Energy Efficiency Contractors Framework Scotland

Energy Efficiency Contractors Framework Scotland

Framework for Energy Efficiency Contractors including, but not limited to energy assessors (Energy Performance Certificates), building fabric works.

United Kingdom-Paisley: Building installation work

2017/S 006-008090

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scotland Excel
Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
Paisley
PA1 1AR
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3003001200
E-mail: construction@scotland-excel.org.uk
Fax: +44 1416187423
NUTS code: UKM35

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Energy Efficiency Contractors.

Reference number: 09-13

II.1.2)Main CPV code

45300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Works

II.1.4)Short description:

Framework for Energy Efficiency Contractors including, but not limited to energy assessors (Energy Performance Certificates), building fabric works (various insulation works and replacement windows and doors) and heating and micro-generation works (replacement boilers, heating controls, heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar panels).

It is envisaged that a large proportion of the works will be required in order to meet councils obligations under two major programmes, namely the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing and the Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland: Area Based Scheme.

It is likely that councils will require contractors to source funding to support measures delivered under these schemes through sources such as the Energy Company Obligation and that the council will only act as a funder for certain works and the contractor may be required to enter into contracts with others including private householders or proprietors or owners to carry out the works.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 800 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Energy Assessors

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71314300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Locations throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The services include survey and provision of domestic and non-domestic energy performance certificates and related services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 40
Cost criterion – Name: Commercial / Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Framework is for an initial period of 24 months from award with the option to extend for up to a further 24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Building Fabric Measures

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

45320000
45321000
45421100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Installation works incorporating various building fabric energy efficiency measures including but not limited to external, internal and cavity wall insulation, loft and room in roof insulation, floor insulation, flat roof insulation and energy efficient windows and doors.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 40
Cost criterion – Name: Commercial / Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework is for an initial period of 24 months with and option to extend for up to a further 24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Heating and Micro Generation Measures

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

45331110
45261215
45331100
45331000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Installation of heating and micro generation energy efficiency measures including but not limited to sas boiler and heating systems, installation of heating controls, electric storage heaters, air and ground source heat pumps, biomass boilers, solar panels and non-domestic heating/hot water optimisation systems.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 40
Cost criterion – Name: Commercial / Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework is for an initial period of 24 months with an option to extend for up to a further 24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Insurance requirements

Other economic or financial requirements.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders provide, or can commit to provide prior to the award of any subsequent contract,

the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Lot 1 — Energy Assessors.

Employer’s Liability — minimum limit of 5 000 000 GBP each occurrence.

Public Liability — minimum limit of 2 000 000 GBP each occurrence.

Motor — minimum limit of 5 000 000 GBP each occurrence in respect of third party property damage; unlimited in respect of injury.

Professional Indemnity — minimum limit of 1 000 000 GBP each occurrence or in the aggregate; where in the aggregate the policy to provide for a minimum of one automatic reinstatement of the limit in any one insurance period. Cover to be maintained for 12 years following completion of the contract.

Lot 2 — Building fabric measures

Employer’s Liability — minimum limit of 5 000 000 GBP each occurrence.

Public / Products Liability — minimum limit of 5 000 000 GBP each occurrence, and in the aggregate in respect of Products. Cover to be maintained for 1 year following completion of the contract.

Motor — minimum limit of 5 000 000 GBP each occurrence in respect of third party property damage; unlimited in respect of injury.

Lot 3 — Heating and micro generation measures.

Employer’s Liability — minimum limit of 5 000 000 GBP each occurrence.

Public Liability — minimum limit of 2 000 000 GBP each occurrence.

Motor — minimum limit of 5 000 000 GBP each occurrence in respect of third party property damage; unlimited in respect of injury.

Professional Indemnity — minimum limit of 1 000 000 GBP each occurrence or in the aggregate; where in the aggregate the policy to provide for a minimum of one automatic reinstatement of the limit in any one insurance period. Cover to be maintained for 12 years following completion of the contract.

A search of the bidder against Equifax’s Protect will not return a ‘Warning’ or ‘Caution’ returnable code or any neutral code. The bidder confirms that if such a code is returned it can provide any other document which Scotland Excel considers appropriate to prove the bidder does / would not present an unmanageable risk should it be appointed on to the proposed Framework Agreement.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Quality Management Procedures.

Health and Safety Procedures.

Health and Safety Breach.

Environmental Management Standards.

Relevant Examples of Previous Work and/or Services.

Technicians or technical bodies.

Education and Professional Qualifications.

Quality Assurance Schemes.

Samples, Descriptions, Photographs and Certifications of Authenticity.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Further to the description of the selection criteria outlined above, full guidance and the minimum levels of standards required are outlined in the ‘Energy Efficiency Contractors 0913 — 1. Information and Instructions for Tenderers’ attachment, which can be found in the Buyer Attachments area, within ITT15952 of project 7313, the tender for Energy Efficiency Contractors available through the PCS-Tender system.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 06/02/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 5 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/02/2017
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Scotland Excel Offices, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1AR.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Scotland Excel Officers and Members.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

A tender system user briefing will take place at 14:30 on 12.1.2017 at Scotland Excel Offices in Paisley. This briefing will provide guidance on how to register for, access, complete and submit the electronic Tender Documents through the Public Contracts Scotland Tender System. The briefing will not cover the content of the tender itself,questions relating to the content of the tender must be submitted through the tender query message board. If you would like to attend the briefing please send an email to construction@scotland-excel.org.uk with your contact details for further instructions. The briefing should last approximately one-two hours. Slides will be made available within PCST following the session.

I.2) Scotland Excel is a central purchasing body and is procuring this framework on behalf of the following contracting authorities (and successor bodies):

a) The 32 local authorities in Scotland listed at http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/aboutus/Ourmembers/Our Members.aspx

b) Scotland Excel associate members.

c) any Integration Authority, or other body, established pursuant to the Public Bodies (Joint Working)(Scotland)Act 2014.

d) any Scottish Registered Social Landlords listed on the public register of the Scottish Housing Regulator at http://directory.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/Documents/Landlord%20Register.pdf as at the date of publication of this notice.

The above is subject to each contracting authority entering into and maintaining a relevant membership agreement or other access agreement with Scotland Excel.

IV.1.3) Tenderers are advised that the anticipated number of awarded suppliers is set out in the document ‘Energy Efficiency Contractors 0913 — 1. Information and Instructions for Tenderers’ in the Buyers Attachment Area within ITT15952 of project7313, the tender for Energy Efficiency Contractors available through the PCS-Tender system, however, this number is purely indicative. Scotland Excel reserves the right to appoint more or less bidders than the envisaged maximum number to the proposed Framework Agreement.

VI.2) Tenderers are advised that whether electronic ordering, invoicing and payment will be used or accepted is at the discretion of each Member Authority or Associate Member which will be detailed by them during call-off of a contract, in accordance with the conditions of contract for call-off contracts, under this proposed Framework Agreement.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 7313. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause in this contract for the following reason:

Scotland Excel considers that it would be inappropriate and impractical to include such a clause in a framework agreement generally requiring the advertising of subcontracts.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Community Benefit Requirements: In accordance with section 25(3) of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 note that, Scotland Excel intends to seek community benefit requirements in the contractual terms of this proposed framework agreement and contracts called-off thereunder which may include (without limitation): Employment, Education and Training — Employment opportunities for young people, the unemployed or those from a disadvantaged group; educational, work experience and training initiatives with schools, further and higher education.

Supply Chain Subcontracting for local SMEs, the third sector or supported businesses or activities aimed at enhancing the capabilities of SMEs, the third sector or supported businesses.

Please refer to procurement documents for more particular details of the community benefit that Scotland Excel intends to seek.

(SC Ref:472711).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Please see guidance at VI.4.3 below
Please see guidance at VI.4.3 below
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland).

Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/446) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

06/01/2017

 

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