United Kingdom-Worthing: Consulting services for water-supply and waste-water other than for construction
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.susssexpartnership.nhs.uk
Section II: Object
Sussex Partnership NHS Trust — Water Management Contract
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is issuing this Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) in connection with the competitive procurement to find a suitably skilled and experienced organisation to undertake tasks related to Water Safety Management in line with “L8” for “Legionnaires” disease — The control of Legionella bacteria in water system and the NHS Health Technical Memorandum 04-01: Safe water in healthcare premise.
East Sussex, West Sussex and Hampshire.
The service provider shall employ, on this Contract Agreement, employees fully trained and of sufficient breadth of experience to cope with the level of expertise which will be required in the managing of Legionella/water treatment services for the Authority.
The service provider shall only provide directly employed staff to execute the work and shall not sub-contract the works, nor use staff provided by third parties, without the approval of the employer’s representative.
The purpose of this contract is to offer consistency, in terms of the provision of Legionella/water treatment.
This contract will support the Authority in meeting their objectives and ensuring that they meet all statutory requirements and standards.
Water systems should be designed, maintained and operated in conditions that prevent or control the growth of legionella.
The service provider should offer guidance to Authority on legislation in this area.
The contract will comprise of Legionella/water treatment services for, but not limited to the following areas:
— domestic cold-water services — storage and distribution,
— domestic hot water services — generation storage and distribution,
— faucets, showers, bib taps, etc.,
— Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMV)/Thermostatic Mixing Taps (TMT).
The contract is expected to commence on the 1.7.2019 for an initial 3-year period with the option to extend the Contract term for a further 2 x 2-year periods up to a total no greater than 7 years.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is issuing this Invitation to Tender (“ITT”) in connection with the competitive procurement to find a suitably skilled and experienced organisation to undertake tasks related to Water Safety Management in line with “L8” for “Legionnaires” disease. The control of Legionella bacteria in water system and the NHS Health Technical Memorandum 04-01: Safe water in healthcare premise.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender or (where no deselection notification has previously been made) applied to be selected to tender, of its decision to award the contract agreement which notification will contain among other information, a summary of the reasons why the economic operators was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a “standstill period” of a minimum of 10 clear calendar days between the date on which the Authority dispatches the notice(s) and the date on which the Authority proposes to conclude the relevant Agreement. The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into any Agreement until the court proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of, or the court, by interim order, brings to an end the prohibition. The remedies that may be awarded by the courts before the contract agreement has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the agreement to the winning tenderer(s). The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the Agreement has been entered into will not affect the agreement unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the agreement has been entered into are limited to the award of damages.