Outer Hebrides Energy Supply Company – Specialist Advice Services

Outer Hebrides Energy Supply Company – Specialist Advice Services

The ultimate objective is the supply of local energy to local customers through the creation of a community owned Energy Supply Company (ESCO), or similar vehicle.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Development, Council Offices, Sandwick Road,

Stornoway

HS1 2BW

UK

Anne Murray

+44 1851822693

amurray@cne-siar.gov.uk

+44 1851705349
http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Outer Hebrides Energy Supply Company – Specialist Advice Services

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (the Comhairle) is the local authority for the Outer Hebrides. The Comhairle, and other partners, are exploring the creation of a vehicle to allow the Outer Hebrides community to purchase energy from local generators. The ultimate objective is the supply of local energy to local customers through the creation of a community owned Energy Supply Company (ESCO), or similar vehicle. This would allow electricity to be retailed to the local market at a competitive price, and bring additional benefits to the local economy and community-owned generators.

The Comhairle wishes to procure the services of a suitably skilled and experienced advisor to support engagement with license suppliers, in order to investigate three options for local supply:

– Sleeved supply contracts, with aggregation

– Class A and C License Exempt Supply

– License Lite

Consultancy support is required over a short, but intensive period, from May to July 2014. Following this, the Comhairle, as lead partner, should be in a position to make an informed decision about the route to market, including: licensing arrangements and the relationship with generators, domestic and commercial customers. Initial contact will have been established with a number of prospective licensed supply partners and the Comhairle should be in a position to tender for licensed supplier partner services.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=303365.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

151000 Business Consultancy
152000 Management Consultancy
152200 Strategic Planning Consultancy
159999 other Consultancy

120 Highlands and Islands

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 15-05-2014

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
15-05-2014  Time  10:00

c) Estimated award date 20-05-2014

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:303365)

5.2

Additional Documentation

ITT Outer Hebrides ESCO – Advice Services
Form of Offer
Declaration by Supplier
General Terms and Conditions of Contract for the Supply of Services
SPECIAL CONDITIONS-Consultancy

5.3

Publication date of this notice

01-05-2014

 

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