DCC Legal Services Framework

DCC Legal Services Framework

DCC is seeking to establish a multi provider Framework Agreement covering a wide range of legal services. 

United Kingdom-Treharris: Legal services

2019/S 031-070675

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Dwr Cymru
Pentwyn Road, Nelson
Treharris
CF46 6LY
United Kingdom
E-mail: Kim.Lambert@dwrcymru.com
NUTS code: UKL
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.dwrcymru.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

I.6)Main activity

Water

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Legal Services

Reference number: DCWW/2018/113

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

DCC is seeking to establish a multi provider framework agreement covering a wide range of Legal Services. The Legal Services will be used by all companies within the Glas Cymru group companies, which include companies outside the whole business securitisation, and not subject to DCC’s statutory water and sewerage licence. The requirement for all Group companies is for advice that is professional, competent, expert and timely, provides good commercial value and is delivered in a way that makes a positive contribution to the achievement of the best overall outcome for DCC on each occasion.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 14 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Property and Property Litigation – English and Welsh Language

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

WALES and Hereford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Property and Property Litigation element of this category includes advice, drafting and/or representation on:

— property and real estate,

— acquisition and disposal of land and buildings including all work associated.

With new treatment works, pumping stations, pipelines

— building over/near water mains – including instructions to expert engineers and applications for diversions,

— taxation relevant to property work,

— Compulsory Purchase Orders (both applications and defending CPO processes),

— freehold and leasehold matters,

— deed of grants (including new grants, variations and terminations),

— legal title and rights,

— adverse possession claims,

— disputes as to land rights,

— seeking injunctions,

— actions for trespass,

— enforcement of statutory rights,

— access issues,

— Land Tribunal claims/referrals to arbitration or to Ofwat for determination,

— provision of drafting and/or representation in Welsh language.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

PQQ Submissions will be analysed and assessed following the closing date. DCC shall invite a short list of the 4 highest scoring Applicants for each lot to receive the formal ITT (provided that they have complied with all the minimum requirements).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Planning and Environmental

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

WALES and Hereford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Planning and Environmental element of this category includes advice, drafting and/or representation on:

— planning law (including up to date guidance and the implementation of such in Wales),

— grant of right of access, easement, way leave, etc.,

— environmental matters (including in a conveyancing context,

— environmental legislation (including application of EU legislation) and the impact on DCC activities,

— regulatory notices from regulators,

— prosecutions (including handling prosecutions where required).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

PQQ Submissions will be analysed and assessed following the closing date. DCC shall invite a short list of the 4 highest scoring Applicants for each lot to receive the formal ITT (provided that they have complied with all the minimum requirements).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Litigation

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

WALES and Hereford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Litigation category includes advice, drafting and/or representation on litigation and dispute resolution across a range of subject areas, excluding Property Litigation. The work referred under this lot will range in value and complexity but is likely to be categorised as follows:

(a) litigation of a more complex nature and/or a significant value with a proportion, such as third party infrastructure damage recovery (claimant work), requiring specific utility or water industry experience,

(b) litigation and enforcement work referred from our in house debt recovery function which will be predominantly of low value (though the issues can be complex).

Any contentious matters that arise out of services provided under another lot may be treated as a natural extension of that initial piece of work and may therefore be continued and progressed by the same organisation to maintain consistency.

Advocacy services are excluded from this tender.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

PQQ Submissions will be analysed and assessed following the closing date. DCC shall invite a short list of the 4 highest scoring Applicants for each lot to receive the formal ITT (provided that they have complied with all the minimum requirements).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Employment and Pensions

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

WALES and Hereford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Human Resources and Pensions category includes advice, drafting and/or representation on:

Human Resources:

— Employment law,

— Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Issues,

— Changes to employment legislation and application to the Group,

— Employment contracts,

— Employee disputes,

— Employment tribunal matters,

— Dismissals,

— Changes to employee benefits or terms and conditions,

— DCC Human Resources policies,

— As part of the Employment law lot, we are seeking creative solutions from firms to help the in-house HR team to manage repeat requests for advice and reduce the number of routine requests and/or costs incurred for this type of advice.

Pensions:

— Pension law,

— Application of the trust deed and scheme rules,

— Changes to or removal of pensions benefit,

— Ramifications on discreet areas such as funding investment,

— Changes to pensions law and the application to the Group.

Please note that the Defined Benefit Pensions Scheme is separately advised and that legal services to Welsh Water Pensions Trustees Limited are outside the scope of this procurement process.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

PQQ Submissions will be analysed and assessed following the closing date. DCC shall invite a short list of the 4 highest scoring Applicants for each Lot to receive the formal ITT (provided that they have complied with all the minimum requirements).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Corporate and Commercial

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

WALES and Hereford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Corporate and Commercial category includes advice, drafting and/or representation on:

Corporate law advice to include:

— Incorporation of companies,

— Merger and acquisition activity,

— Corporate insolvency of third parties,

— Corporate joint ventures and incorporation and development of companies to undertake commercial project work.

Commercial law advice to include:

— Contract law issues,

— Contract drafting, negotiations and disputes,

— New business opportunities,

— Energy supply, grid and connections,

— Renewable energy projects, including in relation to anaerobic digestion, heat networks, heat from sewers, battery storage, demand side response, solar PV and hydro energy generation,

— Partnership, alliances, collaborations and joint ventures,

— Consumer law issues,

— Procurement law and practice — in particular the Utilities Regulations,

— Insolvency issues.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

PQQ Submissions will be analysed and assessed following the closing date. DCC shall invite a short list of the 4 highest scoring Applicants for each lot to receive the formal ITT (provided that they have complied with all the minimum requirements).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

New Business (Developer Services)

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

WALES and Hereford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The New Business category includes advice, drafting and/or representation in relation to issues arising under the Water Industry Act 1991 including:

— Connections (including S106 and S115),

— Diversions,

— Requisitions,

— Searches (including water and drainage searches),

— Sewer and mains adoptions (including Section 104 agreements and Deeds of Grant of Easements),

— Building over/near to sewers, lateral drains and associated apparatus,

— Advice in relation to section 84 and 85 New Roads and Street works Act 1991.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

PQQ Submissions will be analysed and assessed following the closing date. DCC shall invite a short list of the 4 highest scoring Applicants for each lot to receive the formal ITT (provided that they have complied with all the minimum requirements).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Competition Law

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

WALES and Hereford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Competition category includes advice, drafting and/or representation on competition aspects of DCC’s activities including:

— The impact of ongoing changes to the competition regime in the water industry, and in particular given the competitive landscape in Wales,

— Ensuring compliance with existing competition legislation,

— Advising DCC in relation to its activities in both contestable and non-contestable markets,

— Bringing or defending competition complaints before the regulator or the courts.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

PQQ Submissions will be analysed and assessed following the closing date. DCC shall invite a short list of the 4 highest scoring Applicants for each lot to receive the formal ITT (provided that they have complied with all the minimum requirements).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Data Protection

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

WALES and Hereford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Data Protection category includes advice, drafting and/or representation on:

— The impact of the Data Protection legislation and regulator guidance on the way in which DCC handles customer and employee personal data,

— Ensuring compliance with Data Protection legislation,

— Advising DCC in relation to regulator guidance and best practice (in relation to other utilities and sectors),

— Assisting DCC with any claims (including claims for compensation) following Data Protection breaches, and defending (or bringing) complaints before the regulator or the courts.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

PQQ Submissions will be analysed and assessed following the closing date. DCC shall invite a short list of the 4 highest scoring Applicants for each lot to receive the formal ITT (provided that they have complied with all the minimum requirements).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Construction contracts — NEC and JCT and Capital Alliance Partner development

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

WALES and Hereford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

— Advice in relation to the application of the NEC suite of contracts and frameworks agreements that may be linked to the NEC suite of contracts,

— Preparation of NEC contract documentation and subsequent frameworks,

— Advice on Parent Company Guarantees, Bonds and Collateral Warranties,

— Contentious construction advice and representation.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

PQQ Submissions will be analysed and assessed following the closing date. DCC shall invite a short list of the 4 highest scoring Applicants for each lot to receive the formal ITT (provided that they have complied with all the minimum requirements).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Treasury

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

WALES and Hereford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Treasury — Financing and Securitisation category includes advice, drafting and/or representation (including taxation advice) on specialist group finance issues such as:

— Banking documentation and whole business securitisation including structural amendments (Security Trustee Intercreditor proposals),

— Bonds and US Private Placements,

— Interest rate swap documentation,

— Power hedging,

— Asset finance,

— Specialist Treasury structures and products,

— Regulatory Compliance Matters.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

PQQ Submissions will be analysed and assessed following the closing date. DCC shall invite a short list of the 4 highest scoring Applicants for each lot to receive the formal ITT (provided that they have complied with all the minimum requirements).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Health and Safety

Lot No: 11

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

WALES and Hereford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot includes advice, drafting and/or representation on the health and safety issues which may arise in relation to the range of DCC activities, together with staff training, and/or representation in relation to Health and Safety matters, including prosecutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

PQQ Submissions will be analysed and assessed following the closing date. DCC shall invite a short list of the 4 highest scoring Applicants for each lot to receive the formal ITT (provided that they have complied with all the minimum requirements).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Insurance

Lot No: 12

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

WALES and Hereford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Legal Service Provider will be required to work alongside DCC and its nominated Claims Handlers to facilitate the review and defence of litigated claims received in relation to public liability and property damage insurance claims.

The legal advice service requirement shall encompass the following areas and each category includes advice, drafting and/or representation on:

— personal injury,

— third party property damage,

— business interruption and loss of profit,

— claims above the DCC deductible level (300 000 GBP) only with the agreement of DCC’s insurers,

— provision of drafting and/or representation in Welsh language.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

PQQ Submissions will be analysed and assessed following the closing date. DCC shall invite a short list of the 4 highest scoring Applicants for each Lot to receive the formal ITT (provided that they have complied with all the minimum requirements)

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Framework will run for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend annually for a further 2 years (5 + 1 + 1) at the sole discretion of DCC.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 11/03/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

D?r Cymru Cyfyngedig
Pentwyn Road, Nelson
Treharris
CF46 6LY
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1443425300Internet address: www.dwrcymru.com
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

08/02/2019

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