Electric Vehicle Charge Point Operator Scotland
Transport Scotland are now seeking to appoint a charge point network operator to be responsible for the management of the publicly available electric vehicle charging network, known as ChargePlace Scotland.
United Kingdom-Glasgow: Electric vehicles
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
For the attention of: Callum Donnelly
G4 0HF Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1412727103
Fax: +44 1412727272
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00099
Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publiccontractsscotland.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: Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
For the attention of: Procurement Support Manager
G4 0HF Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1412727101
Fax: +44 1412727272
Internet address: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
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 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Electric vehicle charge point locations across Scotland.
NUTS code UKM
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 1 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Transport Scotland are now seeking to appoint a charge point network operator (CPNO) to be responsible for the management of the publicly available electric vehicle charging network, known as ChargePlace Scotland.
The CPNO will be expected to provide the following basic requirements:
— provision and operation of a robust and reliable charge point management system, compatible with all types of charge point currently installed on the ChargePlace Scotland network.
— provision and operation of a fully staffed 24/7 customer service facility.
— provision and operation of a publicly accessible website, providing an interactive, real time mapping system of the ChargePlace Scotland network.
— provision of a reliable and efficient communications strategy to inform users of the status of the network, and to promote the benefits of the network and electro-mobility to the general public.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=419519
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
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II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 500 000 and 1 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Additional development works may be sanctioned on either a Fixed Price or Time Charge basis as agreed by Transport Scotland.
Additional development works undertaken on a Fixed Price basis shall be invoiced at staged payment schedule intervals as agreed by Transport Scotland. Additional development works undertaken on a Time Charge basis shall be invoiced on a monthly basis.
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
Description of particular conditions: Further details will be provided in the tender documents.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Economic operators shall be required to satisfy minimum standards of economic and financial standing. These are described in detail in the PQQ. The financial information received as part of each PQQ submission shall be evaluated and scored out of 50 by allocating a score against 9 individual economic and financial standing evaluation criteria ratio. The maximum cumulative score resulting from the summative of the 9 economic and financial standing evaluation criteria ratio is 50 marks. A PQQ submission shall be marked as a FAIL and will not be considered further if the score achieved is less than 50 % of the available marks (i.e. less than 25 marks).
As in III.2.1).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Economic operators shall be required to satisfy minimum standards of technical capacity or professional ability. These are described in detail in the prequalification document and can be summarised as:
(a) demonstration of experience of working on different types of projects (the requirements are set out in full in the PQQ); and
(b) demonstration of use of quality, environmental and health and safety management systems (the requirements are set out in full in the PQQ); and
(c) in respect of the questions on demonstration of relevant experience in Section 4.3 of the PQQ, economic operators are required to score 50 % or more of the available maximum weighted evaluation score for each question.
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: The Scottish Ministers intend to invite 5 economic operators to tender. These economic operators shall be those 5 economic operators who have:
(a) submitted a compliant PQQ Submission; and
(b) gained a Pass in respect of the eligibility and minimum standards of technical or professional ability conducted pursuant to the Prequalification Prospectus; and
(c) gained a Pass in respect of the financial evaluation conducted pursuant to the Prequalification Prospectus; and
(d) scored 50 % or more of the available maximum weighted evaluation score for each question in Section 4.3 of the PQQ; and
(e) achieved the first, second, third, fourth and fifth highest combined weighted score in respect of technical or professional ability calculated in accordance with the Prequalification Prospectus, will be selected as the Tenderers.
If an economic operator has not submitted a compliant PQQ Submission as described in (a) above, failed in respect of either (b) or (c) above or has not scored 50 per cent or more of the available maximum weighted score for each question in Section 4.3 of the PQQ, as described in (d) above, then that economic operator shall be excluded from the ranking of scores described in (e) above.
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 159-292408 of 19.8.2015
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
Transport Scotland will conduct the proposed procurement process for the Framework Agreement on behalf of the Scottish Ministers. In the event of the conclusion of the framework agreement, the Framework Agreement will be entered into between the Scottish Ministers the successful tenderer.
To receive the Prospectus and Prequalification Questionnaire (PQQ), expressions of interest are required to be made by interested parties either through the Public Contract Scotland website or by submitting an e-mail to email@example.com
Completed PQQs should be delivered to Transport Scotland (address identified in Annex A.III) by no later than 12:00 GMT on 4.12.2015.
The Scottish Ministers shall not evaluate any pre-qualification submissions received past the specified deadline, unless the delay is caused by a situation out with the control of the economic operator, the determination of which shall be at the sole discretion of the Scottish Ministers. Compliance with achieving the specified deadline is the sole responsibility of the economic operator (including obtaining evidence of receipt by Transport Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Ministers).
Economic operators which alter their composition after making a pre-qualification submission will be the subject of re-evaluation.
The Scottish Ministers reserve the right not to conclude any framework agreement as a result of the procurement process initiated by this notice and to make whatever changes the Scottish Minsters deem appropriate to the content, process, timing and structure of the procurement process.
Transport Scotland and the Scottish Ministers shall have no liability for any costs howsoever incurred by those participating in the pre-qualification procedure and if an economic operator is selected to submit a tender the Scottish Minister shall have no liability for any costs howsoever incurred by those participating in the tender process.
Economic operators should be aware that all information submitted to the Scottish Ministers may need to be disclosed and / or published by the Scottish Ministers in compliance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
The date referred to in paragraphs IV.3.5) of this notice is provisional.
The duration of the framework referred to in paragraph II.1.4) and II.3) of this notice is the original period of the proposed framework agreement. The Scottish Ministers shall have the option to extend this period by up to 1 year.
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VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: