Postal Services Tender – Provision of Downstream Access Services
The contract is for the collection and distribution of various mail item types from multiple collection points nationally before hand over to Royal Mail (or other alternative option) for delivery.
United Kingdom-Treharris: Postal services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (DCC) trading as Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
Pentwyn Road, Nelson
Contact point(s): Procurement Department
For the attention of: Nicola Thomas
CF46 6LY Treharris
General address of the contracting entity: www.dwrcymru.com
Address of the buyer profile: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic access to information: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 4: Transport of mail by land  and by air
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK.
NUTS code UK
The services will be split into two lots by service user, each resulting in a separate contract with the successful tenderer(s). Tenders are invited for one or more lots.
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
Range: between 3 300 000 and 7 000 000 GBP
Description of these options: The contract awarded will be for an initial 3 year period with options to extend annually for a further 2 years at the sole discretion of DCC.
This means a possible total duration of 5 years (3+1+1) if all options are taken.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 30 (from the award of the contract)
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Dwr Cymru Customer Services Ltd
Range: between 3 300 000 and 5 500 000 GBP
Range: between 0 and 1 500 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
Additional information about electronic auction: Please note we reserve the right to use an electronic auction.
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 30
1. Register your company on the DCC eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
— Browse to the DCC eSourcing Portal: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register:
— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’
— Enter your correct business and user details
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)
2. Express an Interest in the Opportunity:
— Login to the portal with the username/password
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitation to Tenders open to any registered supplier)
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page.
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only)
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the Opportunity:
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining)
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT
— There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
— You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page.
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the Bravo eSourcing help desk on 0800 368 4850 – details are provided on the DCC eSourcing Portal.
Please note the following
— You must download the documents yourself after you have expressed an interest, they will NOT be sent to you.
— Expressions of Interest will ONLY be accepted through the eSourcing portal.
— All documentation must be returned electronically via the eSourcing portal.
— The deadline for the Electronic return of completed Pre Qualification Questionnaires is no later than 12:00 hrs (noon) on Friday 18.4.2014.
— The deadline for any clarification/ questions regarding this Pre Qualification Questionnaire will be no later than 17:00 hrs on Tuesday 8.4.2014. Please note DCC will not respond to any dialogue after this deadline.
Any such proceedings must be brought in the High Court of England and Wales.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:18.3.2014