Carbon and Energy Infrastructure Upgrades across the UK Public Sector

Carbon and Energy Infrastructure Upgrades across the UK Public Sector

Aspirations Academies Trust seek to establish a Framework Agreement for Energy Performance Contracting with a panel of capable suppliers to provide low energy carbon efficient infrastructure services, improvements and upgrades to existing or new facilities in the UK education and public sector.

United Kingdom-Feltham: Energy and related services

2020/S 137-338164

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Aspirations Academy Trust
National registration number: 07867577
Postal address: Rivers Academy, Tachbrook Road
Town: Feltham
Postal code: TW14 9PE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: John Edwards

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Framework Agreement to Supply Carbon and Energy Infrastructure Upgrades across the UK Public Sector

Reference number: EN-AAT-EPC-0820

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71314000 Energy and related services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Aspirations Academies Trust seek to establish a framework agreement for Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) with a panel of capable suppliers to provide low energy carbon efficient infrastructure services, improvements and upgrades to existing or new facilities in the UK education and public sector. These upgrades should offer client public sector bodies guaranteed resilience valued through reduced running costs, reduced energy consumption and reduced carbon emissions. Proposals should guarantee minimum levels of savings over the period of each contract let under the framework which may be 15-31 years long. This framework agreement will be available for all UK public sector bodies.

Please see the invitation to tender document for more information.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

09300000 Electricity, heating, solar and nuclear energy
31527260 Lighting systems
31682000 Electricity supplies
45200000 Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work
45251000 Construction works for power plants and heating plants
45300000 Building installation work
45315300 Electricity supply installations
50700000 Repair and maintenance services of building installations
51100000 Installation services of electrical and mechanical equipment
65400000 Other sources of energy supplies and distribution
66000000 Financial and insurance services
71312000 Structural engineering consultancy services
71313000 Environmental engineering consultancy services
71314200 Energy-management services
71314300 Energy-efficiency consultancy services
71314310 Heating engineering services for buildings
71315000 Building services
71320000 Engineering design services

II.2.3)Place of performance

Main site or place of performance:

The site(s) of any contracting authorities as defined in Regulation 2 (1) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 including all explanatory notes thereto.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Aspirations Academy Trust and its partner enFrame CIC seek to procure and manage a framework of capable contractors to provide carbon and energy resilience and service improvements to the public sector in the UK. This may involve the installation and management of new or upgraded infrastructure or a guaranteed upgrade in services and resilience provided as the contractor feels appropriate.

Framework bidders will be invited to offer contracting authorities service improvements that include the delivery of guaranteed resilience and efficiency valued in terms of reduced running costs, reduced energy consumption and reduced carbon emissions plus the management of those services. Service contract durations may be 15 to 31 years. The guarantee refers to the bidder taking all the risks and costs relating to the provision of all services including any relevant design, procurement, commissioning, operation, life cycling and continued guaranteed performance of the installation using the bidders staff, contractors, or in some circumstances those of the Contracting Authority as may be agreed in the contract.

Service or infrastructure improvements or upgrades may include but not be limited to combined heat and power, boilers (steam LTHW or MTHW), district heating or cooling, heat recovery, chilling, heat pumps, fuel cells, chillers, air handling, controls, solar PV, battery or energy storage, lighting, insulation (roof, pipes, building, cladding or related), glazing, water savings, water abstraction, effluent treatment, waste to energy, pyrolysis, clinical waste destruction or conversion, processing or removal, biomass, biofuel, biogas, grid reinforcement, capacity market, STOR, electrical (HV, MV and LV) improvements (demand reduction, re-profiling, generation, aggregation, co-generation, tri-generation, wind generation, standby generation), private wire, virtual power station, load or power management, gas supplies (natural, anaerobic digestion or biogas, on or attached to the national grid or not) technology to change or improve maintenance or life cycling arrangements, building management, BMS, maintenance management, preventative maintenance, soft facilities management, electric or hybrid vehicles, vehicle charging, vehicle maintenance, transfer of staff, subcontracts or subcontractors and any related technologies or services that are relevant.

In many cases the selected supplier may be expected to take over existing energy facilities building/boiler house or plant rooms relevant to the project, sometimes under license and sometimes under a simple lease, for the operational period of the contract. In some cases, the contract may include the construction or modification of existing buildings or structures associated with the delivery of services.

Details of the site, service requirements and the existing facilities will be set out in the scope of works for each project and mini competition, and bidders will be encouraged to attend the site to fully investigate the existing plant plus cost and plan their bids. Bids may be supported by variant bids going beyond any core proposal included in the project documentation, to cover additional operation and maintenance of existing plant, facilities management services and equipment as makes sense.

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: 250 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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

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:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement 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:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

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

Section IV: Procedure


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 several operators
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 4 years: Closing an EPC contract can involve protracted approvals process that can take 2 years. The proposed framework agreement will accept projects for up to four years and then remain open for a further 2 years to give all the projects time to work through final approvals and begin implementation.

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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 18/08/2020
Local time: 12:00
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:


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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/08/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

EnFrame CIC are the sole appointed agents for this Aspirations Academies Trust framework and will be the exclusive operator for its duration. The framework agreement including all mini competitions and call-off contracts will be managed by enFrame CIC. The framework is available for use by all contracting authorities defined by Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 #102 and as listed within the procurement documents.

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Public Procurement Review Service
Postal address: Cabinet Office
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Aspirations Academies Trust will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (S1 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: