Construction of Water Transfer Pipeline

Construction of Water Transfer Pipeline

Southern Water Services Limited.

UK-Worthing: construction work

2012/S 83-136645

Periodic indicative notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC
This notice is a call for competition: yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: no

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Southern Water Services Limited
Southern House, Yeoman Road
For the attention of: Mr Neno Soulynha
NB13 3NX Worthing

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Main activity

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)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Testwood to Otterbourne transfer pipeline.
II.2)Type of contract

II.3)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Construction of a water transfer pipeline and associated structures, including break tank and inlet reception at Otterbourne from Testwood Water Supply Works (WSW), Hampshire to Otterbourne WSW, Hampshire. The anticipated length of the pipeline is 22 km. This may involve design, testing and commissioning. The work needs to commence by April 2013 and construction completed by July 2014. Concurrently, Southern Water will be carrying out enhancement work to the Works at Testwood. Whilst it is proposed that work to enhance the Works at Testwood and the construction of the pipeline will be awarded separately, Southern Water may seek to offer both agreements to one contractor. This may also involve design, testing and commissioning for provision of the works.
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45200000, 71322000

II.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
II.6)Estimated cost and main terms of financing
II.6.1)Initial estimated cost
II.6.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

45 day payment terms from date of invoice.
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

This is a call for competition. Interested providers must express an interest by e-mail to the contact in section 1 by the deadline shown in this notice, requesting a questionnaire and should provide their company name and /or a principal contact name, e-mail address and telephone number. No further information is required at this stage and an acknowledgement e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address provided in the expression of interest. Questionnaires will be sent after the closing date of this notice. Applicants will be invited to complete and return the questionnaire with all the information required to satisfy the conditions of participation. Southern Water may invite one or a number of candidates to attend an interview as part of the selection process. Southern Water may also invite one or a number of candidates to negotiate for the contract(s). A Bond and/or Parent Company Guarantee may be required. Southern Water Services Ltd may use a ‘reverse auction’ as part of the procedures leading to the award of the contract.
IV.3.4) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up:
Official EU language(s).

Section IV: Procedure and administrative information

IV.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Estimated total value of supplies or services contract(s)
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:



Periodic indicative notice being a call for competition or aiming at reducing time-limits for the receipt of tenders

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Testwood to Otterbourne transfer pipeline.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Design and execution
Main place of performance: Hampshire UK.
NUTS code UKJ3

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.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Southern Water may choose to award more than one contract for design and execution of the pipeline work, and also to combine these elements with the intended Testwood works contract. Southern Water reserves the right to exercise this option during the tender process.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Southern Water may require a parent company guarantee and/or a performance bond from the successful candidate.
III.1.2)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.3)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: Trading for a minimum of the last 3 consecutive years from the date of this notice.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates must provide their audited financial accounts for the last 3 consecutive years. The minimum standard of economic and financial standing will be an annual turnover of greater than GBP 50 million. Candidates who cannot provide this need not apply.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates must demonstrate evidence of providing similar services to other clients and of similar or greater value.
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

IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to confirm interest 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)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
IV.3.2)Time-limit for receipt of expressions of interest:

IV.3.3)Time-limit for receipt of applications for an invitation to tender or to negotiate:
IV.3.4)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained