Audit Services and Network Operations
United Utilities Water plc.
UK-Warrington: technical inspection and testing services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
United Utilities Water plc
Lingley Mere Business Park, Great Sankey
Contact point(s): The PQQ documents can be accessed on the link provided below, and the username and password are provided in section V1.3. DO NOT contact the buyer for them
For the attention of: Pam Booth
WA5 3LP Warrington
General address of the contracting entity: www.unitedutilities.com
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
NUTS code UKD
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 3 500 000 and 6 000 000 GBP
Lot 2 OnSite Quality Audits of Water and Wastewater, Visual Assessment of Condition and testing of joints on site and in the Laboratory includes Destructive and Non Destructive Pipe Liners Quality checks on site and in the Laboratory. Pressure test Analysis of Pressure pipes and fittings. Assessment and Audit of steel, concrete and other materials completed by others on construction sites and in manufacturers premises.
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
Installation Audits checking adherence to standards and specifications i.e UU spec and HAUC Spec.
Reinstatement Audits Visual.
Reinstatement Material Audits.
Reinstatement Material Testing.
Safety, Health and Environment procedure site inspection and audit.
Production of data and reports as determined by the Quality Manager.
Attendance at meetings as determined by the Quality Manager to provide expert and technical advice.
In addition to the above the Contractor will be required to conduct testing on new reinstatement products at suppliers premises to advise U.U. on suitability. The Contractor will be required to advise U.U. on changes to standards and highways legislation i.e. WIS, BS, BSEN, HAUC and to advise on Industry best practice.
Lot 2 Site Quality Audits of Water and Wastewater, Visual Assessment of Condition and testing of joints on site and in the Laboratory includes Destructive and Non Destructive Pipe and Liners Quality checks on site and in the Laboratory. Pressure test Analysis of Pressure pipes and fittings. Assessment and Audit of steel, concrete and other materials completed by others on construction sites and in manufacturers premises.
Visual Pipe Inspection and condition report (Any material).
Testing of Pipe and Liners (Any Material) by Destructive and or Non Destructive Testing methods either or on site and at a testing facility/ Lab.
Observation of Pipe jointing methods and equipment.
Coaching site staff on correct pipe jointing, lining and materials testing practices.
Carry out Pressure test analysis of Pressure pipes and fittings.
Audit of 3rd party pressure testing analysis of pipelines and vessels.
Audit of 3rd party contractors, suppliers and manufacturers procedures for materials testing including but not limited to pipe of any material, concrete cube tests, concrete slump tests, Lloyds accreditation of steel welders,
Audit of processes and procedures and randomised testing of coatings and linings.
In all cases work will culminate in the provision of a final report.
Description of these options: Contract duration 3 years with option to extend for 1 + 1.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 3 to 5 years
Prequalification questionnaire (PQQ) can be accessed at: http://uukft.uudataroom.com/login.asp.
Name: Audit Services (Case Sensitive).
Password: Bidder (Case Sensitive).
Interested parties are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com once they have downloaded the document and have decided to participate. This is so we can provide any updates as a result of any clarification questions that could alter the prequalification exercise.
Interested parties must respond and return the PQQ by the closing date. Responses received after this time will not be considered.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.8.2012