Scottish Water : Transport of Bio-Resources (South)

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Notice Summary
Title: Transport of Bio-Resources (South)
Notice type: Contract Notice - Utilities
Authority: Scottish Water
Nature of contract: Services
Procedure: Negotiated with competition
Short Description: Scottish Water is seeking to appoint a supplier to provide transport services for wastewater Bio Resource (sludge cake) from Scottish Water sites in the south of Scotland. The supplier will be required to supply suitable containers to meet individual site requirements, hold a Waste Carrier’s Licence and conform to relevant legislation and codes of practice.
Published: 21/07/2022 15:44
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UK-Glasgow: Sludge transport services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             Scottish Water
             6 Buchanan Gate, Glasgow, G33 6FB, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 7716088094, Email:
             Main Address:, Address of the buyer profile:
             NUTS Code: UKM
      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: No.
      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 electronically via 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.6) Main activity:

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
      II.1.1) Title: Transport of Bio-Resources (South)       
      Reference Number: SW22/S&W/1414
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      90513700 - Sludge transport services.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
      II.1.4) Short description: Scottish Water is seeking to appoint a supplier to provide transport services for wastewater Bio Resource (sludge cake) from Scottish Water sites in the south of Scotland. The supplier will be required to supply suitable containers to meet individual site requirements, hold a Waste Carrier’s Licence and conform to relevant legislation and codes of practice.       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 15,000,000       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No       
II.2) Description
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      Not Provided       
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UKM9 Southern Scotland
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: Scottish Water requires the transport of wastewater sludge cake from 9 Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) and 1 PFI (Private Finance Initiative) WWTW in the South of Scotland to various other nominated outlets throughout Scotland. All sludge cake requires to be transported in suitable containers. The supplier will be required to supply suitable containers to meet individual site requirements and remove on request within 24 hours conforming to all relevant legislation and codes of practice. Containers deemed suitable for transporting sludge cake should be closely covered on and off the vehicle to protect from weather ingress, improve odour control, and be constructed in such a way to prevent leaks.
All Waste Transfer Note documentation must be fully completed whilst carrying out transport activities so as to satisfy “Duty of Care” compliance. Auditable weigh cell information should be provided for 100% of loads uplifted from sites with no onsite weigh cells. This should be in the form of printed weigh tickets, or another acceptable form of auditable records.
The Supplier shall include for uplift, unloading and transportation of wastewater sludge from the named WWTW’s, conforming to all relevant legislation and Codes of Practice relevant to road transportation and haulage.
The Supplier must comply, where applicable, with the WWTW’s - Waste Management Licence, Odour Management Plan, and other site-specific associated processes and procedures as directed by Scottish Water and Saur Services Glasgow Limited for Dalmuir WwTW.
All prices include supply of documentation and data with respect to operation performance and relevant legislation codes of practice and other relevant standards.
      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: 15,000,000       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Duration in months: 96       
      This contract is subject to renewal: Yes       
      Description of renewals: 4 year initial period with 4 x 1 year extension options at the sole discretion of SW.
      II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited:
             Envisaged minimum number: 3
      Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of cadidates: 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: The PQQ documents can also be accessed by logging in through the Scottish Water Delta e-sourcing webpage and through the Response Manager section using the following Access Code: 4F22RYKV6Q       

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:          
      Not Provided       
      III.1.2) Economic and financial standing       
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided    
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :       
      Applicants will be expected to be of sufficient financial and economic standing to support the anticipated contract value. All applicants must complete the financial questions within the pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documents. Financial standing relevant to the anticipated contract value will be determined by Scottish Water based on the response to the pre-qualification questionnaire and any further financial checks deemed necessary    
      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.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation
            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.1.6) Deposits and guarantees required:
      Scottish Water reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security    
      III.1.7) Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
      All prices quoted shall be in Sterling (UK) and all payments shall be made in Sterling (UK). Payment shall be made on the basis of completed services in accordance with the agreed contract rates, schedules and conditions of contract   
      III.1.8) Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
      In the event of a group of companies submitting an accepted offer it will be necessary for each member of the group to sign an undertaking that each company in the group will be jointly and severally liable for the satisfactory performance of the contract      
   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       
      Bidders must comply with modern slavery act and operate an ethical supply chain          
      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.1.1) Type of procedure: Competitive procedure with negotiation   
   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system    
         The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement    
         Framework agreement with a single operator       
         Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement:
Not Provided                     
         In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 8 years: Not Provided    
   IV.1.4) Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue: No.
   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: 23/08/2022 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 Yes       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted Yes       
   Electronic payment will be used Yes       
   VI.3) Additional Information: Scottish Water will not accept the SPD. We will only accept a completed Scottish Water PQQ document. This Notice does not preclude Scottish Water from issuing other notices for specific requirements. Responses to the FTS Notice will be evaluated and only successful applicants following PQQ evaluation will be invited to submit a tender. Applicants who fail to supply all of the information requested in response to this Notice or any resulting tender exercise may risk elimination
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   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             Glasgow Sheriff Court
       1 Carlton Place, Glasgow, G5 9TW, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1414298888
   VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
             Scottish Water
          6 Buchanan Gate, Glasgow, G33 6FB, United Kingdom
          Tel. +44 8000778778
   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:
          Scottish Water
       6 Buchanan Gate, Glasgow, G33 6FB, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 8000778778
   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 21/07/2022

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