Administration of Government Voucher Scheme for Energy Generation

Administration of Government Voucher Scheme for Energy Generation

The Government’s Voucher Scheme and Apprenticeship programme will help support the development of the supply chain for small scale renewable heat technologies.

UK-London: Electricity, heating, solar and nuclear energy

2013/S 091-155188

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
55 Whitehall
For the attention of: Philip Jones
SW1A2AW London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000682850
E-mail: philip.jones@decc.gsi.gov.uk

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

Other: Renewable heat technology
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:

The Government’s Voucher Scheme and Apprenticeship programme will help support the development of the supply chain for small scale renewable heat technologies.
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 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
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Electricity, heating, solar and nuclear energy. Solar collectors for heat production. Project management consultancy services. Environmental training services. Energy and related services. The Government’s Voucher Scheme and Apprenticeship programme will help support the development of the supply chain for small scale renewable heat technologies.
The administration of this would require project management of the scheme – with delivery including stakeholder management, finance, promotion and performance monitoring; as well as working with Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Department for Business Innovation and Skills(BIS), the Renewables Industry, providers and awarding bodies to publicise the scheme.
The administrators will be responsible for issuing vouchers to successful companies, as well as monitoring actual uptake and contact details of those involved. The details of the scheme will need to be agreed with DECC prior to commencement.
The pilot apprenticeship scheme will be based on the National Occupational Standards for environmental technologies as they relate to renewable heat. The company will act as a broker for this type of apprenticeship with training organisations delivering the services. DECC’s contribution will be paid over 2 years, regardless of the length of the apprenticeship. This means roll-out of the scheme is for a period of at least 2 years.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

09300000, 09331100, 72224000, 80540000, 71314000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The contract is for 2 years with an option to extend up to a further 12 months.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 550 000 and 600 000 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: 36 (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:

See the pre qualification criteria, To request a copy of the pre qualification criteria for this work contact Philip Jones by e-mail on philip.jones@decc.gsi.gov.uk or Philip can be contactacted by phone on +44 3000682850.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See the pre qualification criteria, To request a copy of the pre qualification criteria for this work contact Philip Jones by e-mail on philip.jones@decc.gsi.gov.uk or Philip can be contactacted by phone on +44 3000682850.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

See the pre qualification criteria, To request a copy of the pre qualification criteria for this work contact Philip Jones by e-mail on philip.jones@decc.gsi.gov.uk or Philip can be contactacted by phone on +44 3000682850.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See the pre qualification criteria, To request a copy of the pre qualification criteria for this work contact Philip Jones by e-mail on philip.jones@decc.gsi.gov.uk or Philip can be contactacted by phone on +44 3000682850.

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: See the pre qualification criteria, To request a copy of the pre qualification criteria for this work contact Philip Jones by e-mail on philip.jones@decc.gsi.gov.uk or Philip can be contactacted by phone on +44 3000682850.

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

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: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

Envisaged number of operators: 1
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 612/04/2013.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

17.6.2013
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

24.6.2013
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

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, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
This is a contract for 2 years with on option to extend for up to 12 months. The value of the contract for the management and administratioin of this work is between 50,000 and 100,000 GBP with 500,000 GBP being paid out through the contract to Apprenticeships and the voucher scheme. The total maximum value of this contract will be 600,000 GBP.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Electricity%2C-heating%2C-solar-and-nuclear-energy./9SX7B73NMU

To respond to this opportunity, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/9SX7B73NMU

GO Reference: GO-201358-PRO-4790453.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Department of Energy and Climate Change
55 Whitehall
SW1A 2AW London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: philip.jones@decc.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3000682850

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:8.5.2013