Charge Point Concession Framework in London

Charge Point Concession Framework in London

Rapid Charge Point Concession Framework.

United Kingdom-London: Electric vehicles

2016/S 061-104855

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport for London — Surface Transport
Palestra 197 Blackfriars Road
Contact point(s):
For the attention of: Ben MacBean
SE1 8NJ London

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: transport

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Public Bodies see Section VI.3

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Rapid Charge Point Concession Framework.

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

Service category No 27: Other services


II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 8

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

The Contracting Authority, Transport for London (TfL), on behalf of itself and others (as detailed in VI.3) is seeking to award a Framework of Concessionaires who will be responsible for financing, installing, operating and maintaining Fast and Rapid Charging points and related infrastructure for Electric Vehicles on identified sites in Greater London. Such infrastructure will include but is not limited to Charge Points, network and fault control systems, access systems and information systems, including the maintenance of such systems. The Charge Points may be called off by the awarding parties for installation in private and/or publicly accessible parking spaces which may include (but is not limited to) workplaces, stations, car parks and on-street parking provision. The Procurement Regulations do not apply to the opportunity being advertised and this is a voluntary notice.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34144900, 34100000, 34110000, 34120000, 34130000, 34140000, 34300000, 34900000, 34920000, 09000000, 31110000, 31200000, 31680000,31600000, 31610000, 31681000, 31230000, 31682100, 34144910, 38554000, 42992000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


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 Contracting Authority is seeking to appoint a number of Concessionaires to a Framework who will, if successful in winning future Call Off contracts, finance, install, operate and maintain Fast and/or Rapid charging (22 kW to 50 kW) points at sites to be identified at the time of call-off by the relevant Contracting Authority across Greater London. The Framework agreement will be for a total duration of up to four years, it is anticipated to have an initial period of three (3) years with the option of a further year, but it is envisioned that the Call Off agreements will last up to 10 years, dependent on the technology and financial requirements. This opportunity seeks to implement in whole or in part the Rapid charge scheme as referred to in the Mayor of London’s Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Delivery Plan 2015 and the overall desire of the Contracting Authority is to encourage Rapid charging of Electric Vehicles.
The Contracting Authority will provide the Concessionaire with access to sites (for an appropriate fee) that have suitable electric connection infrastructure to allow for the installation of the Fast and Rapid charging points. The Concessionaire will be expected to operate a commercially stable solution that allows for charging of Electric vehicles from a range of different customer types from Taxis, Private Hire vehicles, Commercial vehicles and privately owned vehicles without mandating the joining of a scheme or club (pay at point of use) and across a range of publicly accessible and non publicly accessible sites (e.g. including taxi ranks).
Mini-competitions will be run with the Concessionaires on the Framework for a package of sites when the Contracting Authority considers that it has assembled sufficient sites for them to be economically viable. The packaging of the sites will be based on a model that the Contracting Authority will develop, during the tender stage to ensure that all strategically important sites will be established, which may mean that a package may contain a blend of sites. During mini-competitions, Concessionaires will be required to provide a tender submission for all sites within a package.
Expressions of interest are sought from suitably experienced suppliers who can demonstrate the ability to finance, install, operate and maintain a commercial solution for Fast and/or Rapid charging points. To register your interest please contact and complete the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) which can be obtained from and searching for this opportunity, completed PQQ’s must be uploaded onto by 12 noon on 26.4.2016; in order to upload the completed PQQ you must be registered onto the e-Procurement system.A briefing meeting will take place at TfL offices during the PQQ response period, date and details to be confirmed and will be provided once your expression of interest has been received. It is intended that this meeting will give an overview of the process that will be followed and the solution that is being tendered.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Framework agreement is envisioned to be for three (3) years with an option to extend the contract for a period
up to a further year.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 48 (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:

A performance bond or parent company guarantee may be 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:

No specific legal form is required for bidding purposes but the Contracting Authority will require to contract with a legal entity. In the event of submission of an acceptable offer by a body relying on other entities (‘a group’) or a consortium of bodies, each member of the group or consortium may be required to be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of the contract and the Contracting Authority may require appointment of 1 of them as principal contractor or the creation of a legal entity to act as principal contractor (in each case to reflect the approach on which information is sought in the PQQ).

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Specific information shall be required and set out in the PQQ.
Applicants should note that they will be required to supply copies of 2 years of their audited accounts.
Services of an independent third party financial assessment agency may also be used.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Specific information and requirements will be detailed in the PQQ and Invitation to participate (ITP) documents.
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

competitive dialogue

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

Envisaged minimum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: 1) Financial stability and capacity appropriate to the contract. 2) Relevant experience and technical capability.

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 yes
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:


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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 108-196194 of 6.6.2015

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: 26.4.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

26.4.2016 – 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

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 procurement of the contract does not fall within the Procurement Regulations therefore, this is a voluntary contract notice. The Contracting Authority shall not by issuing the notice be deemed to accept the applicability of the Procurement Regulations nor commit to complying with the Procurement Regulations or the process or requirements set out in the Procurement Regulations and the Procurement Regulations will not apply to this opportunity.

The Contracting Authority is a complex organisation operating both as a Functional Body of the Greater London Authority (GLA) under the direction of the Mayor of London and as a provider of transport services. The framework or contracts resulting from the mini competitions under the framework may be awarded by and may be for the benefit of the Contracting Authority, any subsidiary, GLA functional bodies and any subsidiary and/or Public Bodies in the Greater London Area (as defined by the local authorities goods and services act 1970 and subsequent amendments)(see The Contracting Authority reserves the right to withdraw from the procurement process and may award a contract(s) in whole, in part, or not at all as a result of the competition called for by this notice. The Contracting Authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any Economic Operators in considering and/or responding to the procurement process.

Due to the nature and scale of this requirement it is difficult to set a total value (specific or range) for this procurement therefore interested suppliers should consider the following:
1) To support the Ultra Low Emission Zone, the Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Delivery Plan aims to deliver a network of 150 rapid charge points across London by the end of 2018.
2) There will be a number of packages of sites with the first packages of sites being tendered and operational by the beginning of 2018. We are currently identifying sites and making them ‘oven ready’ and be offered under a competitive mini competition.
3) It is envisioned that if successful a further 150 charge points, giving a total of 300 charge points, may be installed in further locations across London by the end of 2020.
4) The locations are considered to be strategically important to support uptake of Zero Emission Capable vehicles and the Ultra Low Emission Zone.
5) The Concessionaires will be expected to pay a rental on the sites provided.
All discussions and meetings will be conducted in English. Tenders and supporting documents must be priced in sterling and all payments made under the contract will be in sterling. The Contracting Authority and/or any subsidiary or the GLA may interview companies who express an interest for tendering for this procurement provided that they have passed the minimum thresholds in the PQQ and/or ITP stage, as applicable, as per the instructions found in these documents. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, it may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Internet.

The Contracting Authority strongly encourages our suppliers and those companies interested in tendering for our contracts to undertake their activities in line with Responsible Procurement principles. Further information on TfL’s Responsible Procurement policies can be found on the following website: Further details as to the application of the TfL Responsible Procurement Policy to this procurement will be set out in the tender documents. The UK government has announced its commitment to greater data transparency. Accordingly the Contracting Authority reserves the right to publishing its tender documents, contracts and data from invoices received. In so doing the Contracting Authority may at its absolute discretion take account of the exemptions that would be available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Further information on TfL may be found at

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

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: TfL will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the Framework contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to lodge an appeal regarding the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: