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Water Network Management Services and Works.

Contract notice - utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

P.O.Box 900, Webworks, Eglinton Street
Contact point(s): Tender Admin
Telephone: +353 214239083

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Ervia
PO Box 900, Webworks, Eglinton Street
For the attention of: Tender Admin
Telephone: +353 214239083

I.2)Main activity
Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat
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 contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Water Network Management Services and Works.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Cork.

NUTS code IE

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Irish Water wishes to appoint a number of Contractors to assist in achieving its
network improvement targets through targeted capital works. The extent of the
scope of the programme is to support the provision of efficient water services
capital investment.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45232150, 45231110, 45231112, 45231113, 45231300, 45232100, 45232151, 45330000, 45332200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The Contracting Entity wishes to appoint a number of Contractors whose responsibilities will include the provision of the required capital works and services associated with the following;
- Services and works associated with rehabilitating water mains and associated services to existing potable water mains;
- Services and works associated with regularising irregular service connections and leak repair works including, but not limited to, Lead Service Replacement, Shared Services, Mixed Use Services, Backyard Services, customer/private side leaks;
- Services and works associated with setting up new district meter areas and/or modifying existing district meter areas, including pre-installation surveys, installation of flow meters, valves, pressure management options, ducts for telemetry and post survey installation to confirm operating District Meter Area (DMA).
- Services and works associated with planned diversions of existing infrastructure to enable third party works;
- Services and works associated with the installation of Meters up to DN40 in size with automatic meter reading capability, including installation of appropriate boundary boxes/chambers and associated works in which to locate such meters;
- Provision (anticipated to be through frameworks established by the Contracting Entity) of all boundary boxes, PE pipe, PE fittings, water meters with radio units and Ductile Iron Pipe, Fittings, Valves and Couplers.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: An initial period of four (4) years with 2 options to extend for a period of 12 months annually (up to six (6) years in total).
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 048 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
As per contract documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As per contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Requests to participate may be submitted by single entities or by groups of service providers. A group will not be required to convert into a specific legal form in order to submit a request to participate, but may if Ervia considers it necessary to ensure that the contract is carried out to its satisfaction, be required to do so prior to award of the contract. Ervia also reserves the right to contract with each member of the group on the basis of joint and several liability, or with one member of the group as a main contractor with a number of sub-contractors or on any other basis as Bord Gáis considers appropriate.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: If any of the conditions set out in Regulation 53(1) of The European Communities (Award of Public Authorities Contract) Regulations apply to the applicant, the applicant will be excluded from the competition.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: A full description of candidates' required economics and financial capacity will be set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: A full description of candidates' required technical capacity will be set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)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.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Periodic indicative notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 011-015935 of 16.1.2016

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents (except for a DPS)
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 23.5.2016 - 11:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
23.5.2016 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Other: Gaeilge.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information:

A pre-qualification questionnaire will be issued to all candidates who respond to this notice. Expressions of interest should be addressed in writing and sent via email for the attention of The Shared Services Procurement Manager to

The Questionnaire will cover the financial, economic and technical capacity of candidates. The questionnaire must be completed and returned to the address in I.1) above not later than 12:00 Monday 23.5.2016. The responses will be used to assist in drawing up a tender list. This process may also include interviews with candidates. The contracting entity will not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers relating to this contract award procedure.

To receive more information about this tender, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender, you must register to this tender by email to

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court
High Court Central Office, Four Courts, Inns Quay
1 Dublin
Telephone: +00 35318886000
Internet address:

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Interested parties are referred to Statutory Instrument 131 of 2010, European Communities (Award of Contracts by Utility Undertaking) (Review Procedures) Regulations 2010 (and in particular Regulation 7 and 10(2).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: