Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 14/12/2020

Local time: 12:00

Thames Water requires commercial diving services and metal fabrication works for its raw water reservoirs and service reservoirs. Diving services include asset inspection, repairs and maintenance. Metal fabrication works include manufacturing new metal products that need replacing in the water reservoirs.

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United Kingdom-Reading: Diving services

2020/S 232-574089

Contract notice – utilities

Services

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 — 6th Floor Reading Bridge House C/o Post Room Rose Kiln Court
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: RG2 0BY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:
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 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:

Underwater Diving Mechanical Services

Reference number: FA1534

II.1.2)Main CPV code

98363000 Diving services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Thames Water Utilities Ltd intends to award one framework agreement for the provision of underwater mechanical services to a primary supplier and a reserved supplier. This framework will cover all Thames Water regions.

There is one lot for this framework agreement, services included in the lot are; underwater valve repairs and inspections, maintenance and metal fabrication works.

The primary supplier will be the first go to supplier to deliver the works required for this framework agreement. If, however, the primary supplier cannot deliver the services required then Thames Water will use the reserved supplier to deliver the services instead.

Thames Water reserves the right to make no award as a result of this procurement process, or may award in part or in whole.

The initial term of the framework agreement will be 3 years with an option to extend up to a maximum of 8 years subject to assessed performance.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 176 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

31682210 Instrumentation and control equipment

37412242 Diving wear

44610000 Tanks, reservoirs, containers and pressure vessels

45247270 Reservoir construction works

50514200 Repair and maintenance services of reservoirs

90913000 Tank and reservoir cleaning services

45351000 Mechanical engineering installation works

45255400 Fabrication work

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI LONDON

NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)

Main site or place of performance:

Whole of TW Area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Thames Water requires commercial diving services and metal fabrication works for its raw water reservoirs and service reservoirs. Diving services include asset inspection, repairs and maintenance. Metal fabrication works include manufacturing new metal products that need replacing in the water reservoirs.

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: 5 176 000.00 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 contract will be awarded for an initial term of 3 years with an option to extend up to a maximum of 8 years subject to assessed performance.

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

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 contract will be awarded for an initial term of 3 years with an option to extend up to a maximum of 8 years subject to assessed performance.

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 section VI.3 and PQQ.

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.

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: 8

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 the 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: 14/12/2020

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

Duration in months: 9 (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 3-8 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

All bidders will receive an email from containing their log on details into our Smartsource Portal in order to access the PQQ documents.

Note that your client may be Thames Water Utilities Ltd or another company within the Kemble Water group structure.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Thames Water Utilities Ltd
Town: Reading
Country: United Kingdom

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:

23/11/2020