Supply of natural gas

Supply of natural gas

Welsh Water.

UK-Treharris: mains gas

2012/S 19-031143

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (DCC) trading as Welsh Water (DCWW)
Pentwyn Road, Nelson
Contact point(s): Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (DCC)
For the attention of: Gareth Jones / Richard Hayes
CF46 6LY Treharris
Telephone: +44 1443452133
Fax: +44 1443452515

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Supply of Natural Gas.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance


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):

The provision of natural gas to all relevant DCC sites.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09121200, 09120000, 09121000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The contract will be for the provision of Gas to all relevant DCC sites acros Wales and Herefordshire. There are currently 14 supplies to 11 sites although the number of supplies and sites will fluctuate during the life of the contract.
Annual consumption is approximately 20GWh per annum but this is expected to rise to approximately 24GWh.
DCC will only issue the Invitation to Tender (ITT) to Suppliers who can prove they are in possession of a current UK Gas Supply Licence as issued by OFGEM. A copy of the Licence should be provided with any Suppliers’ expression of Interest.
Further details are enclosed within the ITT document.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 2 250 000 and 3 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 33 (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:

As detailed within the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed within the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As detailed within the Invitation to Tender.
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: Any Supplier wishing to be considered for this contract must hold a current UK Gas Supply Licence as issued by OFGEM.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed within the Invitation to Tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed within the Invitation to Tender.
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: no
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: 28.2.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.2.2012 – 17:00
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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information:

DCC reserves the right to change without notice the procedure for awarding the contract, to reject all or any bids for the contract, to terminate discussions with any or all interested applicants and/or stop the process and not award the contract without liability on its part. DCC is not liable for any cost incurred by those expressing an interest in negotiating or tendering for this contract. Applicants will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire which is available on request. Completed pre-qualification questionnaires must be returned to DCC within the timescale detailed in Section IV.3.4.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Any appeals in this process should be addressed to the contact in I.1

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Tenderers have the right to challenge provided for within regulation 47 of the Utlities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Any such proceedings must be brought in the High Court of England and Wales.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Contact details are as in I.1

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:25.1.2012