Services - 273782-2019

12/06/2019    S111    - - Services - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure 

United Kingdom-Bradford: Sewage digesters

2019/S 111-273782

Contract notice – utilities


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Yorkshire Water
PO Box 500
United Kingdom
Contact person: Adam Hicks
NUTS code: UKE

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

Nitrogen Purging and Digester Maintenance

Reference number: CM1299
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Yorkshire Water (YW) manage the collection, treatment and distribution of water in Yorkshire, supplying around 1 240 000 000 litres of drinking water each day. At the same time collecting, treating and disposing of about one billion litres of waste water safely back into the environment. The contract will be part of the Asset Integrity team’s delivery of process safety works. A range of specialist technical services will be selectively employed across YW’s estate to support applications and processes for raw water, treated water, waste water, sewerage treatment and clean and sewer networks. These services are vital to supporting safety and compliance across YW’s business. This directly links to the business commitments and performance measures contained within Yorkshire Water’s business plan. YW therefore intends to establish a framework for Nitrogen Purging and Digester Maintenance.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 800 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKE
Main site or place of performance:

Across all Yorkshire Water sites.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Yorkshire Water are looking to establish a framework covering services relating to Nitrogen Purging and Digester Maintenance. Broadly the scope falls in to 3 main areas.

1) Gas purging of primary sludge digesters, gas holders and associated pipework within the current asset profile;

2) Interior cleaning of digesters, pre-and post-digestion vessels including consolidation, buffer, pathogen kill, pre-dewatering and storm tanks, lagoons, ASP lanes and ditches, where cleaning and separation of materials is required;

3) Carrying out refurbishment works to digesters and gas holders that includes decommissioning and re-commissioning, repairs and recoating of any concrete, using approved coatings to seal concrete, repair and or replacement of steelwork, design works to facilitate refurbishment, repair and or replacement to any pipework (sludge and gas) and sign off/certification to finalise works.

During the course of the contract life the services will support AMP7 delivery period where there will be an expected annual spend of c. 500 000 GBP for at least 5 years. The contract will be single source with the successful supplier being able to provide all the required services across the entire range of YW’s assets. The works will consist of reactive works and larger planned schemes.

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
Value excluding VAT: 4 800 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial contract term will be for 60 months, YW reserves the option to extend for a further 36 months based on satisfactory performance of the contract by the service provider. Further details will be sent out in the procurement documents.

The estimated value figure is based on the full contract term including renewal. (i.e. 60 months + 36 months' option = 96 month term).

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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 a single operator
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.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/07/2019
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 15/07/2019
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the award of any contract at any stage of the procurement process and/or to award only part or parts of any contract. Save for any mandatory periods, the timescales indicated in this notice are indicative and the Contracting Authority reserves the right to amend the same.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Yorkshire Water Services
PO Box 500
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: