Civil Engineering Design Services for Thames Tideway Tunnel Project

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

2013/S 143-249760

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:

C460 Design Services for pier reconstruction and marine vessel relocations for the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
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.
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):

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.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71320000, 98360000

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 Design Consultant will be responsible for producing detailed design drawings and detailed technical specifications for Thames Water’s ITT for the Works to enable a Construction Contractor to be appointed to construct the Works including the relocation of the Vessels.
— 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.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
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.
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: 12 (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:

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 Design Services 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:

The Contracting Entity will accept expressions of interest and Tenders from single entities or consortia. The Contracting Entity does not require consortia to form a single legal entity at the PQQ stage. The Contracting Entity will consider contracting with a consortium, providing always that the participants assume joint and several liability for all of the obligations of the consortium under the Contract. Further details and requirements will be provided in the ITT.
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: 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

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:

C460
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: ..
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

8.8.2013 – 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 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.
General
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.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:23.7.2013