Pro003732 — Services — Framework — Project And Programme Management Related Training

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
United Utilities Water Limited
02366678
Lingley Mere Business Park
Warrington
WA5 3LP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Amy Foxall
Telephone: +44 1925678096
E-mail: RegulatoryProcurementTeam@uuplc.co.uk
NUTS code: UKD

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.unitedutilities.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/43984

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=25453&B=UNITEDUTILITIES
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=25453&B=UNITEDUTILITIES
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Water

Section II: Object

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

PRO003732 — Services — Framework — Project and Programme Management Related Training

Reference number: PRO003732
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80500000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The requirement is to provide training resource for United Utilities (UU) Projects where business as usual (BAU) resource or alternative internal resource is unavailable.

— Lot 1: Systems and digital design / delivery,

— Lot 2: Generic training design and delivery.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

An Applicant can bid and be successful across both lots, 2 agreements per lot will be awarded.

In no circumstances will we award more than 2 Framework Agreements per lot.

An Applicant can be successful and be awarded an agreement across both lots.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Systems and Digital Design / Delivery

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79632000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope and specification for Lot 1 primarily consists of:

— System training: this requirement is in relation to new IT systems that UU are implementing or upgrades to existing systems currently installed. There may be a requirement to work with a third party to design and deliver the system based training or alternatively a requirement to deliver without design involvement and vice versa.

— Provide digital content: in accordance with UU Branding Guidelines and digital design guidelines the requirement is to use the various digital design tools including Articulate Storyline 2 (or equivalent).

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: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

It is anticipated that we will shortlist 4 bidders from PQQ to ITN and award to 2 bidders. An Applicant can bid and be successful across both lots, 2 agreements per lot will be awarded.

In no circumstances will we award more than 2 Framework Agreements per lot.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Agreements will be awarded for an initial period of 3 years with options to extend for up to a maximum term of 8 years. The duration of extensions will be at the discretion of the Company.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Generic Training Design and Delivery

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79632000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope and specification for Lot 2 primarily consists of the need to provide project design and delivery where the business change relates to process, system, behavioural or cultural change and there is a requirement for soft skills design and delivery or a more facilitative approach to training delivery.

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: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

It is anticipated that we will shortlist 4 bidders from PQQ to ITN and award to two bidders. An Applicant can bid and be successful across both lots, 2 agreements per lot will be awarded.

In no circumstances will we award more than 2 Framework Agreements per lot.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Agreements will be awarded for an initial period of 3 years with options to extend for up to a maximum term of 8 years. The duration of extensions will be at the discretion of the Company.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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:

Please refer to procurement documents.

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
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 several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 011-021715
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 05/10/2018
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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
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
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Court of England and Wales
City of Westminster
London
United Kingdom
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:
10/09/2018