Digestate Removal and Recycling from SWH Anaerobic Digestion Facility

Digestate Removal and Recycling from SWH Anaerobic Digestion Facility

This framework is for the provision of services for removal and recycling of Digestate from SWH Anaerobic Digestion facility.

United Kingdom-Blantyre: Refuse disposal and treatment

2013/S 127-219099

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Scottish Water
5 Whistleberry Road, Lanarkshire
Contact point(s): Procurement Specialist
For the attention of: Kathryn Hand
G72 0TA Blantyre
Telephone: +44 1698722305
E-mail: procurementhelpline@scottishwater.co.uk
Fax: +44 1698722416

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://www.scottishwater.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

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

The Provision of Digestate Removal and Recycling from SWH Anaerobic Digestion Facility.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 16: Sewage and refuse disposal services; sanitation and similar services

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 480 000 and 2 400 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

This framework is for the provision of services for removal and recycling of Digestate from SWH Anaerobic Digestion facility.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90510000, 90500000, 90513000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
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:

The Scottish Water Horizons organics recycling Facility currently treats source segregated food waste (Category 3 and category 3 catering waste) and organic sludges each year through its anaerobic digestion (AD) plant.
SW requires the tenderer to provide a solution to remove digestate from site and recycle this material accordingly. This can either be removed from site as liquid (whole digestate) or dewatered cake.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 480 000 and 2 400 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Further details will be provided at a later stage of the tender process.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals:
Range: between 1 and 2
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (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:

Scottish Water reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

All prices quoted shall be in Sterling (UK) and all payments shall be made in Sterling (UK). Payment shall be made on the basis of completed services in accordance with the agreed contract rates, schedules and conditions of contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

In the event of a group of companies submitting an accepted offer it will be necessary for each member of the group to sign an undertaking that each company in the group will be jointly and severally liable for the satisfactory performance of the contract.
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: Expressions of interest must be submitted by email to
ProcurementHelpline@scottishwater.co.uk by the

date indicated in IV.3.4.All applicants will be
requested to complete a Pre-Qualification
Questionnaire. Questionnaires will be issued
electronically to all applicants through an e-tendering
system. Responses to Pre-Qualification
Questionnaires will be assessed and used to short-list
applicants who will be invited to proceed to the next
stage of the tender process. Applicants will only be
assessed based on the answers provided in the
questionnaires. All applicants
MUST include in their expression of interest their
company’s full postal address and contact details,
inclusive of their company registration number. [If
applicable, Upon receipt of expression of interest, the
applicant will be requested to register on the
Esourcing Scotland electronic portal. To do this, a
Request ID number will be issued by Scottish Water
Procurement Helpline once the applicant expression of interest has been noted.]

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be expected to be of sufficient financial
and economic standing to support the anticipated
contract value.All applicants must complete the
financial questions within the pre-qualification
questionnaire and tender documents. Financial
standing relevant to the anticipated contract value will
be determined by Scottish Water based on the
response to the pre-qualification questionnaire and
any further financial checks deemed necessary.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants must complete the technical questions
within the pre-qualification questionnaire and tender
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

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:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

22.7.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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:

This contract notice does not preclude Scottish Water
from issuing other contract notices for specific
requirements from time to time. The contents of this
Notice are sufficient for submissions of prequalification
data; all other communications are
discouraged. Responses to the OJEU Notice will be
evaluated based on Section III.2 and only successful
applicants following PQQ evaluation will be invited to
submit a tender. Scottish Water reserves the right to
divide the scope of the contract into lots at tender and
contract award stages as it deems appropriate.
Applicants who fail to supply all of the information
requested in response to this Notice or any resulting
tender exercise may risk elimination.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See section VI.4.2 below

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with regulation 33 of The Utilities
Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 as amended
(the Regulations) Scottish Water will incorporate a
minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period between
the communication of the award decision and the
decision to enter into the contract with the successful
tenderer. A breach of any duty owed under the
Regulations is actionable by any economic operator
which, in consequence of the breach, suffers, or risks
suffering, loss or damage and such proceedings may
be brought either the Sheriff Court or Court of
Session. Any such action must be brought within 3
months from the date when grounds for the bringing of
proceedings first arose unless the Court considers
that there is good reason for extending the period
within which proceedings may be brought.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.6.2013