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RIIO ED1 Delivery

Periodic indicative notice - utilities

Works

Directive 2004/17/EC
This notice is a call for competition: no
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: no

Section I: Contracting entity

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

UK Power Networks (Operations) Ltd
Company Number 03870728
Newington House, 237 Southwark Bridge Road
Contact point(s): Achilles Information Ltd
SE1 6NP London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.achilles.com

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

I.2)Main activity
Electricity
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: yes

London Power Networks PLC
Company number 03929195
Newington House, 237 Southwark Bridge Road
SE1 6NP London
UNITED KINGDOM

South Eastern Power Networks PLC
Company number 03043097
Newington House, 237 Southwark Bridge Road
SE1 6NP London
UNITED KINGDOM

Eastern Power Networks PLC
Company number 02366906
Newington House, 237 Southwark Bridge Road
SE1 6NP London
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
RIIO ED1 Delivery
II.2)Type of contract
Works
II.3)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
UK Power Networks intend to take an NEC3 based Framework Contract to market with multiple lots as part of its approach to intelligently deliver the works and activities we plan to discharge over the RIIO-ED1 period.
This framework will deliver a clear route from our regulatory settlement through to nominated Vendor (s) and demonstrate the key behaviours embedded within RIIO-ED1. The initial Contract will run for four years, with the Contracting Authority reserving the right to extend for a further four years and then a further four. The parameters under which this Contract may be extended will be contained within the Tender package.
The proposed Framework Contract will contain a number of lots split into activities grouped around the following technical competencies:
Major Substations: Construction, re-construction or enhancement of 132kV and 33kV Substations and includes project management, CAD services, feasibility, design, construction (including buildings and civil works the supply and installation of plant and equipment (some or all of which may be free issued) and commissioning
Major underground circuits: 132kV and 33kV. Project management, route evaluation, CAD services, feasibility, design, excavation, the supply and installation of cable and accessories (some or all of which may be free issued), cable removal, backfill and reinstatement, testing and commissioning.
Major overhead circuits: Lattice steel tower overhead lines at 132kV and 33kV and includes project management, route evaluation, CAD services, feasibility, design, circuit installation, removal and refurbishment, testing and commissioning
Distribution underground 11kV and LV & overhead systems; Project management, CAD services, feasibility, design, substation plant and equipment, underground cables and accessories (some or all of which may be free issued), ground and civil works, installation and commissioning. Wood pole overhead lines at 33kV, 11kV and LV including project management, route evaluation, feasibility, design, access consents, circuit installation, removal and refurbishment, testing and commissioning.
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45232200, 45232220 - DA17, 45232221, 45314300, 45314310, 45231400

II.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.8.2014
Scheduled date for
Starting: 1.4.2015
Completion: 31.3.2027
II.6)Estimated cost and main terms of financing
II.6.1)Initial estimated cost
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 352 000 000 and 1 082 000 000 GBP
II.6.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
UK Power Networks provides power to a quarter of the UK's population and is committed to:
- Maintaining a safe, secure and sustainable power supply to around eight million homes and businesses in London, the South East and the East of England;
- Developing the electricity infrastructure which includes 170,000 kilometres of power lines;
- Strengthening links with the local communities it serves and building on the skills base of the 5 000 workforce located at the major bases in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Potters Bar, London, Crawley, Bexleyheath and Maidstone; and
- Giving customers the best possible service and maintaining operational efficiency across our electricity networks being at the heart of what we do.
UK Power Networks has a vision to be:
- An employer of choice
- A respected corporate citizen
- Sustainably cost efficient
UK Power Networks focus is to deliver our priorities and to operate in a safe environment whist behaving safely. UK Power Networks has invested heavily over the last two years in improving its overall capability, processes and systems for procuring and delivering its major capital programme of work. Although this has led to a demonstrable improvement in performance since 2010, including a significant reduction in its indirect costs, further changes are planned to ensure that UK Power Networks' approach to procurement and delivery reflects industry best practice.
This is deemed necessary in order that UK Power Networks can provide assurance regarding the physical and commercial deliverability of its RIIO-ED1 capital programme plan.
In support of this, UK Power Networks has benchmarked its current approach to that adopted by other major infrastructure client organisations in order to understand best practice to help it move it closer towards frontier performance.

Further information about UK Power Networks and UK Power Networks Services, including financial data, can be found at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk

RIIO is Ofgem's framework for setting price controls for UK based electricity network companies developed through the [email protected] project.

Over the next decade these companies face an unprecedented challenge of securing significant investment to maintain a reliable and secure network, and dealing with the changes in demand and generation that will occur in a low carbon future.
Ofgem, as the regulator, must ensure that this is delivered at a fair price for consumers. To help achieve this, Ofgem developed RIIO (Revenue=Incentives+ Innovation+Outputs), a new performance based model for setting the network companies' price controls which will last eight years.
RIIO is designed to encourage network companies to:
Put stakeholders at the heart of the decision-making process
Invest efficiently to ensure continued safe and reliable services
Innovate to reduce network costs for current and future consumers
Play a full role in delivering a low carbon economy and wider environmental objectives.
In early 2013 Ofgem completed the first price control reviews to use the RIIO framework: RIIO-T1 (gas and electricity transmission) and RIIO-GD1 (gas distribution). They are currently undertaking the RIIO-ED1 price control review for electricity distribution.
RIIO-ED1 is the first electricity distribution price control to reflect the new RIIO model for network regulation. The RIIO-ED1 price control sets the outputs that the 14 electricity Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) will need to deliver for their consumers and the associated revenues they are allowed to collect for the eight-year period from 1.4.2015 to 31.3.2023.
BT PLC is upgrading their entire UK telecommunications network to an Internet Protocol based system called BT21CN (21st Century Networks). BT21CN is not compliant with the requirements for UK Power Networks tele-protection services which currently operate over BT circuits. UK Power Networks are establishing a self-build fibre and leased dark fibre telecoms network to address issues that have arisen due to BT21CN.
UK Power Networks' procurement event will run using Vendors with valid registration on the Achilles Utilities Vendor Data Base (UVDB)
The registration process for Achilles UVDB Community is:

1. Send an email with your contact details to , where you will be asked to complete a short registration questionnaire.

2. Pay your subscription fee for Achilles UVDB and Verify. Once Achilles has received your payment, your account will be activated providing you access to the full pre-qualification questionnaire.
3. Use your personalised token to access your Achilles UVDB questionnaire. Please complete your questionnaire and submit it to the Achilles team for data validation which takes up to two working days. Once your questionnaire has passed data validation it will become visible to buyers and they are able to consider your organisation for any tender opportunities. This stage is dependent on you completing all questions in a timely manner. Achilles will contact you to arrange dates for your B2 Verify audit; these must be booked and carried out inDecember 2013 only for this procurement event. UK Power Networks require a Verify audit score in excess of 80 % as part of their pre-qualification process.
4. Once your audit has taken place, your organisation's Audit report is uploaded to Achilles UVDB within 10 working days for your organisation and for Achilles UVDB buyers to view. You will be able to download your Achilles UVDB stamp and certificate for Verify then.
Achilles will be closed on the 24th, 25th, 26th of December for public holidays. Audits can only be booked on working days Monday to Friday.
Cost for UVDB and Verify Registration (payable to Achilles Ltd):
UVDB Tier 1 subscription allows you to choose up to 7 Product Codes. The fee for this level is GBP 515 +VAT.
UVDB Tier 2 subscription allows you to choose between 8-14 Product Codes. The fee for this level is GBP 640 +VAT.
UVDB Tier 3 subscription allows you to choose between 15-21 Product Codes. The fee for this level is GBP 815 +VAT.
UVDB Tier 4 subscription allows you to choose more than 21 Product Codes. The fee for this level is GBP 1 015 +VAT.
Verify B level Audit required from all suppliers cost is from GBP 1 145 - GBP 1 560 + VAT
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1: Substation and Cabling Works (Lincolnshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and part of Buckinghamshire, Greater London
1)Short description:
Construction, building refurbishment or enhancement of 132kV, 66kV & 33kV substations
Excavation and installation of 132kV, 66kV & 33kV cable and accessories (free issue), cable removal, backfill and re-instatement.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45232220 - DA17, 45232221, 45314300, 45232200, 45314310

3)Quantity or scope:
See above description
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 108 000 000 and 340 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.8.2014.
Scheduled date for
Starting: 1.4.2015
Completion: 31.3.2027
5)Additional information about lots:
- Construction design
- Building services ie MEICA installation
- Civil and building construction and refurbishment
- Electrical installation
- Installation free issue equipment
- Install Protection systems
- Testing & Commissioning of installed plant and equip
- Removal of redundant equipment
- Acting as principal contractor (CDM) conforming to regulation and code of practice where required
- Provision of SAPs / APs
- Emergency response
- Pilot cables
- Protection/communication cables
- All cable jointing & terminations
- Removal / modification / replacement of sealing end structures
- Installation of cable for substation basements, tunnels & shafts
- Installation of cable to cable supplier and UKPN standards inclusive of cleating and scaffolding
- Project management, route elevation, feasibility, design, circuit installation, removal and refurbishment, testing and commissioning
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2: Substation and Cabling Works (Greater London)
1)Short description:
Construction, building refurbishment or enhancement of 132kV, 66kV & 33kV substations
Excavation and installation of 132kV, 66kV & 33kV cable and accessories (free issue), cable removal, backfill and re-instatement.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45232220 - DA17, 45232221, 45232200, 45314310, 45314300

3)Quantity or scope:
See above description
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 118 000 000 and 300 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.8.2014.
Scheduled date for
Starting: 1.4.2015
Completion: 31.3.2027
5)Additional information about lots:
Construction design
- Building services ie MEICA installation
- Civil and building construction and refurbishment
- Electrical installation
- Installation free issue equipment
- Install Protection systems
- Testing & Commissioning of installed plant and equip
- Removal of redundant equipment
- Acting as principal contractor (CDM) conforming to regulation and code of practice where required
- Provision of SAPs / APs
- Emergency response
- Pilot cables
- Protection/communication cables
- All cable jointing & terminations
- Removal / modification / replacement of sealing end structures
- Installation of cable for substation basements, tunnels & shafts
- Installation of cable to cable supplier and UKPN standards inclusive of cleating and scaffolding
- Project management, route elevation, feasibility, design, circuit installation, removal and refurbishment, testing and commissioning
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3: Substation and Cabling Works (Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Greater London)
1)Short description:
Construction, building refurbishment or enhancement of 132kV, 66kV & 33kV substations
Excavation and installation of 132kV, 66kV & 33kV cable and accessories (free issue), cable removal, backfill and re-instatement.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45232220 - DA17, 45232221, 45232200, 45314300, 45314310

3)Quantity or scope:
See above description
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 57 000 000 and 193 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.8.2014.
Scheduled date for
Starting: 1.4.2015
Completion: 31.3.2027
5)Additional information about lots:
Construction design
- Building services ie MEICA installation
- Civil and building construction and refurbishment
- Electrical installation
- Installation free issue equipment
- Install Protection systems
- Testing & Commissioning of installed plant and equip
- Removal of redundant equipment
- Acting as principal contractor (CDM) conforming to regulation and code of practice where required
- Provision of SAPs / APs
- Emergency response
- Pilot cables
- Protection/communication cables
- All cable jointing & terminations
- Removal / modification / replacement of sealing end structures
- Installation of cable for substation basements, tunnels & shafts
- Installation of cable to cable supplier and UKPN standards inclusive of cleating and scaffolding
- Project management, route elevation, feasibility, design, circuit installation, removal and refurbishment, testing and commissioning
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Lot 4: 132kV & 33kV Steel Tower Overhead Lines and BT21 (Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London)
1)Short description:
Lattice steel tower overhead lines at 132kV, 66kV, 33kV and BT21.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45232210 - DA17, 45232200, 44212200

3)Quantity or scope:
See above description
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 44 000 000 and 114 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.8.2014.
Scheduled date for
Starting: 1.4.2015
Completion: 31.3.2027
5)Additional information about lots:
Project management, route elevation, feasibility, design, circuit installation, removal and refurbishment, testing and commissioning
Acting as principal contractor (CDM) conforming to regulation and code of practice where required
Line patrols & profiles for construction & outage planning
Provision of SAPs / Aps
Emergency response
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Lot 5: Works related design services (Lincolnshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Greater London
1)Short description:
Electrical design 11kV, 33kV, 66kV, 132kV Civil design, Cable design, CAD services
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71320000

3)Quantity or scope:
See above description
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 60 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.8.2014.
Scheduled date for
Starting: 1.4.2015
Completion: 31.3.2027
5)Additional information about lots:
Design services are required from feasibility studies through preliminary and detailed design, construction up to and including provision of as built records. Typical services include, but not limited to:
Electrical Design - 11kV to 132kV:
Layout and plant specification, Protection and AC control design, LV AC and LV DC system design, SCADA,
Power and auxiliary cable support system design, earthing design
Cable support designs, Lighting and small power, Ventilation and air conditioning, Fire detection and prevention, Security design, Vibration and noise consultancy
Civil Design: Substation plant and architectural layout, 2 & 3D CAD drawings, Architectural detailing, Structural detailing, Geotechnical design, Directional drilling/micro tunnelling, Cable bridge design
Access road design, Drainage
Flood Defence, Tower foundations/ structural, Demolition consultancy, Lift and crane systems, Waste Management Plans
Cable Routes: Route proving and cable feasibility surveys, Cable route design, Cable bonding arrangements
Other services: Provision of CAD services
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Lot 6: Distribution Capex (Lincolnshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London
1)Short description:
Distribution underground 11kV and LV & overhead systems; Project management, CAD services, feasibility, design, substation plant and equipment, underground cables and accessories (some or all of which may be free issued), ground and civil works, installation and commissioning. Wood pole overhead lines at 33kV, 11kV and LV including project management, route evaluation, feasibility, design, access consents, circuit installation, removal and refurbishment, testing and commissioning
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45232200 - DA18 - DA21, 45232210, 45232220

3)Quantity or scope:
See description above
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 75 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.8.2014.
Scheduled date for
Starting: 1.4.2015
Completion: 31.3.2027
5)Additional information about lots:

Section IV: Procedure and administrative information

IV.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
NET-13-00459

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:
VI.3)Estimated total value of supplies or services contract(s)
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27.11.2013