Engineering Consultancy Support and Advice on Water Industry Regulation to the Utility Regulator Water Directorate

Engineering Consultancy Support and Advice on Water Industry Regulation to the Utility Regulator Water Directorate

Provision of engineering consultancy support and advice on water industry regulation to the utility regulator’s water directorate.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Sewage treatment consultancy services

2014/S 024-038179

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Utility Regulator Water Directorate
Queens House, 14 Queen Street
Contact point(s): Contracts and Standards Branch
BT1 6ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890816555
E-mail: construct.info@dfpni.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.dfpni.gov.uk/cpd

Further information can be obtained from: Department of Finance and Personnel, Central Procurement Directorate
Contracts and Standards Branch, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8003684850
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Internet address: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Department of Finance and Personnel, Central Procurement Directorate
Contracts and Standards Branch, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8003684850
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Internet address: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Department of Finance and Personnel, Central Procurement Directorate
Contracts and Standards Branch, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8003684850
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Internet address: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

Other: Water Industry Regulation
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of Engineering Consultancy Support and Advice on Water Industry Regulation to the Utility Regulator Water Directorate.
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: United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK

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)

Provision of engineering consultancy support and advice on water industry regulation to the utility regulator’s water directorate.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90492000, 71800000, 71311000, 71312000

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

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 and 225 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:

A performance bond and/or parent company guarantee may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As directed in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No specific legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium the Contracting Authority will require the consortium members to be jointly and severally liable in respect of all obligations and liabilities relating to the contract/framework agreement (delete) before entering into the contract/framework agreement (delete).
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Details will be included in the ITT documentation.
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: Economic Operators interested in the provision of the Services will be required to complete the Invitation to Tender documentation which is available from the electronic portal listed in Annex A.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in the Invitation to Tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As specified in the Invitation to Tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As specified in the Invitation to Tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As specified in the Invitation to 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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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 tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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 authority:

project_16022 (471048JX).
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 18.3.2014 – 15:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.3.2014 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)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

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register.

— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’.
— Enter your correct business and user details.
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete.
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender.
— Login to the portal with the username/password.
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier).
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page.
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only.)
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender.
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining).
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT.
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
The Authority expressly reserves the rights:
(I). not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;
(II). to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;
(III). to award (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the [services] covered by this notice; and
(IV). to award contract(s) in stages.
and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.

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: This procurement is governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and provides for economic operators who have suffered, or who risk suffering ,loss ,or damage, as a consequence of an alleged breach of the duty owed in accordance with regulation 47A or 47B to start proceedings in the High Court.
A standstill period will commence at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
Any proceedings relating to any perceived non-compliance with the relevant law must be started within 30 days, beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew, or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen.(A court may extend the time limit to 3 months ,where the court considers that there is a good reason for doing so).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:30.1.2014