Management of Energy Efficiency Loan and Grant Schemes

Management of Energy Efficiency Loan and Grant Schemes

Management of schemes aimed at improving energy, water and resource efficiency, and implementing renewable and low carbon technologies.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Energy-efficiency consultancy services

2018/S 238-544033

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Neil Stewart
Telephone: +44 1312443509
E-mail: neil.stewart@gov.scot
NUTS code: UKM

I.2)Information about 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
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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Management of Energy Efficiency Loan and Grant Schemes

Reference number: 432679

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71314300

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Management of schemes aimed at improving energy, water and resource efficiency, and implementing renewable and low carbon technologies amongst households, businesses, housing providers and other third party organisations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

66172000
66190000
79940000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The requirement comprises the management of schemes aimed at improving energy, water and resource efficiency, and implementing renewable and low carbon technologies amongst households, businesses, housing providers and other third party organisations.

The service provider’s duties will include:

— processing of scheme applications(in relation to existing and future schemes),

— assessment of applications, carrying out of credit checks, and decision-making regarding acceptance,

— administration of loan and grant payments,

— recovery of loan repayments (on existing and future loans),

— financial management,

— customer support,

— liaison with relevant advice and support providers,

— ad-hoc information and advice to Scottish Government,

— monitoring and reporting, to the Scottish Government, scheme Key Performance Indicators and preparing management and financial information.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/06/2019
End: 31/05/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract will include 2 options to extend, of 1 year each.

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

The stated contract value is an estimate (over the 4 potential years of the contract): the requirement is demand-led and the actual contract value is therefore dependent on demand for the service.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

2A.16.1 The Service Provider must be registered with the Financial Conduct Authority.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

4B.4 (Financial Ratios). Bidders must demonstrate a Current Ratio (net current assets divided by net current liabilities) of 1.0 or greater.

4B.5.1 and 4B.5.2 (Minimum Insurance Levels). Bidders must hold, or commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types of insurance indicated below:

— employer’s liability insurance in accordance with any legal obligation in force(currently 5 000 000 GBP),

— public liability insurance 1 000 000 GBP for 1 incident and unlimited in total,

— professional indemnity insurance 2 000 000 GBP for 1 incident and unlimited in total.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 159-364589

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

Date: 21/01/2019
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/01/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 11569

For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

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:

The Contracting Authority intends to include community benefits in this requirement.

In accordance with the Authority’s Sustainable Procurement Duty (as described in the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014), a community benefits question is included within this Invitation to Tender. Any community benefits proposals within the successful tender will form part of the conditions of the contract and the deliverables will be monitored as part of the contract management process for the contract.

Any proposed benefit must be:

— a direct result of this contract and not attributable to any other contract,

— related to the subject matter of the contract (in terms of being a community benefit deliverable that will be secured by the successful tenderer in their approach to and performance of the contract),

— clearly defined within the tender response with a quantifiable output which can be monitored.

In terms of the Act, community benefits include benefits in the form of: training and recruitment opportunities; the availability of subcontracting opportunities and other benefits that improve the economic, social or environmental wellbeing within a public body’s area whilst a contract is being performed.

The successful tenderer will discuss the content of their community benefits proposal and agree a plan for the delivery of the agreed community benefits which will become a condition of the contract.

(SC Ref:563623)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312443509Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/12/2018

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