Electricity Market Research Tender

Electricity Market Research Tender

Electricity North West is looking to engage with industry participants that have experience of selling demand side response type contracts to customers with a view to participating in the project.

UK-Stockport: Market and economic research; polling and statistics

2012/S 248-411293

Periodic indicative notice – utilities

Services

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)

Electricity North West
Borron Street
For the attention of: Rachael Power
SK1 2JD Stockport
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7786197444
E-mail: rachael.power@enwl.co.uk
Fax: +44 1619199504

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.enwl.co.uk/c2c

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
Electricity
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:
Capacity to Customers – Aggregator Requirement
II.2)Type of contract
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
II.3)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Electricity North West Limited is the regional distribution network operator for the North West of England. Its Capacity to Customers (C2C) project is supported by Ofgem’s Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCN Fund) and aims to use innovative commercial contracts to increase the amount of energy that can be transmitted through the existing infrastructure. The project takes advantage of the latent capacity that exists within the current network to reduce the amount of new infrastructure that will be needed to meet the growing demand for electricity. Widespread post trial roll out of C2C could lead to reduced costs for existing and new customers by avoiding large scale network reinforcement and would also offer incentive payments to participating businesses.
The C2C project will involve industrial and commercial users in the region signing up to a trial which will offer incentives to delay their energy restoration for an agreed period of time following a power outage. This 18 month trial will assess the willingness of new and existing customers to adopt new forms of commercial arrangements and also test the associated technical requirements.
The existing network will be enhanced to provide the active management functionality required to operate the system with the proposed commercial arrangements.
Electricity North West is looking to engage with industry participants that have experience of selling demand side response type contracts to customers with a view to participating in the project.
For more information go to www.enwl.co.uk/c2c

To express an interest, please contact Rachael Power at rachael.power@enwl.co.uk, by Monday 7.1.2013.

II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79300000, 79310000, 79320000, 79342000, 79900000, 79994000, 79990000, 79416200, 79416100, 79342100, 79341100, 79341200, 79341400, 79340000

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 IV: Procedure and administrative information

IV.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
TT110300

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:
20.12.2012

Appendix

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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Capacity to Customers – Aggregator Requirement.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
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
II.1.5)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Electricity North West Limited is the regional distribution network operator for the North West of England. Its Capacity to Customers (C2C) project is supported by Ofgem’s Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCN Fund) and aims to use innovative commercial contracts to increase the amount of energy that can be transmitted through the existing infrastructure. The project takes advantage of the latent capacity that exists within the current network to reduce the amount of new infrastructure that will be needed to meet the growing demand for electricity. Widespread post trial roll out of C2C could lead to reduced costs for existing and new customers by avoiding large scale network reinforcement and would also offer incentive payments to participating businesses.
The C2C project will involve industrial and commercial users in the region signing up to a trial which will offer incentives to delay their energy restoration for an agreed period of time following a power outage. This 18 month trial will assess the willingness of new and existing customers to adopt new forms of commercial arrangements and also test the associated technical requirements.
The existing network will be enhanced to provide the active management functionality required to operate the system with the proposed commercial arrangements.
Electricity North West is looking to engage with industry participants that have experience of selling demand side response type contracts to customers with a view to participating in the project.
To express an interest, please contact Rachael Power at rachael.power@enwl.co.uk, by Monday 7.1.2013.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.3)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Any contract will be awarded subject to Electricity North West’s terms and conditions.
III.2)Conditions for participation
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
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
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
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: ..
Payable documents: no
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
English.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Additional information:
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

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