Engineering Services for United Utilities
The AMP6 Engineering Consultancy Services will work within all areas of the UUW business, including but not limited to Capital Delivery, Wholesale, Strategic Projects and Retail.
United Kingdom-Warrington: Engineering services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
United Utilities Water plc
Haweswater House, Lingley Mere Business Park, Gt. Sankey
WA5 3LP Warrington
General address of the contracting entity: www.unitedutilities.com
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.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
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: North West England.
NUTS code UKD
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreementDuration in years: 12
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 80 000 000 and 240 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
This proposed model will mean a significant shift from the current way that Engineering operates and interacts both internally with stakeholders as well as externally with the supply chain much earlier in the project life-cycle. On a day-to-day basis, Engineering will form Project Teams that are aligned with their customer groups and provide engineering input across the life cycle of the project either the full lifetime of a project or just a part of it. Engineering’s effort will be more focused on the high-value Strategy, Needs and Outcome definition phases of the project, with the supply chain involved early to complete design and build, drive innovation, and provide Totex solutions. Engineering will assure the overall process delivers the desired technical outcomes through to Handover and Optimisation, getting much closer to the operation of the assets.
The shift in Engineering’s focus will mean reduced effort in the definition phase of a project with the vast majority of projects handed over to our Design and Build partners for them to identify solutions, design and construct.
The AMP6 Engineering Consultancy Services will work within all areas of the UUW business, including but not limited to Capital Delivery, Wholesale, Strategic Projects and Retail. AMP6 Partners will be required to provide expertise, guidance, support and resources for all aspects of the engineering service this will include but not be limited to:
Root cause analysis
Data gathering, interpretation and communication
Project and Programme management
Network modelling and model maintenance
The specific engineering services requirements in a call-off will be driven by the particular needs of each project. It is intended that the service providers engaged on projects may form part of the project team and work as part of UU Engineering as well as provide services through a more traditional consultancy model. To cover these requirements the Company is seeking to award a Framework or Frameworks (up to a maximum of three) that provide the most economic advantageous proposals to the Company. Partial bids will not be considered in connection with this project. Applicants may wish to consider the formation of a Consortium or JV and in this case a condition of the prequalification process is that all members shall have Joint and Several Liability.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
71300000, 71322400, 72242000, 71322200, 71241000, 65100000, 71200000, 71530000, 71510000, 71700000, 71800000, 73200000, 90400000, 90700000, 71000000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: United Utilities Water plc currently envisages awarding framework agreement(s) for an initial term of 4 years with the ability to award optional extensions of up to a further 8 years in aggregate, such extensions being at the sole discretion of United Utilities Water plc.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
i) Contractual joint venture with joint & severable liability under English Law;
ii) Corporate joint venture;
iii) Contractor/subcontractor(s) relationship.
Where a company representing a consortium, alliance or joint venture expresses an interest, the company who responds to this notice will be deemed to be the lead bidder to whom all communication will be addressed.
Subcontracting will be permitted.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
Description of particular conditions: As detailed in the Pre-qualification Document and/or the Invitation to Negotiate.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
Additional information about electronic auction: Applicants should note that the Company reserves the right to hold additional negotiation rounds or an electronic auction, following tender submissions as part of its Invitation to Negotiate Process.
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
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Authorised representatives of United Utilities Water plc.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
All Expressions of interest to be submitted to the email address: email@example.com given in section 1.1) above.
Upon expression of interest receipt, details will be provided on how to retrieve the Prequalification Questionnaire Document.
Completed Prequalification Questionnaire Documentation should be submitted in the manner stated in the Prequalification Questionnaire Document. The contracting entity reserves the right not to award any part of this framework. Bidding is at the risk and cost of the Bidder.
Applicants should also be aware that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) (or its European equivalent) may apply from existing frameworks delivering AMP5 Services.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
High Court of England and Wales
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:18.7.2013