Laboratory Services Tender for Severn Trent Water

Laboratory Services Tender for Severn Trent Water

Chemical Investigation Programme 2.

United Kingdom-Coventry: Laboratory services

2014/S 087-153081

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Severn Trent Water Limited
Severn Trent Centre, 2 St John’s Street
Contact point(s): BravoSolution help desk (+44 8003684850) / STW: David Clough (+44 7761355644)
For the attention of: David Clough
CV1 2LZ Coventry
Telephone: +44 2477715000

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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:

Chemical Investigation Programme 2.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The Severn Trent Region from Gloucestershire to Mid Wales, across the Midlands and North Lincolnshire.

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
The notice involves a public contract

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 0 GBP

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

Field Sampling of Water and Analytical Services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Severn Trent Water is required to deliver an ambitious programme of sampling and analysis between 2014 and 2020 to understand the impact of priority hazardous substances, specific pollutants, emerging substances and pharmaceuticals to and from sewage treatment works on the environment.
The scope of this contract will be the sampling and analysis of, and reporting on, samples collected in accordance with this programme. The scope will include the provision of sampling services, sample bottles and collection and transportation of completed samples from sites in the Severn Trent Water region to the successful economic operator’s laboratory for analysis.
Further details are provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) – see section V.I, additional information.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 5 000 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Completion 31.3.2020

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Further information will be provided in the tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Further information will be provided in the tender documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Severn Trent reserves the right to require groupings to take a particular form, or to require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
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: Applicatns are required to complete a Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). To gain access to this, please log on to BRAVO as detailed in section 1.1 (or register if not already registered).
The contracting authority will evaluate all responses to the PQQ, including the eligibility of applicants in line with regulation 26.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Detailed in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and Tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Detailed in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and Tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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

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:

BRAVO Project_119

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: 11.6.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

11.6.2014 – 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

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 will be required to access the PQQ via our sourcing portal: To do so your company must be registered with BRAVO (see

For assistance please contact our Helpdesk operated by BravoSolution:
Freephone (from UK) : 0800 3684850
International : +44 8003684850


The maximum number of suppliers that will be taken through to the tender stage will be 5.
PQQs will be distributed to any party expressing an interest in this contract opportunity to the contact detailed in Section 1.1.
Any agreement entered into will be governed by English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction ofthe English Courts.
Severn Trent is not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity.
Severn Trent reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it), to change the basis of the procedures for the procurement process at any time, or to procure the contract by alternative means. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Severn Trent Water Limited
Telephone: +44 276715000
Internet address:

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: