Beckton Biodiesel Plant Energy Generation Facility

Beckton Biodiesel Plant Energy Generation Facility

Thames Water is now looking to improve the overall cost effectiveness and operation of its biodiesel engine facility:

UK-Reading: petroleum products, fuel, electricity and other sources of energy

2012/S 118-195567

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Thames Water Utilities Limited
Procurement Support Centre – 3rd Floor East, C/O Mail Room, Rose Kiln Court
RG2 0BY Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement.support.centre@thameswater.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

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:

1122 Beckton Biodiesel Plant Energy Generation Facility
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Thames Water Beckton Sewage Treatment Works (Essex).
NUTS code
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):

Thames Water has a desalination facility, located on the Beckton Sewage Treatment Works in London. There are currently 5 Catepillar 3516B-HD diesel generators on-site, running on biodiesel fuel, to power the desalination plant. The maximum power from the 5 engines is 1.6 MW each (8 MW total). Thames Water has a legal obligation with London Borough of Newham and other stakeholders to provide renewable energy to power the desalination facility (referred to as ‘Section 106 obligations’).
Thames Water is now looking to improve the overall cost effectiveness and operation of its biodiesel engine facility:
Lot 1.
Operation, monitor and maintenance of the biodiesel engines, plant and equipment located at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works. Responsible for the accreditation of ROCs (as applicable). The electricity generated will be used to power the Beckton desalination facility. It is envisaged this will be an ‘input-based’ contract.
Lot 2.
Supply of suitable ‘green’ biofuels that can be used in the biodiesel engines at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works, to power the Beckton desalination facility.
Lot 3.
Ability to manage the combined scope of Lot 1 and Lot 2 good and services as a ‘managed service’ and provide electricity to power the Beckton desalination facility. It is envisaged this will be an ‘output-based’ contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09000000, 09300000, 09310000, 09330000, 31121300

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: 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:

Information to be provided in the invitation to negotiate.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Lot 2 may be awarded as a framework agreement, with a duration of 3 years and an option to extend up to 5 yeards in aggregate.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1

1)Short description:

Operation, monitor and maintenance of the biodiesel engines, plant and equipment located at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works. Responsible for the accreditation of ROCs (as applicable). The electricity generated will be used to power the Beckton desalination facility. It is envisaged this will be an ‘inputs-based’ contract.
Respondents are requested to submit bids that comply to the contract duration of 5 years, but are invited to submit variant bids for up a contract duration of up to 10 years.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09000000, 09300000, 09310000, 09330000, 31121300

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2

1)Short description:

Supply of suitable ‘green’ biofuels that can be used in the biodiesel engines at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works, to power the Beckton desalination facility.
Respondents are requested to submit bids that comply to a framework agreement duration of 3 + 2 years and are not invited to submit a variant bid for a longer duration.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09000000, 09300000, 09310000, 09330000, 31121300

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3

1)Short description:

Ability to manage as a ‘managed service’ on behalf of Thames Water the combined scope of both Lot 1 (Operation, monitor and maintenance of the biodiesel engines, plant and equipment located at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works. Responsible for the accreditation of ROCs (as applicable). The electricity generated will be used to power the Beckton desalination facility) and Lot 2 (Supply of suitable ‘green’ biofuels that can be used in the biodiesel engines at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works, to power the Beckton desalination facility) goods and services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09000000, 09300000, 09310000, 09330000, 31121300

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Bonds and/or parent company guarantees of performance and financial standing may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

Consortia may be required to form a legal entity prior to any award.
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: As detailed in the contract documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in section VI.3. and PQQ Documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in section VI.3. and PQQ 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

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
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: Thames Water reserves the right to conduct an electronic auction, if it wishes to do so, as part of the award criteria for the particular contract/agreement.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

1122
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

11.7.2012 – 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:

Format for requested participation:
Responses to the OJEU Notice should consist of a covering letter up to a maximum of 2 pages (4 sides) of A4 paper, a completed PQQ (one relevant to the relevant Lot of interest) and the supporting documents as requested in the PQQ.
The response also expects suppliers to apply for, complete and return a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) document by 12:00 noon BST, 11.7.2012.
Please request the PQQ document from and return to the following email: Procurement.Support.Centre@thameswater.co.uk.

Respondents are requested to submit bids that comply to the following contract/framework agreement duration:
Lot 1: 5 years.
Lot 2: 3 + 2 years.
Lots 3: 5 years.
Respondents are invited to submit variant bids for longer contract durations, up to the following:
Lot 1: Up to 10 years.
Lot 2: N/A.
Lot 3: Up to 15 years.
Contracts will be governed by English law.
The procurement process is expected to run in two phases. This will consist of:
(i) a response to this notice, request for, completion and submission of the PQQ document, evaluation by TWUL and short listing of suppliers (against evaluation criteria provided), which will constitute the pre-qualification procedure; and
(ii) a response to the Invitation to Negotiate in which short listed bidders will submit their proposed solutions and pricing, as well as describing detailed pricing, performance and investment management mechanisms. The ITN process will involve clarification and dialogue.
Thames Water reserves the right to add more stages if required.
We intend to issue the ITN to up to 10 respondents for each lot.
Weighted selection criteria will be used to evaluate the responses to the PQQ document and further information is provided in the PQQ document.
Economic operators to whom Regulation applies 26(5) of the Utilities Contracts Regulations are ineligible for selection.
Applicants are required to certify that none of the circumstances specified in Regulations 26(1) and 26(5) of the Utilities Contracts Regulations applies to the applicant.
Applicants are required to provide details of any court judgments and prosecutions within the last 3 years.
General.
Thames Water operates an ongoing risk management approach with regard to the economic and financial capacity of its suppliers. Information will be obtained either from the supplier or an externally recognized provider. Information will be gathered upon commencement of the process and over the duration of the contract period.
Respondents should note that this process might require references to be provided and verified, attendances at meetings, talks and presentations at no cost to Thames Water.
Thames Water Utilities Limited reserves the right to award no contract(s) as a result of this award procedure. Except for the framework agreement(s), if any, concluded with successful tenderer(s), nothing in the procurement process shall create a contract, whether express or implied, between Thames Water Utilities Limited and any respondent.
Any agreement resulting from this contract notice may be modified to include further similar requirements at any site under the management of Thames Water Utilities Limited or its associated companies.
This contract notice does not preclude Thames Water Utilities Limited or its associated companies from issuing other contract notices for specific requirements from time to time.
Thames Water Utilities Limited (including its employees and advisors) does not make any representations, warranties or other commitments, whether express or implied, in relation to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information provided to applicants in this Contract Notice or otherwise in connection with this procurement, except as may be specifically agreed in any contract concluded at the end of this tender process.

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: Thames Water Utilities Limited 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 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.6.2012