Services - 169025-2019

10/04/2019    S71

United Kingdom-Coventry: Computer-related management services

2019/S 071-169025

Contract notice – utilities


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Severn Trent Water Limited (STW)
National registration number: 02366686
Postal address: Severn Trent Centre, 2 St John's Street
Town: Coventry
Postal code: CV1 2LZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Karen Wildes
Telephone: +44 2477715000
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Hafren Dyfrdwy Cyfyngedig (HD)
National registration number: 03527628
Postal address: Packsaddle Wrexham Road, Rhostyllen
Town: Wrexham
Postal code: LL14 4EH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Karen Wildes
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, 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

Provision of Cloud Services

Reference number: Project_706 – Provision of Cloud Services
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72510000 Computer-related management services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Each of STW and HD wish to award a Framework Agreement for the provision of Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas), Platform as a Service (Paas), Core, Innovation and other Cloud Services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 13 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48000000 Software package and information systems
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72300000 Data services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of this joint procurement is for the provision of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), core, innovation and other cloud services to enable the Utilities chosen SI to perform the following services:

— full scale data centre migration to public cloud,

— migration of workloads into public cloud,

— transformation of workloads already within public cloud,

— partial migration of some systems into public cloud,

— ongoing management of workloads within public cloud.

The utilities are looking to appoint a number of framework providers (up to a maximum of 6). It is envisaged that the Utilities will nominate a primary framework holder and a number of secondary framework holders. The primary framework holder will be responsible for performing the utilities core work under the framework. The utilities will be free to award works packages to the primary framework holder without consulting the secondary framework holders. Where the Utilities have a niche or specific need (as determined by the utilities), the utilities may offer the primary and secondary framework holders an opportunity to participate in a mini tender process to identify who a works package should be awarded to. The utilities will award the relevant works package to the framework holder who is successful in the mini tender process. Full details on the framework structure will be published in the RFP. Please note that due to the diversity and broad nature of the public cloud market, this envisaged structure is subject to change.

There will be an immediate requirement to contract under the Framework Agreement for an initial works package to enable the migration of the utilities data centres by our existing SI Framework. This works package will be awarded to the primary framework holder.

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
Start: 05/08/2019
End: 04/08/2027
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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.1.2)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 set out in the procurement documents.

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

As set out in the procurement documents.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Not applicable.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As set out in the procurement documents.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As set out in the procurement documents.

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: 6
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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 06/06/2019
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 05/04/2019
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)

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:

Applicants should refer to the instructions to participants for the timetable for responding to the pre-qualification questionnaire. There is no guarantee that a candidate will be invited to tender. STW and HD are not bound to enter into agreements with any party. There is no contractual right (express or implied) which arises from this notice or the procurement process at any time. Response to this notice, the submission of a response to the PQQ, submission of tenders and/or participation in the procurement process is at the candidates own costs and expense. There is no guarantee of volume or exclusivity under the framework.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Severn Trent Water Ltd
Postal address: 2 St Johns Street
Town: Coventry
Postal code: CV1 2LJ
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

STW and HD will incorporate a ten (10) calendar day standstill period in accordance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm to take action in the High Court of England and Wales.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Severn Trent Water
Postal address: 2 St John's Street
Town: Coventry
Postal code: CV1 2LZ
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: