Specialist Services in Economic Regulation

Specialist Services in Economic Regulation

(i) Suitable methods for assessing NI Water’s comparative efficiency and setting appropriate efficiency catch-up targets; (ii) Implementation of a suitable cost allocation basis to be used to further develop tariffs which comply with best practice charging principles and licence requirements.

UK-Belfast: Financial consultancy services

2013/S 043-068925

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Northern Ireland Water
Northern Ireland Water, Finance and Regulation, Westland House, Old Westland Road
For the attention of: Anthony Toner
BT14 6TE Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890354813
E-mail: sourcing@niwater.com

I.2)Main activity

Water
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Provision of Specialist Services in Economic Regulation to Support the PC15 Business Planning Process
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
NUTS code UKN0

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

NI Water wishes to engage subject matter experts to advise on economic regulatory matters throughout the PC15 price control process.
In particular, advice is sought on:
(i) Suitable methods for assessing NI Water’s comparative efficiency and setting appropriate efficiency catch-up targets;
(ii) Implementation of a suitable cost allocation basis to be used to further develop tariffs which comply with best practice charging principles and licence requirements; and
(iii) NI Water’s cost of capital, which will involve separate assessments of the cost of debt and cost of equity components and which reflect NI Water’s unique funding basis and governance structure.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66171000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 300 000 and 450 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
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
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: ..
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.4.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information:
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:25.2.2013