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Supply of Gas Chromatographs.

Periodic indicative notice - utilities


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

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Wales & West Utilities Limited
Wales & West House, Celtic Springs, Spooner Close, Coedkernew
For the attention of: Jenny Moseley
NP10 8FZ Newport

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

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: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Supply of Gas Chromatographs.
II.2)Type of contract
II.3)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
The intention of this PIN is to inform Wales & West Utilities Limited (WWU) of the market options available with regard to the supply of Gas Chromatography equipment.
WWU is interested in identifying potential providers of such equipment to replace the existing product currently being used.
Expressions of Interest received will be used to evaluate available market options, inform the potential scope for a subsequent formal sourcing process, provide pricing information for budgeting purposes, form the basis of an internal business case, and identify which suppliers WWU may approach to participate in the formal sourcing process.
To express interest in this requirement, please return the information requested by the deadline on this notice.
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
II.6)Estimated cost and main terms of financing
II.6.1)Initial estimated cost
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:

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:


Periodic indicative notice being a call for competition or aiming at reducing time-limits for the receipt of tenders

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Supply of Gas Chromatographs.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UK

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 a single operator
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: To be detailed in the Invitation to Tender.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
To be identified in the Invitation to Tender if required.
III.1.2)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
In the event that Contractors form a joint venture,
partnership or other form of consortia, joint and
several liability of each participant will be required by
the Contracting Entity.
III.1.3)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: To be identified in the Invitation to Tender.
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: Applicants will be ineligible for participation in the
tender process where the applicant:
a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the court, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the court or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceedings under national laws or regulations;
c) has a serving director or partner who has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
d) has a serving director or partner who has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by a judgement which the contracting entity can justify;
e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting entity;
f) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative criteria.
Applicants must supply a statement with their expression of interest confirming that none of the foregoing apply.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information will be requested at the Pre-Qualification
stage of this process.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information will be requested at the Pre-Qualification
stage of this process.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to confirm interest 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)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
IV.3.2)Time-limit for receipt of expressions of interest:
IV.3.3)Time-limit for receipt of applications for an invitation to tender or to negotiate:
IV.3.4)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Additional information:
Interested operators must inform the contracting entity that they are interested in the contract(s). The contract(s) will be let without subsequent publication of a call for competition This requirement is for Gas Chromatographs for determination of gas composition and calorific value where gas passes from the National Transmission System into WWU's network.
GCs must meet the following criteria:
- Approved by Ofgem at the time of contract award for use for determination of calorific values for the purpose of calculation of the number of kilowatt hours under section 12 of the Gas Act 1986,
- Repeatability (according to ISO 6876 par. 9.1.1): <0.01 % for all calculated properties;
- Carrier gas typically zero-grade helium;
- Operating conditions in the range of -15 degrees to +45 degrees Celsius or greater;
- To hold ATEX certification for equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres;
- Free-standing or wall mounted with approximate dimensions of H 170cm x W 55cm x D 60cm;
- Current power requirements 220V AC ±15 % 50/60Hz;
- Will work unattended.
To express interest, please email or post responses and product literature to the addresses in this notice by the date given. All responses must include the information requested in section III.2.1) in order to be eligible for consideration.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained