Capital Works Professional Services Framework

Capital Works Professional Services Framework

Northern Ireland Water Limited has identified a need to procure a Professional Services Framework for its capital works programme for the remaining period of the Price Control 2015 period (2015-2021).

United Kingdom-Belfast: Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis

2015/S 210-381777

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

NI Water
Westland House, 40 Old Westland Road
Contact point(s): roisin.connor@niwater.com
For the attention of: Roisin Connor
BT14 6TE Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3457440088
E-mail: roisin.connor@niwater.com

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Electronic access to information: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

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:

KI572 PC15 Professional Services Framework.

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN01,UKN02,UKN03,UKN04,UKN05,UKN0,UKN

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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 8

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 7

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 80 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Northern Ireland Water Limited (NIW) has identified a need to procure a Professional Services Framework for its capital works programme for the remaining period of the Price Control 2015 period (2015-2021), with potential to be extended into the subsequent price control period 2021 (PC21). This framework will facilitate provision for framework management; modelling; pre-construction project management; design, process and tendering; MEICA; and construction project management for projects from inception stage through to construction of the capital works programme. The work packages and projects awarded will relate to Engineering Consultancy services associated with delivery of water and waste-water assets. This framework will be 4 years in duration, with potential for extension for a further 3 years, approved on an annual basis. The framework value is estimated to be in the range 8 000 000 GBP – 20 000 000 GBP per annum based on the projected PC15 Capital Programme Expenditure. (Note: The 8 000 000 GBP – 20 000 000 GBP range is an estimated framework value and is not committed spend). The range allows for budget uncertainties and changes which arise from the Future Operating Model. The total estimated value of the framework for the 4-year duration will be 80 000 000 GBP and approximately 140 000 000 GBP if extended by the additional 3 years assuming that the funding remains similar to the existing profile.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71241000, 71242000, 71248000, 71300000, 71310000, 71311000, 71311100, 71311300, 71313000, 71318000, 71320000, 71322000, 71334000,71500000, 71510000, 71520000, 71521000, 71530000, 71540000, 71541000, 71800000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Northern Ireland Water Limited (NIW) has identified a need to procure a Professional Services Framework for its capital works programme for the remaining period of the Price Control 2015 period (2015-2021), with potential to be extended into the subsequent price control period 2021 (PC21). This framework will facilitate provision for framework management; modelling; pre-construction project management; design, process and tendering; MEICA; and construction project management services for projects from inception stage through to construction of the capital works programme. The work packages and projects awarded will relate to Engineering Consultancy services associated with delivery of water and wastewater assets. This framework will be 4 years in duration, with potential for extension for a further 3 years, approved on an annual basis.
The framework value is estimated to be in the range 8 000 000 GBP – 20 000 000 GBP per annum based on the projected PC15 Capital Programme Expenditure. (Note: The 8 000 000 GBP – 20 000 000 GBP range is an estimated framework value and is not committed spend). The range allows for budget uncertainties and changes which arise from the Future Operating Model. The total estimated value of the framework for the 4-year duration will be 80 000 000 GBP and approximately 140 000 000 GBP if extended by the additional 3 years assuming that the funding remains similar to the existing profile.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 80 000 000 and 140 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (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:
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:

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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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:

73508

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: 8.12.2015 – 15:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.12.2015 – 15:00

IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement competition intends to invite up to 12 from PQQ to ITN stage, and seeks to appoint up to 8 Economic Operators to the framework. NI Water reserves the right to appoint less than 8 Economic Operators based on the outcome of the ITN ssessments.
Northern Ireland Water expressly reserves the rights:
(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;
(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;
(iii) to award (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the services covered by this notice; and
(iv) to award contract(s) in stages.
and in no circumstances will Northern Ireland Water be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.
Northern Ireland Water will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Economic Operators who are unsuccessful shall be informed by Northern Ireland Water as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Economic Operator was unsuccessful.
If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland). Any such action must generally be brought within the limitation period as set out in The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where Northern Ireland Water has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into.
Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order Northern Ireland Water to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order Northern Ireland Water to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
NI Water will not provide face to face de-briefing following notification of the outcome of the pre-qualification competition. Written de-briefing will be provided.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26.10.2015

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