Waste Water Sampling and Analysis Contract

Waste Water Sampling and Analysis Contract

Chemical Investigation Programme 2 for Welsh Water. Laboratory Services.

United Kingdom-Treharris: Laboratory services

2014/S 201-356012

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

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

Internet address(es):

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.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:

Chemical Investigation Programme 2 (CIP2).

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

Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales and Hereford.


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

The notice involves a public contract

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

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

Waste Water Sampling and Analysis.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

D?r Cymru Cyfyngedig (DCC) trading as D?r Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) is the regulated company that provides water and sewerage services to over 3 million people living and working in Wales as well as some adjoining parts of England. DCC is owned by Glas Cymru a ‘not for profit’ holding company. DCC serves 1.4 million homes and businesses.
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.
Project scope
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

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 19.11.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

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

19.11.2014 – 17:00
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: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information:

‘Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
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.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: