Geotechnical Site Investigation Tender
Lot 1. Ground Investigation Services (including geotechnical and geoenvironmental investigation). Geophysical (downhold and surface). Lot 2. Offshire Geophysical Surveying. Lot 3. Hydrogeological Drilling and Well Services.
United Kingdom-Warrington: Geotechnical engineering services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
United Utilities Water plc
Haweswater House, Lingley Mere Business Park, Gt Sankey
For the attention of: Joanne Scragg
WA5 3LP Warrington
General address of the contracting entity: www.unitedutilities.com
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: North West England.
NUTS code UKD
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: 15
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 12
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 0 and 60 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Consistent with earlier AMP’s, the Contracting Entity will award frameworks to enable access to a range of:
— Gound Investigation (GI) framework contractors to undertake a programme of exploratory work in support of the capital investment programme, strategic studies and maintenance activities.
— Geophyiscal Investigation (offshore/overwater) framework contractors to undertaken hydrographic/bathymetric and sub bed profile surveys supporting GI framework activity, capital investment, studies and maintenance.
— Hydrogeolopgical and well drilling contractors to support the capital investment programme, strategic and testing studies and maintenance activities.
Contractors will be expected to engage with a number fo parties, namely:
The Contracting Entity
ESP and CDP’s
Competitive Tender Contractors
Other GI framework contractors
Contractors will need the capability to delivery work acting as Principal Contractor and to deliver work as contractor to others who are acting as Principal Contractor
The ITN documents and resultant contracts shall be divided into lots as follows:
— Ground Investigation Services (including geotechnical and geoenvironmental investigation).
— Geophysical (downhold and surface).
— Offshire Geophysical Surveying.
— Hydrogeological Drilling and Well Services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
71332000, 45262220, 71351900, 71353100, 71250000, 71351923, 71352300
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
— Boreholes to investigate ground and groundwater conditions,
— Trial pits to investigate ground and groundwater conditions,
— Installation of/monitoring a range of geotechnical/geoenvironmental instruction,
— Downhold geophysics,
— CPT work,
— Other insitu testing (pumping tests, down hold and surface tests),
— Geotechnical/geoenvironmental laboratory testing,
— Specialist site access arrangements,
— Reporting, GIR, part GIR, component GDR, geoenvironmental reports, AGS format reporting.
Lot 2 Scope
— Multi beam bathymetry surveys, reduction and analysis, plus ability tocreate digital thematic mapping and difference charts from past and present edlectronic data,
— Magnetometer surveys and associated analysis,
— Sub-bottom profiling with interpretation for geophysics and pipe locating,
— Topographic surveys of inter tidal zone,
— Correlation of geophysical surveys results to intrusive investigation,
Lot 3 Scope
— Rotary drilling works (including 500 to 1 000 mm diameter holes),
— Well hole development,
— Well hole logging,
— Well maintenance,
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The Contracting Entity intends to award framework agreement(s) for up to 12 years duration, commencing in 2014 with an initial term of 5 years and with the ability to award optional extensions of up to a further 7 years in aggregate, such extensions being exercisable at the sole discretion of the Contracting Entity.
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.1.4)Other particular conditions:
Description of particular conditions: As detailed in the Invitation to Tender.
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.3.1)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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
The tender process will be conducted through the Contracting Entity’s electronic tendering system, namely SAP E-sourcing.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Upon receipt of such email, log-in details shall be provided to the interested party to enable access to the Prequalification Document. Completed Prequalification Documentation should be submitted to the address and in the manner stated in the Prequalification Document. The Contracting Entity reserves the right not to award any part of this framework. Bidding is at the risk and cost of the Bidder.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
High Court of England & Wales
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: