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Water Network Field Services.

Contract notice - utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
Pentwyn Road, Nelson
Contact point(s): Bravo Solutions eprocurement portal
For the attention of: Adam Rosenquist
CF46 6LY Treharris
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1443452194
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://dwrcymru.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolutions.co.uk

Electronic access to information: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolutions.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: Please refer to Annex A.I of this notice for details

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Water Network Field Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales and adjoining parts of Deeside and Herefordshire.

NUTS code UKL

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 11 800 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
This requirement is concerned with the provision of 4 separate but related water network field services, these being:
- Lot 1: Leakage optimisation,
- Lot 2: Survey and design,
- Lot 3: Data provision,
- Lot 4: Water meter verification.
There is also likely to be additional related requirements over the duration of the framework for which framework holders possessing the requite competencies and experience shall be eligible to compete.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

65111000, 50312300, 50411100, 71322200, 72314000, 79415200

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
This requirement is broken down into 4 lots plus a Related Project category their individual values being estimated to be:
- Leakage Optimisation (Lot 1) - circa 1,3 GBP-1 500 000 GBP per annum;
- Survey and Design (Lot 2) - circa 190 000 GBP per annum;
- Data Provision (Lot 3) - circa 190 000 GBP per annum;
- Water Meter Verification (Lot 4) - circa 130 000 GBP per annum.
There may also be additional related requirements over the duration of the contract for which the opportunity will be provided for framework holders to propose solutions and compete (value circa 400 000 GBP per annum).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 11 800 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Subject to there being a requirement and budget framework lots may be extended by a further 24 months (i.e. 1 + 1 year) beyond the initial anticipated duration of 3 years at the sole discretion of DCC. This will be determined 6 months prior to the end of the initial term.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 30 (from the award of the contract)
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 1.2.2017 Completion 31.1.2020

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Leakage Optimisation Field Services
1)Short description:
Provision of field based services to ensure a consistent and reliable platform for deriving leakage estimates.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

65100000

3)Quantity or scope:
3 + 1 + 1 year framework duration - value circa 1 300 000 GBP to 1 500 000 GBP per annum (subject to ongoing need and budget).
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 6 500 000 and 7 500 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Survey and Design
1)Short description:
Service to support the survey and design stages of the asset replacement programme.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71322200, 79415200

3)Quantity or scope:
3 + 1 + 1 year framework duration - value circa 190 000 GBP per annum (subject to ongoing need and budget).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 950 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Data Provision
1)Short description:
To support the field aspect of the data provision contract which consists of the installation and maintenance of loggers and pressure control devices.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72314000, 50312300

3)Quantity or scope:
3 + 1 + 1 year framework duration - value circa 190 000 GBP per annum (subject to ongoing need and budget).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 950 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Meter Verification
1)Short description:
To undertake water meter verification tests in specified sites using best available verification technologies and techniques.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50411100

3)Quantity or scope:
3 + 1 + 1 year framework duration - value circa 130 000 GBP per annum (subject to ongoing need and budget).
Estimated value excluding VAT: 650 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Defined within the Invitation to Tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: This requirement shall be subject to DCC's standard terms and conditions with amendments - details of which are included within the Tender documentation.
Tenderers may bid for 1 or more lots.
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: Defined within the Tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Defined within the pre-qualification documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Defined within the pre-qualification documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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:
DCWW/113/2016
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
21.9.2016 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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:
Suppliers Instructions: How to express interest in this opportunity:
1. Register your company on the DCC eSourcing portal (this is only required once):

- Browse to the DCC eSourcing Portal: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register;

- Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’;
- Enter your correct business and user details;
- Note the username yo chose and click ‘Save’ when complete;
- You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the Opportunity:
- Login to the portal with the username/password;
- Click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open to all Suppliers’ link. These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitation to Tenders open to any registered supplier);
- Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content;
- Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page;
- This will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQ/My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only);
- You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the Opportunity:
- Click ‘My response’ under ‘PQQ/ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining);
- You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification;
- Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT;
- There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is a detailed online help available);
- You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the Bravo eSourcing help desk on +44 8003684850 - details are provided on the DCC eSourcing Portal;
- You must download the documents yourself after you have expressed an interest, they will not be sent to you;
- Expressions of Interest will only be accepted through the eSourcing portal;
- All documentation must be returned electronically via the eSourcing portal.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Tenderers have the right to challenge as provided for within Regulation 47 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Any such proceedings must be brought 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:
24.8.2016