Support for Scottish Energy Efficiency Framework

Support for Scottish Energy Efficiency Framework

Support Unit (previously Project Delivery Unit) for the Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency Framework.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Business and management consultancy services

2016/S 077-137356

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Government
Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Contact point(s): Scottish Government Procurement Team
For the attention of: Douglas Martin
G2 8LU Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1412420478

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and 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)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

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

National Records of Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland

Disclosure Scotland

Registers of Scotland

Scottish Qualification Authority

Scottish Courts Service

Scottish Prison Service

Transport Scotland

The Scottish Government Core Directorates

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service

Scottish Police Authority

National Museums of Scotland

Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Scottish Legal Aid Board

Scottish Natural Heritage

Skills Development Scotland

Visit Scotland

Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeenshire Council

Angus Council

Argyll and Bute Council

City of Edinburgh Council

Clackmannanshire Council

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dundee City Council

East Ayrshire Council

East Dunbartonshire Council

East Lothian Council

East Renfrewshire Council

Falkirk Council

Fife Council

Glasgow City Council

Highland Council

Inverclyde Council

Midlothian Council

Moray Council, The

North Ayrshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council

Orkney Islands Council

Perth and Kinross Council

Renfrewshire Council

Scottish Borders Council

Shetland Islands Council

South Ayrshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council

Stirling Council

West Dunbartonshire Council

West Lothian Council

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Golden Jubilee Hospital (National Waiting Times Centre Board)

NHS 24

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Borders

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Fife

NHS Forth Valley

NHS Grampian

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Health Scotland

NHS Highland

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lothian

NHS Orkney

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

NHS Shetland

NHS Tayside

NHS Western Isles

Scottish Ambulance Service

The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service

The State Hospital for Scotland

Cairngorms National Park Authority

Office of Scottish Charity Regulator

Forestry Commission Scotland

Audit Scotland

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Support Unit (previously Project Delivery Unit) for the Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency Framework.

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

Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.


II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The Scottish Government has recently appointed 12 suppliers to the Non Domestic Energy Efficiency (NDEE) Framework for public sector improvement works and services which commenced on 1.3.2016. These suppliers will deliver energy efficiency services via a range of technical solutions that will provide guaranteed energy savings over the 4 year term of the call-off contract awarded under the framework.
The NDEE Framework covers NDEE retrofit in its broadest sense including a combination of building fabric, building environmental services systems and their control (e.g. heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, water, etc.), and local energy generation (including combined heat and power systems, district heating systems and on-site renewables).The Framework is based upon an Energy Performance Contract (EnPC) with a savings guarantee capable of delivering on the basis of: (i) design and build; (ii) design, build and operate; or (iii) design, build, operate and finance. The aggregate value of projects using the NDEE Framework is estimated to be in the range of 250 000 000 GBP-300 000 000 GBP within the 4 year Framework term, split between projects funded via revenue and capital budgets.
The Scottish Government is now seeking to procure a Service Provider to manage a Support Unit (SU) to support users of this Framework. This will be a single supplier framework contract which will initially run for a period of 2 years, commencing on 1.9.2016 to 31.8.2018 with 2 possible 1 year extensions, up until 31.8.2020.
The role of the SU will be to support users of the NDEE Framework to develop and tender for available services and support implementation of retrofit projects. The Service Provider must have the capacity to deliver the SU services across all regions of Scotland including the Highlands and Islands. Core work areas of the NDEE SU will include, but are not limited to:
i. Marketing and Engagement — on-going promotion of Framework, establish positive relationships with Framework Public Bodies in order to establish a pipeline of projects, facilitate formal sign up to Framework services.
ii. Prepare — assist Framework Public Bodies /users to determine user specific requirements, develop business cases, support users in considering funding and financing opportunities and most appropriate procurement route. This will include assisting in the identification of the buildings for inclusion in the tender and gathering relevant data about them for issue with the Invitation to Mini Completion (ITMC).
iii. Procure — support procurement processes and consider new ways of working that will improve the delivery of the NDEE Framework. This will include assisting Procuring Authorities to issue Notices and invitation to mini competition (ITMC) packs; to run their mini competitions to select a Framework Contractor; provide support on tender evaluations; and manage the completion of Development Contracts and Energy Performance Contracts (EnPC).
iv. Save — facilitate the successful delivery of SG’s NDEE Framework contracts and technical quality assurance and guidance associated with these contracts. Support the achievement of high performance of NDEE Framework. The PDU will support Framework Public Bodies to manage their NDEE Framework Contractors to complete their Construction Phases successfully.
Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit and search for project Code 5838 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the dropdown. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79410000, 72224000, 79342000, 71314000, 71314200, 71315000, 79993000, 71314300, 71313000, 79421000, 79418000, 71251000, 71315300

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 500 000 and 2 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Single Supplier Framework which will initially run for a period of 2 years with 2 x 1 year extensions.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Starting 1.9.2016. Completion 31.8.2018

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:
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

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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
As detailed within Invitation to Tender document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract.
(2) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(3) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
(4) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
As detailed within Invitation to Tender document.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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 below

1. Technical. Weighting 70

2. Commercial. Weighting 30

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 028-045388 of 10.2.2016

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

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

31.5.2016 – 12:00
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


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

until: 30.9.2016

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31.5.2016 – 12:00


Atlantic Quay, Glasgow.

Section VI: Complementary information

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

VI.3)Additional information

No public sector body is committed to place an order under the Framework Agreement.
The Framework Agreement will be available for use by the Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices, cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish health boards or special health boards, all NHS Scotland, The Integrated Joint Boards established further to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Student Loans Company Limited, the Forestry Commission, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, the Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing. In addition to the contracting authorities listed, the framework agreement will be available to charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register and voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. Information about agencies of the Scottish Ministers and offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices is available at: Scottish

Non-Departmental Public Bodies are listed at:

Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland and links to the other Centres of Expertise are available at:

(SC Ref: 439860).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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