Tender for Specialist Aquatic Surveys

Tender for Specialist Aquatic Surveys

Lot 1. Aquatic Ecology, Lot 2. Physical Environment Surveys.

United Kingdom-Warrington: Environmental services

2019/S 161-397337

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

United Utilities Water Ltd
02366678
Lingley Mere Business Park
Warrington
WA5 3LP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paula Lonsdale
Telephone: +44 1925678071
E-mail: regulatoryprocurementteam@uuplc.co.uk
NUTS code: UKD
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.unitedutilities.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/43984

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=29816&B=UNITEDUTILITIES
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=29816&B=UNITEDUTILITIES
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:

Services — Framework — Specialist Aquatic Surveys

Reference number: PRO004251

II.1.2)Main CPV code

90700000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The company holds licences to provide water and wastewater services to a population of approximately 7 000 000 people and businesses in the North West of England. The framework covers specialist aquatic services across the business, advising against business objectives and supporting the acquisition of environmental consents from statutory environmental consultees and planning authorities.

The framework will be for the following:

Lot 1. Aquatic Ecology,

Lot 2. Physical Environment Surveys.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Aquatic Ecology

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71313440
71354500
90711400
90712000
90712400
90720000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD
Main site or place of performance:

North West England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The services may include but will not be limited to the following activities:

1) Provision of specialist support to the company and its construction partners;

2) Undertaking aquatic ecology in support of environmental assessments for capital projects or drought studies, drought baseline or impact monitoring or Water Industry National Environment Programme investigations;

3) Designing and undertaking field surveys and producing technical reports;

4) Consultation with regulatory authorities, relevant landowners and third party groups and external record centres;

5) Completing task specific method statements, supporting risk assessments and implementing all necessary safe systems of work;

6) Consultation with third party land owners in order to secure access.

Surveys:

— electric fishing survey,

— fisheries fyke and seine netting,

— fish rescue,

— fish health check,

— freshwater macroinvertebrate survey,

— river macrophyte survey,

— aquatic invasive species survey,

— freshwater macroinvertebrate identification to species.

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: 600 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 6

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Initial term 3 years with options to extend for 5 years at 1 year intervals.

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:

Physical Environment Surveys

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71313440
90700000
90711400
90712000
71354500
90720000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD
Main site or place of performance:

North West England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The services may include but will not be limited to the following activities:

1) Provision of specialist support to the company and its construction partners;

2) Undertaking, hydrology, water quality and/or geomorphology studies in support of environmental assessments for capital projects or drought studies, drought baseline or impact monitoring or Water Industry National Environment Programme investigations;

3) Designing and undertaking field surveys and producing technical reports;

4) Consultation with regulatory authorities, relevant landowners and third party groups and external record centres;

5) Completing task specific method statements, supporting risk assessments and implementing all necessary safe systems of work;

6) Consultation with third party land owners in order to secure access.

Surveys:

— river hydrological surveys,

— geomorphology survey including river habitat survey,

— water quality monitoring.

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: 600 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 6

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Initial term of 3 years with the option to extend for 5 years at 1 year intervals.

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

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:

Please refer to procurement documents.

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
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
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: 6
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 192-394473

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 24/09/2019
Local time: 10:00
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: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of England and Wales
City of Westminster
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19/08/2019