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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Reading: AMP7/AMP8 Capital Programmes for Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure Projects
Document Ref:
536240-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Negotiated procedure
Published By:
Thames Water Utilities Ltd
Date Published:
12 November 2019
Deadline Date:
27 November 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

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

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: http://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

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

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Non-Infrastructure Works (All Thames Water Operational Areas)

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

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

Envisaged 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.2.13) 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

Infrastructure Works (All Thames Water Operational Areas)

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

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 working 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

Envisaged 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.2.13) 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 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.

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: 12

Justification for any framework agreement 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.1.8) 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: 27/11/2019

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: 12 (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 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

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

07/11/2019

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