Regional SCADA upgrade for Thames Water



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

2012/S 214-354130


Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

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)

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:

1140 Regional SCADA upgrade.
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: Whole of Thames Water region.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

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.
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).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

42961200, 50324100, 71356300, 72267100, 72261000

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:

The Thames Water existing London Water SCADA system utilises the RTAP software to monitor and control seven large process sites, and three regional areas, London water north, London water south, and raw water.
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.
September 2014.
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).
Additional information:
— 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.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: RTAP Replacement

1)Short description:

Includes implementation of the new system by September 2014.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


Lot No: 2 Lot title: Support and Maintenance

1)Short description:

Includes support and maintenance after implementation and go live.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

42961200, 50324100, 71356300, 72267100, 72261000

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Bonds and/or parent company guarantees of performance and financial standing may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

Consortia may be required to form a legal entity prior to any award.
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: As detailed in section VI.3 and the PQQ.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in section VI.3 and the PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in section VI.3 and the PQQ.
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: 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.
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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

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
VI.3)Additional information:

Format for requested participation:
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 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.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Thames Water Utilities Limited will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
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).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: