Scottish Water is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced company to carry out statutory inspection of all Scottish Water Pressure Systems and Local Exhaust ventilation.
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Bridge, Buchanan Gate Business Park, Cumbernauld Road, Stepps
Contact point(s): Procurement and Supply Chain
For the attention of: Lynne Peaston
Telephone: +44 1414147990
General address of the contracting entity: www.scottishwater.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10303
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.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Provision of Statutory Inspection of Pressure Systems and Local Exhaust Ventilation.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Pan Scotland.
NUTS code UKM
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 a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 10
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 500 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Scottish Water is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced company to carry out statutory inspection of all Scottish Water Pressure Systems and Local Exhaust ventilation. This work requires the successful party to work pan Scotland.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=343604
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
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
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Scottish Water is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified company to carry out the statutory inspection of Scottish Waters Pressure Systems and Local Exhaust Ventilation across multiple sites throughout Scotland, including the Highlands and Islands.
As well as conducting and reporting inspections, Scottish Waters requirements will include the preparation of written schemes and the maintenance of related records and schedules of inspections.
It is envisaged that the contract will be awarded for an initial 3 year period with the option to extend for 7 successive periods of 12 months each at the sole discretion of Scottish Water.
All work is to be carried out in accordance with the following legislation:
‘Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999’
‘Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000’
‘Health and Safety at Work Act 1974’
‘Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002’
‘Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999’.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: It is envisaged that the contract will be awarded for an initial 3 year period with the option to extend for 7 successive periods of 12 months each at the sole discretion of Scottish Water.
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:
Scottish Water reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
All prices quoted shall be in Sterling (UK) and all payments shall be made in Sterling (UK). Payment shall be made on the basis of completed services in accordance with the agreed contract rates, schedules and conditions of contract.
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 group of companies submitting an accepted offer it will be necessary for each member of the group to sign an undertaking that each company in the group will be jointly and severally liable for the satisfactory performance of the contract.
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: Expressions of interest should be submitted through Public Contracts Scotland by the date indicated. Thereafter all applicants will be requested to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. Questionnaires will be issued electronically to all applicants through Public Contracts Scotland. Responses to Pre-Qualification Questionnaires will be assessed and used to short-list applicants who will be invited to proceed to the next stage of the tender process. Applicants will only be assessed based on the answers provided in the questionnaires.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be expected to be of sufficient financial and economic standing to support the anticipated contract value. All applicants must complete the financial questions within the pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documents. Financial standing relevant to the anticipated contract value will be determined by Scottish Water based on the response to the pre-qualification questionnaire and any further financial checks deemed necessary.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants must complete the technical questions within the pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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: yes
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
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
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
29.4.2015 – 12:00
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
This contract notice does not preclude Scottish Water from issuing other contract notices for specific requirements from time to time. The contents of this Notice are sufficient for submissions of pre-qualification data all other communications are discouraged. Responses to the OJEU Notice will be evaluated based on Section III.2 and only successful applicants following PQQ evaluation will be invited to submit a tender. Scottish Water reserves the right to divide the scope of the contract into lots at tender and contract award stages as it deems appropriate. Applicants who fail to supply all of the information requested in response to this Notice or any resulting tender exercise may risk elimination.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with regulation 33 of The Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 as amended (the Regulations) Scottish Water will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period between the communication of the award decision and the decision to enter into the contract with the successful tenderer. A breach of any duty owed under the Regulation is actionable by any economic operator which, in consequence of the breach, suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage and such proceedings may be brought either the Sheriff Court or Court of Session. Any such action must be brought within 3 months from the date when grounds for the bringing of proceedings first arose unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: