Leakage Detection Services for Scottish Water

Leakage Detection Services for Scottish Water

Scottish Water is looking to procure an agreement with several providers. Maximum number of participants to tender envisaged 5 (five). Duration of agreements will be 7 years in total inclusive of extension options.

UK-Blantyre: water distribution

2012/S 157-262717

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Scottish Water
5 Whistleberry Road
Contact point(s): Tom MacLeod
G72 0TA Blantyre
Telephone: +44 1698722303
E-mail: procurementhelpline@scottishwater.co.uk
Fax: +44 1698722416

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.scottishwater.co.uk

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.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:

SW12/NM/844 – The Provision of Leakage Detection Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting entities

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
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 7
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 21 000 000 and 35 000 000 GBP

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

Scottish Water is looking to procure an agreement with several providers. Maximum number of participants to tender envisaged 5 (five). Duration of agreements will be 7 years in total inclusive of extension options. Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the agreement exclusive of VAT range between 21 000 000 and 35 000 000 pounds. Providers are required to provide expertise, guidance, support and resources in design, planning, management and delivery for the Provision of Leakage Detection Services. The company(s) required will be working along with and supplementing Scottish Waters own in-house provision in achieving the company leakage targets.
The service will include, but not limited to the following:
The proactive and reactive location of leaks on all types of water mains and fittings, communication pipes and supply pipes, of any material or diameter through utilising the full range of leakage detection techniques available and to include the identification of all non revenue water.
The mobilisation of skilled and fully equipped detection resources to work effectively with the regional leakage managers and other delivery partners.
Provision of highly skilled leakage detection staff to include two man, single man teams and technical support.
Equipment and personnel be compliant with all the relevant H&S standards and be of a condition commensurate with a professional leakage detection organisation.
Provide accurate and timely feedback of information from site.
Provide and maintain vehicles and equipment to deliver the service.
Maintenance, design and weekly supply of comprehensive Leakage performance indicators (LPIs).
The delivery of services beyond detection work. This type of work may include assisting the installation and optimisation of DMAs, major incidents such as large burst or wide scale low pressure problems.
Provide Innovative Leakage Detection Solutions.
As the service is required across the whole of Scotland, the reporting base from which the teams work maybe varied during the period of the agreement. SW retains the right to use other Suppliers including SW repair contractors to undertake leakage detection services within the same area as the Supplier.
Scottish Water operational area is divided into 4 geographical regions: East, North, South and West. Scottish Water reserves the right to award a pan Scotland agreement or regional based agreements at its sole discretion. Further.
Details will be provided at the tender stage.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

65110000, 45232150, 45232100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about 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:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Duartion of these agreements wil be awarded to the successful tenderer(s) to a maximunm of 7 (seven) years. Further detail on fixed period and years will be availble at the tender stage.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 84 (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:

Scottish Water reserves the right to require deposits, guarentees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

In the event of a group of companies submitting an accepted offer it will be necessary for each memeber of the group to sign an undertaking that each company in the group will be jointly and severally liable for the satisfactory performance of the contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Expressions of interest must be submitted by email to ProcurementHelpline@scottishwater.co.uk by the date indicated in IV.3.4. All applicants will be requested to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. Questionnaires will be issued electronically to all applicants through an e-tendering system. Responses to Pre-Qualification Questionnaires will be assessed and used to short-list applicants who will be invited to proceed to the next stage of the tender process. Applicants will only be assessed based on the answers provided in the questionnaires. All applicants must include in their expression of interest their company’s full postal address and contact details, inclusive of their company registration number. If applicable, Upon receipt of expression of interest, the applicant will be requested to register on the Public Contract Scotland Tenders electronic portal. To do this, a web link will be issued by Scottish Water Procurement Helpline once the applicants expression of interest has been noted.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be expected to be of sufficient financial and economic standing to support the anticipated contract value.All applicants must complete the financial questions within the pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documents. Financial standing relevant to the anticipated contract value will be determined by Scottish Water based on the response to the pre-qualification questionnaire and any further financial checks deemed necessary.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants must complete the technical questions within the pre- qualification questionnaire and tender documents.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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:

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

7.9.2012 – 17:00
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 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:

This contract does not preclude Scottish Water from Issuing other contract notices for specific requirements from time to time.The contents of this notice are sufficient for submission of pre qualification data: all other communications are discouraged. Responses to the OJEU notice will be evaluated on section III.2 and only successful applicants following PQQ evaluation will be invited to submit a tender. Scottish Water resreves the right to divide the scope of the contract into LOTS at tender and contract award stages as it deems appropriate. Applicants who fail to supply all of the infomation requested in response to this notice or any resulting tender excercise may risk elimination.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See Section VI.4.2 below

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with regulation 33 of The Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 as amended (the Regulations) Scottish Water will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period between the communication of the award decision and the decision to enter into the contract with the successful tenderer. A breach of any duty owed under the Regulations is actionable by any economic operator which, in consequence of the breach, suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage and such proceedings may be brought either the Sheriff Court or Court of Session. Any such action must be brought within 3 months from the date when grounds for the bringing of proceedings first arose unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: