Supply of Electricity and Natural Gas to UK Public Sector

Supply of Electricity and Natural Gas to UK Public Sector

The Framework Agreement will be for the provision of: the supply of electricity (approx. 12,5 TWh) and natural gas (approx. 15,5 TWh) and ancillary services.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Energy and related services

2019/S 071-168075

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Crown Commercial Service
Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park
Norwich
NR7 0HS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

Supply of Energy and Ancillary Services

Reference number: RM6011

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71314000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Framework Agreement will be for the provision of: the supply of electricity (approx. 12,5 TWh) and natural gas (approx. 15,5 TWh) and ancillary services. The framework can be used by the whole of the UK public sector and their associated bodies and agencies. It will provide for the appointment of (or process to include) a reserve supplier for Lot 1 (Electricity) and Lot 3 (Gas) at the Authorities discretion to implement if required. Lot 2 and Lot 4 will be the reserve supplier lots.

The electricity and natural gas suppliers will be expected to provide customer account management activities and fully support Crown Commercial Services trading functionality by providing access to trading services, advisors, technology, bespoke reporting, and price to market options.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 1
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Suppliers cannot be awarded more than one (1) lot. Each lot will be awarded to a different supplier, therefore there will be a total of 4 suppliers.

If during standstill a substantive challenge to the decision to award is received and the challenge is for a certain lot, we reserve the right to conclude a Framework Agreement with the successful bidder for the lot(s) that have not been challenged.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Supply of Electricity

Lot No: Lot 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

09000000
09310000
09330000
31100000
31321000
31680000
31682000
45261215
45310000
45315100
45315300
45317100
45317300
50411300
51100000
51110000
51112000
51120000
65300000
65310000
71314000
71314100
71314200
71323100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Supply of Energy and Ancillary services Framework Agreement for the supply of approximately 12,5 TWh of electricity to meet the requirements of approximately 840 customers across 30 000 meter points via an aggregated, flexible, risk managed approach for UK public sector organisations and their associated bodies and agencies. Please note these volumes may change in line with growth or attrition of the portfolio during the life of the agreement.

The electricity supplier will be expected to provide services including: billing, admin activities, customer query management, transparent pricing, energy/carbon reduction/management advice and guidance and implementation of recommendations (which may include sourcing of third — party services/technology); export agreements and balancing services. The supplier will be expected to support crown commercial services trading functionality by providing access to trading services, advisors, bespoke reporting, price to market options. Organisations volume is aggregated together for trading and organisations have the ability to select a locked or variable purchasing strategy.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Supply of Electricity — Reserve Supplier

Lot No: Lot 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

09000000
09310000
09330000
31100000
31321000
31680000
31682000
45261215
45310000
45315100
45315300
45317100
45317300
50411300
51100000
51110000
51112000
51120000
65300000
65310000
71314000
71314100
71314200
71323100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The reserve electricity supplier (subject to the provision of a Commencement Notice) will be expected to provide services including: billing, admin activities, customer query management, transparent pricing, Energy/carbon reduction/management advice and guidance and implementation of recommendations (which may include sourcing of third — party services/technology); export agreements and balancing services. The supplier will be expected to support crown commercial services trading functionality by providing access to trading services, advisors, bespoke reporting, price to market options. Organisations volume is aggregated together for trading and organisations have the ability to select a locked or variable purchasing strategy

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Supply of Gas

Lot No: Lot 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

09120000
09121000
09121200
09123000
09133000
38551000
45333000
45333200
50411200
65210000
71314000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Supply of energy and ancillary services Framework Agreement for the supply of approximately 15,5 TWh of natural gas to meet the requirements of approximately 840 customers across 30 000 meter points via an aggregated, flexible, risk managed approach for UK public sector organisations and their associated bodies and agencies. Please note these volumes may change in line with growth or attrition of the portfolio during the life of the agreement.

The natural gas supplier will be expected to provide services including: billing, admin activities, customer query management, transparent pricing, energy/carbon reduction/management advice and guidance and implementation of recommendations (which may include sourcing of third — party services/technology); export agreements and balancing services. The supplier will be expected to support crown commercial services trading functionality by providing access to trading services, advisors, bespoke reporting, price to market options. Organisations volume is aggregated together for trading and organisations have the ability to select a locked or variable purchasing strategy.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Supply of Gas — Reserve Supplier

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

09120000
09121000
09121200
09123000
09133000
38551000
45333000
45333200
50411200
65210000
71314000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The reserve natural gas supplier (subject to the provision of a Commencement Notice) will be expected to provide services including: billing, admin activities, customer query management, transparent pricing, energy/carbon reduction/management advice and guidance and implementation of recommendations (which may include sourcing of third — party services/technology); export agreements and balancing services. The supplier will be expected to support crown commercial services trading functionality by providing access to trading services, advisors, bespoke reporting, price to market options. Organisations volume is aggregated together for trading and organisations have the ability to select a locked or variable purchasing strategy.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

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:

Candidates will be assessed in accordance Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to the bid pack.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
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 021-043956

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

Date: 10/05/2019
Local time: 13:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 23/05/2019

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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

With reference to Section II.1.6) Information about lots, if you are bidding for Lot 1 Electricity you must also bid for Lot 2 (Electricity Reserve), and if you are bidding for Lot 3 Gas you must also bid for Lot 4 (Gas Reserve).

The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework.

The framework will be established for 48 months.

As part of this contract notice the documents can be:

Accessed at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/08a7b825-d7d6-4037-8eed-bbaeb6cd1eec

1) Contract Notice Transparency Information for the Agreement;

2) Contract Notice Authorised Customer List;

3) Rights Reserved for CCS Framework;

4) Lot Structure and Number of Awards (if applicable).

Registering for access:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the BravoSolution eSourcing tool. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with potential providers. If you have recently registered on the BravoSolution portal for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.

To register, you will need to:

1) Go to the URL: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

2) Select the link “I am a new supplier user”;

3) Read and agree to the portal user agreement;

4) Complete the registration form, providing information including:

— full legal name of your organisation,

— your company registration number,

— your DUNS number — a unique 9-digit number provided to organisations free of charge by Dun&Bradstreet,

— user and contact details.

Once you have registered on the BravoSolution eSourcing tool, you will be able to express your interest in this specific procurement. Your registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

Note: If you require additional users from your organisation to see the Invitation to Tender ITT, do not repeat the above process as this will create a new separate organisation account; instead the registered user can add additional users to the existing supplier organisation account via “User Management” > “Manage Users” > “Users” > “Create”.

Expressing an interest:

To express your interest in this procurement:

1) Login to the BravoSolution eSourcing Suite portal: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

2) On the dashboard select the link ITTs open to all suppliers;

3) On the “ITTs Open to All Suppliers” webpage you will see one or more procurements listed, click on the procurement name you wish to access;

4) Click on Express Interest at the top of the next screen;

5) You can now access the published documents in the BravoSolution portal.

For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help-desk operated by BravoSolution by email at help@bravosolution.co.uk or call 08000698630.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Crown Commercial Service
Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park
Norwich
NR7 0HS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.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:

05/04/2019

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