Audit Services and Network Operations

Audit Services and Network Operations

United Utilities Water plc.

UK-Warrington: technical inspection and testing services

2012/S 164-272930

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

United Utilities Water plc
Lingley Mere Business Park, Great Sankey
Contact point(s): The PQQ documents can be accessed on the link provided below, and the username and password are provided in section V1.3. DO NOT contact the buyer for them
For the attention of: Pam Booth
WA5 3LP Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: pam.booth@uuplc.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.unitedutilities.com

Electronic access to information: http://uukft.uudataroom.com/login.asp

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.2)Main activity
Water
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Audit Services and Network Operations.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
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
NUTS code UKD
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 3 500 000 and 6 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Lot 1 Reinstatement and works installation Audits on Water and Wastewater network, Visual and onsite Quality Control Assessment and reinstatement Materials Testing.
Lot 2 OnSite Quality Audits of Water and Wastewater, Visual Assessment of Condition and testing of joints on site and in the Laboratory includes Destructive and Non Destructive Pipe Liners Quality checks on site and in the Laboratory. Pressure test Analysis of Pressure pipes and fittings. Assessment and Audit of steel, concrete and other materials completed by others on construction sites and in manufacturers premises.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71630000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Lot 1 Reinstatement and works installation Audits on Water and Wastewater network,Visual and onsite Quality Control Assessment and reinstatement Materials Testing.
Installation Audits checking adherence to standards and specifications i.e UU spec and HAUC Spec.
Reinstatement Audits Visual.
Reinstatement Material Audits.
Reinstatement Material Testing.
Safety, Health and Environment procedure site inspection and audit.
Production of data and reports as determined by the Quality Manager.
Attendance at meetings as determined by the Quality Manager to provide expert and technical advice.
In addition to the above the Contractor will be required to conduct testing on new reinstatement products at suppliers premises to advise U.U. on suitability. The Contractor will be required to advise U.U. on changes to standards and highways legislation i.e. WIS, BS, BSEN, HAUC and to advise on Industry best practice.
Lot 2 Site Quality Audits of Water and Wastewater, Visual Assessment of Condition and testing of joints on site and in the Laboratory includes Destructive and Non Destructive Pipe and Liners Quality checks on site and in the Laboratory. Pressure test Analysis of Pressure pipes and fittings. Assessment and Audit of steel, concrete and other materials completed by others on construction sites and in manufacturers premises.
Visual Pipe Inspection and condition report (Any material).
Testing of Pipe and Liners (Any Material) by Destructive and or Non Destructive Testing methods either or on site and at a testing facility/ Lab.
Observation of Pipe jointing methods and equipment.
Coaching site staff on correct pipe jointing, lining and materials testing practices.
Carry out Pressure test analysis of Pressure pipes and fittings.
Audit of 3rd party pressure testing analysis of pipelines and vessels.
Audit of 3rd party contractors, suppliers and manufacturers procedures for materials testing including but not limited to pipe of any material, concrete cube tests, concrete slump tests, Lloyds accreditation of steel welders,
Audit of processes and procedures and randomised testing of coatings and linings.
In all cases work will culminate in the provision of a final report.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Contract duration 3 years with option to extend for 1 + 1.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Refer to documents in data room (URL above).
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Refer to documents in data room (URL above).
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Refer to documents in data room (URL above).
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to documents in data room (URL above).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to documents in data room (URL above).
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to documents in data room (URL above).
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
PRO000058
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 21.9.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
21.9.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 3 to 5 years
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information:

Prequalification questionnaire (PQQ) can be accessed at: http://uukft.uudataroom.com/login.asp.

Name: Audit Services (Case Sensitive).
Password: Bidder (Case Sensitive).
Interested parties are asked to email pam.booth@uuplc.co.uk and jo.scragg@uuplc.co.uk once they have downloaded the document and have decided to participate. This is so we can provide any updates as a result of any clarification questions that could alter the prequalification exercise.

Interested parties must respond and return the PQQ by the closing date. Responses received after this time will not be considered.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: United Utilities 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.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.8.2012

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