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Ofwat wishes to procure a Strategic Partner to help transform its support services such as HR, FM, Finance, IT, Procurement, Business Support and Customer Services. We do not want to outsource all of the services. We are seeking a ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat)
Centre City Tower, 7 Hill Street
Birmingham
B5 4UA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Team
Telephone: +44 1216447534
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1216447559
NUTS code: UKG31

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA24607

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.mytenders.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.mytenders.org
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: economic regulator for the water industry in England and Wales

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Strategic Partner for Co Sourcing Delivery Model for Support Services.

Reference number: PROC.01.0556
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75130000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Ofwat wishes to procure a Strategic Partner to help transform its support services such as HR,

FM, Finance, IT, Procurement, Business Support and Customer Services. We do not want to outsource all of the services. We are seeking a strategic partner to work with us on a Co Sourcing approach, where we use the Partner's capacity to augment our own as and when required.

We will first work with the Partner on a 6 - 12 month project to improve our processes and systems and bring them in line with the Partner's processes. The Partner can then provide off-site (including off shore) capacity, to assist us with busy periods or address skills gaps, on a pay as you go basis. The Partner would also work on future projects (e.g. replacement of an IT system), supply temporary staff and manage our IT Supply Chain.

There are other Regulators/Arms Length Bodies who could benefit from this service and so we are creating a single supplier Framework Agreement through which they can contract.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 9 950 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
30200000
32400000
32500000
48300000
48820000
48900000
64200000
66000000
66500000
71317100
72000000
73000000
79000000
80500000
98300000
75100000
90919200
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG31
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement is being conducted under the competitive dialogue process. Ofwat will be publishing the request for Initial Solutions or Service (ISOS) shortly after this notice and will be asking for the submission of ISOS following completion of the evaluation of the Selection Questionnaire (SQ).

Bidders will be informed of outcome of evaluation of SQ w/c 14.8.2017. Rather than restrict participation following SQ, Ofwat will invite all bidders who pass the minimum quality threshold at SQ to submit an ISOS.

Ofwat anticipates contract award taking place in January 2018.

Further detail on the background to the requirements and the services required is given in the attached Memorandum of Information (MOI).

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: 9 950 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Are included in Volume 3 of the ISOS.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Please note that this opportunity is in 2 parts: Part 1 includes the MOI and SQ. Part 2 will include ISOS and a draft [Framework Agreement] contract. Part 2 is anticipated to be available during w/c 3.7.2017 (ISOS and contract).

Access to the Data Room is anticipated to be available from Monday 3.7.2017. Notification and instructions on how to access it will be given in due course.

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:

Professional qualifications: CIPS (procurement), CIPFA (Finance), ACCA (Finance), CIPD (Human Resources) and other relevant professional qualifications.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The Contract will be provided as part of the procurement documents process and will set out the relevant performance conditions applicable to the services.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive dialogue
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
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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: 2017/S 074-142166
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 01/08/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 14/08/2017
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
Tender must be valid until: 28/02/2018
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority is putting in place a Framework Agreement which is accessible for use by UK regulatory authorities and arms-length bodies, including:

Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem).

Payment Systems Regulator (PSR).

Utility Regulatory, Northern Ireland(UREGNI).

National Health Service (NHS).

Office of Rail and Road (ORR).

Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO).

Legal Services Board.

Financial Reporting Council (FRC).

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Office of Communications (Ofcom).

Gambling Commission.

Legal Ombudsman.

Solicitors Regulatory Authority(SRA).

Regulatory Delivery.

Forensic Science Regulator (FSR).

Public Health Register (UKPHR).

Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).

Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).

Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted).

Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).

Sports England.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

UK Sport.

Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).

Consumer Council for Water (CCWater).

Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA).

UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO).

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

Medical Research Council (MRC).

Pensions Protection Funds (PPF).

Natural England.

Payment Systems Regulator (PSR).

HS2 limited (HS2).

National Infrastructure Commission (NIC).

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service(CAFCASS).

Rural Payments Agency (RPA).

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.mytenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=195732.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.mytenders.org/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(MT Ref:195732)

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=195732.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.myTenders.org/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(MT Ref:195732).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat)
Centre City Tower, 7 Hill Street
Birmingham
B5 4UA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1216447500
Fax: +44 1216447559

Internet address:http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
30/06/2017