Health and Safety Course for Thames Tunnel Tideway Project
Employer’s Project Induction Course (EPIC) — Provision of Day 1 Induction Services for Main Works.
United Kingdom-London: Education and training services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Bazalgette Tunnel Limited (trading as Tideway)
The Point, 37 North Wharf Road, Paddington
Contact point(s): Internal Supply Chain
W2 1AF London
Telephone: +44 2031477700
General address of the contracting entity: http://www.tideway.london
Address of the buyer profile: https://thamestidewaytunnel.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic access to information: https://thamestidewaytunnel.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://thamestidewaytunnel.bravosolution.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
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Camelford House, London, SE1 7TW (or any other such similar location as is required from time to time).
NUTS code UKI1
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 0 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: N/A.
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Keeping people safe is a responsibility that the Project takes very seriously. This applies for project staff, contractors and all those who come in contact with what the Project delivers. The Project is passionate about health and safety. Everyone has a part to play and that includes everyone who works for or on behalf of the Project.
Consistent with the Project’s transformational health and safety vision, Tideway require all relevant personnel involved in the project to participate in an immersive and interactive ‘Day 1’ induction programme.
The contracting entity is therefore looking for a supplier (the Provider) to deliver this programme on their behalf to all relevant personnel engaged on the main works and any other personnel as may be required by the Employer (the Services) from April 2016.
The contracting entity’s existing provider will continue to provide the induction programme until such time as the new Contract is in place.
Note that the intellectual property rights in the induction programme content, and associated equipment and multimedia, are owned by the contracting entity (or its group entities). This includes various theatrical acts to be delivered by the Provider, a number of installed scenes or rooms (with appropriate props) where those acts are portrayed, and a series of interlaced interactive learning sessions with the inductees.
The content of the Services will include, but not limited to:
— Delivery of the Project Induction in accordance with the Authority’s induction plan — the Project Induction should be applicable to the works being conducted on-site for the initial works commencing July 2016, generally on a 4 or 5 day week. The requirement is expected to peak at 5 sessions per week from mid 2016 until 2020, when the number of weekly sessions will gradually reduce. All subject to the Authority’s induction plan.
— Provision of administration of on-boarding, reporting, arranging breakfasts and lunches, laundry and general administrative duties.
— Provision of suitably qualified, experienced and skilled resources necessary to adequately provide the Services, such as (but not limited to) facilitators, actors, trainers and management resources.
— It is envisaged that the Provider will initially be required to deliver the current Project Induction content, however the contracting entity may require the content to be updated during the course of the project. The current scope considers basic construction works preparing for the tunnelling work to begin — General Construction. As the project progresses the scope may require the introduction of new scenarios such as tunnelling and marine work which will be incorporated at appropriate times.
The initial Project Induction is planned to be 1 day in length in a format of focussed sessions to ensure that all the project participants are engaged throughout and that the project vision and values are clearly communicated. The maximum group size per session is not expected to exceed 40.
It is currently anticipated that induction sessions will be required 4 to 5 days per weeks over the duration of the contract. At its peak the delivery of administration and the Project Induction will be required on a 5 days per week basis which may remain until 2020 when the number of weekly sessions will gradually reduce.
It is currently anticipated that the contracting entity will require the induction programme to be delivered until approximately 2022.
This procurement is for a contract with an initial term of 3 years, with an option to extend (at the contracting entity’s sole discretion) for any potential further periods up to a maximum of an additional 5 years, making a total possible maximum aggregate term of 8 years.
To ensure that the induction programme supports the Project’s transformational health and safety approach, a unique and dedicated induction space has been created at Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP, with lighting, sound, audio-visual and other supporting presentation systems to accommodate the provision of the Day 1 induction services by the Provider. This is known as The Employer’s Project Induction Centre (EPIC).
Interested parties need to register on Tideway’s e-sourcing portal (The Portal) and will be able to download a pre-qualification pack (‘PQP’) including the form of pre-qualification questionnaire (‘PQQ’) to be completed and returned to express interest. The registration process is set out in Section III.2) of this contract notice.
The PQP contains further details regarding the contracting entity, Tideway and further detail on the Contract and the timeline and phases of the procurement including information regarding the pre-qualification stage. Whilst it is intended that the procurement will be run in accordance with the timeline and process described in the PQP, this contract notice and the procurement documents, the contracting entity reserves the right to amend or cancel and or all of the procurement at any time.
Interested organisations should refer to Section II.2) (Quantity or scope), VI.3) (Additional information) of this contract notice, the PQP and Tideway’s website: http://www.tideway.london for further information regarding the Contract and the Project generally.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
80000000, 80500000, 80511000, 80510000, 80521000, 80550000, 80520000
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:
It is anticipated that the delivery of the induction programme will be required until approximately 2022. However, it expected that the initial contract would be placed for a period of three (3) years, commencing in early-mid 2016, with options to extend any number of times of any length for a maximum aggregate period of eight (8) years.
Interested organisations should refer to Section II.1.5) (Short description), VI.3) (Additional information) and to the PQP and other procurement documents for further information on the description of the Services and the Contract.
The estimated value of the Services is over the relevant threshold for Services but the actual value of the Contract will be subject to the tender proposals received and the terms of the Contract. The estimated value for the initial 3 year contract period is between 3 500 000 GBP and 4 400 000 GBP. The estimated value given is stated in 2015 prices. The range stated below covers the potential for a contract term of between 3 and 8 years, therefore the lower value is the lower estimate for a 3 year contract, and the upper value is the highest estimate for an 8 year contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 3 500 000 and 8 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The initial term of the Contract (Initial Term) will be three (3) years with options to extend (any number of extensions of any duration) up to a total possible aggregate term of eight (8) years.
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
Description of particular conditions: These conditions are set out in the PQP and will be further detailed in the procurement documents to be confirmed at ITT stage.
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: Interested organisations must register to participate in the pre-qualification stage of the procurement by following the link: https://thamestidewaytunnel.bravosolutions.co.uk and complete the online confidentiality undertaking provided at that link. Following registration and acceptance of the confidentiality undertaking, interested organisations will be able to download the PQP and view other procurement documents relevant to this PQQ stage. Instructions and further details for the pre-qualification phase are set out in the PQP.
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(except for a DPS)
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Economic operators should note that words and expressions in this contract notice with an initial capital letter shall have the meanings given in the PQP. All additional information relating to information provided in this contract notice is available in the PQP. Further information on the procurement is available at https://thamestidewaytunnel.bravosolutions.co.uk and further information on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project is available onwww.tideway.london(I.1) The contracting entity is ‘Tideway’ who is the organisation delivering the Thames Tideway Tunnel, on behalf of its owners Bazalgette Tunnel Limited. Tideway employs more than 400 highly experienced professionals to deliver the 25 kilometre sewer tunnel needed to prevent an average 20 000 000 tonnes each year of untreated sewage discharging into the tidal River Thames in London. Tideway is independent of Thames Water, and its revenues are determined via a separate licence for Bazalgette Tunnel Ltd from the Water Services Regulation Authority (‘Ofwat’). Bill payments for the tunnel will be collected via Thames Water. Thames Water will continue to provide water and waste water services to its customers as it does now.
(2) Additional information concerning the Contracting Entity and the procedure (Section I) and Section IV)):
On 14.7.2015 Thames Water announced Bazalgette Tunnel Limited as the preferred bidder to be appointed as an Infrastructure Provider (‘IP’) to deliver the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project (‘the Project’). On 24.8.2015 the Water Services Regulatory Authority (‘Ofwat’) granted Bazalgette Tunnel Limited a project licence to carry out all activities described in the Project Specification Notice apart from those activities that Thames Water is to carry out under the Preparatory Work Notice.
Bazalgette Tunnel Limited is not a utility for the purpose of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as Amended) (‘UCR 2006’) and accordingly the UCR 2006 do not apply to this procurement. However Bazalgette Tunnel Limited is required pursuant to the procurement regime in the Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) Regulations 2013 (‘SIP Regulations’) to tender certain contracts and certain categories of contracts in accordance with a modified regime set out in the SIP Regulations (‘modified UCR 2006’).
More information concerning the Project Licence is available at: http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/future/accountability/thames/prs_web20150824thames
SIP Regulations and more information on the modified UCR 2006 is available at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/1582/contents/made
(3) Additional information concerning (IV.2.1)) (Award criteria) — the contracting entity intends to award the Contract to the economic operator with the most economically advantageous tender. Details of the award criteria and methodology for identifying the most economically advantageous tender for the Contract will be described in the procurement documents to be made available at ITT stage.
(4) Additional information concerning (IV.3.4)) (requests to participate) — all interested organisations must complete and return a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ response) in the form made available by the contracting entity. The procurement documents relevant to this PQQ stage are available by registering at http://thamestidewaytunnel.bravosolutions.co.uk from the date of despatch of this contract notice. To express an interest in this Contract, completed PQQ Response must be returned to http://thamestidewaytunnel.bravosolutions.co.uk by the submission deadline stated in the PQP.
General Information for Applicants:
A response to this contract notice does not guarantee that an Applicant will be invited to tender. The process for selecting Tenderer (s) to be invited to tender is set out in the PQP. The contracting entity reserves the right in its absolute discretion to abandon, terminate or suspend the award process at any time.
a. The contracting entity does not bind itself to enter into any contract arising out of the procedures envisaged by this contract notice;
b. No contractual rights express or implied arise out of this contract notice or the procedures envisaged by it;
c. The contracting entity reserves the right to vary its requirements and the procedure relating to the conduct of the award process; and
d. Applicants and Tenderers shall be fully responsible for and liable for all costs associated with and arising out of or in connection with responding to this contract notice and any pre-qualification questionnaire. The contracting entity will not be responsible for or liable to any Applicant or Tenderer for any cost incurred by such Applicant and/or Tenderer in responding to this contract notice, any pre-qualification questionnaire or any Tender howsoever incurred.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
High Court of Justice
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the modified UCR 2006 regime set out in the SIP Regulations, the contracting entity will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period before award from the point information on award is communicated to Tenderers. Any request for further information by Tenderers pursuant to the modified UCR 2006 regime set out in the SIP Regulations must be made in writing to the address set out in Section I.1) above. The modified UCR 2006 regime provides remedies for economic operators who, in consequence of a breach of the modified UCR 2006 regime, suffer or risk suffering, loss or damage. Proceedings must be started in the High Court of England and Wales.
Additional information in relation to SIP Regulations and the modified UCR 2006 is available at:http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/1582/contents/made
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: