Laboratory Analysis Tender – South of England

Laboratory Analysis Tender – South of England

The total number of samples will be approximately 2 600 over the initial term of the contract.

United Kingdom-Reading: Composition and purity testing and analysis services

2019/S 211-518670

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Thames Water Utilities Limited
Postal address: Procurement Support Centre – 3rd Floor East, C/O Mail Room, Rose Kiln Court
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11
Postal code: RG2 0BY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement.support.centre@thameswater.co.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: www.thameswater.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/procurement
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Water

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Chemical Investigations Programme 3

Reference number: FA1443

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71610000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Award of a single supplier Framework Agreement for sampling, laboratory analysis and reporting from sewage works, river sites etc, across the Thames Water geographical region, in the South of England. The total number of samples will be approximately 2 600 over the initial term of the contract. These will be undertaken through a phased scheme of work for Chemical Investigations Programme 3 (CIP3), the majority of which will take place in the first year (and sixth year if extended). All results must be reported within specified deadlines.

The range of substances to be analysed in CIP3 is an extension of that carried out in CIP2. The groups of substances to be sampled include; metals, flame retardants, antifungal substances, sanitary determinands, substances of specific environmental concern, pharmaceuticals, insecticides, substances of emerging concern.

The scope for all research themes is included in a scoping document, being commissioned by UKWIR (UK Water Industry Research).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71610000
71620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of TW Region

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

We intend to award a single supplier framework to a competent, experienced and technically proficient supplier capable of completing all of our sampling and analysis requirements for the Chemical Investigations Programme 3, including any additional sampling and analysis that we may require throughout the duration of the contract.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial term will be for 5 years with options to extend up to maximum term of 8 years.

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 4

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial term will be for 5 years with options to extend up to maximum term of 8 years.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As detailed in the PQQ.

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

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As detailed in the PQQ Documentation.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

Bonds and -or parent company guarantees of performance and financial standing may be required.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Specified in the ITN Document.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Consortia may be required to form a legal entity prior to award.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As detailed in the ITN.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator

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: no
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: 18/11/2019
Local time: 12:00
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:

English

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

Duration in months: 9 (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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Between 5 and 8 years

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:

All suppliers who wish to respond to this notice must request a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) by using the link in Section I.3 of this notice, i.e. https://www.thameswater.co.uk/procurement.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Thames Water Utilities Limited
Town: Reading
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Thames Water Utilities Limited will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full 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.

The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Thames Water Utilities Limited
Town: Reading
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29/10/2019