Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 02/10/2020

Local time: 12:00

The procurement function is requires one service provider who can provide support across two work streams:

— procurement consultancy — establish a procurement programme management capability and help drive cost efficiencies across our supply chain; providing additional sourcing, category and supplier management capacity to complement the existing procurement team, providing support and advice whilst implementing new category and or sourcing strategies, identifying opportunities to reduce cost, increase value and drive in year benefits from new or existing contracts;

— sourcing services — implement a flexible procurement model to support the procurement category management function meet the ongoing business demand and requirements, by providing sourcing services on behalf of Southern Water to support low value, tactical sourcing.

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United Kingdom-Worthing: Procurement consultancy services

2020/S 175-424040

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Southern Water Services Ltd
Postal address: Southern House
Town: Worthing
NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: BN13 3NX
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Tom Burden
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 7796708199

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.southernwater.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.southernwater.bravosolution.co.uk

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://southernwater.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/guest/go/opportunity/detail?opportunityId=49665

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:

Procurement Consultancy, Category Management and Sourcing Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79418000 Procurement consultancy services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

GBP 3 500 000-GBP 4 500 000

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75112000 Administrative services for business operations

79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement function is requires one service provider who can provide support across two work streams:

— procurement consultancy — establish a procurement programme management capability and help drive cost efficiencies across our supply chain; providing additional sourcing, category and supplier management capacity to complement the existing procurement team, providing support and advice whilst implementing new category and or sourcing strategies, identifying opportunities to reduce cost, increase value and drive in year benefits from new or existing contracts;

— sourcing services — implement a flexible procurement model to support the procurement category management function meet the ongoing business demand and requirements, by providing sourcing services on behalf of Southern Water to support low value, tactical sourcing.

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

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

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

Description of renewals:

12 months plus 12 months.

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

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Outlined in tender documentation.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Outlined in tender documentation.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Outlined in tender documentation.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Outlined in tender documentation.

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Outlined in tender documentation.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

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

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

III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

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 a single operator

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

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: 02/10/2020

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information: This procurement exercise will be conducted on the Bravo Solution e-procurement portal at: https://southernwater.bravosolution.co.uk/

Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through the portal as follows:

(i) candidates should register on the BravoSolution eProcurement portal at: https://southernwater.bravosolution.co.uk/

(ii) once registered, candidates must express their interest as follows:

(a) login to the portal,

(b) select ‘View Current opportunities and notices,’

(c) access the listing related to this contract titled ‘Procurement Consultancy, Category Management and Sourcing Services’ (Prj_1979) and view details,

(d) click on Express Interest button;

(iii) once you have expressed interest, please complete the PQQ. You must then publish your reply using the publish button;

(iv) for any support in submitting your expression of interest please contact the eTendering help desk at:

0800 368 4850 or

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Southern Water Services Ltd
Postal address: Southern House, Yeoman Road
Town: Worthing
Postal code: BN13 3NX
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/09/2020