UK National Contract Point for Energy

UK National Contract Point for Energy

Providing services to assist UK applicants/organisations requesting funding under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Energy Programme and other related energy research and innovation funding Programmes.

United Kingdom-London: Value-added information services

2015/S 242-439633

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department of Energy and Climate Change
3 Whitehall Place
For the attention of: Farida Isroliwala
SW1A 2AW London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000686140
E-mail: lowcarboninnovation@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.decc.gsi.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.decc.gsi.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: www.delta-esourcing.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.delta-esourcing.com

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Provision of the UK National Contact Point Service covering the EU’s Horizon 2020 Energy Programme and other related energy research and innovation funding Programmes.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UK

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)

— Value added information services;
— Help desk services;
— Energy and related services;
— Call centre.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (‘DECC’) is seeking to appoint a contractor to fulfil the role of the UK National Contract Point (NCP) for Energy. Providing services to assist UK applicants/organisations requesting funding under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Energy Programme and other related energy research and innovation funding Programmes.
The aim of this project is to assist UK organisations to bid successfully for funding from the Horizon 2020 Energy R, D&D and related EU Energy Programmes and therefore to maximise the proportion of those budgets allocated to UK organisations. This can then lead to the development of new low carbon innovation and business growth here in the UK.
Please note DECC, in parallel, is investigating the option of bringing this requirement in-house, by resourcing the service itself or appointing another government department to do so. Therefore, there is a potential risk that this requirement may not be awarded. We may decide to issue a Memorandum of Understanding appointing another government department or bring the service in-house to DECC. The decision on this is expected to be made by 29.2.2016.
Please see attached Invitation to Tender for details.
The attached DECC Terms and Conditions apply to this requirement.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64216210, 72253100, 71314000, 79512000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Bidders should outline the services and method of providing the services, under the following 2 budget scenarios. Bidders should provide a full and detailed breakdown of costs. This should include staff (and day rate) broken down for different levels of staff.
— Scenario 1: Total budget not exceeding 140 000 GBP per year, excluding VAT, for 4 years;
— Scenario 2: Total budget not exceeding 160 000 GBP per year, excluding VAT, for 4 years.
The contract is to be for a period of 4 years. This contract includes an option for an extension of up to a further 12 months.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 and 640 000 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

Duration in months: 60 (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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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:

TRN 1102/11/2015

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

no

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

Payable documents: no

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

14.1.2016 – 14:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15.1.2016
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Staff of Department of Energy and Climate Change.

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

How to apply:
To access this procurement, please register via BIP Delta the eProcurement system used by DECC. Any Q&A and additional information will be updated to the tender box for this requirement. Any queries regarding registration (which is free of charge) please contact:

Delta help desk, Tel. +44 8452707050; e-mail: helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com

web: http://www.bipsolutions.com/contactform.html

Hours: 8:30 to 17:30; Monday to Friday.
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
This contract will run for 4 years with a maximum value of 640 000 GBP. The Department may extend this contract, as an option, for a further period of up to 12 months.
Please note DECC, in parallel, is investigating the option of bringing this requirement in-house, by resourcing the service itself or appointing another government department to do so. Therefore, there is a potential risk that this requirement may not be awarded. We may decide to issue a Memorandum of Understanding appointing another government department or bring the service in-house to DECC. The decision on this is expected to be made by 29.2.2016.
To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=177254713

GO Reference: GO-20151210-PRO-7441075.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Department of Energy and Climate Change
3 Whitehall Place
SW1A 2AW London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: lowcarboninnovation@decc.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3000686140
Internet address: www.decc.gsi.gov.uk

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:

10.12.2015

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