Qualification System Building Works

Qualification System Building Works

This Notice fulfils Wessex Waters statutory obligation to readvertise its qualification system originally advertised under OJEU Notice 2009/S 98-142593 seeking contractors and consultants to apply for the qualification system.

UK-Bath: works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work

2012/S 28-045643

Qualification system – utilities

Directive 2004/17/EC
This notice is a call for competition yes

Section I: Contracting entity

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

I.2)Main activity

Water
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

Section II: Object of the qualification system

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

To establish contracts, framework agreements and approved lists of qualified contractors and consultants.
II.2)Type of contract

Works
II.3)Description of the works, services or goods to be procured through the qualification system:

This Notice fulfils Wessex Waters statutory obligation to readvertise its qualification system originally advertised under OJEU Notice 2009/S 98-142593 seeking contractors and consultants to apply for the qualification system. This qualification system will be used as the basis for selection or tendering opportunities which may be supplemented by further qualification criteria as detailed in any second stage selection document. Contracts, framework agreements and approved lists may be established via this qualification system or, where these already exist, be revised as required in order to assist in the delivery of Wessex Waters capital investment and capital maintenance programmes.

Wessex Water maintains the right not to use the qualification system where it deems necessary. Where Wessex Water chooses not to use the system and the value is above the relevant threshold it may use the Achilles UVDB or, as necessary, issue a separate call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Where Wessex Water’s anticipated demand for a certain work type is sufficient, Wessex Water will establish formal framework agreements or approved lists for these work types. For other work types the qualification system may be used for establishing specific contracts.
Those organisations who have already been awarded an agreement for a work type need not reapply for that work type, however they may apply for other work types advertised here should they wish.
Currently, the majority of projects within the Wessex Water programmes are let/tendered through the framework agreements and approved lists and/or are grouped to create programmes to be delivered under several possible commercial arrangements.
The works and services covered by the qualification system are indicated in the lists of work types below. These work types fall into 3 groups:
1) Main contractors work;
2) Trade based work and;
3) Consultants.
Applicants are not limited to the number or group of work types for which they wish to apply. Contractors and consultants are invited to respond to this notice. Contractors need not restrict applications to Main Contractors and/or Trade based work, but may also apply for Consultants work. Consultants are similarly at liberty to apply for main contractors and trades based work types.
Responses will be assessed and successful applicants will be classed as Passed within the qualification system. Passed means applicants may be considered for an invitation to respond to a second stage document as required by Wessex Water. This document will set out, in greater detail, Wessex Waters technical, contractual and commercial requirements relating to the specific work type or project as the case may be. In this stage applicants may be asked to provide rates and prices against Wessex Waters detailed requirements. As further specified in the second stage document, successful applicants will be awarded a Contract or invited to join a new or revised framework agreement or approved list.
Contractors and consultants will be given opportunities to tender for work for the work types for which they have been awarded a framework agreement or approved list.
Wessex Water reserves the right to amalgamate or split work types and provides no guarantee as to workloads.
Wessex Water will not be liable for applicants costs of responding to this notice or to any subsequent pre-qualification document.
(1) Main contractors work types (notional contract values and scope as indicated but not limited to):
— Minor civil engineering; up to 20 000 GBP,
— Process contractors; up to 1 000 000 GBP,
— Rehabilitation of water mains by resin spray lining,
— Rehabilitation of water mains excluding resin spray lining; from 200 000 GBP to 6 000 000 GBP,
— Structural renovation and rehabilitation of sewers (including critical and adopted private sewers); up to 4 000 000 GBP.
(2) Trade-based work types (notional contract values and scope as indicated but not limited to):
— Asbestos inspection surveys and reports; up to 5 000 GBP,
— Asbestos removal and disposal; up to 5 000 GBP,
— Boreholes for water resources and ground water level observation; sinking, and maintenance; typically up to 50 000 GBP,
— CCTV sewer asset surveys, inspection of manholes, tunnels and pipelines and associated jetting; up to 10 000 GBP,
— Chemical dosing equipment installation and maintenance; up to 1 000 000 GBP,
— Demolition of various structures, tanks, etc; typically up to 25 000 GBP,
— Diamond drilling; up to 5 000 GBP,
— Diving including inspection, repair and installation work; up to 25 000 GBP,
— Electrical and instrumentation installation/modifications including cabling, control equipment, MCCs, PLCs; typically up to 25 000 GBP,
— Fencing, various types; typically up to 25 000 GBP,
— Formwork, reinforcement and concrete (FRC); typically up to 100 000 GBP,
— Gel grouting/injecting of sewers; up to 1 000 000 GBP,
— Groundworks including excavation, disposal of spoil including contaminated material, filling, grading; typically up to 50 000 GBP,
— Heating and ventilation including design, installation, alterations and maintenance; typically up to 50 000 GBP,
— Labour only subcontractor for labour to undertake civils works; typically up to 100 000 GBP,
— Labour only subcontractor for gangs including materials and plant to peak lop demands undertake general repair and maintenance civils works; typically up to 100 000 GBP,
— Metalwork fabrication including walkways, stairs, covers, guard rails, gantries and minor works; up to 50 000 GBP,
— Piling including design and installation of augered, driven concrete and steel sheet piling; coffer dams; extraction; up to 350 000 GBP,
— Pipework and fittings; installation, alteration and repair; up to 25 000 GBP,
— Reinstatement of roads etc by hand lay including patching; up to 20 000 GBP,
— Reinstatement of roads etc by machine lay; up to 100 000 GBP,
— SCADA and controls/software development, modifications and replacement; typically up to 25 000 GBP,
— Scaffolding; including design and installation of access to various structures including tank interiors; typically up to 10 000 GBP,
— Tree Surgeons including surveys, cutting and clearance and watching of adjacent construction work; up to 10 000 GBP,
— Specialist process work (minor) including small scale installation, alteration and refurbishment of process equipment; up to 100 000 GBP,
— Trenchless pipework including micro tunnelling, headings and guided auger techniques, construction of shafts; up to 2 500 000 GBP,
— Brickwork / blockwork and carpentry including general building work, roofing, painting/decorating, flooring, windows, doors (contracts typically up to 25 000 GBP),
— Structural steelwork including frames to enclose process equipment, steel framed buildings, bracing works; (contracts typically up to 25 000 GBP),
— Plumbing and sanitary work (contracts typically up to 25 000 GBP).
(3) Consultants work types (notional contract values and scope as indicated but not limited to):
— Architects and planning consultants including feasibility, outline and detailed design and planning advice; generally up to 100 000 GBP,
— Archaeological services including planning, provision of archaeological staff, processing site archives, records and finds, liaison with landowners and reports; mainly up to 10 000 GBP,
— Environmental and Wildlife/Ecological consultancy including studies, feasibility reports, design solutions and works for wildlife care; up to 50 000 GBP,
— Flow surveys including option studies, simulation models, analysis work, designs of flow, management reviews, pump performance testing, surge checks; up to 10 000 GBP,
— Ground radar scanning for services etc including preparation of integrated survey plans; up to 10 000 GBP,
— Health and Safety consultants (incl. CDM); typically up to 10 000 GBP,
— Hydraulic Analysis of transient surge; typically up to 10 000 GBP,
— Hydraulic Analysis namely network modelling; typically up to 10 000 GBP,
— Hydraulic Analysis namely the construction and testing of physical test models; typically up to 10 000 GBP,
— Hydraulic Analysis of computational fluid dynamics; typically up to 10 000 GBP,
— Land agents; typically up to 10 000 GBP,
— Mechanical and electrical service design/engineering including feasibility, outline and detailed design; typically up to 100 000 GBP,
— Process design/engineering including feasibility, outline and detailed design typically up to 50 000 GBP,
— Raw water resources and flow surveys including catchment and reservoir work: option studies, analysis, simulations, proposals, designs of flow, management reviews, surge checks; up to 100 000 GBP,
— Site/ground investigation including bore holes, trial pits, testing samples (including contaminated samples) and reporting; up to 20 000 GBP,
— Specialist design / support for water infrastructure renovation including investigation and surveys, proposals; up to 25 000 GBP,
— Topographical and utility site Surveys including ground penetrating radar and probing; typically up to 150 000 GBP.

II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45200000, 45421100, 45430000, 71323000, 42961200, 44212400, 45110000, 45111230, 45111250, 45112000, 45200000, 45210000, 45221247, 45223210, 45231110, 45232100, 45232400, 45232410, 45233142, 45252140, 45253000, 45255110, 45259300, 45262100, 45262300, 45262520, 45262660, 45262670, 45262700, 45315000, 45330000, 45331000, 45331200, 45340000, 45420000, 45453100, 50500000, 50700000, 51511000, 71311000, 71313000, 71351810, 71351914, 71631440, 76300000, 76410000, 76600000, 77211400, 92222000, 92534000, 98363000, 45261900

II.5)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Qualification for the system:

Conditions to be fulfilled by economic operators in view of their qualification: Applicants should respond by e-mail to [email protected] stating the work type group(s) (e.g. (1) Main contractor; (2) trade based work; (3) consultants) they are interested in and request a copy of the associated expression of interest questionnaire.

Applicants are required to fully complete the questionnaire(s) including indicating the work type(s) for which they wish to apply, answering all required questions and returning to the address as indicated. If an applicant wishes to apply for more than one work type within any one of the three groups, the details requested in the questionnaire which are common to all work types, need only be provided once, but must be clearly referenced within the questionnaire. Details specific to each work type applied for should be provided under separate headings and on separate pages.
By responding to this notice, applicants confirm they do not have any of the convictions noted in Clause 26(1) of the Utilities Contract Regulations and are not subject to any of the conditions noted in Clause 26(5) of the same.
Methods according to which each of those conditions will be verified: Wessex Water will review the responses to the questionnaire(s) submitted by the applicant and request further clarification as necessary. Please note the weightings given in the questionnaire will be applied to the responses to that questionnaire only.

III.1.2)Information about reserved contracts

Section V: Procedure

IV.1)Award criteria
IV.1.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
IV.1.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
IV.2.2)Duration of the qualification system

Indefinite duration
IV.2.3)Information about renewals

Renewal of the qualification system: yes
formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: Applicants must provide satisfactory responses to the questionnaire in order to be ‘Passed’ in this first stage of qualification. Wessex Water will not contact the applicant with regards any missing or inadequate information. Questions not responded to as required will be scored as zero or, where stated in the questionnaire, may disallow the entire application.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

The number of positions in the qualification system is not limited, however the number of positions within Framework agreements and/or Approved Lists awarded by Wessex Water depends on the anticipated workload to be carried out under those agreements and/or lists and the capacity of the organisations applying for the relevant work types.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Applicants will be subject to the EC Procurement Legislation of England.
Unsuccessful applicants must request debriefing information within 10 days of receiving an unsuccessful notification to a stage in the selection process to which Wessex Water will provide a reply within 15 days of receipt. All requests must be made in writing to the contact details and address shown at Section VI.3.I.
A minimum 10 calendar day standstill period (or 15 calendar days if fax or non electronic method used) will be allowed between the issue of advice as to the successful applicants and the formation of framework agreements and approved lists.
If an appeal is not resolved and an unsuccessful applicant considers it to have suffered, or potentially suffered loss, it may, with reference to part 9 of The Utilities Contract Regulations 2006 (as amended), bring proceedings in the High Court. Such proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period which in any case will be a maximum of 3 months.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Mr M. Moriarty. Contact details and address shown at Section VI.3.I

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:6.2.2012