Asset Management Consultancy Framework for Welsh Water
The Framework Agreement is for the provision of asset management consultancy services. The framework agreement is for clearly defined project work which will be awarded on an as required basis, using a mini competition process on each occasion.
United Kingdom-Treharris: Engineering services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (DCC) trading as Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
Pentwyn Road, Nelson
Contact point(s): Procurement Department
For the attention of: Nicola Thomas
CF46 6LY Treharris
General address of the contracting entity: www.dwrcymru.com
Address of the buyer profile: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic access to information: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk
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.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The DCC operating area covers Wales as well as adjoining parts of Herefordshire and Deeside.
NUTS code UKL
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 1 200 000 and 3 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 1 200 000 and 3 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The Framework awarded will be for an initial 2 year period with options to extend annually for a further 3 years at the sole discretion of DCC.
This means a possible total duration of 5 years if all options are taken.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 18 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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:
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:
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
Additional information about electronic auction: Please note that we reserve the right to hold an electronic auction.
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 18.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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 you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,
—You will shortly receive an e-mail 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 PQQs/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 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.
Please note the following:
— 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.
— The deadline for the Electronic return of completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaires is no later than 12:00 hrs (noon) on Friday 9.1.2015.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Any such proceedings must be brought in the High Court of England and Wales.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: