United Kingdom-Reading: Machinery for mining, quarrying, construction equipment
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: www.thameswater.co.uk
Section II: Object
Plant Equipment (Supply of)
The successful service provider(s) will be expected to offer a wide range of plant assets which meet our technical, commercial and environmental requirements. We are looking for a supplier(s) who can offer a strong technical support and expertise to us which will include up-front advice on the suitability/technical parameters of the assets as well as post-delivery support and assistance.
In addition, as future technologies displace existing technical solutions and obsolescence of the associated component parts/spares increases, the service provider(s) will also be expected to provide their technical expertise/assistance to bring innovations where appropriate.
The geographic span of our current asset estate covers London and the whole of the Thames Valley region.
This procurement will be split into 2 lots:
— lot 1: high usage plant equipment (such as dumpers, excavators, generators; and
— lot 2: specialist plant equipment (such as trailer, sand skimmer, fuel bowser).
Thames Water reserves the right to award multiple lots to 1 bidder.
High Usage Plant Equipment
Whole of the Thames Water region.
Lot 1 covers the purchase of plant equipment which Thames Water uses on a frequent basis and are critical to their operations. Such assets include, but not limited to excavators, dumpers, generators, tractors etc.
The successful supplier(s) will be expected to provide new assets based on Thames Water's specification within the agreed lead times. The machinery will be fuel powered, but carbon zero alternatives will be considered.
The anticipated volume of plant equipment included in this lot is circa 190 assets.
A maximum of 2 suppliers (likely to be a dealership and broker) will be awarded the Framework Agreement under which mini-competitions would take place for specific plant requirements. Pricing mechanisms and criteria will be put in place in order to allow fair and equal competition.
We are seeking a strategic partnership with suppliers who can not only supply the goods but provide technical support and insight on best products available to meet our needs, taking into consideration environmental, criticality, maintenance and fit-for purpose factors.
Any agreement awarded would be for an initial duration of 2 years, with options to extend annually up to a maximum overall term of 8 years.
Specialist Plant Equipment
Lot 2 covers the purchase of all specialist plant equipment. Such assets include, but not limited to, sand skimmers, pressure washers, trailers, bowsers, etc.
The successful supplier(s) will be expected to provide new assets based on Thames Water's specification within the agreed lead times.
The anticipated volume of plant equipment included within this lot is circa 220 assets.
Because of the more specialist nature of these assets, the intention is to award to up to 6 suppliers. Each asset included in this lot will be awarded to the most suitable supplier and multiple assets can be awarded to 1 supplier.
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Between 2–8 years.
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
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).