Waste Water Sampling and Analysis Contract
Chemical Investigation Programme 2 for Welsh Water. Laboratory Services.
United Kingdom-Treharris: Laboratory services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (DCC) Trading as Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW)
Pentwyn Road, Nelson
For the attention of: Dawn Griffiths
CF46 6LY Treharris
Telephone: +44 1443452300
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.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales and Hereford.
NUTS code UKL
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
We operate 40 impounding reservoirs, 66 water treatment works and supply an average 828 million litres of water every day through a network of 27 172 km of water mains, including 728 pumping stations and 645 service reservoirs. We also collect wastewater (and surface drainage) through a network of 18 478 km of sewers, incorporating 1 861 sewage pumping stations and 3 201 combined sewer overflows. This wastewater is treated at 833 Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW). These works are located next to rivers and along the coast of Wales.
As part of the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), and the Priority Substances daughter Directive, the water industry instigated research to better understand the occurrence, the behaviour and the management of trace contaminants in the wastewater treatment process and its effluent. This Chemical Investigations Programme 1 (CIP1), which ran from 2010 to 2013, carried out a major investigation programme which included sampling and analysis.
The next stage of investigation will begin in April 2015 and for most water companies will run throughout the water industry’s Asset Management Plan 6 (AMP6).
For DCC this situation is slightly different in that, for our Chemical Investigations Programme 2 (CIP2), all our analytical work must be completed by 31.3.2017.
The programme of regulatory sampling and analysis between 2015 and 2017 is required in order to understand the impact of priority substances, priority hazardous substances, specific pollutants, emerging substances and pharmaceuticals from WwTW to the environment.
The scope of this contract will be:
— provision of sample bottles;
— collection of CIP2 samples from sites in the DCC region and transportation to the operator’s laboratory for analysis;
— the analysis of CIP2 samples collected;
— reporting of CIP2 analytical results.
The sampling itself will be undertaken by DCC and so is not in the scope of this programme.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
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 Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier).
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT 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 ‘Buyer 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 and 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’.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: