Supply and Installation of Photovoltaic Equipment

Supply and Installation of Photovoltaic Equipment

Framework partners are expected to be involved throughout the development, consent, design and operating stages of the project lifecycle.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Solar photovoltaic modules

2015/S 226-412077

Contract notice – utilities

Works

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Scottish Water
The Bridge, Buchanan Gate Business Park, Cumbernauld Road, Stepps
Contact point(s): Procurement and Supply Chain
For the attention of: Iain Masterson
Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1414147990

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.scottishwater.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10303

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)Main activity

Water
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Supply and Installation of Photovoltaic Equipment.

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

Works
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Pan-Scotland.

NUTS code UKM

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
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

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

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 3 000 000 and 9 000 000 GBP

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

Scottish Water is the fourth largest water and wastewater provider in the UK, with around 5 million customers in 2.45 million households, providing 1 300 000 000 litres of drinking water and taking away 840 000 000 litres of wastewater each day. The result of providing this service is that Scottish Water is one of the largest consumers of electricity in Scotland. Over the last investment period (2010-2015) Scottish Water and Scottish Water Horizons have invested in a diversified renewables portfolio which is central to maximising energy generation, off-setting asset consumption and reducing costs to manage our customers’ bills, and keep these as 1 of the lowest in the UK. At present we generate around 7 % of the energy we consume. Through further innovative use of our assets we are capable of significantly increasing our self-generation potential.
Therefore Scottish Water Horizons requires suitable companies for delivery of our PV generation potential through the following preferred model:
— Framework partners are expected to be involved throughout the development, consent, design and operating stages of the project lifecycle;
— Potential sites for PV array installs will be identified across the SW asset base by SWH Project Manager(s) on an ongoing basis and offered to the Framework partners through a mini competition.
The outcomes required are:
— Energy generated by the delivered projects can offset on-site asset consumption (where applicable), and export direct to the grid where this is not possible/appropriate;
— The PV arrays must have the capability of safe and secure integration into existing asset infrastructure;
— Energy storage solutions should be promoted to Scottish Water Horizons in scheme designs where suitable;
— Ordinarily Scottish Water Horizons will choose to finance these opportunities but may seek alternative funding models of delivery during the course of this framework.
This framework is for an initial period of 1 year with 2 further 1 year extension options.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=421515

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09331200

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Scottish Water is the fourth largest water and wastewater provider in the UK, with around 5 million customers in 2 450 000 households, providing 1 300 000 000 litres of drinking water and taking away 840 000 000 litres of wastewater each day. The result of providing this service is that Scottish Water is one of the largest consumers of electricity in Scotland. Over the last investment period (2010-2015) Scottish Water and Scottish Water Horizons have invested in a diversified renewables portfolio which is central to maximising energy generation, off-setting asset consumption and reducing costs to manage our customers’ bills, and keep these as 1 of the lowest in the UK. At present we generate around seven per cent of the energy we consume. Through further innovative use of our assets we are capable of significantly increasing our self-generation potential.
Therefore Scottish Water Horizons requires suitable companies for delivery of our PV generation potential through the following preferred model:
— Framework partners are expected to be involved throughout the development, consent, design and operating stages of the project lifecycle;
— Potential sites for PV array installs will be identified across the SW asset base by SWH Project Manager(s) on an ongoing basis and offered to the Framework partners through a mini competition.
The outcomes required are:
— Energy generated by the delivered projects can offset on-site asset consumption (where applicable), and export direct to the grid where this is not possible/appropriate;
— The PV arrays must have the capability of safe and secure integration into existing asset infrastructure;
— Energy storage solutions should be promoted to Scottish Water Horizons in scheme designs where suitable;
— Ordinarily Scottish Water Horizons will choose to finance these opportunities but may seek alternative funding models of delivery during the course of this framework.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 3 000 000 and 9 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: This framework will be for an initial period of 1 year with 2 further 1 year extension options.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2

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

Duration in months: 12 (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:

Scottish Water reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.

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

All prices quoted shall be in Sterling (UK) and all payments shall be made in Sterling (UK). Payment shall be made on the basis of completed services in accordance with the agreed contract rates, schedules and conditions of contract.

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

In the event of a group of companies submitting an accepted offer it will be necessary for each member of the group to sign an undertaking that each company in the group will be jointly and severally liable for the satisfactory performance of the contract.

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: Expressions of interest should be submitted through Public Contracts Scotland by the date indicated. Thereafter all applicants will be requested to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. Questionnaires will be issued electronically to all applicants through Public Contracts Scotland. Responses to Pre-Qualification Questionnaires will be assessed and used to short-list applicants who will be invited to proceed to the next stage of the tender process. Applicants will only be assessed based on the answers provided in the questionnaires.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be expected to be of sufficient financial and economic standing to support the anticipated contract value. All applicants must complete the financial questions within the pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documents. Financial standing relevant to the anticipated contract value will be determined by Scottish Water based on the response to the pre-qualification questionnaire and any further financial checks deemed necessary.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants must complete the technical questions within the pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents(except for a DPS)

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

10.12.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information:

This contract notice does not preclude Scottish Water from issuing other contract notices for specific requirements from time to time. The contents of this Notice are sufficient for submissions of pre-qualification data all other communications are discouraged. Responses to the OJEU Notice will be evaluated based on Section III.2) and only successful applicants following PQQ evaluation will be invited to submit a tender. Scottish Water reserves the right to divide the scope of the contract into lots at tender and contract award stages as it deems appropriate. Applicants who fail to supply all of the information requested in response to this Notice or any resulting tender exercise may risk elimination.
(SC Ref:421515)

The Contractor shall ensure that all contracts with Subcontractors and Suppliers which the Contractor intends to procure following the Commencement Date, and which the Contractor has not, before the date of this Contract, already planned to award to a particular Subcontractor or Supplier, are advertised through the Public Contracts Scotland procurement portal (www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk) and awarded following a fair, open, transparent and competitive process proportionate to the nature and value of the contract.

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: In accordance with regulation 33 of The Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 as amended (the Regulations) Scottish Water will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period between the communication of the award decision and the decision to enter into the contract with the successful tenderer. A breach of any duty owed under the Regulation is actionable by any economic operator which, in consequence of the breach, suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage and such proceedings may be brought either the Sheriff Court or Court of Session. Any such action must be brought within 30 days beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting proceedings had arisen unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from that date.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.11.2015

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