Welsh Government Energy Service Framework

Welsh Government Energy Service Framework

Welsh Government is developing a new Energy Service to provide the technical, commercial and project management support needed to deliver energy and resource efficiency and renewable energy projects.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Energy and related services

2017/S 232-483860

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000628803
E-mail: CPSProcurementAdvice@gov.wales
NUTS code: UKLInternet address(es):Main address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Welsh Government Energy Service.

Reference number: C181/2017/2018

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71314000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Welsh Government is developing a new Energy Service to provide the technical, commercial and project management support needed to deliver energy and resource efficiency and renewable energy projects that contribute to our energy and de-carbonisation targets.

This new service will bring together a number of existing strands of work, that currently exist under the Local Energy Service and Green Growth Wales areas of work.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71314300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Pan Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Welsh Government Energy Service will provide delivery support including pipeline development and opportunity identification, technical feasibility, commercial, procurement and project management expertise to existing and new clients of the Local Energy and Green Growth Wales services in the areas of energy and resource efficiency, and renewable energy. The Welsh Government Energy Service however is expected to be flexible enough to respond to new opportunities as they arise.

This support includes scoping opportunities, identifying projects, and supporting clients to take appropriate strategic projects through to delivery. A number of existing functions are not included within this Framework, and the successful bidders will be required to work with them to ensure delivery: Local Energy investment fund, Salix Finance, Invest to Save Green Growth and Re: fit Cymru (or any replacements of those services that come into existence during the life of this Framework). Outside of this service, other support will continue to be provided through the Rural Development Programme and Business Wales. The successful bidder will be expected to work effectively alongside these.

The Welsh Government Energy Service will operate across the sectors previously supported by the Local Energy and Public Sector services. Although the needs of these sectors are different, key functions are similar between them:

Pipeline development; Opportunity identification; Technical feasibility; Financial and commercial advice and support; Procurement advice and support; Technical project management; and Leadership engagement and support for decision making.

A Project Bank Account will operate on this framework and is required to adhere to the minimum requirements detailed in the Welsh Fair Payment Policy. Payment for suppliers outside the Project Bank Account must comply with the Welsh Fair Payment Policy.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

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.2.10)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

It is anticipated that the Welsh Government Energy Service will commence in April 2018. Some functions may rely on a transition period from existing support operations, and so may not begin immediately. The value of call off contract will be dictated by the availability of funding. The estimated value for the full framework term is 10 000 000 GBP.

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:

Please see Tender Documents.

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:

Please see Tender Documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open 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 a single operator
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: 2017/S 206-425361

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

Date: 19/01/2018
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English, Welsh
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/01/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Should this service be re-procured it will be begin no sooner than 12 months before the expiry of this agreement.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Whilst this is not a joint procurement, the following organisations may use the Framework Agreement throughout its term:

— Welsh Ministers, their agencies, sponsored and statutory bodies and other contracting authorities funded by them, whether or not they operate independently of Welsh Ministers, including:

Arts Council of Wales; Care Council for Wales; Higher Education Funding Council for Wales; Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales;National Library of Wales;National Museum Wales Natural Resources Wales; Planning Inspectorate Wales; Independent Remuneration Panel Wales Qualification Wales; Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales; Sport Wales;Valuation Tribunal Wales; Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales; Older Peoples Commissioner for Wales; Children’s Commissioner for Wales; Wales Audit Office; Future Generations Commissioner; Public Service Ombudsman for Wales; Welsh Language Commissioner; Charity Commissioner for Wales; Wales Centre for Health.

— Local Authorities in Wales their agencies, companies and limited liability partnerships or other corporate entities wholly or partly owned by or controlled by and any county and county borough, city, community or other council or local authority in Wales;

— NHS Health Boards in Wales, NHS Trusts in Wales, Special Health Authorities in Wales, Community Health Councils in Wales, the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership and Board of Community Health Councils and any other contracting authorities operating within or on behalf of the NHS in Wales;

— Higher and further education bodies in Wales, including colleges, community colleges and Universities, WEA Cymru and Colleges Wales.

— Registered social landlords on the register maintained by Welsh Government.

— One Voice Wales (Town and Community Councils) and town and community councils in Wales (albeit the Notice does refer to community under Local Authorities).

— National park, and fire and rescue authorities.

The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal.

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance, the BravoSolution help-desk is available on:

Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk Phone: 0800 368 4850 / Fax: 020 7060 0480.

The specific details of the online tender are:

Main Project project_37715 — Welsh Government Energy Service.

itt_65342 — Welsh Government Energy Service.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=73852

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

— Promotion of Environmental Benefits;

— Promotion of Social Businesses;

— Contributions to Education, Numeracy, Literacy and STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects).

(WA Ref: 73852)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000628803Internet address:http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
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:

30/11/2017

 

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