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
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Westland House, 40 Old Westland Road
Contact point(s): firstname.lastname@example.org
For the attention of: Roisin Connor
BT14 6TE Belfast
Telephone: +44 3457440088
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.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: 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)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
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):
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)
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
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
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.1.4)Other particular conditions:
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
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: