Regional SCADA upgrade for Thames Water
Thames Water intends to award a contract for upgrading of the regional SCADA element of it’s London Water SCADA system as part of the AMP5 SCADA programme.
UK-Reading: scada or equivalent system
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Thames Water Utilities Limited
Procurement Support Centre – 3rd Floor East, C/O Mail Room, Rose Kiln Court
RG2 0BY Reading
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 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Whole of Thames Water region.
The form of contract will be the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC), New Engineering Contract (NEC) Option A or Option C incorporating Thames Water changes and additions to the conditions. The contract will be of fixed duration.
This notice is a request to participate and will be subject to issue of a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
The evaluation of the responses to the PQQ will be used to determine how many and which suppliers will be issued the Invitation to Negotiate.
Thames Water reserves the right not to award any contract or to award specialist contract(s).
42961200, 50324100, 71356300, 72267100, 72261000
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
The RTAP regional SCADA master station and element of this system is scheduled for upgrading to remove obsolescence, improve reliability and to cater for integration into the overall regional SCADA estate.
The outline scope is as follows (Please be advised that only bidder(s) successful in Lot 1, will be considered for Lot 2):
Lot 1 – Replacement of the RTAP regional SCADA system. The implementation is required to be complete by.
Lot 2 – Support and maintenance of the system post implementation.
The selected system / supplier should fulfil the following requirements as a minimum:
— incorporate WITS protocol compliance,
— accommodate current communications protocol in use at present,
— porting of current RTAP system: maintain database structure, objectisation, tagging convention, mimic and display functionality,
— interface to current data system (Pi),
— ability to transfer data and alarms between master station and site SCADA application,
— ability to use Thin Client terminal services via an appropriate protocol in order to connect to the site SCADA application. Also able to receive thin client terminal services sessions as well as use traditional thick client workstations as the operational GUI,
— basic components required as a minimum (These must be scalable to a regional system): Standard wide area SCADA functionality including trending, alarm/historical alarm functionality, reporting/historical reporting, graphical database and interface based on an object orientated principle (to aid management and standardisation).
— a technical requirements specification will be issued by Thames Water which shall be developed into a detailed design by the selected supplier,
— the tender process will include preferred bidder(s) selection and further discussions with preferred bidder(s) prior to the award.
Further information will be provided in the invitation to negotiate.
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: RTAP Replacement
42961200, 50324100, 71356300, 72267100, 72261000
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: Thames Water reserves the right to conduct an electronic auction, if it wishes to do so, as part of the award criteria for the particular contract/agreement.
Section VI: Complementary information
All suppliers who wish to respond to this OJEU notice to indicate their interest in the tender must request a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) document. The PQQ will be available on request via email from firstname.lastname@example.org and should be completed and submitted by the deadline of 21st November 2012.
Further instructions for bidders are within the PQQ.
Variants will be accepted, if submitted in addition to a compliant bid.
We intend to invite a number of respondents to tender for this contract. Weighted selection criteria will be used to evaluate the responses to the PQQ, as set out in the PQQ.
Contracts will be under English law.
Thames Water Utilities Limited reserves the right to require further information or clarification from an applicant before considering its response.
Thames Water Utilities Limited reserves the right to exclude an applicant from the procurement process if it is subsequently determined that any information supplied was inaccurate, incomplete or untrue and was relied on for selection purposes.
Thames Water Utilities Limited reserves the right to make no award as a result of this procurement process. Except for the contract award, if any, concluded with the successful tenderer, nothing in the procurement process shall create a contract, whether express or implied, between Thames Water Utilities Limited and any applicant.
Thames Water Utilities Limited (including its employees and advisers) does not make any representations, warranties or other commitments, whether express or implied, in relation to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information provided to applicants in this contract notice or therwise in connection with this tender, except as may be specifically agreed in any contract concluded at the end of this tender process.
Thames Water Utilities Limited may disclose any information if required to do so by any applicable laws or regulations (including but not limited to, the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to the extent that these may now or in the future apply to Thames Water Utilities Limited), any requirements or guidelines of any competent regulatory body, and any order of any court of competent jurisdiction.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2006 No 6) 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).