Leak Testing Services Thames Water
1101 transfer and principal mains leak detection and monitoring.
UK-Reading: leak-testing services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Thames Water Utilities Limited
Procurement Support Centre – 3rd Floor East, C/O Mail Room, Rose Kiln Court
RG2 0BY Reading
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
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: Whole of Thames Water Supply Region.
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 2
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 60
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 1 200 000,00 and 2 000 000,00 GBP
The method should be suitable for use in mains ~10 inches – 60 inches in diameter.
This service covers the whole of the Thames Water supply region, however we reserve the right to award multiple contracts and split the award into sub-regions if deemed appropriate at tender stage.
Proposals will also be accepted for a product offering with ongoing training/support, to allow Thames Water to carry out the surveys in-house or through a nominated contractor.
Thames Water reserves the right to make no award as a result of this procurement process, or may award in part or in whole.
Description of these options: Any agreement awarded would be for an initial duration of 3 years, with options to extend annually up to a maximum overall term of 5 years.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Additional information about electronic auction: Thames Water reserves the right to conduct an electronic auction, if it wishes to do so, as part of the award criteria for the particular contract/agreement.
Section VI: Complementary information
All suppliers who wish to respond to this OJEU notice to indicate their interest in the tender, must request a ‘Pre-Qualification Questionnaire’ (PQQ) document. The PQQ will be available from 21.5.2012 and should be requested via e-mail from (email@example.com).
Further instructions for bidders are within the PQQ.
Variants will be accepted, if submitted in addition to a compliant bid.
We intend to invite selected respondents to tender for this contract. Contracts will be under English law.
Thames Water Utilities Limited reserves the right to require further information or clarification from an applicant before considering its response.
Thames Water Utilities Limited reserves the right to exclude an applicant from the procurement process if it is subsequently determined that any information supplied was inaccurate, incomplete or untrue and was relied on for selection purposes.
Thames Water Utilities Limited reserves the right to make no award as a result of this procurement process. Except for the contract, if any, concluded with the successful tenderer, nothing in the procurement process shall create a contract, whether express or implied, between Thames Water Utilities Limited and any applicant.
Thames Water Utilities Limited (including its employees and advisers) does not make any representations, warranties or other commitments, whether express or implied, in relation to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information provided to applicants in this Contact Notice or otherwise in connection with this tender, except as may be specifically agreed in any contract concluded at the end of this tender process.
Thames Water Utilities Limited may disclose any information if required to do so by any applicable laws or regulations (including but not limited to, the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to the extent that these may now or in the future apply to Thames Water Utilities Limited), any requirements or guidelines of any competent regulatory body, and any order of any court of competent jurisdiction.
Thames Water operates an ongoing risk management approach with regard to the economic and financial capacity of its suppliers. Information will be obtained either from the supplier or an externally recognized provider. Information will be gathered upon commencement of the process and over the duration of the contract period.
Respondents should note that this process might require references to be provided and verified, attendances at meetings, talks and presentations at no cost to Thames Water.
Thames Water Utilities Limited reserves the right to award no contract(s) as a result of this award procedure. Except for the framework agreement(s), if any, concluded with successful tenderer(s), nothing in the procurement process shall create a contract, whether express or implied, between Thames Water Utilities Limited and any applicant.
Any agreement resulting from this contract notice may be modified to include further similar requirements at any site under the management of Thames Water Utilities Limited or its associated companies.
This contract notice does not preclude Thames Water Utilities Limited or its associated companies from issuing other contract notices for specific requirements from time to time.
Thames Water Utilities Limited (including its employees and advisors) does not make any representations, warranties or other commitments, whether express or implied, in relation to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information provided to applicants in this Contract Notice or otherwise in connection with this procurement, except as may be specifically agreed in any contract concluded at the end of this procurement process.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2006 No 6) 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, Wales and Northern Ireland).