Services - 12605-2020

10/01/2020    S7    Services - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure 

United Kingdom-Reading: Construction work for water projects

2020/S 007-012605

Contract notice – utilities


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Thames Water Utilities Ltd
Postal address: Procurement Support Centre — 3rd Floor East, C/O Mail Room, Rose Kiln Court
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11
Postal code: RG2 0BY
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

AMP7 Delivery Partner — Programme Management Office (PMO)

Reference number: FA1491
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 12 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of the Thames Water Region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

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.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 7
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

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.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
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.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As detailed in the ITN.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

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: 4
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 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.

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.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 27/01/2020
Local time: 09:00
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:
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)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:

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.

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).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Thames Water Utilities Ltd
Town: Reading
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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).

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