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Contract award notice – utilities
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting entity
Section II: Object
Biogas Plant and Sale of Biomethane
In April 2019, we made a pledge to our customers, our shareholders and Ofwat to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030, underlining our commitment to mitigate climate change.
We have also set a target of reducing our AMP7 Embodied Carbon Emissions by 25 % compared to AMP6.
Thames Water have 25 sites with an anaerobic digestion process, all of which produce over 800 GWh of biogas. We are keen to utilise this precious commodity to help us achieve our carbon targets. Our sourcing project covers the funding, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of upgrading and compressing plant to produce biomethane which is capable of being transported or injected to grid.
Projects delivered under this framework need to not only help us advance towards our carbon target but also ensure that our excellent health and safety record is not compromised.
Multi-lot applications are welcomed.
Supply of Biogas Plant
Whole of the Thames Water region.
We are looking for suppliers who will help us utilise biogas in an optimum manner in order to
(a) improve our environmental performance; and
(b) maximise the value of our biogas.
Each of our sites are slightly different and may require differing solutions depending on their location, biogas composition, energy usage etc.
Depending on the site solution, we may need a combination of upgrading and compressing plant to enable us to transport the biomethane or inject it into the gas grid. This lot covers all requirements, including ancillary equipment such as grid entry units and basic fuel output.
Please note that our biogas is produced from our anaerobic digestion plant and as such contains siloxanes, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide as well as methane. We need upgrade plant that can handle our biogas composition and their variants and produce biomethane that meets grid specifications.
Note that as a main contractor, you will be expected to undertake Principal Design and Principal Contractor roles under CDM.
Also note that the purchaser may be Thames Water Utilities Ltd or another company within the Kemble Holding Group (ultimate parent of Thames Water).
Lot 1A will be funded by the purchaser.
Primarily aimed at EPC contractors or OEM entities who may be required to undertake the following works and the like:
1) Design plant in order to maximise efficiency and achieve excellent value for money;
2) Source plant from reputable suppliers;
3) Undertake works on Thames Water operational sites to allow the existing anaerobic digestion plant to be integrated with the upgrading plant;
4) Install upgrading and potentially compressor plant in line with TW process standards as well as relevant industry standards;
5) Conduct commissioning;
6) Operate and maintain system after final handover/commissioning has ended.
You will be expected to guarantee a level of availability of the plant and conversion rate for the gas.
We want to award multi-supplier framework agreements.
We will use the tender process to enable us to award an initial contract under the framework agreement for a specific site, with the opportunity to enter into mini-competitions for other sites during the term of the framework agreement. We reserve the right to invite Lot 1 and Lot 2 suppliers and/or Lot 3 suppliers to participate in mini-competitions depending on the specific business requirements for each project.
Contracts awarded under framework agreements shall be awarded based on specific criteria as detailed in the procurement documents.
The agreement value of GBP 17 500 000 given below is a quarter of an estimated value of installing plant on all 25 sites. It is unknown currently how this value will be split between Lot 1A, 1B and 3 as the funding option and risk profile will be decided on a project by project basis.
Any agreement awarded would be for an initial duration of 3 years with options to extend up to a maximum of 8 years. There will be no commitment to volume and performance against service levels will be measured and reviewed.
We are looking for suppliers who will help us utilise biogas in an optimum manner in order to:
Also note that the purchaser may be Thames Water Utilities Limited or another company within the Kemble Holding Group (ultimate parent of Thames Water).
Lot 1A will be funded by the Purchaser.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary 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.
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).