Procurement Hub: Water Services Procurement DPS

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Notice Summary
Title: Water Services Procurement DPS
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: Procurement Hub
Nature of contract: Services
Procedure: Restricted
Short Description: Procurement Hub are seeking to appoint Water Suppliers onto a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) which will be utilised and owned by Places for People Procurement Hub. It is intended that this DPS will be capable of being used by contracting authorities in the United Kingdom.
Published: 19/04/2021 11:14
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UK-Preston: Water distribution and related services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             Places for People Group Limited
             4 The Pavilons, Port Way, Preston, PR2 2YB, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 1772897574, Email:
             Contact: Lisa Gallacher
             Main Address:, Address of the buyer profile:
             NUTS Code: UK
      I.2) Joint procurement
      The contract involves joint procurement: No.
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided       
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: Yes.
      I.3) Communication
      The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
      Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address       
      Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
      I.4) Type of the contracting authority
            Body governed by public law
      I.5) Main activity
            Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
      II.1.1) Title: Water Services Procurement DPS       
      Reference Number: Not provided
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      65100000 - Water distribution and related services.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
      II.1.4) Short description: Procurement Hub are seeking to appoint Water Suppliers onto a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) which will be utilised and owned by Places for People Procurement Hub. It is intended that this DPS will be capable of being used by contracting authorities in the United Kingdom.       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 50,000,000       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No       
II.2) Description
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      65110000 - Water distribution.
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: The primary objective is to establish a DPS solution to provide contracts using fixed price and portfolio procurement solutions for water.

The DPS will be not be divided into defined Lots. Instead suppliers are asked to complete a matrix to provide details of the utilities and procurement strategies that they can undertake. A brief description of each of the available work streams is provided below:

•Fixed Price offering, Water
•Portfolio offering, Water

Accordingly, we are looking to work with suitably qualified UK licenced suppliers who have experience in designing and implementing innovative product and service solutions to meet those needs.

This Water Procurement Services Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is intended to be utilised and owned by Places for People Procurement Hub and managed by Inenco. It is intended that this DPS will be capable of being used by contracting authorities in the United Kingdom.

This procurement is being undertaken by Inenco, with Places for People as the contracting authority for itself and as lead authority for the benefit of other organisations that will be set out in the contract notice. Accordingly, it is the intention that these other UK public organisations should be able to rely on this procurement to purchase such goods and services without the need for any further procurement process.

This agreement will provide an OJEU compliant platform which any contracting authority as defined by Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 can procure energy via the tender process subsequent to the DPS being established.

Further competitions will be on a client by client basis and all suppliers who pass this SQ and meet the client’s requirement in terms of utility and procurement strategy will be invited to tender.

Please indicate which work streams you wish to be considered for opportunities let through the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) by completing the relevant sections of the documents provided on the Delta Procurement Hub portal.

Suppliers will only be invited to compete in tender exercises for the work streams applied for. It is the responsibility of the Supplier to keep Inenco informed of any changes to the works streams applied for and locations selected.

Supplier Eligibility

To participate in this procurement the supplier must confirm that for each and all of the work streams applied for within this DPS your organisation is fully licensed to supply water and waste-water in accordance with Ofwat regulations.

Please note that this is a mandatory requirement, and Suppliers who do not meet this criteria will not be accepted onto the DPS.
      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: Not provided       
      Currency: Not provided       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Duration in months: 120       
      This contract is subject to renewal: No       
      Description of renewals: Not provided
      II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited:
       Not provided
      Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Not provided
      II.2.10) Information about variants:
      Variants will be accepted: No
      II.2.11) Information about options:
      Options:       No             
      Description of options: Not provided
      II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
      Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: No
      II.2.13) Information about European Union funds:
      The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No       
      Identification of the project: Not provided             
      II.2.14) Additional information: To respond to this opportunity please click here:

For details of the nationwide public sector eligibility list, including public sector bodies who are able to use thisFramework Agreement without limitation, please follow the below link:       

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:          
      Fully licensed to supply water throughout Great Britain    
      III.1.2) Economic and financial standing          
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents       
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided    
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :       
      Not Provided    
      III.1.3) Technical and professional ability    
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided      
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :          
      Not Provided   
      III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)   
      The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No       
      The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No    
   III.2) Conditions related to the contract
      III.2.1) Information about a particular profession    
      Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:          
      Not Provided    
      III.2.2) Contract performance conditions          
      Not Provided          
      III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
      Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: No

Section IV: Procedure
   IV.1) Description RESTRICTED
      IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Restricted   
   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system    
         The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO        
         The procurement involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system       
         The dynamic purchasing system might be used by additional purchasers - NO           
         In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided    
   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
      An electronic auction will be used: No
      Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
   IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
      The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes       
   IV.2) Administrative information
      IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure:
         Notice number in the OJ S: Not provided       
      IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
       Date: 19/05/2021 Time: 12:00
      IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates: Not Provided       
      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: Not Provided      

Section VI: Complementary Information
   VI.1) Information about recurrence
   This is a recurrent procurement: No    
   Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
   VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
   Electronic ordering will be used No       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted No       
   Electronic payment will be used No       
   VI.3) Additional Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             High Court of England and Wales
       Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL, United Kingdom
   VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
             Royal Courts of Justice
          Strand, London, WC2A 2LL, United Kingdom
   VI.4.3) Review procedure
   Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:    
    Not Provided    
   VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
          Crown Commercial Services
       Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ, United Kingdom
   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 19/04/2021

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