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Qualification System for Works and Professional Services

Qualification system - utilities

Directive 2004/17/EC
This notice is a call for competition yes

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Wessex Water Services Limited
Claverton Down
Contact point(s): Central Services
For the attention of: Stuart Sutton
BA2 7WW Bath
Telephone: +44 1225526000

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

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 qualification system

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Qualification System for Works and Professional Services
II.2)Type of contract
II.3)Description of the works, services or goods to be procured through the qualification system:
This Notice fulfils Wessex Water's statutory obligation to re-advertise its qualification system inviting economic operators (applicants) to apply for particular categories of work herein referred to as Work Types. The qualification system may be used as the basis for selection and tendering opportunities for contracts and agreements (above and below threshold) for the works and professional services described below as and when there is a sufficient requirement.
Wessex Water gives no guarantee as to the volumes or values of works/services being awarded via the qualification system. Wessex Water will not be liable for the applicants costs of responding to this Notice or to any subsequent pre-qualification or tender document.
Those applicants who have already qualified for a Work Type need not reapply for that Work Type, however they may apply for other Work Types advertised here should they wish.
The Work Types are grouped under the categories of (1) Contractor Work Types and (2) Consultants Work Types. Applicants are not limited to the number or group of Work Types for which they may apply.
(1) Contractor Work Types Group
- Asbestos Removal and Disposal
- Boreholes for Water Resources and Ground Water Level Observation, Sinking, and Maintenance
- Civil Engineering Works (previously Minor Civil Engineering)
- Concrete Repair Works
- Demolition of Structures
- Diamond Drilling
- Diving including Inspection, Repair and Installation work
- Electrical, Mechanical and Instrumentation Works (previously 'General Electrical, Mechanical & Instrumentation Maintenance and Repair Works & Services')
- Fencing
- Formwork, Reinforcement and Concrete (FRC)
- Gel Grouting/Injecting of Sewers
- General Building Works (previously 'Brickwork/Blockwork & Carpentry')
- Groundworks
- Labour Support (Civils Skilled Labour) (previously 'Labour Only Support' and 'Labour Only Gangs')
- Labour Support (EMI Skilled Labour)
- Metalwork
- Piling
- Plumbing and Sanitary Work
- Rehabilitation of Water Mains excluding resin spray lining
- Reinstatement of Roads etc. by Hand Lay including Patching
- Reinstatement of Roads etc. by Machine Lay
- SCADA and Controls/Software Development, Modifications and Replacement
- Scaffolding
- Security: including temporary man guarding, guard dogs and CCTV monitoring of sites (this does not include permanent CCTV or permanent man guarding)
- Sewer Asset Surveys: inspection and surveys of manholes, tunnels and pipelines and associated jetting
- Structural Renovation and Rehabilitation of Sewers
- Tree Surgery
- Trenchless Pipework
- Under Pressure Drilling / Tapping
(2) Consultants Work Types Group
- Architects and Planning Consultants
- Asbestos Inspection
- Archaeological Services
- Environmental and Wildlife/Ecological Consultancy
- Health and Safety Consultants
- Hydraulic Analysis (including Hydraulic Modelling)
- Inspection and Design Services for Dams and Impounding Reservoirs
- Land agents
- Property/Building Surveys
- Raw Water Resources and Flow Surveys
- Site/Ground Investigation
- Topographical and Utility Site Surveys.
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45200000, 42961200, 44212381, 44212400, 45110000, 45315000, 45330000, 45340000, 45420000, 45430000, 45453100, 50500000, 50700000, 71250000, 71300000, 71510000, 71621000, 71631440, 71631460, 76300000, 76410000, 76600000, 77211300, 77211400, 90650000, 90700000, 92222000, 92534000, 98363000, 79713000, 79715000

II.5)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Qualification for the system:

Conditions to be fulfilled by economic operators in view of their qualification: Applicants should visit and download a copy of the questionnaire.

Following the guidance in the questionnaire, applicants are required to fully complete all questions including indicating the Work Type(s) for which they wish to apply, answer all required questions, collate the required supporting documentation and submit to Wessex Water at the address indicated.
Applicants are required to confirm they do not have any of the convictions noted in Clause 26(1) of the Utilities Contracts Regulations and are not subject to any of the conditions noted in Clause 26(5) of the same. Applicants who are unable to confirm this are not eligible to apply.
Responses will be assessed and successful applications will be Passed meaning they have qualified under the system.
This qualification system will be used as the basis of the first stage of qualification for selection or tendering opportunities which may be supplemented by further qualification criteria established by Wessex Water specific to the works or professional service. Wessex Water maintains the right not to use the qualification system. Where Wessex Water chooses not to use the system and the value is above the relevant threshold it may use the Achilles UVDB or, as necessary, issue a separate notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Methods according to which each of those conditions will be verified: Wessex Water will review the responses to the questionnaire submitted by the applicant and may request further clarification or verify responses with the Health & Safety Executive (UK), Companies House (UK) and undertake independent financial checks via a credit check service as it deems necessary.
III.1.2)Information about reserved contracts

Section V: Procedure

IV.1)Award criteria
IV.1.1)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.1.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
IV.2.2)Duration of the qualification system
Indefinite duration
IV.2.3)Information about renewals
Renewal of the qualification system: yes
formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: Applicants must provide satisfactory responses to the questionnaire in order to be Passed. Applications shall be assessed against the criteria stated in the expression of interest questionnaire.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
There is no guarantee as to the volume or value of contracts or agreements to be let via the qualification system.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

As stated in section I.1

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: For contracts subject to the Utilities Contracts Regulations Wessex Water Services Limited will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
Any request by tenderers for further information during the standstill period must be sent in writing to the address stated in section I.1 of this notice.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 6) as amended apply, provision is made for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England).
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: