Works - 536240-2019

12/11/2019    S218    Works - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure 

United Kingdom-Reading: Construction work for water projects

2019/S 218-536240

Contract notice – utilities

Works

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 — 3rd Floor East, C/O Mail Room, Rose Kiln Court
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11
Postal code: RG2 0BY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement.support.centre@thameswater.co.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.thameswater.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/procurement
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Water

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

AMP7/AMP8 Capital Programmes for Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure Projects

Reference number: FA1488
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45240000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

TWUL are procuring design and build delivery capability for Infrastructure and non-Infrastructure projects.

Essentially, TWUL recognises these as infrastructure – nominally the underground network of water mains and sewage and non-infrastructure – nominally all above ground plant, equipment, structures and process; the expected scope of works spans Thames Water’s water and wastewater infrastructure (network) and non-infrastructure (treatment) assets across the Thames Water region. The nature of the infrastructure scope broadly extends from rehabilitation, replacement and provision of new sewers and potable water pipelines to inspection and maintenance of aqueducts and tunnels. This will also include refurbishment, replacement and provision of new pumping station assets. Non-infrastructure scope includes refurbishment, replacement and provision of new potable water and wastewater treatment assets including service and storage reservoirs

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 700 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Non-Infrastructure Works (All Thames Water Operational Areas)

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45240000
90420000
90713100
45232151
45232421
45232422
45232423
45232430
45232431
45232440
45232450
45232451
45232453
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of Thames Water Area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The water non infrastructure scope includes but is not limited to:

— refurbishment, replacement and provision of new potable ground and surface water production assets such as enhanced slow sand filter performance,

— disinfection,

— surge protection,

— chemical dosing,

— supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA),

— run-to-waste facilities,

— cartridge filters and UV,

— increased power resilience,

— new service reservoirs,

— inspection and maintenance of existing service and storage reservoirs.

The Wastewater non-infrastructure scope includes but is not limited to:

— refurbishment, replacement and provision of new treatment facilities such as inlet works,

— stormwater storage,

— event duration monitors,

— settlement tanks,

— biological treatment, tertiary treatment, sludge treatment including thermal hydrolysis process (THP),

— digester roof replacement,

— combined heat and power (CHP),

— chemical dosing,

— phosphorous removal,

— odour control,

— SCADA,

— increased power resilience.

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: 360 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This lot shall run for an initial period of 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the Contracting Entity reserves the right to extend this lot on an annual basis for a maximum further 5 years in line with the AMP8 regulatory period.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

This lot shall run for an initial period of 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the contracting entity reserves the right to extend this lot on an annual basis for a maximum further 5 years in line with the AMP8 regulatory period.

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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Infrastructure Works (All Thames Water Operational Areas)

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45240000
90420000
90713100
45232151
45232421
45232422
45232423
45232430
45232431
45232440
45232450
45232451
45232453
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of Thames Water Area

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of water infrastructure programme includes but is not limited to the following activities:

— trunk mains replacement,

— new trunk mains associated with growth, distribution mains and lead communications pipe replacement,

— pressure management activities,

— inspection and maintenance of aqueducts, bridges and tunnels.

The scope of Wastewater Infrastructure programme includes but is not limited to the following activities

— new rising mains and their replacement,

— rehabilitation and replacement of sewers near and crossing rail,

— gravity solutions to maintain asset health and accommodate growth together with pipe bridge inspections.

This programme will also include sustainable urban drainage (SUDs) and the need to respond effectively to emergency works that are generally pipeline related. Investment in sewage pumping stations will include; pump replacement, enhanced power resilience, switchgear and transformer replacement.

The requirements outlined above will be located across all Thames Water's Operational Areas

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: 340 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in days: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This lot shall run for an initial period of 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the contracting entity reserves the right to extend this Lot on an annual basis for a maximum further 5 years in line with the AMP8 regulatory period.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 12
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

This lot shall run for an initial period of 5 years to complement the proposed AMP7 regulatory period. Estimated value of this lot over the initial 5-year duration is 170 000 000,00 GBP.

Subject to satisfactory ongoing performance, the contracting entity reserves the right to extend this lot on an annual basis for a maximum further 5 years. Estimated value of this extension is approximately 170 000 000,00 GBP.

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
List and brief description of conditions:

As detailed in the PQQ.

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
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As detailed in the PQQ Documentation.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

Bonds and/or parent company guarantees of performance and financial standing may be required.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Specified in the invitation to negotiate.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Consortia may be required to form a legal entity prior to award.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As detailed in the ITN.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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 several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 12
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 8 years:

TWUL proposes that this Framework Agreement shall operate for a maximum of 10 years. The initial duration of this Framework Agreement will be 5 years, with the option to extend for a maximum further 5 years. This will allow TWUL to align is it's long-term procurement requirements in line with consecutive regulatory periods, subject to satisfactory ongoing performance by the Contracting Entities.

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: 27/11/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Between 5 and 10 years dependent on contractor's performance during the initial framework duration and any extension period.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional 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

It is proposed that these framework agreements will run for an initial period of 5 years, with the option to extend on an annual basis for a maximum further 5 years. TWUL does not propose to amend the scope of works across each of the lots as it moves from AMP7 to AMP8. TWUL reserves the right to extend individual lots within this framework agreement, where operational benefits exist for doing so. TWUL proposes that any extension will apply to all elements of the contract, including but not limited to price review mechanisms (subject to any approved variations).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Thames Water Utilities Ltd
Town: Reading
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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:
07/11/2019