SW21/CI/1341 Supply & Services of Filtration Media

  • Scottish Water

F05: Contract notice – utilities

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-010934

Published 18 May 2021, 12:25pm

Section one: Contracting entity

one.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Water

6 Buchanan Gate


G33 6FB




+44 7976460907


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKM - Scotland

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via


Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

one.6) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

SW21/CI/1341 Supply & Services of Filtration Media

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 42912350 - Filtration plant equipment

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

SW are looking to enter a partnership with a service provider to provide the following services, but not limited to: The supply of Filtration Media (Sand and GAC)

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £60,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKM - Scotland
Main site or place of performance


two.2.4) Description of the procurement

SW are looking to enter a partnership with a service provider to provide the following services, but not limited to: The supply of Filtration Media (Sand and GAC):

Installation/removal of media in wash units for advanced flushing (where applicable), to bring within the required water quality limits. Removal of existing used media and off-site disposal. Cleaning of the filter internals. Inspection of filters vessels. Capital Maintenance of filter structure and internals, if required. Install new media. Flush media to waste and return filter back to SW. Provision of hand over pack to SW, including report on condition of filler vessel.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £60,000,000

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


Description of renewals

Initial 36 months period with the option of further (3 x 12 ) month extension options

two.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 1

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

two.2.14) Additional information

The PQQ documents can also be accessed by logging in through the Scottish Water Delta e-sourcing webpage


Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required

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

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.1.6) Deposits and guarantees required

Scottish Water reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security

three.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

three.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 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

three.2) Conditions related to the contract

three.2.2) Contract performance conditions

Bidders must comply with modern slavery act and operate an ethical supply chain

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

four.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

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


29 June 2021

Local time


four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

six.3) Additional information

Scottish Water will not accept the ESPD. 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 OJEU Notice will be evaluated

and only successful applicants following PQQ evaluation will be invited to submit a tender. Scottish Water reserves the right to divide

the scope of the contract into lots at tender and contract award stages as it deems appropriate. Applicants who fail to supply all of the

information requested in response to this Notice or any resulting tender exercise may risk elimination.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:


To respond to this opportunity, please click here:


GO Reference: GO-2021518-PRO-18258835

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Scottish Water

6 Buchanan Gate


G33 6FB




+44 7976460907


United Kingdom

six.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Scottish Water

6 Buchanan Gate


G33 6FB




+44 7976460907


United Kingdom