Hydraulic Modelling Software Tender

Hydraulic Modelling Software Tender

All modelling is currently performed with the ‘Piccolo’ software solution, provided by supplier Safege.

United Kingdom-Durham: Software supply services

2019/S 034-077674

Contract notice – utilities


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Northumbrian Water Limited
Northumbrian Water, Boldon House, Wheatlands Way, Pity Me
United Kingdom
Contact person: Northumbrian Water Ltd
Telephone: +44 7802676701
E-mail: lewis.timmins@nwl.co.uk
NUTS code: UKC
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nwl.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://s1.ariba.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Hydraulic Modelling Software

Reference number: NW2086

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Hydraulic modelling is used by NWL to analyse and predict clean water behaviour across our supply networks. It is used to determine the effect of network interventions both proactively and reactively. All modelling is currently performed with the ‘Piccolo’ software solution, provided by supplier Safege. In addition, NWL uses a software application called Strumap, provided by supplier Northgate Public Services, in order to develop flushing schemes for our clean water network.

NWL are seeking a supplier who can supply, deliver and support a replacement clean-water hydraulic modelling solution which meets the requirements set out in Section 4 of the ‘NW2086 Hydraulic Modelling Software Requirements v0.6’ document attached. It is imperative that the solution is a fully functional, readily available ‘out of the box’ solution and not custom built. The solution must include a training package suitable for both end-users and model builders, up to qty15 users and qty3 model builder users.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NWL wishes to award a contract for the implementation and ongoing provision of a hydraulic modelling software system for an initial contract term of 3 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years. Estimated contract value is given for the maximum contract term of 5 years.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Product Demo / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Customer Service / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion – Name: Product Reliability / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion – Name: Proposed Hydraulic Modelling Solution / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Approach / Weighting: 6
Quality criterion – Name: Project Organisation / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Risks / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion – Name: Training / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion – Name: Support / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Governance / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion – Name: Product Roadmap / Weighting: 2
Quality criterion – Name: Differentiation / Weighting: 2
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be extended beyond the initial term for up to 24 months

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 28/02/2019
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Applicants are asked to note that this procurement process will be conducted electronically with all documents and communication being managed through the Northumbrian water e-Sourcing Spend management portal hosted by Ariba. Expressions of interest must be sent to the e-mail address lewis.timmins@nwl.co.uk before the deadline date of 28.2.2019 by 17:00. Each party submitting an expression of interest by providing all the information detailed below will be given access to the Pre-qualification Questionnaire PQQ on the Ariba portal within 48 hours of registering interest. PQQs must be completed and returned via the Ariba Portal by the deadline of 7.3.2019 at 17:00. When sending an expression of interest, applicants must provide the following information:

1) Full company name;

2) Main contact details of the person who will be given access to the Ariba portal:

— Name,

— Job title,

— E-mail address,

— Telephone number.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: