Charge Point Concession Framework in London
Rapid Charge Point Concession Framework.
United Kingdom-London: Electric vehicles
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Transport for London — Surface Transport
Palestra 197 Blackfriars Road
Contact point(s): www.eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk
For the attention of: Ben MacBean
SE1 8NJ London
General address of the contracting authority: www.tfl.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and 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)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Public Bodies see Section VI.3
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKI
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 8
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
34144900, 34100000, 34110000, 34120000, 34130000, 34140000, 34300000, 34900000, 34920000, 09000000, 31110000, 31200000, 31680000,31600000, 31610000, 31681000, 31230000, 31682100, 34144910, 38554000, 42992000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The Contracting Authority will provide the Concessionaire with access to sites (for an appropriate fee) that have suitable electric connection infrastructure to allow for the installation of the Fast and Rapid charging points. The Concessionaire will be expected to operate a commercially stable solution that allows for charging of Electric vehicles from a range of different customer types from Taxis, Private Hire vehicles, Commercial vehicles and privately owned vehicles without mandating the joining of a scheme or club (pay at point of use) and across a range of publicly accessible and non publicly accessible sites (e.g. including taxi ranks).
Mini-competitions will be run with the Concessionaires on the Framework for a package of sites when the Contracting Authority considers that it has assembled sufficient sites for them to be economically viable. The packaging of the sites will be based on a model that the Contracting Authority will develop, during the tender stage to ensure that all strategically important sites will be established, which may mean that a package may contain a blend of sites. During mini-competitions, Concessionaires will be required to provide a tender submission for all sites within a package.
Expressions of interest are sought from suitably experienced suppliers who can demonstrate the ability to finance, install, operate and maintain a commercial solution for Fast and/or Rapid charging points. To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and complete the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) which can be obtained from www.tfl.gov.uk/eprocurement and searching for this opportunity, completed PQQ’s must be uploaded onto www.tfl.gov.uk/eprocurement by 12 noon on 26.4.2016; in order to upload the completed PQQ you must be registered onto the e-Procurement system.A briefing meeting will take place at TfL offices during the PQQ response period, date and details to be confirmed and will be provided once your expression of interest has been received. It is intended that this meeting will give an overview of the process that will be followed and the solution that is being tendered.
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The Framework agreement is envisioned to be for three (3) years with an option to extend the contract for a period
up to a further year.
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Applicants should note that they will be required to supply copies of 2 years of their audited accounts.
Services of an independent third party financial assessment agency may also be used.
Specific information and requirements will be detailed in the PQQ and Invitation to participate (ITP) documents.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: 1) Financial stability and capacity appropriate to the contract. 2) Relevant experience and technical capability.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 108-196194 of 6.6.2015
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The procurement of the contract does not fall within the Procurement Regulations therefore, this is a voluntary contract notice. The Contracting Authority shall not by issuing the notice be deemed to accept the applicability of the Procurement Regulations nor commit to complying with the Procurement Regulations or the process or requirements set out in the Procurement Regulations and the Procurement Regulations will not apply to this opportunity.
The Contracting Authority is a complex organisation operating both as a Functional Body of the Greater London Authority (GLA) under the direction of the Mayor of London and as a provider of transport services. The framework or contracts resulting from the mini competitions under the framework may be awarded by and may be for the benefit of the Contracting Authority, any subsidiary, GLA functional bodies and any subsidiary and/or Public Bodies in the Greater London Area (as defined by the local authorities goods and services act 1970 and subsequent amendments)(seehttp://www.opsi.gov.uk/RevisedStatutes/Acts/ukpga/1970/cukpga_19700039_en_1). The Contracting Authority reserves the right to withdraw from the procurement process and may award a contract(s) in whole, in part, or not at all as a result of the competition called for by this notice. The Contracting Authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any Economic Operators in considering and/or responding to the procurement process.
Due to the nature and scale of this requirement it is difficult to set a total value (specific or range) for this procurement therefore interested suppliers should consider the following:
1) To support the Ultra Low Emission Zone, the Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Delivery Plan aims to deliver a network of 150 rapid charge points across London by the end of 2018.
2) There will be a number of packages of sites with the first packages of sites being tendered and operational by the beginning of 2018. We are currently identifying sites and making them ‘oven ready’ and be offered under a competitive mini competition.
3) It is envisioned that if successful a further 150 charge points, giving a total of 300 charge points, may be installed in further locations across London by the end of 2020.
4) The locations are considered to be strategically important to support uptake of Zero Emission Capable vehicles and the Ultra Low Emission Zone.
5) The Concessionaires will be expected to pay a rental on the sites provided.
All discussions and meetings will be conducted in English. Tenders and supporting documents must be priced in sterling and all payments made under the contract will be in sterling. The Contracting Authority and/or any subsidiary or the GLA may interview companies who express an interest for tendering for this procurement provided that they have passed the minimum thresholds in the PQQ and/or ITP stage, as applicable, as per the instructions found in these documents. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, it may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Internet.
The Contracting Authority strongly encourages our suppliers and those companies interested in tendering for our contracts to undertake their activities in line with Responsible Procurement principles. Further information on TfL’s Responsible Procurement policies can be found on the following website:https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/procurement-information. Further details as to the application of the TfL Responsible Procurement Policy to this procurement will be set out in the tender documents. The UK government has announced its commitment to greater data transparency. Accordingly the Contracting Authority reserves the right to publishing its tender documents, contracts and data from invoices received. In so doing the Contracting Authority may at its absolute discretion take account of the exemptions that would be available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
Further information on TfL may be found at www.tfl.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: