Services - 301640-2018

12/07/2018    S132

United Kingdom-Leeds: Scada or equivalent system

2018/S 132-301640

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Northern Gas Networks Limited
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.6)Main activity
Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


II.1.2)Main CPV code
42961200 Scada or equivalent system
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The intention is to award a contract to provide NGN with continual service of the bespoke, business critical system control application that our incumbent supplier provides.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)
Value excluding VAT: 499 215.00 GBP
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The intention is to award a contract to provide NGN with the continual service of the bespoke, business critical system control application that our incumbent supplier provides.

The direct contract award with Schneider is being driven by a number of factors:

The Schneider SCADA application that is used in NGN (and across the UK Gas has sector) has been developed for NGN with a number of bespoke specialist features (SCADA extensions) which are used to support the operation of gas assets in NGN. These applications have been developed over the years to meet specific safety critical and compliance activities relating to the operation of the network and decision making activities and to make the operation of a SCADA product applicable to the requirements and nature of a gas network.

The applications contain a series of bespoke algorithms and analysis features that aide the safe and effective operation of the network and assets.

II.2.5)Award criteria
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 IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without prior call for competition
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons

This work is to extend the current usage of the applications for an extended period. A tender with an alternative provider would require a significant CAPEX investment (both from NGN and an alternative supplier) to re-write and develop an alternative set of applications and their complex algorithms, as well as a very complex migration and testing programme.

IV.1.3)Information about 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

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Schneider Electric Systems UK Limited
National registration number: 00293260
Town: Telford
NUTS code: UKG2 Shropshire and Staffordshire
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT) (Agree to publish? yes)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 499 215.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Northern Gas Networks
Town: Leeds
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: