Tender for Telemetry Real-Time Services

Tender for Telemetry Real-Time Services

Yorkshire Water Services Ltd YWS are seeking partners to operate on a Framework for the provision of telemetry real-time services. 

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

2019/S 031-070664

Contract notice – utilities


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Yorkshire Water
United Kingdom
E-mail: vicky.mordey@yorkshirewater.co.uk
NUTS code: UKE41
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.yorkshirewater.com/

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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

I.6)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Telemetry Real-Time Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Yorkshire Water Services Ltd YWS are seeking partners to operate on a framework for the provision of telemetry real-time services. These services will fundamentally bridge the gap between IT and operational technology and will provide reliable data connections and translate data into information for the wider business.

Data sources include, but are not limited to the Regional Telemetry System, SCADA, energy consumption, sludge transport, rainfall and data from 3rd party loggers. This framework will not cover the installation of new infrastructure. Data will be delivered for consumption in the form of raw data e.g. PI Data Link or on visualised displays/dashboards (e.g.PI-Vision). This will be in line with current strategy to provide situational awareness on a single pane of glass for the control room.

The framework will support the reduction of alarm noise and increase intelligent alarms.

This framework is intended for a duration of 4 years and an extension of up to a further 2 years.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE41

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Yorkshire Water Services (YWS) intends to implement a framework involving a small number of partners that will provide support for a series of small and larger scale projects to react to the addition of telemetry data sources, deliver data as information on a series of dashboards and provide interconnections between top end systems. The framework does not include the installation of new devices or equipment.

Projects may include but not be limited to:

— visualisation of current data with the use of YWS business logic to illustrate any potential alerts in a timely manner. Data modelling would also be used to take a more predictive/proactive approach,

— smaller projects relating to the control room should be delivered in a standard to allow the growth into a layered situational awareness dashboard (single pane of glass),

— interfaces between systems. Bespoke and nonstandard interfaces are (and will be) developed to meet the needs of the business. Data is acquired from assets such as water treatment works, waste water treatment works, pumping stations, level monitoring loggers, flow and pressure loggers, sludge tanker operations, energy consumption/generation and all this must be structured and interfaced to operational databases for business use,

— intelligent alarms to reduce alarm noise. Flows and levels are affected by external conditions such as weather and the business does not need to be overloaded with alerts and alarms where a genuine alarm could be missed. Projects will be commenced to allow data to be fed from existing systems into external analytics where data can be mixed, and only genuine alerts/alarms fed back in. For example, comparing level data from one systems and weather data from another source,

— profile alarms — flat line alarms thresholds do not give the business time to react in certain situations. A great deal of YWS supply and treatment does follow a diurnal pattern and projects will be implemented to deliver profile alarm/alerts based on predicted patterns,

— legacy system support and replacement. Some legacy systems do need support, reinvigoration and/or replacement. Some data from legacy systems is regulatory and systems will require support as they reach end of life. Projects will be started to review current architecture, business requirements and assist in the delivery of replacement or updated systems.

Example projects:

— bespoke OSI PI-SAP S4/HANA interface,

— visible networks (profile alarms on clean network),

— situational awareness (waste),

— intelligent alarms (reduce alarm noise, inc trial of analytics engine),

— process safety performance indicators (PSPI) dashboard,

— energy and recycling dashboard,

— metaldehyde alerts (using turbidity as a surrogate to predict farm pesticide run off),

— sample manager refresh (discovery phase),

— regulatory operational database refresh (discovery phase).

Projects requiring input include, but are now limited to:

— internal sewer flooding (using data from addition of small form factor loggers),

— upper quartile performance target waste monitors (using data from addition of additional waste loggers),

— upper quartile performance target acoustic loggers (using data from addition of additional clean loggers),

— netbase 6.26 upgrade,

— pollution-predictor refresh.

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: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option for a 24-month renewal in year 4 with a potential total term of 72 months.

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

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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

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

Date: 14/03/2019
Local time: 16:00
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:

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

Yorkshire Water Services Ltd
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: