Civil Engineering Consultancy Services for Scottish Water

Civil Engineering Consultancy Services for Scottish Water

Scottish Water wishes to enter into framework agreements for the provision of Technical Consultancy Support Services to provide assistance with the development and delivery of its Investment Programmes, and will cover improvement works associated with all Water and Wastewater assets across Scotland. 

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Civil engineering consultancy services

2014/S 109-193246

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Scottish Water
The Bridge, Buchanan Gate Business Park, Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow
Contact point(s): Procurement and Supply Chain
For the attention of: Sonia Hubbard
Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1414147990
E-mail: sonia.hubbard@scottishwater.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.scottishwater.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10303

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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Technical Consultancy Support.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Pan Scotland

NUTS code UKM

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: 17

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 12

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

Scottish Water wishes to enter into framework agreements for the provision of Technical Consultancy Support Services to provide assistance with the development and delivery of its Investment Programmes, and will cover improvement works associated with all Water and Wastewater assets across Scotland. This may include new assets, renewals, modification, maintenance, refurbishments, extensions and enhancements to existing assets.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=305174

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311000

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:

Scottish Water wishes to enter into framework agreements for the provision of Technical Consultancy Support Services to provide assistance with the development and delivery of its Investment Programmes and will cover improvement works associated with all Water and Wastewater assets across Scotland. This may include new assets, renewals, modification, maintenance, refurbishments, extensions and enhancements to existing assets.
There are 3 lots which are individually detailed in this notice. Parties can apply for one or more lots.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 100 000 000 and 3 000 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: This framework will be awarded for an initial 6 year period with an option to extend for an additional 6 yrs.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 – Technical Consultancy Support

1)Short description:

This Lot is to procure 2-4 consultants (or alliances) who will provide the majority of Scottish Waters Technical Consultancy support from 2015 to 2021, and potentially out to 2027.
The appointed consultants are expected to work with Scottish Water over the duration of this agreement to develop effective collaboration, which may include the negotiation of incentive mechanisms, sharing of risk, colocation with multi-agency teams and secondment.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311000

3)Quantity or scope:

The technical consultancy framework will support:
– The study, investigation, data collection, modelling and identification of water and wastewater service related performance improvement requirements.
– The development of traditional and innovative asset and operational based solutions, feasibility studies, and investment appraisals to support decision making by the client.
– The design and development of solutions for delivery by framework or tendered contractors.
– The provision of modelling support to inform the design and development of solutions.
– The auditing and assessment of water and wastewater models developed by others
– Project management support and resources
– Technical Support
It is envisaged between 5 to 8 applicants will be invited to tender.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 100 000 000 and 300 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 144 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots:

Scotish Waters spend per annum on this lot is estimated to be in the region of GBP 18m, therefore Scottish Waters spend over the first regulatory period (over 6 years) is estimated to be in the region of GBP 110m.
All entities participating in any procurement as a Joint Venture should have expressed interest in the OJEU before the set deadline. Therefore, if Company X (who has expressed interest) submits a PQQ in Joint Venture with Company Y (who has not expressed interest), this cannot be accepted.
For parties considering bidding as an alliance (one or more seperate entities bidding together), you may note interest as a single entity, however the alliance must be in place by PQQ submission. Beyond PQQ stage, alliance bids cannot be considered.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 – Network Modelling

1)Short description:

This Lot is to procure 1-4 consultants (or alliances) who will provide Scottish Water and/or its appointed consultants/Alliance Partners with additional water and wastewater modelling support from 2015 to 2021, and potentially out to 2027. The requirement for additional modelling support will be finalised following completion of the tender stages of Lot 1, taking into account the in-house modelling capacity provided by the successful Lot 1 bidders.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311000

3)Quantity or scope:

The Lot 2 technical consultancy framework will support:
– The study, investigation, data collection, modelling and identification of water and wastewater service related performance improvement requirements.
– The assessment of traditional and innovative asset and operational based solutions, to deliver the objectives of the client.
– The provision of modelling support to inform the design and development of solutions.
– The auditing and assessment of water and wastewater models developed by others
It is envisaged between 5 to 8 applicants will be invited to tender.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 40 000 000 and 80 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 144 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots:

Scotish Waters spend per annum on this lot is estimated to be in the region of GBP 6m, therefore Scottish Waters spend over the first regulatory period (over 6 years) is estimated to be in the region of GBP 36m.
All entities participating in any procurement as a Joint Venture should have expressed interest in the OJEU before the set deadline. Therefore, if Company X (who has expressed interest) submits a PQQ in Joint Venture with Company Y (who has not expressed interest), this cannot be accepted.
For parties considering bidding an an alliance (one or more seperate entities bidding together), you may note interest as a single entity, however the alliance must be in place by PQQ submission. Beyond PQQ stage, alliance bids cannot be considered.

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3 – Technical Commercial Consultancy Support

1)Short description:

Scottish Water wishes to procure 3-5 consultants for the provision of Commercial Consultancy Services associated with the delivery of its Capital Investment programme for the period 2015-2021, and potentially out to 2027.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311000

3)Quantity or scope:

Provision of skilled resources to work with Scottish Water’s commercial teams providing specialist services including cost audits, cost estimating, contract administration, value management, risk management, contract drafting and dispute resolution. Framework suppliers are expected to work with Scottish Water to improve its delivery of Cost Management Services which may involve negotiation of specific Service Level Agreements and/or award of Service Packages through mini-competition.
It is envisaged between 5 – 8 applicants will be invited to tender.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 12 000 000 and 24 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 144 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots:

Scottish Water’s spend per annum on the Lot is likely to vary, estimated at between GBP 1m to GBP 2m.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Scottish Water reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

All prices quoted shall be in Sterling (UK) and all payments shall be made in Sterling (UK. Payment shall be made on the basis of completed services in accordance with the agreed contract rates, schedules and conditions of contract.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

In the event of a group of companies submitting an accepted offer it will be necessary for each member of the group to sign an undertaking that each company in the group will be jointly and severally liable for the satisfactory performance of the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Scottish Water will develop and monitor a suite of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), against which the performance of the partner(s) will be assessed. These KPI’s will incorporate quality measures such as, for example, Health & Safety, timely completion of projects, expenditure profiles and customer/client satisfaction, Community Benefit and Carbon Reduction. Scottish Water will drive Capital Investement Delivery to targeted levels of expenditure and efficiency, through the development and management of relevant KPI’s.
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: Expressions of interest should be submitted through Public Contracts Scotland by the date indicated. Thereafter all applicants will be requested to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. Questionnaires will be issued electronically to all applicants through Public Contracts Scotland Tenders. Responses to Pre-Qualification Questionnaires will be assessed and used to shortlist applicants who will be invited to proceed to the next stage of the tender process. Applicants will only be assessed based on the answers provided in the questionnaires.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be expected to be of sufficient financial and economic standing to support the anticipated contract value. All applicants must complete the financial questions within the pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documents. Financial standing relevant to the anticipated contract value will be determined by Scottish Water based on the response to the pre-qualification questionnaire and any further financial checks deemed necessary.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants must complete the technical questions within the pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documents.
Scottish Water is seeking to engage with suppliers with experience of working collaboratively with utility companies or similar. Scottish Water acknowledges that interested parties may wish to enter into arrangements to form consortia with parties which will best meet the requirements of Scottish Water and that such arrangements will not be formalised until a stage later in the process.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

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: yes

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
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

SW14/CAP/0927
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

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

1.7.2014 – 17:30

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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information:

This contract notice does not preclude Scottish Water from issuing other contract notices for specific requirements from time to time. Responses to the OJEU Notice will be evaluated based on Section III.2 and only successful applicants following PQQ evaluation will be invited to submit a tender. Scottish Water reserves the right to divide the scope of the contract into lots at tender and contract award stages as it deems appropriate. Applicants who fail to supply all of the information requested in response to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire or any resulting tender exercise may risk elimination.
Parties who note interest in one of more lots will be invited to attend a bidders day which will take place shortly after the closure of this notice (estimated early July 2014). Confirmation of date and other relevant details will be emailed to bidders shortly after receipt of a note of interest.
(SC Ref:305174)
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: In accordance with regulation 33 of The Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 as amended (the Regulations) Scottish Water will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period between the communication of the award decision and the decision to enter into the contract with the successful tenderer. A breach of any duty owed under the Regulation is actionable by any economic operator which, in consequence of the breach, suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage and such proceedings may be brought either the Sheriff Court or Court of Session. Any such action must be brought within 3 months from the date when grounds for the bringing of proceedings first arose unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

5.6.2014

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