Tender for capital allowances and fixed assets analysis

Tender for capital allowances and fixed assets analysis

The requirement is for a consultant to provide timely, accurate and auditable capital allowances and fixed assets analysis to ensure that DCC complies with its taxation and other requrements.

United Kingdom-Treharris: Financial and insurance services

2013/S 188-324942

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (DCC)
Pentwyn Road, Nelson
Contact point(s): Procurement Department
For the attention of: Dawn Griffiths
CF46 6LY Treharris
Telephone: +44 1443452379
E-mail: finance.legal@dwrcymru.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.dwrcymru.com

Electronic access to information: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk

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:

Capital allowances and fixed assets analysis.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 6: Financial services a) Insurances services b) Banking and investment services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales and Hereford.

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 requirement is for a consultant to provide timely, accurate and auditable capital allowances and fixed assets analysis to ensure that DCC complies with its taxation and other requrements.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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: 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:

Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig trading as Dwr Cymru Welsh water (DCC) is the regulated company that provides water and sewerage services to over 3 million people living and working in Wales as well as some adjoining areas of England. DCC is owned by Glas Cymru a ‘not for profit’ holding company. DCWW has 1.2 million household customers and over 100 000 business customers. DCC raises income of over GBP 700 million annually from Water supply, sewerage and trade effluent services.
We operate 81 impounding reservoirs, 105 water treatment works and supply average 900million litres of water every day through a network of 27 000 km of water mains, including 532 pumping stations and 715 service reservoirs. We also collect wastewater (and surface drainage) through a network of 19,000km of sewers, incorporating 1,700 sewerage pumping stations and 3 000 combined sewer overflows. It is treated at 832 waste water treatment works located next to rivers and along the coast of Wales.
Our primary responsibility is to operate, maintain and upgrade this large network of assets to ensure a safe and reliable drinking water supply and to deal effectively with wastewater so as to protect the environment.
Required Service.
DCC requires the contractor to provide timely, accurate and auditable capital allowances and fixed assets analysis to ensure that DCC complies with its taxation and other requirements. The core service will comprise the collection of data and analysis and advice on legislation changes and their impact on DCC capital allowances.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 600 000 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

Duration in months: 72 (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:

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
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

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:
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: 25.10.2013 – 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

29.10.2013 – 16:00
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: no

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:

Suppliers instructions – How to Express Interest in this Opportunity:
1. Register your company on the DCC eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
— Browse to the DCC eSourcing Portal: https://dwrcymru-welshwater.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register:

— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’,
— Enter your correct business and user details,
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
— Login to the portal with the username/password,
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitation to Tenders open to any registered supplier),
— Click on the PQQ entitled, Capital Allowances and Fixed Assets Analysis. to access the content,
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page,
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender:
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining),
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT,
— There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available),
— You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page.
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the Bravo eSourcing help desk – details are provided on the DCC eSourcing Portal.
Please note the following:
— You must download the documents yourself after you have expressed an interest, they will NOT be sent to you.
— Expressions of Interest will ONLY be accepted through the eSourcing portal.
— All documentation must be returned electronically via the eSourcing portal.
— The deadline for the Electronic return of completed Pre Qualification Questionnaires is no later than 12:00 hrs (noon) on Friday 19.4.2013.
— The deadline for any clarification/ questions regarding this Pre Qualification Questionnaire will be no later than 17:00 hrs on Tuesday 9.4.2013. Please note DCC will not respond to any dialogue after this deadline.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (DCC) trading as Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Tenderers have the right to challenge as provided for within regulation 47 of the Utilities 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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:25.9.2013