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  • Notice Summary
    United Kingdom-Reading: Phosphorus Reduction Programme
    393476-2019
    Thames Water Utilities Ltd
    20 August 2019
    10 September 2019
    Contract Notice - Negotiated procedure
  • Notice Abstract

    The scope of this framework agreement is for the supply of new technology to meet more stringent requirements to reduce Phosphorus content in treated waste water going into rivers. This agreement will help Thames Water to comply with the new Water framework and habitats directive.

  • Notice Details

    Contract notice – utilities

    Directive 2014/25/EU - Utility Directive

    Directive 2014/25/EU

    Section I: Contracting Change entity

    I.1) Name and addresses

    Thames Water Utilities Ltd

    Procurement Support Centre — 3rd Floor East, C/O Mail Room, Rose Kiln Court

    Reading

    RG2 0BY

    UK

    E-mail: procurement.support.centre@thameswater.co.uk

    NUTS: UKJ11

    Internet address(es)

    Main address: www.thameswater.co.uk

    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 sent electronically to:

    https://www.thameswater.co.uk/procurement


    Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


    I.6) Main activity

    Water

    Section II: Object

    II.1) Scope of the procurement

    II.1.1) Title

    Phosphorus Reduction Programme

    Reference number: FA1422

    II.1.2) Main CPV code

    90732920

     

    II.1.3) Type of contract

    Supplies

    II.1.4) Short description

    The scope of this framework agreement is for the supply of new technology to meet more stringent requirements to reduce Phosphorus content in treated waste water going into rivers. This agreement will help Thames Water to comply with the new Water framework and habitats directive.

    II.1.5) Estimated total value

    Value excluding VAT: 60 730 000.00 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: 3

    The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

    Lots 1, 2 and 3.

    II.2) Description

    Lot No: 1

    II.2.1) Title

    High Phosphorus Consent Level — 0,8 mg/l and Above

    II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

    90732920

    II.2.3) Place of performance

    NUTS code:

    UKI

    UKJ


    Main site or place of performance:

    Whole of Thames Water region.

    II.2.4) Description of the procurement

    This lot will cover the high consent level — 0,8 mg/l and above.

    The core scope includes design, manufacture, FAT, deliver, install (if required), test and commissioning of a complete tertiary treatment plant in accordance with the technical specification. This is anticipated to comprise of:

    The core scope of the framework is the supply of the tertiary treatment plant along with all necessary equipment, instruments, ancillaries and media (if any).

    Optional scope will include (and not be limited to):

    — associated supports, supporting structures and pipework,

    — backwash system including air blowers,

    — media trap (if required),

    — inline mixer and flocculation chamber(s),

    — flowmeters,

    — all interconnecting power, control and signal cabling,

    — LCPs as required,

    — GRP Kiosk for blowers, pumps, LCP, as required,

    — all access platforms, hand railing, staircases and ladders as required,

    — all lifting equipment,

    — equipment labelling and tagging as per Thames Water standards,

    — operator training. Minimum 5 non consecutive days,

    — maintenance.

    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: 11 945 000.00 GBP

    II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

    Duration in months: 96

    This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

    Description of renewals:

    Thames Water envisages that the agreement will be awarded for an initial term of 5 years with options to extend up to a maximum term of 8 years (5 years + 3 years).

    II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

    Envisaged number of candidates: 3

    II.2.10) Information about variants

    Variants will be accepted: Yes

    II.2.11) Information about options

    Options: Yes

    Description of options:

    Thames Water envisages that the agreement will be awarded for an initial term of 5 years with options to extend up to a maximum term of 8 years (5 years + 3 years).

    II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

    The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

    Lot No: 2

    II.2.1) Title

    Medium Phosphorus Consent Level (<0,8 mg/l to 0,4 mg/l)

    II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

    90732920

    II.2.3) Place of performance

    NUTS code:

    UKI

    UKJ


    Main site or place of performance:

    Whole of Thames Water region.

    II.2.4) Description of the procurement

    This lot covers medium phosphorus consent level (<0,8 mg/l to 0,4mg/l).

    The core scope includes design, manufacture, FAT, deliver, install (if required), test and commissioning of a complete tertiary treatment plant in accordance with the technical specification. This is anticipated to comprise of:

    The core scope of the framework is the supply of the tertiary treatment plant along with all necessary equipment, instruments, ancillaries and media (if any).

    Optional scope will include (and not be limited to):

    — associated supports, supporting structures and pipework,

    — backwash system including air blowers,

    — media trap (if required),

    — inline mixer and flocculation chamber(s),

    — flowmeters,

    — all interconnecting power, control and signal cabling,

    — LCPs as required,

    — GRP Kiosk for blowers, pumps, LCP, as required,

    — all access platforms, hand railing, staircases and ladders as required,

    — all lifting equipment,

    — equipment labelling and tagging as per Thames Water standards,

    — operator training. Minimum 5 non consecutive days,

    — maintenance.

    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: 16 575 000.00 GBP

    II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

    Duration in months: 96

    This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

    Description of renewals:

    Thames Water envisages that the agreement will be awarded for an initial term of 5 years with options to extend up to a maximum term of 8 years (5 years + 3 years).

    II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

    Envisaged number of candidates: 3

    II.2.10) Information about variants

    Variants will be accepted: Yes

    II.2.11) Information about options

    Options: Yes

    Description of options:

    Thames Water envisages that the agreement will be awarded for an initial term of 5 years with options to extend up to a maximum term of 8 years (5 years + 3 years).

    II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

    The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

    Lot No: 3

    II.2.1) Title

    Tight Phosphorus Consent Level <0,4 mg/l)

    II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

    90732920

    II.2.3) Place of performance

    NUTS code:

    UKI

    UKJ


    Main site or place of performance:

    Whole of Thames Water region.

    II.2.4) Description of the procurement

    The core scope includes design, manufacture, FAT, deliver, install (if required), test and commissioning of a complete tertiary treatment plant in accordance with the technical specification. This is anticipated to comprise of:

    The core scope of the framework is the supply of the tertiary treatment plant along with all necessary equipment, instruments, ancillaries and media (if any).

    Optional scope will include (and not be limited to):

    — associated supports, supporting structures and pipework,

    — backwash system including air blowers,

    — media trap (if required),

    — inline mixer and flocculation chamber(s),

    — flowmeters,

    — all interconnecting power, control and signal cabling,

    — LCPs as required,

    — GRP Kiosk for blowers, pumps, LCP, as required,

    — all access platforms, hand railing, staircases and ladders as required,

    — all lifting equipment,

    — equipment labelling and tagging as per Thames Water standards,

    — operator training. Minimum 5 non consecutive days,

    — maintenance.

    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: 32 210 000.00 GBP

    II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

    Duration in months: 96

    This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

    Description of renewals:

    Thames Water envisages that the agreement will be awarded for an initial term of 5 years with options to extend up to a maximum term of 8 years (5 years + 3 years).

    II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

    Envisaged number of candidates: 3

    II.2.10) Information about variants

    Variants will be accepted: Yes

    II.2.11) Information about options

    Options: Yes

    Description of options:

    Thames Water envisages that the agreement will be awarded for an initial term of 5 years with options to extend up to a maximum term of 8 years (5 years + 3 years).

    II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

    The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

    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

    As detailed in the PQQ Documentation.

    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 ITN document.

    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.

    Section IV: Procedure

    IV.1) Description

    IV.1.1) Type of procedure

    Negotiated with 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 with several operators.

    Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3

    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.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

    The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

    IV.2) Administrative information

    IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

    Date: 10/09/2019

    Local time: 12:00

    IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

    EN

    IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

    Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

    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 8 years.

    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.

    VI.4) Procedures for review

    VI.4.1) Review body

    Thames Water Utilities Ltd

    Reading

    UK

    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

    Thames Water Utilities Ltd

    Reading

    UK

    VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

    16/08/2019