Tender to Design and Build Two Energy Centres

Tender to Design and Build Two Energy Centres

Islington are looking for an experienced contractor to design and build two Energy Centers, the first above ground to extract heat from a London Underground ventilation shaft, the second below ground in a pre-existing accessible void.

United Kingdom-London: Construction work

2014/S 244-429115

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Islington Council
Strategic Procurement Team, Third Floor, 7 Newington Barrow Way
For the attention of: Ms Denise Heward-Mills
N7 7EP London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2075278118
E-mail: procurement@islington.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.islington.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Other: Public Utility

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

1314-096 – Bunhill II — Celsius Project.

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

Works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authorities
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Islington, London, UK.

NUTS code UKI

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

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 5 400 000 GBP

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

Islington are looking for an experienced contractor to design and build two Energy Centers, the first above ground to extract heat from a London Underground ventilation shaft, the second below ground in a pre-existing accessible void which will include equipment to extract heat from a UKPN sub-station and connect these with the existing Bunhill Heat and Power Network and a local housing estate(the core scheme) and further potential Council and private connections (the extended scheme) depending on pending decisions.
The main elements of Bunhill II comprise:
— The heat pump plant (including heat exchangers and pumped distribution systems), thermal storage, pumps, ventilation, pressurisation, controls, water treatment, safety systems etc. next to UKPN infrastructure.
— The heat pump plant (including heat exchangers and ventilations systems), CHP plant (extended scheme), thermal storage, pumps, ventilation, pressurisation, controls, water treatment, safety systems etc. at a site next to London Underground infrastructure.
— Utilities (gas (LUL site only), electric, water, drainage and telecoms) necessary to operate at these two locations
— The District Heating network
— The District Heating connections
— Maintenance
The design and build of the of the Energy Centre and heat network is to be completed before end March 2016 and a heat supply is available to serve the connecting buildings with low carbon heat from the Energy Centre during the summer heating period 2016.

Please note that works on LUL and UKPN critical infrastructure will be conducted by a 3rd party contracted by LUL and UKPN and are not included in this tender.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 09000000, 65000000

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: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Islington Council invites suitable expressions of interest from suppliers to design, build and maintain a new Energy Centre with heat pump plant and a District Heating (DH) network providing a base load heating supply to an existing residential estate owned by Islington Council.
The proposal is to design and construct up to 2 new Energy Centres and a heat network to supply heat in the form of Low Temperature Hot Water (LTHW) to a core portfolio of 5 communally heated residential blocks (the core scheme, 454 homes). The heat network would connect the existing Bunhill Heat and Power pipe network to the new Energy Centres and to the connecting buildings via thermal substations located in the communal boiler rooms of the buildings to be connected.
The extended scheme will add a CHP engine to one of the energy centres and supply an additional three communally heated residential blocks (an increase of 215 dwellings, revised total 669 homes), a school, sheltered housing block, a community centre and nursery. This extended scheme also has the possibility of connecting a further 13 private and council developments along the network route.
A Pre planning application has been submitted by Islington Council for a new Energy Centre to be installed on the site at the junction of Central Street and Moreland Street.
The tender may include the following elements:
A) An above ground energy centre with enclosure and containerised equipment, subject to planning approval.
The principal elements of the above ground Energy Centre are likely to include:
1. 550-1.1 MWth ammonia heat pump
2. Thermal storage
3. Duty/Standby pumps with inverter control
4. Thermal dump
5. Control system
6. LV intake with import/export metering
7. LV switchgear
The extended scheme would include a185kWe – 1MWe CHP at this above ground energy centre.
B) A below ground energy centre, formed by constructing an enclosure in an existing accessible below ground void.
The principal elements of the below ground Energy Centre are likely to include:
1. 350 MWth ammonia heat pump
2. Thermal storage
3. Duty/Standby pumps with inverter control
4. Control system
5. LV intake with import metering
6. LV switchgear
C) Thermal Hydraulic sub-stations within the boiler rooms of each of the connecting buildings providing plate heat exchanger interface between the buildings’ existing secondary heating systems and the new district heat network.
D) Approximately 600 m length of new underground district heat network (pipework diameter ranging from 80 mm to 300 mm) and fibre optic network, both with additional network capacity to facilitate possible future growth of the network and/or interconnection with other networks.
E) Maintenance contracts covering the balance of the Energy Centre equipment, network and customer connections.
The length of the construction element will be approximately 12 months. Following construction there will be a period of 12 months of performance monitoring, which will include seasonal commissioning.
There will be an output based maintenance contract associated with this contract. Full details will be provided in the ITT.
Indicative combined construction contract value of the core scheme is GBP 3 000 000 – GBP 3 500 000.
Indicative combined construction contract value of the extended scheme (excluding optional additional connections) is GBP 4 900 000 – GBP 5 400 000.
These works are anticipated to exclude works on our partners (LUL and UKPN) equipment and critical infrastructure.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 5 400 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 24 (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:
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
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgement which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information of these turnovers is available.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past 3 years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: — where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issues or countersigned by the competent authority, — where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(d) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(e) where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capabilities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
(f) the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(g) for public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, and indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
(h) a statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last 3 years;
(i) a statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contracts;
(j) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
(k) with regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so request; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognized competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
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: no

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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: This contract is advertised using The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006. This contract is advertised as negotiated procedure due to the unique type of solution required. The procurement will be conducted in six stages.
Stage 1
This will involve selecting a maximum of the highest 6 scoring organisations through a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
Stage 2
Invitation to Tender (ITT)
Stage 3
This will be an evaluation of tenders submitted by bidders.
Stage 4
This will be discussion about innovation proposals.
Stage 5
This may provide an option to revise tenders in the light of discussions at stage 4.
Stage 6
Contract award.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Cost. Weighting 40

2. Quality. Weighting 60

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:

1314-096

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 41-067202 of 27.2.2014

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: 19.1.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

19.1.2015 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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
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

Islington Council
7 Newington Barrow Way, 3rd Floor
N7 7EP London
E-mail: procurement@islington.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2075278118
Internet address: www.islington.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.12.2014

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