Street Lighting Electrical Connection Services Framework

Street Lighting Electrical Connection Services Framework

The purpose of this tender is to put in place a framework agreement to procure street lighting electrical connections services.

United Kingdom-Wigan: Street-lighting maintenance services

2015/S 223-406506

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wigan Council
Directorate of Places: Economy, Waste and Infrastructure, Wigan Life Centre South, PO Box 100
Contact point(s): Technical Manager (Street Lighting and Developments)
For the attention of: Mr John Williams
WN1 3DS Wigan
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1942489260
E-mail: john.williams@wigan.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.wigan.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: https://www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.the-chest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The Chest
Internet Accessible
Contact point(s): Wigan Council is using the e-procurement portal known as The Chest at https://www.the-chest.org.uk/ to conduct the procurement exercise. To gain access to the application documents applicants will need to register their details at the following link https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm. Once registered applicants will be e-mailed a log-in and password which will allow them to gain access to the application documents
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://www.the-chest.org.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The Chest
Internet Accessible
Contact point(s): Wigan Council is using the e-procurement portal known as The Chest at https://www.the-chest.org.uk/ to conduct the procurement exercise. To gain access to the application documents applicants will need to register their details at the following link https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm. Once registered applicants will be e-mailed a log-in and password which will allow them to gain access to the application documents
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://www.the-chest.org.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The Chest
Internet Accessible
Contact point(s): Wigan Council is using the e-procurement portal known as The Chest at https://www.the-chest.org.uk/ to conduct the procurement exercise. To gain access to the application documents applicants will need to register their details at the following link https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm. Once registered applicants will be e-mailed a log-in and password which will allow them to gain access to the application documents
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://www.the-chest.org.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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

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

Bury Council
Town Hall, Knowsley Street
BL9 0SW Bury
UNITED KINGDOM

Manchester City Council
Town Hall, Albert Square
M60 2LA Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Oldham Council
Civic Centre, West Street
OL1 1UT Oldham
UNITED KINGDOM

Rochdale Council
Town Hall, The Esplanade
OL16 1AB Rochdale
UNITED KINGDOM

Salford City Council
Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton
M27 5AW Salford
UNITED KINGDOM

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Town Hall, Edward Street
SK1 3XE Stockport
UNITED KINGDOM

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Dukinfield Town Hall, King Street, Tameside
SK16 4LA Dukinfield
UNITED KINGDOM

Trafford Council
Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
King William Street
BB1 7DY Blackburn
UNITED KINGDOM

Blackpool Council
Municipal Buildings, Corporation Street
FY1 1NF Blackpool
UNITED KINGDOM

Cheshire East Borough Council
PO Box 622
CW1 9JH Crewe
UNITED KINGDOM

Warrington Borough Council
New Town House, Buttermarket Street
WA1 2NH Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
146 Bolton Road, Swinton
M27 8US Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Transport for Greater Manchester
2 Piccadilly Place
M1 3BG Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Greater Manchester Police
Central Park, Northampton Road
M40 5BP Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority
Medtia Chambers, 5 Barn Street
OL1 1LP Oldham
UNITED KINGDOM

Manchester Airport plc
Olympic House
M90 1QX Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Lancashire County Council
PO Box 78, County Hall, Fishergate, Lancashire
PR1 8XJ Preston
UNITED KINGDOM

St Helens Council
Wesley House, Corporation Street, Merseyside
WA10 1HF St Helens
UNITED KINGDOM

Wigan Council
Town Hall, Library Street
WN1 1YN Wigan
UNITED KINGDOM

Bolton Council
Victoria Square
BL1 1RU Bolton
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Street Lighting Electrical Connection Services Framework Agreement.

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

Services
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Greater Manchester and surrounding areas, United Kingdom.
NUTS code UKD3,UKD

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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 15

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 15 000 000 GBP

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

The purpose of this tender is to put in place a framework agreement to procure street lighting electrical connections services. The framework agreement will consist of 5 lots, of which two of the lots will be Distribution Network Operator (DNO) geographical lots and 3 will be Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO) lots. All providers must be accredited for the appropriate work categories under the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS), presently operated by Lloyds Register, to operate on the incumbent Distribution Network Operator (DNO) electrical networks at any time during the term of the framework agreement. The Distribution Network Operators for the 2 geographical lots are Electricity North West (Lot 1) and Scottish Power (Lot 2). The remaining 3 Independent Distribution Network Operator lots will be Energetics IDNO Sites (Lot 3), IPNL (Independent Power Networks) IDNO Sites (Lot 4) and ESP Electricity Limited IDNO Sites (Lot 5). It is the intention to appoint a minimum of 3 providers to each lot subject to there being sufficient tenderers satisfying the criteria laid down within the tender process.
Services to be provided under the framework agreement will consist of street lighting electrical connections services (new connections, transfers and disconnections), including the erection and uprooting of lighting column, traffic sign pole, feeder pillar or illuminated traffic bollards, lantern/bracket installation or exchange, cut-out terminations and cabling installation works, and painting.
Contracts called-off from the framework agreement will be awarded on a cascade basis, with the tenderer submitting the Most Economically Advantageous Tender being appointed as the first provider to the relevant lot, which will be contacted in the first instance in respect of any service requirements. Should the first provider not have the capacity and/or capability and/or not be willing to provide the services then the second provider and third provider would be contacted in turn. Alternatively, contracting bodies accessing the framework agreement may re-open competition to all providers capable of meeting the requirement within the framework agreement via a ‘mini competition’ process within the applicable lot(s).
The services provided under the framework agreement will be made available to members and associate members of the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) and other participating authorities and organisational bodies as named within this Contract Notice. The Invitation to Tender documentation contains further details on those organisations intending to use the framework agreement at its outset and indicative call-off quantities. None of the named organisations will however be obliged to procure through the framework agreement. Economic operators should note that inclusion on the framework agreement is not a guarantee that any call-off contracts will be awarded.
The framework agreement will initially run for a period of 2 years and will allow for 2 further periods of extension of 12 months each. The maximum duration of the framework agreement will be 4 years.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50232100, 34928500, 45316211, 45316110, 45316100, 45233139

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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 framework agreement will consist of 5 lots, of which 2 of the lots will be Distribution Network Operator (DNO) geographical lots and 3 will be Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO) lots. All providers must be accredited for the appropriate work categories under the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS), presently operated by Lloyds Register, to operate on the incumbent Distribution Network Operator (DNO) electrical networks at any time during the term of the framework agreement. The Distribution Network Operators for the 2 geographical lots are Electricity North West (Lot 1) and Scottish Power (Lot 2). The remaining 3 Independent Distribution Network Operator lots will be Energetics IDNO Sites (Lot 3), IPNL (Independent Power Networks) IDNO Sites (Lot 4) and ESP Electricity Limited IDNO Sites (Lot 5). It is the intention to appoint a minimum of 3 providers to each lot subject to there being sufficient tenderers satisfying the criteria laid down within the tender process.
The services provided under the framework agreement will be made available to members and associate members of the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) and other participating authorities and organisational bodies as named within this Contract Notice. The Invitation to Tender documentation contains further details on those organisations intending to use the framework agreement at its outset and indicative call-off quantities. None of the named organisations will however be obliged to procure through the framework agreement. Economic operators should note that inclusion on the framework agreement is not a guarantee that any call-off contracts will be awarded.
The framework agreement will initially run for a period of 2 years and will allow for 2 further periods of extension of 12 months each. The maximum duration of the framework agreement will be 4 years. Durations of contracts called-off from the framework agreement will vary.
For indicative purposes the projected expenditure on street lighting electrical connection services to be put through this framework agreement is estimated to be in the range 10 000 000 GBP to 15 000 000 GBP should the framework run for a duration of 4 years. Actual expenditures and quantities may however vary from this figure and will be dependent on authority requirements. The Invitation to Tender document contains further details on projected call-off quantities against the services provided under this framework for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial year periods.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 15 000 000 GBP

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 — Electricity North West (ENW) Distribution Network Operator Geographical Region

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50232100, 34928500, 45316211, 45316110, 45316100, 45233139

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 — Scottish Power Distribution Network Operator Geographical Region

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50232100, 34928500, 45316211, 45316110, 45316100, 45233139

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3 — Energetics Independent Distribution Network Operator Sites

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50232100, 34928500, 45316211, 45316110, 45316100, 45233139

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Lot 4 — IPNL (Independent Power Networks) Independent Distribution Network Operator Sites

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50232100, 34928500, 45316211, 45316110, 45316100, 45233139

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Lot 5 — ESP Electricity Limited Independent Distribution Network Operator Sites

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50232100, 34928500, 45316211, 45316110, 45316100, 45233139

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

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

Payments for services provided through the framework agreement will be made only when the services have been delivered in full and have been checked for compliance with the call-off contract specification. Payments will be made under each contracting authority’s standard payment policy and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the framework agreement.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Applicants should refer to the Invitation to Tender document regarding these requirements, in particular to sections ‘Section 3: Evaluation Process’ (and ‘Section 3.2 Marking Scheme’ within), ‘Section 5: Questionnaire Completion’, ‘Section 6: Selection Questionnaire’, ‘Section 7: Service Requirements’, ‘Section 8: Award Criteria’, ‘Section 9: Award Questionnaire’ and ‘Section 11: Statement Relating to Good Standing’.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants should refer to the Invitation to Tender document regarding these requirements, in particular to sections ‘Section 3: Evaluation Process’ (and ‘Section 3.2 Marking Scheme’ within), ‘Section 5: Questionnaire Completion’, ‘Section 6: Selection Questionnaire’ and ‘Section 11: Statement Relating to Good Standing’.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Applicants should refer to the Invitation to Tender document regarding these requirements, in particular to sections ‘Section 3: Evaluation Process’ (and ‘Section 3.2 Marking Scheme’ within), ‘Section 5: Questionnaire Completion’, ‘Section 6: Selection Questionnaire’ and ‘Section 11: Statement Relating to Good Standing’.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Applicants should refer to the Invitation to Tender document regarding these requirements, in particular to sections ‘Section 3: Evaluation Process’ (and ‘Section 3.2 Marking Scheme’ within), ‘Section 5: Questionnaire Completion’, ‘Section 6: Selection Questionnaire’, ‘Section 7: Service Requirements’, ‘Section 8: Award Criteria’ and ‘Section 9: Award Questionnaire’.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Applicants should refer to the Invitation to Tender document regarding these requirements, in particular to sections ‘Section 3: Evaluation Process’ (and ‘Section 3.2 Marking Scheme’ within), ‘Section 5: Questionnaire Completion’, ‘Section 6: Selection Questionnaire’, ‘Section 7: Service Requirements’, ‘Section 8: Award Criteria’ and ‘Section 9: Award 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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Any provider performing any of the services required within this framework agreement must be accredited for the appropriate work categories under the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) presently operated by Lloyds Register to operate on the appropriate incumbent Distribution Network Operator (DNO) electrical network at any time during the term of the framework agreement. The Distribution Network Operators for this framework agreement are Electricity North West (Lot 1) and Scottish Power (Lot 2) and the Independent DNO’s are Energetics (Lot 3), IPNL (Independent Power Networks) (Lot 4) and ESP Electricity Limited (Lot 5).
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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
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:

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 4.1.2016 – 16:30
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.1.2016 – 16:30
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Place:

Wigan Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1YN, United Kingdom.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Tenders submitted by way of application to the framework agreement will be opened by an elected member on Wigan Council’s Cabinet and a representative from Wigan Council’s Democratic Services Team. Other officers may also be present.

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

The closing date of 4.1.2016 at 16:30 represents the deadline for the submission of completed tender applications.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Wigan Council
Town Hall, Library Street
WN1 1YN Wigan
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: j.mitchell@wigan.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1942827026
Internet address: http://www.wigan.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Part 3 — Remedies, Chapter 5 — Facilitation of Remedies, Regulations 86/87 (information about contract award procedures and the application of standstill period prior to contract award) and Part 3 — Remedies, Chapter 6 — Applications to the Court, Regulation 91 (enforcement of obligations) etc. of the EU Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13.11.2015

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