Trunk Main Monitoring Systems for Thames Water

Trunk Main Monitoring Systems for Thames Water

Permanent, real time monitoring of trunk main performance; Constant monitoring for bursts. These devices shall automatically generate an immediate alarm; Constant monitoring for emergent leaks allowing time to repair the main before a major failure occurs.

United Kingdom-Reading: Instrumentation and control equipment

2015/S 002-002795

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Thames Water Utilities Limited
Procurement Support Centre — 3rd Floor East, C/O Mail Room, Rose Kiln Court
RG2 0BY Reading

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:

FA1263 Trunk Main Monitoring Systems and related Services.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Thames Water Area.
NUTS code

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 7

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 4 000 000 and 8 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Thames Water Utilities Ltd is the UK’s largest water and sewerage company, supplying 14 million customers across London and the Thames Valley.
To run its network efficiently, Thames needs to know what is going on and needs this information quickly enough to react on it.
Thames has approximately 4 700 km of trunk mains, located primarily in London and the Thames Valley. The objective of this notice is to source suppliers who can assist with the following areas supporting this trunk main network:
— Permanent, real time monitoring of trunk main performance;
— Constant monitoring for bursts. These devices shall automatically generate an immediate alarm;
— Constant monitoring for emergent leaks allowing time to repair the main before a major failure occurs;
In addition, Thames is looking to improve current burst prediction capabilities.
Alternatives to leakage detection will be considered.
Thames is intending on awarding framework agreement(s) to supplier(s) for:
— Provision of trunk mains monitoring systems for remote burst prediction and/or remote burst detection;
— Commissioning, calibration and ongoing support and maintenance of the instrumentation.
For the avoidance of doubt, please be advised that this contract notice is not an opportunity to PQQ (Pre-qualify), it is a direct to tender (ITN) opportunity.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31682210, 44161200

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

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Information to be provided in the invitation to negotiate.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Any agreement awarded would be for an initial duration of 3 years, with options to extend annually up to a maximum overall term of 7 years.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

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

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Specified in the Invitation to Negotiate.

III.1.3)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 any award.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Specified in the Invitation to Negotiate.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in section VI.3.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in section VI.3.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in section VI.3.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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: 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

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.1.2015 – 09:00

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Between 3-7 years.

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:

All suppliers who wish to respond to this OJEU notice must request the tender documents by providing the following details:

Company Name;
2 x Contact Name;
2 x Contact Email;
2 x Contact Telephone.
Project being applied for (please state the title used in section II.1.1 of this notice) Thames Water’s Procurement Support Centre will then send you an email (to the email address provided by you) setting out login details for Thames Water’s eSourcing system (IASTA).
To view the ITN (tender) you will need to login to Thames Water’s eSourcing system (IASTA). Should you wish to submit an ITN (tender), you must complete and submit it on Thames Water’s eSourcing system by the date and time stated in the system (9:00, 28.1.2015). Further instructions for bidders are set out within the tender documents.

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: Thames Water Utilities Limited 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 (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: