Sewer Level Monitoring
Thames Water seeks proposals relating to the supply, installation, systems integration, maintenance and other related goods and services for Sewer Level Monitors (SLMs). This forms part Thames Water’s AMP5 SCADA programme and part of the AMP6 programme.
UK-Reading: instruments for measuring flow, level and pressure of liquids and gases
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Whole of Thames Water region.
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 2
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 9
Contracts awarded under the framework agreement may be awarded directly by Thames Water or by one of its approved contractors or approved sub-contractors. Supplier(s) will be expected to offer the same levels of service and commercial benefits to Thames Water and its approved contractors and sub-contractors.
Thames Water reserves the right not to award the framework agreement.
The scope may include, the design, supply, install, commissioning and ongoing maintenance of SLMs. The scope may also include complex systems integration and other related services.
Summary of capabilities that the SLMs (Sewer Level Monitors) shall include:
Measurement: Record the level of flow in the sewer preferably by non-contact sensors.
Environment: Suitable for installation in sewer environments in Zone 1 hazardous atmospheres.
Power Supply: Battery powered for a minimum of 3 years with normal communications and alarms.
Installation and Maintenance: Designed and deployed to minimise the need for site visits.
Offsite (Remote) Communications: Typically communicate over GSM, GPRS/G3, using protocols which may include DNP3, WITS DNP3, IEC 60870, IEC 61850, Modbus, SMS, TCP/IP.
Functionality: Integrate with the existing regional SCADA systems which may include Serck SCX6, RTAP and Wonderware Archestra. Local and remote access from the regional SCADA systems for – initial set-up, commissioning, fault diagnostics, configuration and data access. Configuration programming languages such as IEC 61131-3. Time stamping of and logging of events local to the device. Logging frequencies adjustable automatically or remotely. Optional GPS facility to provide the location of RTU. Optional web service to display I/O, alarms, trends and plant mimics may be available.
Detailed information to be provided in the invitation to negotiate.
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 9 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 108 (from the award of the contract)
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
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Between 3 to 9 years.
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 upon request via email 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 a number of respondents to tender for this contract. Weighted selection criteria will be used to evaluate the responses to the PQQ, as set out in the PQQ.
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 framework agreement(s), if any, concluded with the successful tenderer(s), 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.
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).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.8.2012