Tender for Information Technology Consultancy Services

Tender for Information Technology Consultancy Services

8 Lots. IT Consultancy Services ‘Digital Development’ – Lot No: 1.

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

2019/S 234-574615

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Thames Water Utilities Ltd
Postal address: Procurement Support Centre — 3rd Floor East, C/O Mail Room, Rose Kiln Court
Town: Reading
NUTS code: UKJ11
Postal code: RG2 0BY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement.support.centre@thameswater.co.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: www.thameswater.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/procurement
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Water

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

IT Services: Consulting, Software Development, Internet and Support

Reference number: FA1407

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Information technology consultancy services — this project covers the implementation of framework agreements for digital delivery services for information technology for Thames Water estate during Amp 7. Activities include deployment of resources, advice, innovating IT solutions, knowledge transfer and supporting Thames Water business objectives and outcomes. We are looking for SME and non SME applicants.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Tenderers may apply for any of the main lots. Tenderers can win a place on any 1 or all of the main lots 1-4. The Main lots are sub divided into sub-lots of non-SME and SME. Tenderers should apply for the respective lot that applies (the SME definition is detailed in the additional information below, showing requisite criteria). Tenderers can’t win a place on both sub lots within a main lot.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

IT Consultancy Services ‘Digital Development’

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72000000
71621000
72100000
72110000
72130000
72200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of the Thames Water region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

IT Consultancy Services — create digital product teams that deliver new assets into Thames Water. The team may need to be present for the entire life cycle of a product, or specific stages. Undertake knowledge transfer to our in house teams.

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: 12 500 000.00 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:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

IT Consultancy Services ‘Digital Development’

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72000000
71621000
72100000
72110000
72130000
72200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of the Thames Water region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

IT Consultancy Services — create digital product teams that deliver new assets into Thames Water. The team may need to be present for the entire life cycle of a product, or specific stages. Undertake knowledge transfer to our in house teams.

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

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:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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

To qualify as an SME. EU criteria is as follows: less than 250 employees and 50 000 000 EUR turnover a year and balance sheet of 43 000 000 EUR or less.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

IT Consultancy — ‘Data Services’

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71316000
72000000
71621000
72100000
72200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of the Thames Water region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

IT Consultancy Services — provide resources and/or tooling to develop new innovative advanced data driven analytical models, algorithms, dashboards and visualisations.

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: 12 500 000.00 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:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

IT Consultancy — ‘Data Services’

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71316000
72000000
71621000
72100000
72200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of the Thames Water region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

IT Consultancy Services — provide resources and/or tooling to develop new innovative advanced data driven analytical models, algorithms, dashboards and visualisations.

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: 12 500 000.00 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:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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

Additional information: to qualify as an SME. EU criteria is as follows: less than 250 employees and 50 000 000 EUR turnover a year and balance sheet of 43 000 000 EUR or less.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

IT Consultancy Services — ‘Digital Delivery’

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71316000
71621000
72100000
72110000
72120000
72130000
72000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of the Thames Water region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

IT Consultancy services — implementation of new business applications, services and associated processes, undertake major changes to current and legacy applications and deliver associated infrastructure solutions.

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: 12 500 000.00 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:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

IT Consultancy Services — ‘Digital Delivery’

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71316000
71621000
72100000
72110000
72120000
72130000
72000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of the Thames Water region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

IT Consultancy services — implementation of new business applications, services and associated processes, undertake major changes to current and legacy applications and deliver associated infrastructure solutions.

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

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:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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

To qualify as an SME. EU criteria is as follows: less than 250 employees and 50 000 000 EUR turnover a year and balance sheet of 43 000 000 EUR or less.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

IT Consultancy Services — ‘Architecture’

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71316000
71621000
72100000
72110000
72120000
72130000
72000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of the Thames Water region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

IT Consultancy services — implementation of new business applications, services and associated processes, undertake major changes to current and legacy applications and deliver associated infrastructure solutions.

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

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:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

IT Consultancy Services — ‘Architecture’

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71316000
71621000
72100000
72110000
72120000
72130000
72000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
Main site or place of performance:

Whole of the Thames Water region.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

IT Consultancy services — implementation of new business applications, services and associated processes, undertake major changes to current and legacy applications and deliver associated infrastructure solutions.

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: 12 500 000.00 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:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Agreement would be awarded for initial duration of 3 years with options to extend annually to a maximum of 8 years.

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

To qualify as an SME. EU criteria is as follows: less than 250 employees and 50 000 000 EUR turnover a year and balance sheet of 43 000 000 EUR or less.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As detailed in the PQQ.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As detailed in Section VI.3) and PQQ.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

Bonds and/or parent company guarantees of performance and financial standing may be required.

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

Specified in the ITN document.

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

Consortia may be required to form a legal entity prior to award.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As detailed in the ITN.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

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: 3

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
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: 16/12/2019
Local time: 12:00
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:

English

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

Duration in months: 12 (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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Between 3 and 8 years.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

All suppliers who wish to respond to this notice must request a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) by using the link in Section I.3) of this notice, i.e. https://www.thameswater.co.uk/procurement

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Thames Water Utilities Ltd
Town: Reading
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Thames Water Utilities Ltd will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the 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 2016 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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Thames Water Utilities Ltd
Town: Reading
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29/11/2019