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18/10/2014    S201    - - Services - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure 

United Kingdom-London: Scada or equivalent system

2014/S 201-356028

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Thames Water Utilities Limited
The Point, 4th Floor, 37 North Wharf Road, Paddington
For the attention of: Programme Procurement Manager
W2 1AF London
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2031477700
E-mail: procurement@tidewaytunnels.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.thamestidewaytunnel.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://thamestidewaytunnel.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic access to information: http://thamestidewaytunnel.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://thamestidewaytunnel.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Thames Water Utilities Limited
The Point, 7th Floor, 37 North Wharf Road, Paddington
For the attention of: Programme Procurement Manager
W2 1AF London
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2031477700
E-mail: procurement@tidewaytunnels.co.uk
Internet address: http://www.thamestidewaytunnel.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Thames Water Utilities Limited
The Point, 7th Floor, 37 North Wharf Road, Paddington
W2 1AF London
United Kingdom
Internet address: http://thamestidwaytunnel.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Thames Water Utilities Limited
The Point, 7th Floor, 37 North Wharf Road, Paddington
W2 1AF London
United Kingdom
Internet address: http://thamestidwaytunnel.bravosolutions.co.uk

I.2)Main activity
Water
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: yes

Name not yet available for the reasons set out in VI.3(2), but until further notice the Contracting Entity is as described in VI.3) (Additional information) above
Address not yet available but contact point until further notice is as given in I.1) above: The Point, 7th Floor, 37 North Wharf Road, Paddington
W2 1AF London
United Kingdom

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Thames Tideway Tunnel — Contract for System Integration (SCADA) (C489).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London, UK.

NUTS code UKI

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
The SI Contract.
The Contracting Entity seeks to award a contract to a suitably experienced economic operator for system integration (SCADA) in connection with the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
The contract (‘the Contract’) will cover the design development, architectural and installation design, procurement, construction, supply and installation, factory and site acceptance testing, commissioning, training and maintenance of the SCADA system together with the support and licensing of the SCADA system during and potentially after the commissioning and acceptance periods. The scope of the Contract is set out in more detail below.
Economic operators will note that whilst the work under this Contract has been categorised as services under Service Category 7, the Contract covers a significant amount of supplies and works, and economic operators are referred to the more detailed description of the scope of the Contract in the remainder of this section and in the PQP (see below).
The Thames Tideway Tunnel Project.
The London Tideways Improvements (of which the Thames Tideway Tunnel and the Lee Tunnel form a part) will modernise London's sewerage system, delivering environmental and economic benefits to the UK's capital for generations. The Thames Tideway Tunnel (‘the Project’) is a major new sewer to be designed and constructed to help manage the problem of untreated sewage overflowing from the capital's sewers via combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and is intended (once constructed) to enable the UK to meet the requirements of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive when operated in conjunction with the Lee Tunnel.
The 6.5-7.2 m diameter, 25 km long (approximate measurements) main tunnel between the Contracting Entity's existing operational sites at Acton Storm Tanks and Abbey Mills Pumping Station would control untreated sewage from 34 CSOs identified as ‘unsatisfactory’ by the Environment Agency. Sewage flows captured in the Thames Tideway Tunnel are intended to be transferred down the London Tideway Tunnels route for pumping out and treatment at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works.
This procurement is part of a wider but separate set of procurements/arrangements intended to deliver the Project and the London Tideway Improvements. In particular, the procurement of the main works contractors is under-way and the procurement of the SI Contractor and the programme to which this Contract will relate is connected to the timetable for the main works.
The SI Works and Services.
The Contract covers a full range of system integration works and services which are broadly divided into the following stages:
1. The design development, architectural and installation design, procurement, construction, supply and installation, factory and site acceptance testing, commissioning, training and maintenance of the SCADA system (including hardware and software, telecommunications equipment and systems, and facility for broadband/mobile connectivity) at each work-site for the Project and at other monitored (EA Cat 3/4 CSOs) CSOs. This shall include the external (off work-site) communications, telemetry, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, historical database, package and the integration of: TTT, Lee Tunnel, TWUL operational sites and all other outlying CSOs that require monitoring. Further details are set out in the PQP and the final detailed requirements for this work will be set out in the Works Information in the ITT documentation. As this work is completed and prior to the commissioning period for the Project (see below), the SI Contractor will be required to provide caretaker services in respect of the SCADA system.
2. Participating with the main works contractors in the systems commissioning of the Project prior to completion of the main works. Stages 1 and 2 are expected to commence in Summer 2015 and continue until 2024.
3. Acceptance testing of the SCADA system during the defects period of the main works (the 3 year period following completion of the main works (2024-2026).
4. Support and maintenance of the SCADA system during acceptance testing (see 3 above and to include physical maintenance of the SCADA system and support and licensing arrangements during this period).
5. Potentially some or all of the support, maintenance of the SCADA system and connectivity services following project acceptance (i.e. at the conclusion of the acceptance testing test and expiry of the main works defects period) to ensure use by Contracting Entity (including other or successor Contracting Entities) of the SCADA system in accordance with the technical requirements set out in the Contract.
Further information is available in the pre-qualification pack (PQP) which may be obtained in accordance with section VI.3 of this notice. Full details of these works and services and the technical requirements the successful SI Contractor shall be required to meet will appear in the ITT documentation.
The details above are not exhaustive and consideration may be given both during the procurement process and the Contract term to the inclusion of additional services or options for additional services which will assist in delivering the services and principal outputs listed above. If during the term of the Contract, this would be carried out in accordance with the variation mechanisms in the Contract.
All dates and time-scales in this section are given for guidance purposes only and are subject to amendment.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

42961200, 32440000, 32441000, 32441200, 32510000, 31682210, 64212500, 71300000, 71541000, 72224000, 72227000, 71250000, 71352000, 71355000, 51100000, 50312300, 50324100, 72211000, 72212100, 72212781, 72246000, 72250000, 72253200, 72254100, 72268000, 45314000, 45317000, 48000000, 48100000, 48151000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The estimated value of the Contract expressed as a range (excluding VAT) is:
10 000 000 GBP to 15 000 000 GBP.
These figures assume the successful and timely completion and acceptance of the SCADA system followed by a 5 year support and maintenance arrangement (Stage 5 in Section II.1.5 above). If this 5 year period is shortened or lengthened (as provided for below) this figure will be likely to change.
Economic operators should note whilst it is intended that the IP will be the Contracting Entity for the purposes of the Contract (see I.3 and VI.3 of this notice), Thames Water (together with any related entities set out in VI.3) will have ongoing responsibility for operating the Thames Tideway Tunnel. To enable Thames Water to fulfil such responsibilities, the Contract will provide in detail for the following:
(i) that the licensing, support and maintenance arrangements are also expressly made available to Thames Water prior to the date of project acceptance, and;
(ii) upon or after the date of project acceptance, the licensing, support and maintenance arrangements shall (subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions as set out in the Contract and at the sole discretion of Thames Water) on project acceptance (approx. 2027) be novated or otherwise transferred in whole or in part to Thames Water and continued at Thames Water's discretion.
If required, this post-acceptance support and maintenance arrangement in (ii) above will commence in 2027 and continue for a period of 5 years with the right for Thames Water to extend that period for a further period or periods of a total of 2 further years. In addition, the Contract shall contain a break clause exercisable solely by Thames Water at a defined point or points during the 5 year period.
The Contract will make detailed provision for undertaking benchmarking and updating of the services which will be carried out prior to Thames Water making a decision to exercise the option in (ii) above. The Contract shall provide for any recalibration of pricing and refreshed technology necessary as a result of that exercise to be embedded in the Contract for the remainder of the Contract term.
Full details of all these arrangements will be set out in the ITT.
Economic operators should in any event note that the range provided is indicative and intended only for guidance at this stage. The actual value of the Contract may be higher or lower and will ultimately be determined by the proposals submitted by the successful Tenderer.
Further details of the pricing of the works and services forming this Contract will be set out in the ITT.
Any other options that economic operators may be invited to take into account in their tenders will be set out in the ITT.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 10 000 000 and 15 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Please refer to Sections II.2.1 (Total quantity or scope) and VI.3 (Additional Information) below for a description of the Contracting Entity's options.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 4.7.2015 Completion 1.2.2032

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The Contracting Entity reserves the right to require guarantees, bonds, collateral warranties (potentially including the grant of step-in rights) and other forms of security as appropriate to be discussed at ITT stage. Further details and requirements will be provided in the ITT.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
The main financing conditions, payment mechanism and performance standards will be described in the ITT.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The Contracting Entity will accept expressions of interest and tenders from single entities or Consortia. The Contracting Entity does not require Consortia to form a single legal entity. The Contracting Entity will consider contracting with a Consortium, providing always that the participants in any unincorporated joint venture are jointly and severally liable for all of the obligations of the Consortium under the Contract. The nature of the Contractor or Contractors, assumption of liability and the terms of any parent company guarantees (PCGs) will be a matter for further discussion at ITT stage and the Contracting Entity's detailed requirements and evaluation methodology in this regard will be set out in the ITT. Applicants must provide full details of their proposed contracting structures with their completed PQ Applications. See PQP for further details.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Requirements will be set out in the ITT.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Interested organisations must register for pre-qualification for the Contract(s) via the buyer profile https://thamestidewaytunnel.bravosolution.co.uk Following registration interested organisations will be able to download a pre-qualification pack (PQP) which will include a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and guidance notes. Instructions and further detail are set out in detail in the PQP and PQQ. The PQP and PQQ reflect Regulations 23 to 29 of the UK Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This is set out in detail in the PQP and PQQ which can be obtained at the address in Annex A. The PQP and PQQ reflect Regulations 23 to 29 of the UK Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This is set out in detail in the PQP and PQQ which can be obtained at the address in Annex A. The PQP and PQQ reflect Regulations 23 to 29 of the UK Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
TTT C489
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents (except for a DPS)
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
17.11.2014 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information:

1. Applicants should note that words and expressions in this contract notice with an initial capital letter shall have the meanings given in the PQP that is available on request to all interested organisations. Interested organisations may obtain the PQP from the TTT e-Sourcing portal at https://thamestidewaytunnel.bravosolution.co.uk All additional information relating to information provided in this contract notice is available in the PQP;

2. I.1) (Contracting Entity) and I.3) (contract award on behalf of others) — This contract notice is published by Thames Water Utilities Limited on behalf of others as described in this contract notice and in the PQP. Thames Water Utilities Limited is commencing the procurement. Any contract awarded pursuant to this contract notice may be let by and/or subsequently novated to (and references in this contract notice and in the PQP to the utility and Contracting Entity shall include) an infrastructure provider (IP) and/or Thames Water Utilities Limited and/or a group company, subsidiary, parent company or affiliate of Thames Water Utilities Limited and/or the IP and/or a central government department or agency and/or any statutory or non-statutory corporation incorporated for the purposes of Project or part(s) of it subject to the conclusion of definitive and legally binding agreement(s). An IP means any body designated by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs or by Ofwat (the Water Services Regulation Authority) (as the case may be) in respect of the Project or part(s) of the Project under or by virtue of Section 36D of the Water Industry Act 1991 (as inserted by Section 35 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010) or any successor under a special administration order or otherwise and pursuant to the Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/ 1582). Economic operators are referred to the PQP for further information on the procurement and establishment of the IP, the implementation of the Project and contract letting strategy.
3. II.1.9) (Information about variants)–The Contracting Entity reserves the right to accept variants at the ITT stage provided a Tenderer has also submitted a compliant Tender. Further information and minimum requirements in relation to any variants and how variants will be evaluated will be set out in the ITT.
4. II.2.2) (Information about options) — The Contracting Entity intends to award Contract(s) including the scope described in this contract notice and in the PQP. The Contracting Entity's client options in relation to technical and commercial issues and how those options will be evaluated will be described in the ITT. Economic operators should be aware that the Contracting Entity reserves the right to:
— vary the scope of the Contract to reflect or accommodate any changes to the scope of the main works and/or the Project. In the event these changes are required following award of the Contract, they shall be made using the variation mechanisms in the Contract, and;
— vary the scope of the Contract to reflect matters under, arising from or in connection with Development Consent Order and other consents.
5. II.3) (Duration of the contract or time limit for completion) - the duration of the Contract, time limit for completion and procurement timetable are described in detail in the PQP. The Contracting Entity reserves the right to amend dates and deadlines and to update the procurement timetable. Applicants and Tenderers will be notified as appropriate. The completion date in II.3 takes into account the maximum period for acceptance and a five-year duration of post-acceptance support and maintenance.
6. III.1) (Conditions relating to the contract) It is intended that the Contract shall be based on the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract Option E as amended to fit the requirements of the Project. In addition, the Contract will contain further terms (probably based on the NEC3 Term Services Contract) in relation to the support and maintenance services prior to and following project acceptance.

7. IV.3.3 and IV.3.4) (Expressing an interest) — all interested organisations must complete and return a PQQ in the form made available by the Contracting Entity. The PQP and accompanying documentation are available on request from https://thamestidewaytunnel.bravosolution.co.uk from the date of dispatch of this contract notice until the deadline for submitting the completed PQQ. To express an interest in one or more of the contracts, completed PQQs must be returned via the TTT e-Sourcing portal by the deadline of 1200 on 17.11.2014. For further assistance on use of the TTT e-Sourcing portal, interested organisations may contact the Bravo Solution help-desk which is available Monday to Friday (8.00 AM to 6.00 PM) BST on email — help@bravosolution.co.uk or telephone +44 800 368 4850.

8. A response to this contract notice does not guarantee that an Applicant will be invited to tender. The process for selecting Tenderer(s) to be invited to tender is set out in the PQP. The Contracting Entity reserves the right in its absolute discretion to abandon, terminate or suspend this award process at any time. Further:
— the Contracting Entity does not bind itself to enter into any contract(s) arising out of the procedures envisaged by this contract notice;
— no contractual rights express or implied arise out of this contract notice or the procedures envisaged by it, and;
— the Contracting Entity reserves the right to vary its requirements and the procedure relating to the conduct of the award process.
9. Bid costs — Applicants and Tenderers shall be fully responsible for and liable for all costs howsoever associated with and arising out of or in connection with responding to this contract notice, any pre-qualification questionnaire or any Tender. Thames Water Utilities Limited or any other Contracting Entity will not be responsible for or liable to any Applicant or Tenderer for any cost incurred by such Applicant and/or Tenderer in responding to this contract notice, any pre-qualification questionnaire or any Tender howsoever incurred.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court of Justice
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulations 33 and 33A of the UK Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended by the Utilities Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and the Public Procurement (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011)), the Contracting Entity will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period before awarding the Contract(s) from the point information on the award of the Contract(s) is communicated to Tenderers. Any request for further information by Tenderers pursuant to Regulation 33(9) must be made in writing to the address set out in section I.1 above. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provide remedies for economic operators who, in consequence of a breach of the Regulations, suffer, or risk suffering, loss or damage. Proceedings must be started in the High Court of England and Wales.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15.10.2014