Civil Engineering Design Services for Thames Tideway Tunnel Project
The Contract is for the performance of Design Services for pier reconstruction and marine vessel relocations for the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project.
United Kingdom-Reading: Engineering design services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Thames Water Utilities Limited
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RG2 0BY Reading
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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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Whole of Thames Water region.
The Contract is for the performance of Design Services for pier reconstruction and marine vessel relocations for the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project. The Works are to take place in London, UK. Details of the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project are given in the PQP and further information can be viewed at the Project’s website: www.thamestidewaytunnel.co.uk
The Design Services are more particularly described in the Contracting Entity’s PQP but the scope will include:
— detailed design for the pier reconstruction and marine vessel relocation Works;
— preparation of drawings, description of works, specifications, calculations and risk assessments together with anything else required to ensure a comprehensive, practical, robust reconstruction and relocations detailed design is produced;
— as part of the detailed design process, working with Thames Water and the Construction Contractor on an early contractor involvement (ECI) basis so that the final design will be issued to the ECI contractor for review and comments;
— services described above relating to additional marine works services that may be required for the Project;
— The output of the detailed design will form part of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation to be issued for the Works.
Interested organisations should refer to II.2) (Quantity or scope) and VI.3) (Additional information) and to the PQP for further information on the description of the Design Services, the Works and the Contract.
— The Design Consultant will also be required to provide inputs, in a timely manner, to enable Thames Water to manage the necessary consents and approvals required from various Stakeholders and statutory bodies and to attend liaison meetings with Thames Water and others as necessary.
— The Design Consultant shall carry out the Contract in accordance with his statutory duties under the CDM regulations and HSSE standards.
— It is intended that as part of the detailed design process there will be early contractor involvement (ECI) and the final design will be issued to the ECI contractor for review and comments.
— The Design Consultant will have design responsibility and liability for the designs and may continue to be retained by the Project during the ECI process.
— The Design Services to be provided by the Design Consultant shall include, but shall not be limited to the following:-
— Design of floating pontoon piers, piled retention structures, fixed and canting access brows;
— Design of lift and staircase;
— Design of Mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation (MEICA);
— Preparation of design brief for the provision of utilities services by the relevant utility undertaker and co-ordinate the designs by the relevant utilities undertakers to shore connection points (disconnections and new connections to be managed by the Construction Contractor);
— Design of utilities services from shore to vessels;
— Design of architectural elements;
— Design of landscape architecture;
— Design of naval architecture, including defining the requirements for vessel certification;
— Geotechnical design of piled foundations and retention structures;
— Preparation of detailed designs, detailed design drawings and detailed technical specifications for issue as the design for the Works;
— Identification of scope and specifications for all demolitions and removals, including safe removal of existing moorings and disposal of any waste materials;
— Design of dredging works;
— Provision of all other pertinent information required to ensure that a comprehensive, robust reconstruction and relocations detailed design is produced and which can be issued as part of the suite of information for the ITT for the physical construction and relocation works.
Interested organisations should refer to II.1.5) (Short Description) and VI.3) (Additional information) and to the PQP for further information on the description of the Design Services, the Works and the Contract.
Estimated value of the Design Services is over the EU threshold but the actual value of the Contract is subject to tender proposals received.
Description of these options: Any agreement awarded would be for completion of the Design Services (described at II.2.1). The duration of the Design Services is expected to be approximately 1 year, with an option to extend the Contract by period or periods up to a further 12 months.
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
2. Interested organisations may obtain the PQP by contacting Thames Water on firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 PQP Application by the Submission Deadline for return of completed PQQ is 8.8.2013.
4. II.3) (Duration of the contract or time limit for completion) – the duration of the Contract, 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.
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. The Contracting Entity intends to invite to tender between 3-5 Applicants. Details are provided in the PQP.
7. II.1.9) (Information about variants) –The Contracting Entity reserves the right to 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).
8. Any contract let will be under English law.
9. 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 recognized provider. Information will be gathered upon commencement of the process and over the duration of the contract period.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. This contract notice does not preclude Thames Water or its associated companies from issuing other contract notices for specific requirements from time to time.
14. 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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.7.2013