Sludge Management Services for Northern Ireland Water

Sludge Management Services for Northern Ireland Water

a) Collection, transportation and discharge of wastewater treatment works (WwTW) liquid sludge (typically 1-8 % dry solids content) from WwTWs to Thickening Centres/Dewatering Centres ‘Reception Centres’.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Sludge transport services

2015/S 006-007152

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Northern Ireland Water
Finance and Regulation, Westland House, Old Westland Road
For the attention of: Murray Lewis
BT14 6TE Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890354657
E-mail: lewis.murray@niwater.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.niwater.com

Address of the buyer profile: www.niwater.com

Electronic access to information: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

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:

C762 — Sludge Management Services.

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

Services
Service category No 16: Sewage and refuse disposal services; sanitation and similar services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.

NUTS code UKN

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

2.2.2 The services requirement is as follows:
Lot 1 — Sludge transport services:
a) Collection, transportation and discharge of wastewater treatment works (WwTW) liquid sludge (typically 1-8 % dry solids content) from WwTWs to Thickening Centres/Dewatering Centres ‘Reception Centres’. These Reception Centres are primarily managed by NI Water however some are managed by Public Private Partnership ‘PPP’ Contractors;
b) Collection and transportation of WwTW sludge cake (typically 22-28 % dry solids content) from Reception Centres for incineration at ‘PPP’ managed sites;
c) Discharging collected liquid sludge and sludge cake through NI Water’s sludge logging system ‘SLS’;
d) Any other sludge transport related services;
Lot 2 — WTW residuals disposal and associated services:
a) Collection, transportation and final disposal of WTW residuals (sludge cake typically 22 % to 28 % dry solids content) from WTWs. For information only purposes copies of the Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) analysis is attached to this PQQ as Appendix 5;
b) Collection, transportation and discharge of WTWs liquid sludge (range from 2 % to 12 % dry solids content) between WTWs for de-watering;
c) Dewatering and disposal in the event of a plant failure;
d) Any other water treatment residuals disposal or WTW liquid sludge transport related services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90513700, 90513900, 90513600

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 20 000 000 and 40 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: For Lot 1 Services there will be an initial contract period of 36 months with the possible extension of contract by 12 months and a further extension period of 12 months — total possible extension of 24 months.
For Lot 2 Services there will be an initial contract period of 24 months with the possible extension of contract by 12 months and a further extension period of 12 months and a further extension period of 12 months — total possible extension of 36 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Lot 1 — Sludge Transport Services

1)Short description:

2.2.2 The services requirement is as follows:
Lot 1 — Sludge transport services:
a) Collection, transportation and discharge of wastewater treatment works (WwTW) liquid sludge (typically 1-8 % dry solids content) from WwTWs to Thickening Centres/Dewatering Centres ‘Reception Centres’. These Reception Centres are primarily managed by NI Water however some are managed by Public Private Partnership “PPP” Contractors;
b) Collection and transportation of WwTW sludge cake (typically 22-28 % dry solids content) from Reception Centres for incineration at ‘PPP’ managed sites;
c) Discharging collected liquid sludge and sludge cake through NI Water’s sludge logging system ‘SLS’;
d) Any other sludge transport related services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90513700

3)Quantity or scope:

See short description.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 15 000 000 and 30 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Lot No: 2Lot title: Lot 2 — WTW residuals disposal and associated services

1)Short description:

Lot 2 — WTW residuals disposal and associated services:
a) Collection, transportation and final disposal of WTW residuals (sludge cake typically 22 % to 28 % dry solids content) from WTWs. For information only purposes copies of the Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) analysis is attached to this PQQ as Appendix 5;
b) Collection, transportation and discharge of WTWs liquid sludge (range from 2 % to 12 % dry solids content) between WTWs for de-watering;
c) Dewatering and disposal in the event of a plant failure.
d) Any other water treatment residuals disposal or WTW liquid sludge transport related services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90513900, 90513700, 90513800

3)Quantity or scope:

See short description.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 5 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (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:

Northern Ireland Water’s particular requirements will be set out in the Invitation to Negotiate documentation and if a JV/Consortium bid is proposed NIW may require the members of the consortium to form a legal entity and hold the members jointly and severally liable for the performance of the Contract.

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

Further details will be set out in the Invitation to Negotiate.

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

The particular requirements are to be determined but Northern Ireland Water may require that any contract awarded shall be entered into by a single legal entity on the part of the successful candidate.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Further details will be set out in the Invitation to Negotiate.
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: Will be set out in the pre-qualification documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Will be set out in the pre-qualification documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Will be set out in the pre-qualification documentation.
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

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:

C762

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

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

9.2.2015 – 12:00

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

English.
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:
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

7.1.2015

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