Data Analysis Services Tender

Data Analysis Services Tender

The Technology and Innovation provider will provide industry leading services which identifies and implements strategies to convert data to management information.

UK-Reading: Data analysis services

2013/S 020-031632

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Thames Water Utilities Limited
Procurement Support Centre – 3rd Floor East, c/o Mail Room, Rose Kiln Court
RG2 0BY Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement.support.centre@thameswater.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.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:
1156 Alliance Technology and Innovation Provider
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Whole of Thames Water region within the UK.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
The Technology and Innovation provider (T&I) will be part of an Alliance with other parties delivering parts of Thames Water’s capital investment programme including but not limited to AMP6; which is being procured as part of a separate procurement process (see Qualification System Notice 389067-2012-EN published 07/12/2012).
The Technology and Innovation provider will provide industry leading services which identifies and implements strategies to convert data to management information, which in turn will enable the identification of innovation opportunities for the Alliance, across Thames Water’s capital programme. The provider will convert existing Thames Water data into management information, and propose new, ‘data to information’ technology to better inform investment decisions from the capital programme. Current asset related data and processes are to be analysed in order to identify asset management opportunities, recommend potential solutions, and identify future programmes that will deliver value for the Alliance and Thames Water’s customers. A core requirement is to enable and facilitate a step change improvement in capital investment and asset management decision making, and creation of long term value.
The T&I will take a forward view of technology deployments through AMP6 & 7 to further improve system performance and provide appropriate information for ongoing Thames Water and Alliance decision making. This includes the identification and provision of new data sets and conversion to information, to support the selection and deployment of new and innovative solutions in capital delivery and asset management. These may include but are not limited to, innovations around:
1. Smart metering;
2. Efficiencies in treatment processes;
3. Application of nanotechnology for energy production;
4. End user education;
5. Underground asset mapping;
6. Sustainable abstraction;
7. Environmental pollution prevention;
8. Network and process control changes and automation;
9. Dynamic modelling and real time decision making;
10. Network operation and management.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72316000, 79411100, 79415200, 72310000, 72322000, 72222100

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Information to be provided in the invitation to negotiate.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Any agreement awarded would be for an initial duration of 2 years, with options to extend for 5 years, up to a maximum overall term of 12 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 144 (from the award of the contract)
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: 144 (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:
Bonds and/or parent company guarantees of performance and financial standing may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Specified in Invitation to Negotiate document.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Consortia may be required to form a legal entity prior to any award.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Specified in the invitation to negotiate.
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: As detailed in section VI.3.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in section VI.3.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in section VI.3.
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:
1156.
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: ..
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
11.2.2013 – 09:00
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:
Format for requested participation:
All suppliers who wish to respond to this OJEU notice to indicate their interest in the tender, must request a ‘pre-qualification questionnaire’ (PQQ) document. The PQQ will be available from 1.2.2013 and must be requested via email from procurement.support.centre@thameswater.co.uk

The PQQ must be completed and returned by the deadline of 9:00 hrs 13.2.2013.
Further instructions for bidders are within the PQQ.
The current approximate programme is:
a) tender issue on 19.2.2013 for return on 4.3.2013.
b) behavioural assessment starting 18.3.2013.
Variants will be accepted, if submitted in addition to a compliant bid.
We intend to invite up to, but not limited to, 3 respondents to tender for this contract. Weighted selection criteria will be used to evaluate the responses to the PQQ, as set out in the PQQ:
Contracts will be under English law.
General.
Thames Water Utilities Limited reserves the right to require further information or clarification from an applicant before considering its response.
Thames Water Utilities Limited reserves the right to exclude an applicant from the procurement process if it is subsequently determined that any information supplied was inaccurate, incomplete or untrue and was relied on for selection purposes.
Thames Water Utilities Limited reserves the right to make no award as a result of this procurement process. Except for the contract, if any, concluded with the successful tenderer, nothing in the procurement process shall create a contract, whether express or implied, between Thames Water Utilities Limited and any applicant.
Thames Water Utilities Limited (including its employees and advisers) does not make any representations, warranties or other commitments, whether express or implied, in relation to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information provided to applicants in this Contact Notice or otherwise in connection with this tender, except as may be specifically agreed in any contract concluded at the end of this tender process.
Thames Water Utilities Limited may disclose any information if required to do so by any applicable laws or regulations (including but not limited to, the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to the extent that these may now or in the future apply to Thames Water Utilities Limited), any requirements or guidelines of any competent regulatory body, and any order of any court of competent jurisdiction.
General.
Thames Water operates an ongoing risk management approach with regard to the economic and financial capacity of its suppliers. Information will be obtained either from the supplier or an externally recognized provider. Information will be gathered upon commencement of the process and over the duration of the contract period.
Respondents should note that this process might require references to be provided and verified, attendances at meetings, talks and presentations at no cost to Thames Water.
Thames Water Utilities Limited reserves the right to award no contract(s) as a result of this award procedure. Except for the contract, if any, concluded with successful tenderer(s), nothing in the procurement process shall create a contract, whether express or implied, between Thames Water Utilities Limited and any applicant.
Any agreement resulting from this contract notice may be modified to include further similar requirements at any site under the management of Thames Water Utilities Limited or its associated companies.
This contract notice does not preclude Thames Water Utilities Limited or its associated companies from issuing other contract notices for specific requirements from time to time.
Thames Water Utilities Limited (including its employees and advisors) does not make any representations, warranties or other commitments, whether express or implied, in relation to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information provided to applicants in this Contract Notice or otherwise in connection with this tender, except as may be specifically agreed in any contract concluded at the end of this tender process.

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: Thames Water Utilities Limited 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.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2006 No 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:25.1.2013

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