National Grid Gas Leakage Repair Tender

National Grid Gas Leakage Repair Tender

Provision of Leakage Repair Products and Services.

UK-London: gas-distribution network

2012/S 118-195600

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

National Grid Gas Plc
1-3 Strand
Contact point(s): Global Procurement
For the attention of: Miss Louise Woolliscroft
WC2N 5EH London
Telephone: +44 1926656651
Fax: +44 1926656533

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

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

Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat
Other: Gas Distribution
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:

Provision of Leakage Repair Products and Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UK

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
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 1 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP

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

National Grid is seeking expressions of interest from economic operators able to supply products and services detailed below. This is a two stage procedure, including a pre qualification round. Applicants who are successful at PQQ stage will be invited to tender.
Applicants should contact Louise Woolliscroft for PQQ documents, please see contact details in section 1.1.
The scope of supply will be the provision of gas pipe leakage repair products and Monoethyl Glycol (MEG) or technically similar equivalent, into a central delivery point and direct to sites in England.
The provision of Leakage repair services in England.
Products and services are required for the Gas Distribution network and include.
Heat Shrink Sleeves.
Muffless Encapsulation of Mains and Service Risers.
Muffless Encapsulation of Medium Pressure (MP) Mains and Low Pressure (LP) Mains.
Greater than 14 inch Diameter.
External Anaerobic Joint Injection.
Anaerobic Injection of Screwed Joints.
The Internal Application of Rubber Co-Emulsion Sealants to Gas Risers and Services in High Rise Buildings (Fill and Drain).
Anaerobic Internal Spraying.
Muffed Encapsulation Mains Repair.
Internal Sealing.
MEG or technically acceptable equivalent.
Applicants will be required to submit their completed PQQ responses by noon 6.7.2012, and it is anticipated that invitations to tender will be be issued by the end of July 2012.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

44161110 – KA06, 24950000 – KA06, 24960000 – KA06, 50800000 – KA06, 65200000 – KA06

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Lot 1 is for the Supply of Leakage Repair Products for the Gas Distribution Business.
Lot 2 is for the Provision of Specialist Leakage Repair Services for the Gas Distribution Business.
Lot 3 is for the Supply of Monoethylglycol (MEG) or technically acceptable equivalent for the Gas Distribution Business.
The scope may also be extended include leakage repair products and services for Electricity Transmission systems, where sf6 gas leaks are detected.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (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:

Parent Company Guarantee or Performance Bond may be 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:

National Grid Gas Plc reserve the right to require groupings of entities to take a particular form or to require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and severable liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: National Grid Gas Plc terms and conditions which will be included in the Invitation to Tender for shortlisted suppliers.
National Grid Gas Plc reserves the right to exclude applicants that provide inaccurate or incorrect information.
National Grid Gas Plc reserves the right to annul the tendering at any time and not award a contract for all or any part of the contract.
The contract and matters arising from it shall be subject to English Law and the jurisdiction of the English courts.
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: As set out in the pre qualification questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the pre qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the pre qualification questionnaire.
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: National Grid reserve the option to hold an e auction as part of the process.
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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 5.7.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

6.7.2012 – 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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 5 years
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:

The integrity of the National Grid UK Gas Supply Network depends on ensuring that all products, equipment and techniques which are introduced and utilised are suitable for their intended purpose.It is essential that the process by which these are evaluated ensures compliance with legislative requirements, gas industry and or company standards, recognised specifications and relevant operational procedures including any best practice. Field trials may also be required for the following reasons:
1. To ensure the product, equipment or technique is suitable for the required user application.
2. To gain confidence in the product, equipment or technique and that risks are properly controlled before any full-scale introduction into business, i.e. ensuring fitness for purpose.
3. Identify any new or changed requirements to existing products, equipment, tooling, specifications, procedures, maintenance and training products, equipment and techniques shall be evaluated, approved to specification and accepted for use in National Grid Gas Distribution up to and including 7 bar maximum operating pressure.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:20.6.2012