Supply and Delivery of Chemicals

Supply and Delivery of Chemicals

For Northern Ireland Water.

UK-Belfast: water-treatment chemicals

2012/S 159-266245

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Northern Ireland Water
Westland House, 40 Old Westland Road
For the attention of: Gary McCluskey
BT14 6TE Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8457440088
E-mail: gary.mccluskey@niwater.com

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
C579 – Supply and Delivery of Chemicals.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: variuos sites throughout 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):
This contract is to provide Northern Ireland Water with various types of chemicals.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

24962000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
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 30 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Initial contract term is 27 months with the option to extend for a 24 month period followed by a further 12 month period.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
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: Requirements regarding the evaluation of this tender competition are set out in the Invitation to Tender Documents which are available through the eSourcingNI website following supplier registration.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Requirements regarding the evaluation of this tender competition are set out in the Invitation to Tender Documents which are available through the eSourcingNI website following supplier registration.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Requirements regarding the evaluation of this tender competition are set out in the Invitation to Tender Documents which are available through the eSourcingNI website following supplier registration.
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
Open
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: NIW reserves the right to hold an electronic auction following evaluation of tender submissions.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
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
28.9.2012 – 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 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:
Northern Ireland Water expressly reserves the rights:
(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;
(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;
(iii) to award (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the services covered by this notice; and
(iv) to award contract(s) in stages.
And in no circumstances will Northern Ireland Water be liable for any costs incurred by canditates.
Northern Ireland Water will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by Northern Ireland Water as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful.
If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Utilities Contracts regulations 2006 provide for aggrevied parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must generally be brought within 3 months. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where Northern Ireland Water has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order Northern Ireland Water to amend any document and may award damages. \if the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order Northern Ireland Water to pay a fine, and/or order that duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
Northern Ireland Water will not provide face to face de-briefing following notification of the outcome of the tender competition. Written de-briefing will be provided.
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:17.8.2012

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