Waterworks Sludge Cake Transportation and Disposal Warrington

Waterworks Sludge Cake Transportation and Disposal Warrington

The Company requires an end to end management service for the collection, transportation, disposal and/or recycling of the Company’s water works sludge cake across 8 of the company water treatment sites.

United Kingdom-Warrington: Sludge disposal services

2015/S 187-340122

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Waterworks Sludge Cake Transportation and Disposal Services
Lingley Green Business Park
For the attention of: Donna Richardson
WA5 3LP Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1925768012
E-mail: donna.richardson@uuplc.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.unitedutilities.co.uk

Electronic access to information: http://uukft.uudataroom.com/login.asp

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:

Waterworks Sludge Cake Transportation and Disposal.

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

NUTS code UK

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: 5

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 1 750 000 and 2 250 000 GBP

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

The Company requires an end to end management service for the collection, transportation, disposal and/or recycling of the Company’s water works sludge cake across 8 of the company water treatment sites. Whilst it is preferred that all sludge is re-used / recycled the Company is tendering this service to find the most commercially advantageous and sustainable way of disposing of its water works sludge cake in accordance with all necessary legislation and approved codes of practice.
The successful supplier shall provide the Company with a comprehensive, reliable and sustainable waste management service for all water sludge cake across its sites. Services shall include:
General:
— Dedicated account management;
— A thorough waste collection service in line with each individual sites requirements;
— Collection of sludge;
— Loading of sludge;
— Provision of loading equipment;
— Provision of permit/license for us of Company’s loading equipment;
— The provision to weigh all sludge removed from site using applicants own weighing equipment;
— Transportation to end destination;
— Disposal/ recycling of waste;
— Self-maintained documentation for auditing purposes;
— Provision of monthly weight tickets for all sludge removals from sites;
— Provision monthly data reports;
— Clear accessible audit trails;
— Annual waste samples taken and shared for every site.
Where the end destination is to be land:
— Identifying and secure suitable land bank availability;
— Application of deployments to the EA and all associated activities (data analysis, soil sampling, risk assessments, analysis of waste, benefits statements, sign off by relevant trained FACTS and WAMITAB personnel);
— Stockpile management;
— Spreading;
— Post application services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90513900, 90513700, 90513600

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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

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:

The Company requires an end to end management service for the collection, transportation, disposal and/or recycling of the Company’s water works sludge cake across 8 of the company water treatment sites. Whilst it is preferred that all sludge is re-used / recycled the Company is tendering this service to find the most commercially advantageous and sustainable way of disposing of its water works sludge cake in accordance with all necessary legislation and approved codes of practice.
The successful supplier shall provide the Company with a comprehensive, reliable and sustainable waste management service for all water sludge cake across its sites. Services shall include:
General:
— Dedicated account management;
— A thorough waste collection service in line with each individual sites requirements;
— Collection of sludge;
— Loading of sludge;
— Provision of loading equipment;
— Provision of permit/license for us of Company’s loading equipment;
— The provision to weigh all sludge removed from site using applicants own weighing equipment;
— Transportation to end destination;
— Disposal / recycling of waste;
— Self-maintained documentation for auditing purposes;
— Provision of monthly weight tickets for all sludge removals from sites;
— Provision monthly data reports;
— Clear accessible audit trails;
— Annual waste samples taken and shared for every site.
Where the end destination is to be land:
— Identifying and secure suitable land bank availability;
— Application of deployments to the EA and all associated activities (data analysis, soil sampling, risk assessments, analysis of waste, benefits statements, sign off by relevant trained FACTS and WAMITAB personnel);
— Stockpile management;
— Spreading;
— Post application services.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 1 750 000 and 2 250 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Framework will be awarded for a period of 5 years with the option to extend up to an additional further 5 years subject to performance and business requirements.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (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:

Parent Body Guarantee may be required but will be identified in the Pre-qualification documentation.

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

To be identified in the invitation to tender.

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

Joint and Several Liability under English Law.
Subcontracting will be permitted.

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: This will be identified in the Pre-qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This will be identified in the Pre-qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This will be identified in the Pre-qualification Questionnaire.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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:

PRO001985

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 28.10.2015 – 10:00
Payable documents: no

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

28.10.2015 – 10:00
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

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Authorised representatives of UU. Tender opening is controlled and governed by strict procedures.

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:

Interested Parties can access the Pre-qualification Questionnaire and any clarification queries/requests arising during the pre-qualification process by accessing the link below and using the following details:

http://uukft.uudataroom.com/

— Username: Waterworks;
— Password: Sludge.
Please note that this site is not compatible with Google Chrome or Firefox and can only be accessed using the internet explorer browser.
Please note that the username and the password are also case sensitive.
To ensure that UU remain open, fair and transparent during this pre-qualification process a clarification document will also be hosted on the above link.
The link will act as a platform for UU to respond to all clarifications queries/requests to ensure that all potential Applicants have access to the clarifications and to the subsequent responses.
This Pre-qualification Questionnaire clarification document should be reviewed regularly by Interested Applicants and read in conjunction with the Waterworks Sludge Cake Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Interested Applicants must complete and return the PQQ by the closing time and date of 10:00 — 28.10.2015.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court of England and Wales

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: United Utilities Water Ltd will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
That notification will provide full information on the award decision.
The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
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 of England and Wales.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23.9.2015

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