Boat Master Simulator Services for Thames Water

Boat Master Simulator Services for Thames Water

Thames Water has a requirement to formulate and procure Boat Master Simulator Validation Services on behalf of the contractors employed on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, that will validate the competencies of existing Boat Master Licence holders by using marine vessel simulator facilities, adapted to simulate the River Thames.

United Kingdom-Reading: Marine services

2014/S 194-343531

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:

C491 — Boat Master Simulator Validation.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London.

NUTS code UKI

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 (‘TWUL’) has a requirement to formulate and procure Boat Master Simulator Validation Services on behalf of the contractors employed on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, that will validate the competencies of existing Boat Master Licence holders by using marine vessel simulator facilities, adapted to simulate the River Thames, and provide Boat Master’s with a familiarisation and validation assessment resulting in a pass/fail.
While TWUL intends to fund the successful contractor’s mobilisation costs in designing the services, the training and validation services will thereafter be requested and paid for by TWUL’s main contractors on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, as and when needed, in respect of boat masters employed or contracted by them. TWUL is therefore of the view that this is a Services Concession Contract but is voluntarily procuring the services using the Negotiated Procedure pursuant to the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
Further details can be found in PQP and the ITT.
It is intended that the contract will be awarded by TWUL but the right is reserved for the contract to be awarded by the Infrastructure Provider (‘IP’) or for the awarded contract to be novated or assigned to the IP in due course. The IP will be a separately licensed waste water company, regulated by Ofwat and with its own credit rating.
The scope of the Works will be further described in the ITT. Applicants should note however that:
— the value range stated in this OJEU Contract Notice is an estimated value for the Services Contract as at the date of the Contract Notice. The value is indicative and intended only for guidance at this stage. The actual values of the Contract may be higher or lower;
— Thames Water do not guarantee or warrant the value of Contract(s); and
Thames Water reserves the right to vary the scope of the Services (for example but not limited to) to make changes to reflect matters under, arising from or in connection with the DCO. Interested organisations should refer to II.2 (Scope) and VI.3 (Additional information) and to the PQP for further information on the description of the Services and the Contract

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98360000, 34152000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The scope of Services to be carried out pursuant to the Contract is described in the PQP and will be further described in the ITT.
— The estimated value of the Contract(s) is 400 000 GBP to 500 000 GBP but this value is an estimated value for the Contract(s) at the date of this contract notice only. The value is indicative and intended only for guidance at this stage. The actual value of the Contract may be higher or lower.
— The responds are given notice pursuant to Regulation 17(2) that TWUL may award, using the negotiated procedure under Regulation 17(1)(g), a further contract or contract variation which is a repetition of the services to be provided under this Contract Notice.
Applicants should also refer to II.1.5 (Short Description) and VI.3 (Additional Information) and to the PQP for further information on the quantity, scope and value and description of the Services, and the Contract(s).

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

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:

The Contracting Entity reserves the right to require guarantees, collateral warranties and other forms of security as appropriate to be discussed at ITT stage. Further details and requirements will be provided in the ITT.

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

The payment arrangements mechanism and performance standards applicable to the Services and Works will be described in the ITT.
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:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please see PQQ.
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: Interested organisations must express interest using the PQQ available from the Contracting Entity. Instructions and further detail are set out in detail in the PQP. The PQP and PQQ reflect Regulations 23 to 29 of the UK Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Instructions and further detail in relation to the Contracting Entity’s Minimum Standards for economic and financial capacity are set out in detail in the PQP. The PQP and PQQ reflect Regulations 23 to 29 of the UK Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Instructions and further detail in relation to the Contracting Entity’s Minimum Standards for technical capacity are set out in detail in the PQP. The PQP and PQQ reflect Regulations 23 to 29 of the UK Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
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

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:

C491 — Boat Master Simulator Validation.

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

27.10.2014 – 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 of 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:

1. Applicants should note that words and expressions in this contract notice with an initial capital letter shall have the meanings given in the Glossary in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQP) that is available on request to all interested organisations.

2. Interested organisations may obtain the PQP by contacting Thames Water on procurement.support.centre@thameswater.co.uk. All additional information relating to information provided in this contract notice is available in the PQP.

3. All suitably experienced organisations who wish to respond to this OJEU contract notice to indicate their interest in the tender, must request the PQP and submit a completed PQQ Application by the submission deadline of 12:00 noon on 27.10.2014.
4. II.3) (Duration of the contract or time limit for completion) — the duration of the Contract(s), time limit for completion and procurement timetable are described in detail in the PQP. The Contracting Entity reserves the right to amend dates and deadlines and to update the procurement timetable. Applicants and Tenderers will be notified as appropriate. The duration of the Contract(s) is described in the PQP although the Contracting Entity reserves the right to extend by an equivalent period in the event of delay to the DCO process or other unforeseen circumstances that may arise.
5. IV.2.1) (Award criteria) — The Contracting Entity intends to let the Contract to the most economically advantageous tender. Details of the Contracting Entity’s award criteria and methodology for identifying the most economically advantageous tender will be provided in detail in the ITT.
6. (IV.3.3 and IV.3.4) (Expressing an interest) – All interested organisations must complete and return a PQQ in the form made available by the Contracting Entity. The PQP and accompanying documentation are available on request from the Contracting Entity at the address given in section 1 above.
7. The Contracting Entity intends to invite to tender up to 6 Applicants but reserves the right to take through less than this where the gap between scores is significant. Details are provided in the PQP.
8. II.1.9) (Information about variants) — The Contracting Entity reserves the right to invite and accept variants at the ITT stage provided a Tenderer has also submitted a compliant Tender. Further information and minimum requirements in relation to any variants and how variants will be evaluated will be set out in the ITT).
9. Any contract let will be under English law.
General
10. Thames Water operates an on-going 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 recognised provider. Information will be gathered upon commencement of the process and over the duration of the contract period.
11. Applicants 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.
12. A response to this contract notice does not guarantee that an Applicant will be invited to tender. The process for selecting Tenderer(s) to be invited to tender is set out in the PQP. The Contracting Entity reserves the right in its absolute discretion to abandon, terminate or suspend the award process at any time. Further:
— the Contracting Entity does not bind itself to enter into any contract(s) arising out of the procedures envisaged by this contract notice;
— no contractual rights express or implied arise out of this contract notice or the procedures envisaged by it;
— the Contracting Entity reserves the right to vary its requirements and the procedure relating to the conduct of the award process.
13. Any agreement resulting from this contract notice may be modified to include further similar requirements at any site under the management of Thames Water or its associated companies.
14. This contract notice does not preclude Thames Water or its associated companies from issuing other contract notices for specific requirements from time to time.
15. TWUL (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 tender, 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: In accordance with Regulations 33 and 33A of the UK Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended by the Utilities Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and the Public Procurement (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011)), the Contracting Entity will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period before awarding the Contract(s) from the point information on the award of the Contract(s) is communicated to Tenderers. Any request for further information by Tenderers pursuant to Regulation 33(9) must be made in writing to the address set out in section I.1 above. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provide remedies for economic operators who, in consequence of a breach of the Regulations, suffer, or risk suffering, loss or damage. Proceedings must be started 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:

6.10.2014