Laboratory Services Wessex Water Services

Laboratory Services Wessex Water Services

Chemical Investigation Programme 2.

United Kingdom-Bath: Laboratory services

2015/S 007-008599

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Wessex Water Services Limited
Operations Centre, Claverton Down Road, Claverton
For the attention of: Ben Owers
BA2 7WW Bath
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1225526000
E-mail: amp.procurement@wessexwater.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.wessexwater.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.2)Main activity

Water

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)Description

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

Chemical Investigation Programme 2.

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

Services
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: Bath.

NUTS code UKK

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
maximum 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 1 000 000 and 2 000 000 GBP

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

Wessex Water is required to deliver a programme of sampling and analysis between 2015 and 2020 to understand the impact of priority and priority hazardous substances, specific pollutants, emerging substances and pharmaceuticals from sewage treatment works (STWs) on the environment.
The scope of this framework will be the analysis of, and reporting on, samples collected in accordance with this programme for a selection of the required determinants. The scope will include the provision of sample bottles for the selected determinants and collection and transportation of completed samples from Wessex Water’s laboratory at Saltford (near Bath) to the successful economic operator’s laboratory for analysis. The sampling itself will be undertaken by Wessex Water Services Ltd and is not in the scope of this framework.
Further details are provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). See Section VI.3.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71900000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

Wessex Water is required to deliver a programme of sampling and analysis between 2015 and 2020 to understand the impact of priority and priority hazardous substances specific pollutants, emerging substances and pharmaceuticals from sewage treatment works (STWs) on the environment.
The scope of this framework will be the analysis of, and reporting on, samples collected in accordance with this programme for a selection of the required determinants. The scope will include the provision of sample bottles for the selected determinants and collection and transportation of completed samples from Wessex Water’s laboratory at Saltford (near Bath) to the successful economic operator’s laboratory for analysis. The sampling itself will be undertaken by Wessex Water Services Ltd and is not in the scope of this framework.
Further details are provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). See Section VI.3.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 1 000 000 and 2 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework agreement will be for an initial 5 year period with the option to extend all or part of the framework agreements for up to a further year.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Successful economic operators with a Parent Company will be required to sign a Parent Company Guarantee guaranteeing all contracts performed by the economic operators under the framework agreement (further details will be provided in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document).

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

Details will be provided in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document.

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

In the event of a consortium applying, Wessex Water requires a lead economic operator and economic operators to accept joint and several liability. The consortium will be required to form a legal entity before entering into a framework agreement should it be successful. The framework agreement shall be awarded to the consortium legal entity, not the lead economic operator.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: As detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). See Section VI.3.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). See Section VI.3) and Invitation to Tender (ITT) document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). See Section VI.3) and Invitation to Tender (ITT) document.
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

Negotiated
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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 11.2.2015 – 14:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.2.2015 – 14:00
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

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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:

Economic operators must express their interest by requesting a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). The PQQ should be requested by email fromamp.procurement@wessexwater.co.uk Further instructions for economic operators are detailed within the PQQ.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

As stated in Section I.1.

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Wessex Water Services Limited will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 6) as amended provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.1.2015

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