Southern Water ICT Development Framework

Southern Water ICT Development Framework

Implementation of a Framework Contract with 3-5 Service Providers to provide IT skills and knowledge.

United Kingdom-Worthing: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2017/S 039-071539

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Southern Water Services Ltd
Southern House
BN13 3NX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1903272489
NUTS code: UKJ
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


ICT Development Framework.

Reference number: prj_102

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Implementation of a Framework Contract with 3-5 Service Providers to provide IT skills and knowledge both onshore and offshore, to bid for and perform various ICT projects under the terms of the Framework.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ
Main site or place of performance:

South East of England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Contract Notice is to implement a Framework Agreement with 3-5 Service Providers for 4 years. There will be an option to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 4 years (1 year renewals), should the need for the Framework remain.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Initial Term will be 48 months, but SW reserve the right to renew the Agreement for up to 48 months further to this period. These extensions will be in 12 month blocks.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As described in the procurement documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Minimum annual turnover of 5 000 000 GBP.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As described in the procurement documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

ISO9001 or equivalent, ISO27001 or equivalent.

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As described in the procurement documents.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent Company Guarantee or equivalent may be necessary.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

60 day payment terms from approved invoice.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Agreement to be awarded to a single legal entity.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 20/03/2017
Local time: 11:30
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information: This procurement exercise will be conducted on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at: Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through the portal as follows: i) Candidates should register on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at: ii) Once registered, candidates must express their interest as follows: a) login to the portal; b) select ‘View current opportunities and notices’; c) access the listing related to this contract titled ‘ICT Development Framework Tender’ and view details; d) click on Express Interest button; iii) Once you have expressed interest, please complete the PQQ. You must then publish your reply using the publish button; iv) For any support in submitting your expression of interest please contact the eTendering help desk at. 0800 368 4850 or

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Southern Water Services Limited
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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