Fully-Funded Photo-Voltaic Solution for the UK Public Sector

Fully-Funded Photo-Voltaic Solution for the UK Public Sector

The framework will provide a complete solution to public sector entities seeking to secure projects for the generation of electricity and will include the development, design, funding, installation and operation of PV installations as a one-stop shop.

United Kingdom-Portishead: Solar panels

2015/S 087-157411

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NSAH (Alliance Homes) Limited
Harbour Court, Serbert Road, North Somerset
For the attention of: Anthony Bebbington
BS20 7GF Portishead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1275398164
E-mail: anthony.bebbington@alliancehomes.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://alliancehomes.org.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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

See II.1.5
See II.1.5
See II.1.5
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Fully-Funded Photo-Voltaic Solution for the UK Public Sector.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Sites across England, Wales and Scotland.

NUTS code UKK2

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

NSAH (Alliance Homes) Limited (Alliance Homes) is a Registered Provider in North Somerset. It has developed a reputation for enabling the procurement of high quality, cost efficient photo-voltaic solutions via its self-funded photovoltaic panel framework which has been used by numerous public sector entities across the UK to install over 100,000 panels over the past five years.
Alliance Homes is now seeking to appoint one developer partner to a framework agreement, accessible by all UK public sector entities as detailed in Section VI.3, to deliver a fully-funded roof-top photovoltaic solution across the UK public sector property portfolio.
Alliance Homes is currently re-tendering its successful self-funded model framework (see OJEU Notice 2015/S-033-056490) and is currently running an EWI framework agreement (pursuant to OJEU Notice number 2013/S-074-123396).
The framework will provide a complete solution to public sector entities seeking to secure projects for the generation of electricity and will include the development, design, funding, installation and operation of PV installations as a one-stop shop in accordance with DECC and all other legislative requirements. It is envisaged at present that call-off contracts will range from 500 kw to 100 MW+ on individual or linked sites. Accordingly, only developers with current secured funding, a track record of project delivery in roof-top projects at scale and a professional and experienced supply chain should submit an expression of interest.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09331000, 09331100, 09331200, 09332000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Up to 500 000 systems delivered over the lifetime of the framework.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Details of the deposits, guarantees, bond, insurance or other forms of security will be set out in the Contract Documents.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details of any financing conditions or payment arrangements required will be set out in the Contract Documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

A consortium tender is acceptable but Alliance Homes reserves the right to require groupings of suppliers to take a particular legal form or to require a single supplier to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum requirements will be set out in within the pre-qualification questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Minimum requirements will be set out in within the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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 tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

Not applicable

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

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

1.6.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

5.6.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

Alliance Homes is letting this framework agreement for itself and on behalf of other Registered Providers operating within the UK (for a full list, see:www.homesandcommunities.co.uk, http://gov.wales/topics/housing-and-regeneration/publications/registered-social-landlords-in-wales/?lang=en# andhttp://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/contacts/contacts-az/housing-associations-contact.htm), Local Authorities within the UK (for a full list see:http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/org/la-data.do), ALMOs within the UK (for a full list see: www.almos.org.uk/member_list) and other contracting authorities as defined in Part 1 and set out in Schedule 1 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, Fire and Rescue, Police and Crime Commissioners, Joint Authorities, National Parks, any UK, Scottish, Welsh, Northern-Irish, Non-Departmental Public Body, NHS Bodies including NHS England Trusts, Foundation Trusts, CCCs, Special Health Authorities, Education Bodies in the UK including schools, academies, colleges and universities, central government authorities including the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Cabinet Office, DEFRA, CLG and military organisations. Joint ventures comprising any of the above potential clients (or Alliance Homes) and subsidiary companies of the above potential clients (and those of Alliance Homes) may also utilise the framework agreements.

Alliance Homes reserves the right not to award a framework agreement and/or any call-off contract or to award a framework agreement and/or any call-off contract for part of the works and services advertised under this notice only at its sole discretion and Alliance Homes and/or any additional contracting authorities seeking to use this framework agreement shall have no liability whatsoever to any applicant/tenderer as a result of its exercise or that discretion. All costs incurred by the applicant/tenderer before signature of any framework agreement/ call-off contract with Alliance Homes and/or any other client shall be incurred entirely at the applicant/tenderer’s risk, and Alliance Homes/any other client shall not have any liability whatsoever for those costs.
Applicants/tenderers should note that call-off contracts made underneath the framework agreement are likely to be long-term agreements and therefore may last beyond the end-date of the framework agreement. Applicants/tenderers will be required to hold their tenders open for acceptance for a minimum of six (6) months from the deadline for submission of tenders. Applicants/tenderers should note that appointment to the framework agreement is not a guarantee of work and there is no guaranteed minimum number or value of call-off contracts to be awarded under the proposed framework agreement.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Alliance Homes will observe a standstill period and conduct itself in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
SW1A 2AS London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

1.5.2015

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