Services - 221266-2021

03/05/2021    S85

United Kingdom-Reading: Real estate services

2021/S 085-221266

Contract award notice – utilities

Results of the procurement procedure


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 — 6th Floor RBH, C/O Mail Room, Rose Kiln Court
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: RG2 0BY
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.6)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Property Management Services

Reference number: FA1436
II.1.2)Main CPV code
70000000 Real estate services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Thames Water wishes to award one or more framework agreements to supplier(s) capable of providing property management services to the Thames Water Group, across our entire business footprint and more widely if required. This could include (but is not limited to) estates and rents management, long term value creation, disposals, acquisitions and development planning relative to the Thames Water Group and Thames Tideway Tunnel property portfolios. Additionally we are seeking the provision of business rates advisory and appeal services.

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

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes

TTT Assets — Land Sales, Development and Development Planning

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
70110000 Development services of real estate
70111000 Development of residential real estate
70112000 Development of non-residential real estate
70120000 Buying and selling of real estate
70121000 Building sale or purchase services
70121100 Building sale services
70121200 Building purchase services
70122000 Land sale or purchase services
70122100 Land sale services
70122110 Vacant-land sale services
70122200 Land purchase services
70122210 Vacant-land purchase services
70123000 Sale of real estate
70123100 Sale of residential real estate
70123200 Sale of non-residential estate
70300000 Real estate agency services on a fee or contract basis
70310000 Building rental or sale services
70320000 Land rental or sale services
70321000 Land rental services
70322000 Vacant-land rental or sale services
70330000 Property management services of real estate on a fee or contract basis
70331000 Residential property services
70331100 Institution management services
70332000 Non-residential property services
70332100 Land management services
70332200 Commercial property management services
70332300 Industrial property services
70333000 Housing services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI London
NUTS code: UKJ South East (England)
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of Thames Water Region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of this procurement is for the provision of specialist, property management and portfolio development services aligned to the Thames Tideway Tunnel property portfolio.

The Thames Tideway Tunnel will be a 16 mile tunnel running mostly under the tidal section of the River Thames through central London. Started in 2016, construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel aimed to take seven to 8 years with all work completed by 2024. The sites acquired by Thames Water to enable the construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel were mostly substantial residential development sites. These land deals included high market values and, in some cases, included complex pre-emption, buy back and overage options.

The key outcomes of this engagement will be to ensure (from a property perspective) that Thames Water can fully comply with ET06 and ET07 and that hand back and disposal, where relevant, of sites can be achieved by the necessary dates and that the operation of Public Realm sites are returned to Thames Water as agreed.

Full detail of ET06 and ET07 can be found in OFWAT’s final determination paper for Thames Tideway Tunnel at the following link:

In total there are c.27 sites made up of c.88 parcels of land, this includes five principle disposal sites and c.14 areas of Public Realm.

Activities that we expect to be supported by this procurement could include (but are not limited to):

— maximising value creation;

— land disposals and sales;

— long term value creation (yield opportunities);

— acquisitions;

— valuation support and project appraisal;

— public realm (Thames Tideway Public Realm comprises of a handful of very prominent and iconic sites for public use);

— specific lease agreement management (see PQQ documentation for more information);

— rent and licence fee reviews;

— strategic initiatives;

— planning and development planning;

— internal asset transfers;

— alternative land use;

— compulsory purchase advice;

— identifying other potential income stream;

— interaction and engagement management with key stakeholders such as GLA, PLA, EA etc.

Successful organisations should have a proven track record in property management and portfolio development services with an experienced, dedicated workforce to deliver the activities mentioned above. We expect successful organisations to operate as an integrated member of the Thames Water Property team, providing services and presence within the Thames Water offices in Reading and the Thames Tideway offices in central London (recommend 2 days per week unless agreed otherwise).

For the avoidance of doubt the scope for this procurement does not include facilities management.

Thames Tideway Tunnel property portfolio is broken down as follows:

— 5 principal disposal sites where our requirement is to carry out disposal within a mandated timescale whilst maximising value in line with our obligations under ET06 and ET07 regulations;

— 14 public realm sites that we wish to explore revenue opportunities for, including community use, reputational retention and value creation;

— 8 various other hand back sites where we must again comply with out ET06 and ET07 obligations whilst considering maximised value and retention options to Thames Water.

Scope detail for this lot has been included in our PQQ documentation.

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 up to a maximum of 10 years in total. Performance against service levels will be measured and reviewed with appropriate remedies.

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.1.1)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: 2020/S 052-125027
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: Savills (UK) Ltd
Lot No: 2

TTT Assets — Land Sales, Development and Development Planning

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Savills (UK) Ltd
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI London
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 OJEU notice must request a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) by using the weblink in section I.3) (

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

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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Thames Water Utilities Ltd
Town: Reading
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: