Joint Venture Partner for Development of a Heat Network

Joint Venture Partner for Development of a Heat Network

The purpose of the JVA, which will have an intended duration of 30 years is to seek commercial benefit to the joint venture partners by delivering heat networks in Cheshire East.

United Kingdom-Sandbach: Business and management consultancy and related services

2015/S 159-292513

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cheshire East Borough Council
Westfields, Middlewich Road
For the attention of: Emma Hyland
CW11 1HZ Sandbach
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1270686453
E-mail: emma.hyland@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Cheshire East Borough Council
via the Chest at www.the-chest.org.uk — Reference 9XZD-YECVZD
As above As above
UNITED KINGDOM

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Cheshire East Borough Council
via the Chest at www.the-chest.org.uk – Reference 9XZD-YECVZD
As above As above
UNITED KINGDOM

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Cheshire East Borough Council
via the Chest at www.the-chest.org.uk — Reference 9XZD-YECVZD
As above As above
UNITED KINGDOM

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Environment
Health
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
Education

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Procurement of a Joint Venture Partner (JVP) in Relation to Development of a Heat Network.

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

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services

NUTS code UKD2

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The Council wishes to procure a joint venture partner (JVP) with which to enter into a corporate joint venture arrangement (JVA). The purpose of the JVA, which will have an intended duration of 30 years is to seek commercial benefit to the joint venture partners by delivering heat networks in Cheshire East.
The JVP will be asked as part of its proposals to outline its approach to:
— maximising the use of renewable resources particularly geothermal energy in-line with the Council’s vision for energy to address fuel poverty and increase energy independence,
— bringing the greatest commercial benefit to the joint venture, and
— delivering an initial project based on exploitation of the geothermal resources found in the area.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 09300000, 38551000, 42515000, 44163120, 45232140, 45251250, 45259300, 71000000, 45120000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

The Council seeks a JVP for a period of 30 years to bring forward proposals for projects which will deliver district heating networks using renewable sources (including geothermal). The total quantity or scope of delivery will be determined through the adoption and execution of a business plan and individual projects pursuant to it. Any works which arise as a result of JVA activity are anticipated to range from 1 000 000 GBP to 100 000 000 GBP but no volume or quantity will be guaranteed. The values given in this notice are estimations only and the Council gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the projects (if any) that will be pursued under the JVA.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: There is an option to extend the partnership by a further 25 years subject to the discretion of both partners.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Determined in the invitation to tender documentation. The entity which bid and passed the minimum standards must be a party to the JVA. The Council reserves the right to require bonds, guarantees or other suitable security from the JVP.

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

Determined in the invitation to tender documentation.

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

No special legal form is required by the grouping of providers but each provider will be required to become jointly or severally responsible for the contract before acceptance. In the case of consortium bids, the Council reserves the right to require any consortium the Council awards the JVA to, if it is justified for the satisfactory performance of the JVA, to name a lead partner with whom it can contract or alternatively to form a single legal entity before entering into or as a term of the JVA.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As detailed in the invitation to tender documentation.
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: to not be in breach of the points shown at the following link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/regulation/57/made

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the invitation to tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the invitation to tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the invitation to tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the invitation to tender documentation.
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

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

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

9XZD-YECVZD

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 131-240841 of 10.7.2015

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

14.10.2015 – 12:00
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

In order to participate, providers must register, complete and upload completed ITT documentation and submit this via the Chest at www.the-chest.org.uk — the project reference on The Chest is 9XZD-YECVZD — the time limit for returning the completed ITT submission is the 14.10.2015 at 12:00. The values given in this notice are only estimations — the Council gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the projects (if any) that will be pursued under the JVA — any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to Contract Award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential JVPs.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Cheshire East Borough Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into The Public Contracts Regulations, 2015 (SI No 102) provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England,Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.8.2015

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