Procurement Support Centre - 3rd Floor East, C/O Mail Room, Rose Kiln Court
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: RG2 0BY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement.support.centre@thameswater.co.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.thameswater.co.uk
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/procurement
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Water

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

AMP7/AMP8 Capital Programmes Geographic Lots for Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure Projects

Reference number: FA1495
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45240000 Construction work for water projects
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

TWUL are procuring design and build delivery capability for infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects.

Essentially, TWUL recognises these as infrastructure – nominally the underground network of water mains and sewage and non-infrastructure – nominally all above ground plant, equipment, structures and process; the expected scope of works spans Thames Water’s water and wastewater infrastructure (network) and non-infrastructure (treatment) assets across the Thames Water region. The nature of the infrastructure scope broadly extends from rehabilitation, replacement and provision of new sewers and potable water pipelines to inspection and maintenance of aqueducts and tunnels. This will also include refurbishment, replacement and provision of new pumping station assets. Non-infrastructure scope includes refurbishment, replacement and provision of new potable water and wastewater treatment assets including service and storage reservoirs.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 330 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 3
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Non-Infrastructure - London

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90420000 Sewage treatment services
45232151 Water-main refurbishment construction work
45232421 Sewage treatment works
45232422 Sludge-treatment works
45232423 Sewage pumping stations construction work
45232430 Water-treatment work
45232431 Wastewater pumping station
45232440 Construction work for sewage pipes
45232451 Drainage and surface works
45232453 Drains construction work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The water non infrastructure scope includes but is not limited to:

— refurbishment, replacement and provision of new potable ground and surface water production assets such as enhanced slow sand filter performance,

— disinfection,

— surge protection,

— chemical dosing,

— supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA),

— run-to-waste facilities,

— cartridge filters and UV,

— increased power resilience,

— new service reservoirs,

— inspection and maintenance of existing service and storage reservoirs.

The wastewater non-infrastructure scope includes but is not limited to:

— refurbishment, replacement and provision of new treatment facilities such as inlet works,

— stormwater storage,

— event duration monitors,

— settlement tanks,

— biological treatment, tertiary treatment, sludge treatment including thermal hydrolysis process (THP),

— digester roof replacement,

— combined heat and power (CHP),

— chemical dosing,

— phosphorous removal,

— odour control,

— SCADA,

— increased power resilience.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 760 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This lot shall run for an initial period of approximately 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the Contracting Entity reserves the right to extend this lot on a period or annual basis for a maximum further 5 years in line with the AMP8 regulatory period.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

This lot shall run for an initial period of approximately 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the Contracting Entity reserves the right to extend this lot on a period or annual basis for a maximum further 5 years in line with the AMP8 regulatory period

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

Lots 1 and 2 were the subject of Contract Notice 536240-2019 - AMP7/AMP8 Capital Programmes for Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure Projects, Reference number: FA1488

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Non-Infrastructure - Thames Valley

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90420000 Sewage treatment services
45232151 Water-main refurbishment construction work
45232421 Sewage treatment works
45232422 Sludge-treatment works
45232423 Sewage pumping stations construction work
45232430 Water-treatment work
45232431 Wastewater pumping station
45232440 Construction work for sewage pipes
45232451 Drainage and surface works
45232453 Drains construction work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The water non infrastructure scope includes but is not limited to:

— refurbishment, replacement and provision of new potable ground and surface water production assets such as enhanced slow sand filter performance,

— disinfection,

— surge protection,

— chemical dosing,

— supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA),

— run-to-waste facilities,

— cartridge filters and UV,

— increased power resilience,

— new service reservoirs,

— inspection and maintenance of existing service and storage reservoirs.

The wastewater non-infrastructure scope includes but is not limited to:

— refurbishment, replacement and provision of new treatment facilities such as inlet works,

— stormwater storage,

— event duration monitors,

— settlement tanks,

— biological treatment, tertiary treatment, sludge treatment including thermal hydrolysis process (THP),

— digester roof replacement,

— combined heat and power (CHP),

— chemical dosing,

— phosphorous removal,

— odour control,

— SCADA,

— increased power resilience.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 460 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This lot shall run for an initial period of approximately 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the Contracting Entity reserves the right to extend this lot on a period or annual basis for a maximum further 5 years in line with the AMP8 regulatory period

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

This lot shall run for an initial period of approximately 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the Contracting Entity reserves the right to extend this lot on a period or annual basis for a maximum further 5 years in line with the AMP8 regulatory period.

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

Lots 1 and 2 were the subject of Contract Notice 536240-2019 - AMP7/AMP8 Capital Programmes for Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure Projects, Reference number: FA1488

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Infrastructure North London

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90420000 Sewage treatment services
45232151 Water-main refurbishment construction work
45232421 Sewage treatment works
45232422 Sludge-treatment works
45232423 Sewage pumping stations construction work
45232430 Water-treatment work
45232431 Wastewater pumping station
45232440 Construction work for sewage pipes
45232451 Drainage and surface works
45232453 Drains construction work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Main site or place of performance:

North London

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of Water Infrastructure Programme includes but is not limited to the following activities:

— trunk mains replacement,

— new trunk mains associated with growth, distribution mains and lead communications pipe replacement,

— pressure management activities,

— inspection and maintenance of aqueducts, bridges and tunnels.

The scope of Wastewater Infrastructure Programme includes but is not limited to the following activities

— new rising mains and their replacement,

— rehabilitation and replacement of sewers near and crossing rail,

— gravity solutions to maintain asset health and accommodate growth together with pipe bridge inspections.

This programme will also include sustainable urban drainage (SUDs) and the need to respond effectively to emergency works that are generally pipeline related. Investment in sewage pumping stations will include; pump replacement, enhanced power resilience, switchgear and transformer replacement.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 420 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This lot shall run for an initial period of approximately 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the Contracting Entity reserves the right to extend this lot on a period or annual basis for a maximum further 5 years in line with the AMP8 regulatory period.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

This lot shall run for an initial period of approximately 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the Contracting Entity reserves the right to extend this lot on a period or annual basis for a maximum further 5 years in line with the AMP8 regulatory period.

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

Lots 1 and 2 were the subject of Contract Notice 536240-2019 - AMP7/AMP8 Capital Programmes for Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure Projects, Reference number: FA1488

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Infrastructure South London

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90420000 Sewage treatment services
45232151 Water-main refurbishment construction work
45232421 Sewage treatment works
45232422 Sludge-treatment works
45232423 Sewage pumping stations construction work
45232430 Water-treatment work
45232431 Wastewater pumping station
45232440 Construction work for sewage pipes
45232451 Drainage and surface works
45232453 Drains construction work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Main site or place of performance:

South London

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of Water Infrastructure Programme includes but is not limited to the following activities:

— trunk mains replacement,

— new trunk mains associated with growth, distribution mains and lead communications pipe replacement,

— pressure management activities,

— inspection and maintenance of aqueducts, bridges and tunnels.

The scope of Wastewater Infrastructure Programme includes but is not limited to the following activities:

— new rising mains and their replacement,

— rehabilitation and replacement of sewers near and crossing rail,

— gravity solutions to maintain asset health and accommodate growth together with pipe bridge inspections.

This programme will also include sustainable urban drainage (SUDs) and the need to respond effectively to emergency works that are generally pipeline related. Investment in sewage pumping stations will include; pump replacement, enhanced power resilience, switchgear and transformer replacement.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 480 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This lot shall run for an initial period of approximately 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the Contracting Entity reserves the right to extend this lot on a period or annual basis for a maximum further 5 years in line with the AMP8 regulatory period.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

This lot shall run for an initial period of approximately 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the Contracting Entity reserves the right to extend this lot on a period or annual basis for a maximum further 5 years in line with the AMP8 regulatory period.

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

Lots 1 and 2 were the subject of Contract Notice 536240-2019 - AMP7/AMP8 Capital Programmes for Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure Projects, Reference number: FA1488

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Infrastructure Thames Valley

Lot No: 7
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90420000 Sewage treatment services
45232151 Water-main refurbishment construction work
45232421 Sewage treatment works
45232422 Sludge-treatment works
45232423 Sewage pumping stations construction work
45232430 Water-treatment work
45232431 Wastewater pumping station
45232440 Construction work for sewage pipes
45232451 Drainage and surface works
45232453 Drains construction work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Main site or place of performance:

Thames Valley

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of Water Infrastructure Programme includes but is not limited to the following activities:

— trunk mains replacement,

— new trunk mains associated with growth, distribution mains and lead communications pipe replacement,

— pressure management activities,

— inspection and maintenance of aqueducts, bridges and tunnels.

The scope of Wastewater Infrastructure Programme includes but is not limited to the following activities:

— new rising mains and their replacement,

— rehabilitation and replacement of sewers near and crossing rail,

— gravity solutions to maintain asset health and accommodate growth together with pipe bridge inspections.

This programme will also include sustainable urban drainage (SUDs) and the need to respond effectively to emergency works that are generally pipeline related. Investment in sewage pumping stations will include; pump replacement, enhanced power resilience, switchgear and transformer replacement.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 210 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This lot shall run for an initial period of approximately 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the Contracting Entity reserves the right to extend this lot on a period or annual basis for a maximum further 5 years in line with the AMP8 regulatory period.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

This lot shall run for an initial period of approximately 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the Contracting Entity reserves the right to extend this lot on a period or annual basis for a maximum further 5 years in line with the AMP8 regulatory period

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

Lots 1 and 2 were the subject of Contract Notice 536240-2019 - AMP7/AMP8 Capital Programmes for Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure Projects, Reference number: FA1488

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

As detailed in the PQQ.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As detailed in the PQQ Documentation.

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

Bonds and/or parent company guarantees of performance and financial standing may be required.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Specified in the Invitation to Negotiate.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Consortia may be required to form a legal entity prior to award.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As detailed in the ITN.

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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 10
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 8 years:

TWUL proposes that this Framework Agreement shall operate for a maximum of 10 years. The initial duration of this Framework Agreement will be 5 years, with the option to extend for a maximum further 5 years. This will allow TWUL to align is it's long-term procurement requirements in line with consecutive regulatory periods, subject to satisfactory ongoing performance by the Contracting Entities.

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 24/03/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

It is proposed that these framework agreements will run for an initial period of approximately 5 years, with the option to extend on an annual basis for a maximum further 5 years. TWUL does not propose to amend the scope of works across each of the lots as it moves from AMP7 to AMP8. TWUL reserves the right to extend individual lots within this framework agreement, where operational benefits exist for doing so. TWUL proposes that any extension will apply to all elements of the contract, including but not limited to price review mechanisms (subject to any approved variations).

Note that your client may be Thames Water Utilities Limited or another company within the Kemble Water group structure.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Thames Water Utilities Limited
Town: Reading
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Thames Water Utilities Limited will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Thames Water Utilities Limited
Town: Reading
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/03/2020