Design and Operation of Wastewater Treatment Facilities
The project is to be procured as a single contract comprising the design, construction, commissioning and operation/optimisation of new and refurbished wastewater treatment facilities at Blackburn and Darwen Wastewater Treatment Works.
United Kingdom-Warrington: Wastewater treatment plant construction work
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
United Utilities Water Limited
Clearwater 4, Lingley Mere Business Park, Lingley Green Avenue, Great Sankey
Contact point(s): firstname.lastname@example.org
For the attention of: Mark Tombs
WA5 3UZ Warrington
Telephone: +44 1925773149
General address of the contracting entity: www.unitedutilities.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.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
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Blackburn, Lancashire, UK.
NUTS code UKD
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
The project seeks to provide a holistic engineering solution to the multiple quality and maintenance drivers at the two locations, including compliance with the Bathing Waters standard, the Water Framework Directive consent and a new phosphorus consent.
Subject to the design proposed by the successful bidder, works are likely to include (but are not limited to):
— Refurbishment of existing facilities;
— Storm storage;
— New sewage transfer pipeline;
— New primary, secondary and potentially tertiary treatment;
— Additional final effluent UV treatment capacity;
— New or modified outfalls with hydro-generation;
— New wastewater sludge treatment facilities including CHP engines;
— New effluent screening and grit removal facilities;
— Site drainage;
— Internal site access roads and parking/hard standing areas;
— Office accommodation;
— Amendments to site HV and LV power distribution;
— New SCADA systems including remote access and monitoring;
— Provision of temporary plant;
— Decommissioning of remaining redundant assets.
The Employer operates in a regulated environment and it is essential that the operation, quality performance and throughput of the existing Works are maintained throughout the construction period.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
45252127, 45231300, 45213150, 45259100, 71320000, 45453000
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:
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 145 000 000 and 165 000 000 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.1.1)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:
1) Contractual Joint Venture with joint and several liability under English law;
2) Corporate Joint Venture;
3) Contractor/subcontractor(s) relationship.
Where a company or organisation representing a consortium, alliance or joint venture expresses an interest, the company responding to this notice will be deemed the lead bidder, to which all communications will be addressed.
Sub-contracting will be permitted.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
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.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.3.2)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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The deadline for submission of information is as shown in section IV 3.4 above.
An introductory presentation about the Blackburn and Darwen Integrated Solution is to be held at 10:00 on 16.6.2015 at a location to be confirmed in the Warrington (Cheshire, UK) area and interested parties are to confirm their intention to attend by mid-day on 15.6.2015.
The issue of this Contract Notice does not constitute a commitment from the contracting entity to undertake a public procurement exercise in the future for the Blackburn and Darwen Integrated Solution and the right is reserved not to award all or any part of this contract.
A response to this Contract Notice does not guarantee any invitation to participate in any future public procurement process that the contracting entity may conduct.
The contracting entity does not accept any liability for costs, fees or expenses incurred by any party participating in this procurement process and all such costs are borne by and are at the risk of the participants.
Any procurement of any services, supplies or works by the contracting entity in due course will be carried out strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Utilities Contract Regulations 2006 as amended.
Whilst the contents of the documents available are believed to be correct, the information provided is intended as a guide only and is made available in good faith. No warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained therein and any liability for any inaccuracy or incompleteness is therefore expressly disclaimed by the contracting entity, which accepts no responsibility for actions or decisions taken based on the information provided.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: