Supply of Water Pipes to United Utilities

Supply of Water Pipes to United Utilities

This is a pre qualification to select suppliers for the supply of large diameter pipes for two projects the scope and key design parameters for each is as follows: Anchorsholme: Length 3 200 M to 4300 M; Number of pipes 1 or 2; Diameter range 1 450 mm to 2 300 mm internal diameter.

United Kingdom-Warrington: Pipeline, piping, pipes, casing, tubing and related items

2014/S 082-143525

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

United Utilities Water plc
Clearwater 4, Lingley Green Business Park, Lingley Green Avenue, Great Sankey
Contact point(s): UK Warrington
For the attention of: Ken Pritchard
WA5 3UZ Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1925773146
E-mail: ken.pritchard@uuplc.co.uk
Fax: +44 1925773253

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.unitedutilities.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: United Utilities Water plc
Clearwater4, Lingley Green Business Park, Lingley Green Avenue, Great Sankey
Contact point(s): Ken Pritchard
For the attention of: Ken Pritchard
WA5 3UZ Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1925773146
E-mail: ken.pritchard@uuplc.co.uk
Fax: +44 1925773253
Internet address: www.united utilities.co.uk

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

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

PRO001700 Anchorsholme and Harrowside Outfalls-Pipe Supply.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UKD

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):

This is a pre qualification to select suppliers for the supply of large diameter pipes for two projects the scope and key design parameters for each is as follows:
Anchorsholme: Length 3 200 M to 4300 M; Number of pipes 1 or 2; Diameter range 1 450 mm to 2 300 mm internal diameter; Working pressure up to 4 bar; Test or surge pressure up to 8 bar; depth of burial 1.5 M to 3.0 M. Installation loadings are those associated with marine installation using float and flood techniques.
Harrowside: Length 650 M to 2 000 M; Number of pipes 1; Diameter range 1 800 mm to 2 300 mm; Working pressure up to 3 bar; Depth of burial 1.5 M to 3.0 M. Installation loadings are those associated with marine installation using float and flood techniques.
A pre qualification questionnaire can be obtained by contacting ken.pritchard@uuplc.co.uk

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

44160000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Supply of pipes as described in II.1.5).
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 6 500 000 and 24 500 000 GBP
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

Starting 1.7.2014 Completion 31.12.2017

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

The contracting entity reserves the right to require parent company guarantees, performance bonds or other appropriate forms of financial security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

To be identified in the invitation to tender documents.
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:

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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the pre qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the pre qualification questionnaire.
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

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

Negotiated
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

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: ..
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

22.5.2014 – 13:00
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 of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Authorised representatives of United Utilities Water plc.

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:

The result of the tendering process may be one of the following: an agreement, a contract, a memorandum of understanding, an appointment as as a named Kit supplier (in the contract for the installation of the outfall pipelines) or similar, to supply appropriate pipes for the Anchorsholme and Harrowside Outfall installation contracts. The Contracting entity reserves the right to not progress with a tender or award of a contract following this pre qualification excercise.
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: United Utilities Water plc will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of a 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:24.4.2014