United Kingdom-Reading: Construction work for water projects
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: www.thameswater.co.uk
Section II: Object
AMP7 Delivery Partner — Programme Management Office (PMO)
Thames Water is seeking to engage consultants to fulfil roles within its Capital Delivery Programme Management Office (PMO). Thames Water is implementing an intelligent client model with a client-led PMO for AMP7, requiring a progressive build of in-house capabilities in programme and project. Consultants will support model transition and development and will be engaged on a secondment basis providing personnel in the following functions:
— programme management,
— governance and risk,
— reporting and controls,
— quality assurance,
— business systems and processes,
— benefits management,
— change control.
Consultants will also assist in building Thames Water’s PMO capabilities, including (but not limited to):
— comprehensive transition plan including risk-based consultant exit plan,
— assistance with the selection and training (where required) of PMO personnel,
— development of PMO policies and processes.
Whole of the Thames Water Region.
The requirements outlined above will be located across all Thames Water Operational Areas.
TWUL envisages inviting 4-7 Tenderers from PQQ stage through to ITN.
This contract shall run for an initial period of 5 years. Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the contracting entity reserves the right to extend this contract on an annual basis for a maximum further 3 years.
This contract shall run for an initial period of 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Estimated value over the initial 5-year duration is 12 500 000 GBP.
Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the contracting entity reserves the right to extend this contract on an annual basis for a maximum further 3 years.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As detailed in the PQQ.
As detailed in the PQQ documentation.
Bonds and/or parent company guarantees of performance and financial standing may be required.
Specified in the invitation to negotiate.
Consortia may be required to form a legal entity prior to award.
As detailed in the ITN.
Section IV: Procedure
TWUL proposes that this Framework Agreement shall operate for a maximum of 8 years. The initial duration of this Framework Agreement will be 5 years, with the option to extend for a maximum further 3 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.
Section VI: Complementary information
All suppliers who wish to respond to this notice must request a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) by using the link in Section I.3) of this notice, i.e. https://www.thameswater.co.uk/procurement
It is proposed that these framework agreements will run for an initial period of 5 years, with the option to extend on an annual basis for a maximum further 3 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).
Thames Water Utilities Ltd 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).
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