IS Professional Services Framework

IS Professional Services Framework

System Design; System Integration; Technical Architecture; Data Architecture.

United Kingdom-London: Software programming and consultancy services

2016/S 099-177967

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Bazalgette Tunnel Limited
The Point, 7th Floor, 37 North Wharf Road, Paddington
Contact point(s): Internal Supply Chain
For the attention of: Elliott Rob
W2 1AF London
Telephone: +44 2034291174
Fax: +44 2038629902

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Other: design, construct, finance and operate the Thames Tideway Tunnel. See Section VI.3) Additional Information for further information on the contracting entity’s activity

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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Framework Agreement for IS Professional Services, Thames Tideway Tunnel Project.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London.

NUTS code UKI1

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 6

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 5 500 000 and 6 700 000 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: N/A.

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new project, urgently needed to protect the tidal River Thames from increasing pollution. London’s sewerage system is no longer fit for purpose and spills tens of millions of tonnes of untreated sewage mixed with rainwater (combined sewage) into the tidal reaches of the River Thames every year.
The Thames Tideway Tunnel (the Project) will control combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges by intercepting and diverting combined sewage flows into a new tunnel system for storage and transfer for treatment. The tunnel system will consist of connection tunnels and a main tunnel that will run from Acton
Storm Tanks in West London to Abbey Mills Pumping Station in the East, where it will connect to the Lee Tunnel, which will transfer the flows to Beckton Sewage Treatment Works for treatment.
The primary objective of the Project is to control discharges from CSOs in order to meet the requirements of the European Union’s Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC) (UWWTD) and the related United Kingdom (UK) Urban Waste Water Treatment Regulations 1993. Other legislation also forms part of the legal framework within which the Project is to be designed and delivered such as the Water Framework Directive, and the regulations that transpose it into UK law, which sets out various ‘environmental objectives’ to be achieved in relation to surface water quality.
Bazalgette Tunnel Limited (BTL) trading as Tideway, is the licensed Infrastructure Provider set up to finance, build, maintain and operate the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
Tideway wishes to award a Framework Agreement with several operators. The Framework Agreement is intended to be used by the Contracting Entity to call off Information Services (IS) professional services. The IS professional services that may be called off pursuant to the Framework Agreement and the terms of Work Packages are further described in the Pre-Qualification Pack (PQP) but are envisaged to include the following Services:
— System Design;
— System Integration;
— Technical Architecture;
— Data Architecture;
— Solution Architecture;
— Programme Management;
— Project Management;
— Change Management;
— Programme Management Office.
The overarching role and purpose of the Framework Agreement is to support the Information Services directorate at Tideway in fulfilling their function within the Project of delivering and maintaining the information technology needs of the business. Delivery of these needs is via a constantly evolving portfolio of system specific projects. Each project follows a defined plan through controlled stages: Define, Analyse, Design, Realise, Final Prep, and Deploy. Once deployed, each system or application is handed over to Information Services to operate, support and maintain, so as to provide the necessary availability of the systems and services to the business. The deployment of each new system or major upgrade has consequences for the end users in terms of process, training, interoperability and support model impacts. Smooth implementation therefore requires significant business readiness effort in order to ensure systems are adopted without loss of productivity. The nature of the portfolio delivery model is such that the key skills required (IT Architects, Programme/Project Managers, Business Readiness experts) need to be available in a flexible yet reliable manner, due to the inherently unpredictable nature of IT transformation. IS Projects are usually system or application specific, and can be broken down into four groups:
a. Infrastructure and Network projects
b. Information and Document Management projects
c. Asset Management and Building Information Management (‘BIM’) projects
d. Back Office systems projects (e.g. Finance, Human Resources (HR), Procurement, Health, Safety, Security,Environment (HSSE)).
Interested parties need to register on the Contracting Entity’s e-sourcing 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 detail regarding the Contracting Entity, BTL and further detail on the Framework Agreement and the time-line 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 time-line and process described in the PQP, this contract notice and the procurement documents, the Contracting Entity reserves the right to amend or cancel any or all of the procurement at any time and/or amend the time-scales.

Interested organisations should refer to sections II.2) (Quantity or scope), VI.3) (Additional information) of this contract notice, the PQP and the Contracting Entity’s website for further information regarding the Framework Agreement and the Project generally.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72200000, 79996000, 72224000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Interested organisations should refer to II.1.5) (Short Description) and VI.3) (Additional information) and to
the PQP and other procurement documents for further information on the description of the Services and the
Framework Agreement.
The estimated value of the Services is over the relevant threshold for Services but the actual value of the
Framework Agreement will be subject to the tender proposals received and the terms of the Framework
Agreement. The estimated value given is based upon current estimated annual total usage levels of
approximately 500 000 to 2 000 000 GBP per annum. The actual level of usage will fluctuate dependent upon
Project requirements and may be subject to change.
The initial term of the Contract (Initial Term) is three (3) years with options to extend for up to three (3) further
years (Additional Term) making a total possible aggregate term of six (6) years.
All figures and amounts described in section II 2.1) are based upon a term of six (6) years. Should the Contract
not be extended to a total duration of 6 years, then the figures and amounts would adjust accordingly.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 5 500 000 and 6 700 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The initial term of the Contract (Initial Term) is three (3) years with options to extend for up to three (3) further
years (Additional Term) making a total possible aggregate term of six (6) years.

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: 72 (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:

The Contracting Entity reserves the right to require guarantees, bonds, collateral warranties and other forms of
security as appropriate. Further details and requirements will be confirmed in the procurement documents at
invitation to tender (ITT) stage.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

The main financing conditions, payment mechanism and performance standards will be confirmed in the
procurement documents at invitation to tender (ITT) stage.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Contracting Entity will accept expressions of interest and Tenders from single entities or Consortia. The
Contracting Entity does not require Consortia to form a single legal entity at the pre-qualification questionnaire
(PQQ) stage. The Contracting Entity will consider contracting with a Consortium, providing always that the
participants in any unincorporated joint venture are jointly and severally liable for all of the obligations of
the Consortium under the Framework Agreement. The nature of the Contractor or Contractors, assumption
of liability and the terms of any parent company guarantees (PCG) will be confirmed in the procurement
documents at invitation to tender (ITT) stage.
Applicants must provide full details of their proposed contracting structures with their completed PQQ
Response. See PQP for further details.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
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)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: Interested organisations must register to participate in the pre- qualification stage of the procurement by
following the link: https// 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This is set out in detail in the PQP. The PQP which can
be obtained at the address in Section I.1 (see also

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This is set out in detail in the PQP. The PQP which can
be obtained at the address in Section I.1) (see also
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

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:

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

20.6.2016 – 17:00

IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

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:

(1) Additional information concerning this contract notice and the contracting entity (Section I): 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 (i) the procurement is available at https// and (ii) the Thames Tideway Tunnel project is available on

The Contracting Entity is ‘Tideway’ which 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 km 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.
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
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
Bazalgette Tunnel Limited is not a utility for the purpose of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 (‘UCR
2016’) and accordingly the UCR 2016 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 2016’).

More information concerning the Project Licence is available at:

Information on the SIP Regulations and more information on the modified UCR 2016 is available at: http://

(2) Additional Information concerning II.1.4) Information on framework agreement: Tideway reserves the right
to appoint fewer or more operators to the Framework Agreement according to the exact mechanism and
requirements to be set out in the ITT.
(3) Additional information concerning (IV.2.1) (Award criteria) — Tideway intends to appoint to the Framework
Agreement those economic operators with the most economically advantageous tenders. Details of the award criteria and methodology for identifying the most economically advantageous tenders will be set out in the
procurement documents to be made available at ITT stage.
General information for Applicants: a response to this contract notice does not guarantee that an economic
operator will be invited to tender. The process for selecting Tenderer(s) to be invited to tender is set out in the
EN Standard form 05 — Contract notice — utilities 12 / 17
PQP. Tideway reserves the right in its absolute discretion to abandon, terminate or suspend the award process
at any time.
a. Tideway does not bind itself to enter into any contract arising out of the procedures envisaged by this contract
b. no contractual rights express or implied arise out of this contract notice or the procedures envisaged by it;
c. Tideway 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. Tideway
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
Market Engagement: it is proposed that market engagement will be enhanced via an Applicant’s Information
Day to be allocated for potential Applicants to meet the Tideway team during the PQQ phase (i.e. prior to
submission of PQQ responses). The date for this is Monday 6 June 2016 at 0930 at Tideway office The Point, Paddington, W2 1AF.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

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 2016 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
2016 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 2016 regime provides remedies for economic operators who, in consequence of a breach
of the modified UCR 2016 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 2016 is available at: http://

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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