Works - 12959-2021

12/01/2021    S7

United Kingdom-Reading: Electrical installation work

2021/S 007-012959

Contract award notice – utilities

Results of the procurement procedure

Works

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 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.6)Main activity
Water

Section II: Object

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

Photovoltaic Installations

Reference number: FA1362B
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45310000 Electrical installation work
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

Thames Water are looking for a number of partners to help us achieve our aim of reducing our reliance on electricity from the grid. We are looking for both EPC contractors to install solar systems for us and funding partners to both fund and install solar systems for us. We are interested in a range of systems from ground mount to roof mount to reservoir floating systems to innovative engineering structures as well as ancillaries that will help us use energy more effectively.

Please note that the estimated total value in II.1.5) is a broad estimate which covers both lots.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

PV Supply and Installation

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
09332000 Solar installation
09331200 Solar photovoltaic modules
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of Thames Water Region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is primarily aimed at EPC contractors who can undertake the following works:

1) design installations in order to maximise efficiency and achieve excellent value for money;

2) source product from reputable suppliers;

3) install system on Thames Water operational sites in line with TW specifications and approved processes as well as relevant industry standards;

4) conduct commissioning;

5) operate and maintain system for a minimum of 5 years.

Note that, as a main contractor, you will be expected to undertake principal designer and principal contractor role under CDM.

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

Due to the range of PV systems we are expecting to install over the length of this agreement, we have split this lot into further sublots:

A. Ground mounted installations;

B. All installations, including ground mounted, roof mounted, reservoir floating systems and innovative engineering structures and the like.

We are looking to award a number of agreements under this lot to cover all types of installations.

We will use the tender process to enable us to award a number of initial contracts under the framework agreement for specific sites, with the opportunity to enter into mini-competitions for other sites during the term of the framework agreement. For ground mounted installations, both Lot 1A and Lot 1B suppliers would be invited to bid. For all other installations, Lot 1B suppliers only would be invited to bid.

Contracts awarded under framework agreements shall be awarded based on specific criteria: value for money, delivery timescales, technical solution/capability, performance ratios and risk to TW.

Estimated value stated in II.2.6), is a broad estimate at this stage.

The envisaged number of candidates quoted in II.2.9), is up to eight over both sublots.

II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Any agreement awarded would be for an initial duration of 5 years, with options to extend annually up to a maximum overall term of 8 years.

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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Funding, Build and Ownership of PV Installations

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
09332000 Solar installation
09331200 Solar photovoltaic modules
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of Thames Water Region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is aimed at companies who can finance, source and install solar installations on our sites and continue to own the installation for at least 15 years (with some earlier buyback options) through a transferable power purchase agreement and lease agreement (for the Thames Water land utilised) where Thames Water use/export all electricity generated, at the end of which, the installation ownership would transfer to Thames Water or the installation would be removed.

The scope of this lot is as follows:

1) finalise design of the installation to maximise efficiency;

2) source products required;

3) install system (or use installation partners. We would not normally expect you to use suppliers under our Lot 1 as we expect you to already have established relationships with construction partners) in line with relevant industry standards, TW standards and TW approved specification;

4) commission, operate and maintain the system for the life of our agreement;

5) disposal or transfer of ownership.

We will pay for the installation through a price per kWh for energy generated, determined by the framework agreement commercial structure.

As part of your power purchase agreement, you will be required to achieve an agreed minimum performance ratio.

We are looking to award a number of agreements under this lot to cover all types of installations.

We will use the tender process to enable us to award a number of initial contracts under the framework agreement for specific sites, with the opportunity to enter into mini-competitions for other sites during the term of the framework agreement.

Contracts awarded under framework agreements shall be awarded based on specific criteria: value for money, delivery timescales, technical solution/capability, performance ratios and risk to TW.

Estimated value stated in II.2.6) is a broad estimate at this stage.

II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Any agreement awarded would be for an initial duration of 5 years, with options to extend annually up to a maximum overall term of 8 years. Power purchase agreements awarded under the framework agreement will typically be of 15-25 year length along with a lease agreement for the same term.

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 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
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 137-313753
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a periodic indicative notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1
Lot No: 1
Title:

PV supply and Installation

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
16/12/2020
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: HBS Group Southern Ltd
Town: Portsmouth
NUTS code: UKJ31 Portsmouth
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 2
Lot No: 1
Title:

PV Supply and Installation

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
16/12/2020
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Anesco Ltd
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 3
Lot No: 1
Title:

PV Supply and Installation

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
16/12/2020
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: ENGIE Regeneration Ltd
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
NUTS code: UKC21 Northumberland
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 4
Lot No: 1 & 2
Title:

PV Supply and Installation, PV Funding, Build and Ownership

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
16/12/2020
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 5
Lot No: 2
Title:

PV Funding, Build and Ownership

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
16/12/2020
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: ENGIE Renewables Ltd
Town: Mold
NUTS code: UKL23 Flintshire and Wrexham
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 6
Lot No: 2
Title:

PV Funding, Build and Ownership

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
16/12/2020
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Sonne Solar Ltd
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI4 Inner London – East
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
V.2.6)Price paid for bargain purchases

Section VI: Complementary information

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. https://www.thameswater.co.uk/procurement

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Thames Water Utilities Ltd
Town: Reading
Country: United Kingdom
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/01/2021